The bill prohibits the use of public moneys for any physical signage indicating that a project is being funded by the federal “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.”
That’s a hell of a thing, isn’t it? Makes sense, though: key to the GOP’s 2010 electoral strategy is the ceaseless effort to portray the stimulus as “a failure,” an amorphous wasteful expenditure that helps somebody else, not you. And yeah, a sign down the street saying the road repairs you’ve been complaining about for years are finally being done thanks to “teh stimulus” inspires a personal recognition of value that Republicans won’t find convenient at all.
Solution: ban those signs! See, it’s not helping you!