The Folly of a Second Stimulus

Across the airwaves today, I have heard the president speak with urgency about our crumbling infrastructure and about how many Americans are "forced" to spend more on transportation than on food. 

I am so impressed with his call, I am moved to ask a question.  If the need for infrastructure spending is so great, then why in the name of all things Shovel Ready didn't we use the first GIGANTIC stimulus to address the problem???

Many Americans must be asking exactly that question as the president's call rolls echoes far and wide.

It wouldn't be because the White House simply delegated the first stimulus to Congress to spend just any old way they wanted, would it?

Nah, that would just be plain unwise.