Storm Splurge

It would appear that Hurricane Irene let herself out the back door – New York is miffed that she didn’t stay for breakfast – and as the East Coast towels itself off, the damage assessments are starting to trickle in. A few hundred million here, a billion there – not to mention the time and effort it will take to re-coat the subways with urine – down the drain. But as Politico points out, the money that comes out of one pocket usually makes its way into another. And therein lies the key to what could be the next big Republican job-creating idea: Hurricanes!

A rather pessimistic view of the plan from space:

You got a better idea? Let’s hear it.