Not only did the same person write the two bolded statements below, but she separated them by only one sentence, with no indication of shame whatsover:
A good chunk of money from the 2009 stimulus package went to clean-energy programs, infrastructure and research and development, with infrastructure investment alone making up more than $105 billion of the $787 billion total. Those expenditures were supposed to stimulate job growth — and haven’t shown strong results in the struggling labor economy. These funds will also soon expire, leaving future prospects uncertain in labor-intensive industries such as construction and energy. Now the administration is pressing Congress to commit more money, so that the momentum built by the stimulus spending won’t lapse.
The expenditures haven’t done much, so we’d better spend more to keep up the momentum.
The writer? A political reporter for Yahoo News.