Category Archives: economic stimulus

Morning Awful: Honest Romney

Mitt Romney is flaming out. Not only is he burning money at a furious pace, he’s also losing to Rick Santorum nationally and in key states. Maybe the stress has gotten to him, because yesterday he accidentally said the unthinkable … Continue reading

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The Obama You Say You Voted For

I know, I know. He makes too many speeches and somehow also doesn’t use the bully pulpit enough. But this is what the people who call themselves “the base” say they want: fighting Obama. He’s not new, either, but was … Continue reading

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Companies Hoarding Cash

The supply-side gospel is dead — profoundly, utterly debunked by empirical reality — but refuses to shut up. Not only are the wealthiest Americans hoarding trillions of dollars rather than investing, Nonfinancial companies are sitting on $1.8 trillion in cash, … Continue reading

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Driving the Left to Distraction

Remember that budget panel? WASHINGTON (AP); The Senate has rejected a plan backed by President Barack Obama to create a bipartisan task force to tackle the deficit this year. The special deficit panel would have attempted to produce a plan … Continue reading

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11-Dimensional Stimulus Chess

The Hill reports Obama challenged the GOP to stop scaring Americans with Faux Noise, and the GOP reacted by pledging a united opposition to any new stimulus spending. Obama has governors, a Congressional majority, and economists on his side. The … Continue reading

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It’s the Teachers, Stupid

Think of your most recent purchase. Whatever it was, I invite you to sit down and calculate exactly how many jobs you supported or created. Too hard? Then pity the poor bean-counters who had to update the White House stimulus … Continue reading

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Gault Joins Stimulus Consensus

Not only are House Black Caucus members demanding more job creation, so are economists, including one ironcally named Gault: (W)ith roughly a quarter of the stimulus money out the door after nine months, the accumulation of hard data and real-life … Continue reading

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Green Stimulus

This is how you convert to a green economy in a red state: TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas launched a new energy efficiency program Tuesday to make low-interest loans available to several thousand home owners and small businesses for upgrading insulation, … Continue reading

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Stimulus Economics

Last time you went shopping, how many jobs did you create? You have no way of knowing how your dollar turned up, or with whom, or what they did with it. But as Obama’s stimulus jobs report comes out today, … Continue reading

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Stimulus Is Working, Opponents Shifting

A Rupert Murdoch newspaper says the stimulus is working. From the Wall Street Journal: Economists say the money out the door — combined with the expectation of additional funds flowing soon — is fueling growth above where it would have … Continue reading

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Cash for Clunkers

Cash for Clunkers has succeeded brilliantly: (T)he administration needed to put a halt to the program to avoid surpassing the $3 billion funding level. Consumers were on pace to exhaust the program’s coffers in early September and dealers have complained … Continue reading

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