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The more the better, right?

The AP reports (HT: Drudge):

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs is
declining to say what it cost for President Barack Obama and his wife,
Michelle, to eat dinner and take in a play in New York over the

Asked if he would outline the costs, Gibbs said Monday
the Obamas would have preferred using a commercial airline shuttle to
New York and back but the Secret Service would not allow such
unprotected travel.

The president has been criticized for the trip to New York in
the midst of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression and
with thousands of auto workers facing unemployment as General Motors
prepared to file for bankruptcy and Chrysler was about to emerge from
court-guided restructuring.

Why isn't the President admitting how much he stimulated the economy? Shouldn't he take pride in it? Isn't the greater the spending the bigger the stimulus? Help me out here, folks.

True, one plane would have been sufficient. But then there would have been less stimulus.