The idiots and traitors in DC are planning to spend about $150 billion for 'stimulus', most of which will end up in China. No surprise.
This is what you'd expect from a government that has sold its soul to China.
But what could a loyal American government do for us with $150 billion?
We could build at least TWENTY nuclear power plants, maybe thirty or forty.
From an article
on the French EDF plants:
EDF has put the cost of the Civaux units at $4.1 billion.
Once operating, the plants should outperform conventional thermal units. EDF has stated Chooz B1's operating costs are 2 cents per kWh, compared to its estimates of gas-fired operating costs of 2.9 cents per kWh and coal-fired costs of 2.5 cents per kWh.
Think about that. Four billion for construction of one plant. French labor and material costs are in the same ballpark as American, so the basic figure would be the same here, if we could skip the uncertainty and delays from litigation and regulation. A President who served America instead of China could accomplish this by executive order. We could build the plants on existing power plant compounds and idle military bases, thus avoiding NIMBY and land-acquisition costs.
Even allowing twice that amount for site preparation and other stuff, we could still have twenty new nuclear plants within a few years. Those plants would make new natural-gas and coal plants unnecessary.
Polistra imagines an ideal Christmas: