Republicans have been chanting that public investment "crowds out" private investment. They are missing a major lesson of Macroeconomics 101: public investment doesn't crowd out private investment in the short run; it does so in the long run.
We need a game changing infrastructure revitalization strategy for the millions of quality jobs the Administration and Congress failed to create two years ago. We need to be bolder, smarter and think like Jack Kennedy did when he challenged us to reach for the moon.
Rick Perry's new video is a fantastic example of the Republican capacity to obfuscate the truth and win supporters in spite of flagrantly lying to them. They're able to get away with whopper lies so massive, they're almost hilariously off the rails.
For many, big government is a four-letter word, but newly released poverty and income data signal the need to invest in large-scale programs and initiatives that have the potential to turn the country around.
Despite his many remarks against the federal government, Rick Perry is in fact responsible for Texas being the second biggest state recipient of stimulus dollars -- ostensibly "redistributed" from tax payers in other states.
In the nebulous rhetoric about America's "clean energy future," we often lose sight of energy efficiency, something we can invest in right here, right now, that will dramatically reduce energy costs for both homes and businesses.
Even if it took a "shellacking" in the mid-term elections to serve as a wake-up call, President Obama clearly understands that America needs to invest at home in order to win the competitive race for jobs and investment.
We blame Obama for not cleaning up Bush's mess fast enough. Our solution is to re-elect the very people who caused the original problem to reinstitute the same policies that led to the crisis. We have collectively gone insane.
Kendra Baker and Zachary Davis, the owners of a Santa Cruz ice cream shop, describe how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) made it possible for them to get the loan they used to open their business.
The president has just pulled the rug out from underneath every vulnerable Democratic candidate running for Congress this fall. They stood with him for all that stimulus spending, and took his word that there were "shovel-ready" projects.