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Economic Stimulus

Where is Maury the Accountant?

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Why can't Obama, or even those who oppose him on his economic plan, tell us, line by line, what all is contained in the package, and why his administration says we need it!

The Stimulus Package and SAT Scores

Anita Weinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anita Weinberg

Aside from the obvious health benefits, lead removal from homes would accomplish the what the stimulus seeks -- creating jobs and reversing the economic impacts for low-income families.

Latest Stimulus Cuts: Head Start, Food Stamps, Public Transit

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I've just obtained an internal Senate committee memo detailing the latest cuts being eyed by the gang of Senators being led by Dem Ben Nelson and GOPe...

Top 10 Biggest Myths About The Stimulus

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Media Matters for America previously identified numerous myths and falsehoods advanced by the media in their coverage of the American Recovery and Rei...

Obama's Wake-Up Call

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Even as unemployment hits 7.6 percent and shows no signs of slowing any time soon, the GOP is falling over itself to protect the ostentatious privileges and prerogatives of a few financial potentates.

Step Out of The Way Republicans!

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The world is a more dangerous place because of Republicans. Until President Obama was sworn in America was hated because of Republicans.

Energy Self-Reliance and Our Future

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
T. Boone Pickens

You want my opinion on a stimulus plan? Follow Ohio's example and invest in American energy. All of it.

No, Seriously: Republicans Don't Get It

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Investment in bike paths will not only improve our economy, and take our country in the right direction for the future; it is exactly the kind of investment the American people want.

GOP Lawmakers Outnumber Dem Lawmakers By Almost 2 To 1 In Cable News Stimulus Debate, Again

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, ThinkProgress released a report showing that, in the debate over the House economic recovery bill on the five cable news networks, Republic...

Why the Stimulus is Needed, Part II

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hale

Given the decreases in personal consumption expenditures and gross private domestic investment, what are the chances of the consumer spending again or business investing again?

Obama Economic Adviser Volcker "Increasingly Frustrated" By Delays, Blames Summers

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Paul Volcker has grown increasingly frustrated over delays in setting up the economic advisory group President Barack Obama picked the former Federal ...

Darn It!: Recycling Frugality

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Elizabeth Gregory

This is new territory for us grownng up in the age of disposability and more, more, more. But it's familiar ground to the old folks, who made it through the Depression and WW2 rationing.

An Open Letter to President Obama

Jason Pollock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Pollock

You have forever changed what it means to be the President of the United States and I'm so grateful and happy for your existence.

Mr. Obama, Start Walking Your Bottom Up Talk

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Bottom up approaches work because they do something different than usual, or because they support bottom up community, cooperation, sharing and community.

Obama to Speak Monday Night on Stimulus While Rep. Pete Sessions Says Republicans Are the New Taliban

John Amato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Amato

If the media hadn't acted so irresponsibly the past two weeks and President Obama hadn't tried to be so bipartisan, he might not have had to take to the airwaves, but that's not the case anymore.

Graham: Obama "Trying To Scare People"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Thursday that rather than showing leadership in steering the stimulus package through Congress, President Barack Oba...

Pulling the Wool Over Our Eyes

Rep. Lynn Woolsey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Lynn Woolsey

The American people elected President Obama in record numbers to lead our country in a new direction, if the Republicans aren't willing to join him, the least they can do is get out of his way.

Operation Zero Cred

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The GOP with Joe the Plumber on the Hill this week to discuss the economy. They should be summarily shut out of this process -- whether or not the president wants them out.

Billionaire For A Day: A More Entertaining Economic Stimulus Package

Robert Guttman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Guttman

Let's do something to capture all Americans attention and by doing so make the economic stimulus package real to all of us: 800 Americans will each win a billion dollars.

The Lunatics are Running the Asylum

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

If Congress have lost sight of what this economic crisis is about and whom the stimulus plan is supposed to be helping, perhaps the following sobering statistics will serve as a reminder.

Creating Jobs Is Not "Wasteful"

Sen. Jeff Merkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Jeff Merkley

America voted for a change of direction last November, not more of the same. Republicans should listen to the American people and work in a bi-partisan fashion to help get our country on the road to recovery.

Time Writer: Abe Lincoln Would Back Obama's Stimulus

Editor And Publisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Coming from TIME magazine tomorrow is a major piece by Walter Isaacson on how to save newspapers. Excerpt below. Here is link online: http://www.time...

Dems Admit GOP Winning TV War, Vow To "Fix It"

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Okay, here's some more for you on that big advantage that Congressional Republicans seem to have over Democrats when it comes to getting on the cable ...

Stimulate Me!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Experts seem relatively unified, if such a thing is possible, on the issue of direct economic stimulus to every taxpayer. They're against it.

Kristol: GOP Should Unite Against Economic Recovery Package Now To Help Defeat Health Care Later

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday night, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol appeared on Neil Cavuto's Fox Business show to discuss conservative criticism of President Obama'...