Category Archives: stimulus bill

Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing

TNR’s Noam Scheiber has found the explanation for the 2009 stimulus package not being big enough, and — shock! Surprise! — it’s Larry Summers’ fault. This will make administration critics on the left feel righteous justification, but the closing ‘graff … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Highway Hackery

Warning: this may give you whiplash. In 2009, the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act was too big, but in 2011 it was too small. Really! The background: House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) nixed any hope of … Continue reading

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Let’s Hate The Game AND The Players

Ezra Klein’s article is here. Vote list is here. I’m about ready to say “fuck the whole Senate while we’re at it,” but baby steps. (CLICK TO EMBIGGEN) Magic Love Hose makes comics for He lives in Canada where … 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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Meme of the Month

Job losses can be “W” shaped. Hopefully, this president can manage a “V”-shaped recession with jobs bills. The proof is in the pudding and the chart is showing up as Facebook and Twitter icons.

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Reid Stiffens, Divides His Forces

Reporting for HuffPo, Ryan Grim describes the new Harry Reid. After doing away with Baucus’s horrible Finance Committee jobs bill, Reid explained: The new bill drops disaster assistance and extensions of unemployment insurance and COBRA health-insurance subsidies, all Democratic priorities … Continue reading

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ABC Versus the Prius

So there are ABC affiliates losing ad revenue from Toyota dealers upset with “excessive network coverage” of the Prius being added to the recall? I guess that goes to prove two things: (1) car companies make mistakes and (2) ABC … Continue reading

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Wind Power

From the AP via HuffPo, we learn that the stimulus bill has produced a huge expansion in the wind energy sector: According to, the release of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) 4th Quarter 2009 industry assessment(PDF) indicates that … Continue reading

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Breitbart’s Scoop: Community Organizing!

The intertubes are all abuzz this morning with rumors about Andrew Breitbart’s “explosive” new story on the NEA and Yosi Sergant, due at 11 AM today my time. Breitbart, who first popularized the ACORN-sting videos, will further the right-wing media … Continue reading

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Where Are the Stimulus Jobs?!

Actually, they’re right here: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of jobs created or saved by infrastructure projects funded by the U.S. economic stimulus plan more than doubled in June from May, according to a report released Tuesday by a House … Continue reading

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The Stimulus Trap

Now that federal stimulus money is actually starting to flow, what do state governors think about it?  The Associated Press asked them: BILOXI, Miss. – A bipartisan group of governors said Saturday that the federal stimulus package helped states avoid … Continue reading

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