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Economic Stimulus Plan

Government Layoffs In Cities Could Hurt Recovery

Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - The layoffs of thousands of government workers may threaten the already slow-motion economic recovery in many U.S. metropolitan areas, ac...

The Arts, Our Government's Respect, and the Aspen Institute

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 06.13.2013 | Arts
Raymond J. Learsy

In the Depression years, the WPA provided, encouraged and sponsored great art initiatives employing thousands of artists. The question was asked, "What has happened to us since then?"

The Economy is Recovering, No Thanks to Republicans

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The economy is indeed turning, and it's done so with absolutely no assistance from Republicans, who've elected instead to take the calculated political risk of becoming the Party of No.

Does Money Matter Most? Finding a Silver Lining for Schools in Recessionary Times

W. Norton Grubb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
W. Norton Grubb

Since increased revenues are unlikely, the recession provides an opportunity to rethink the relationship of money to effective school resources, and to develop new approaches.

Pimping Out Your Wallet

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jayne Lyn Stahl

The rescue plan which has funneled tax dollars into the pronounced, if a bit frayed, pockets of all the major U.S. home savings and loans has also left town with our savings.

Investing in the Green Economy Now for a More Secure Future

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Antonio Villaraigosa

Now is the time to take bold action to invest in programs that will create green, sustainable industries that will provide good jobs and provide long term economic and environmental benefits.

All Tax Cuts are Not Created Equal

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Is Obama so intent on his goal of passing his economic stimulus plan with at least 20-25 Republican votes in the Senate that he will sacrifice good policy for consensus?

Message to Obama: Drop Limbaugh from your Rolodex

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama doesn't need to create straw man Limbaugh -- he already has kissed the ring of Republican leaders in Congress.

The Next Fight

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

We're going to have to spend a boatload of money - borrow it, deficit spending - to get this economy going. And tax cuts won't do it; we have to rebuild America. Getting this done is the next big fight that the next president will face. Eliminating waste in government spending is a Good Thing (although if the candidates were serious they'd start with the Pentagon budget, the largest source of waste, fraud and abuse, not the domestic side). But we can't duck the reality: we're headed into a deep recession and we're going to need a healthy dose of deficit spending to get out of it.

How To Get Your Tax Rebate Check

Washington Post | Michelle Singletary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Taxpayers have been ringing the Internal Revenue Service telephones in record numbers trying to get answers about the upcoming economic stimulus payme...

Most Americans Will Save, Not Spend, Tax Rebate Checks

CNN/Money | Ben Rooney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Tax rebates are the centerpiece of the government's plan to stimulate the economy, but many Americans are planning to put the money in the bank or use...

Partisan Split Grows Over Housing Crisis

New York Times | Edmund L. Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Just one month after President Bush and Democratic leaders hailed their bipartisan agreement on an economic stimulus plan, the two sides went back to ...

Cramer: Bush's Economic Plan Is A $150 Billion Debacle

New York | James Cramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Everybody likes "free" money. So it's no wonder that President Bush's plan to give up to $1,200 per family to taxpayers to get the economy moving agai...

FAQ: Economic Stimulus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Without admitting the obvious--that the U.S. economy is tumbling full throttle toward a recession--Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke told the H...