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Economic Stimulus

"Buy American" Provision In Stimulus Plan Angers US Trade Partners

AFP | Veronica Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A new "Buy American" push in President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan is sparking protests about protectionism from US trading partners. Passa...

Will Republican "Moderates" Allow Themselves to be Used by the Right to the Gut Obama Jobs Program?

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Senators Collins, Snowe and Gregg all represent areas that have been hard hit by the recession. Will they prove themselves true "moderates" who represent the interests of New England's working families?

Rethinking the Stimulus

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Measures included in the stimulus bill should be the beginnings of a new policy regime that works to include more Americans in the middle class, not a passing reprieve in a time of economic gloom.

GOP Demands the Right to Keep Screwing Up the Economy

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

It's all those crafty Republican economic plans that got us in this national economic disaster in the first place.

House GOP Tries to Raise Money Off Opposing Economic Help for Everyone Else

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Republicans still have done nothing to accept responsibility for their own conservative failures. Their proposed alternative is literally more of the same Bush tax cuts that helped create the current mess.

So Now They're Fiscal Conservatives

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The government is the only economic player right now. Yet -- according to Republican economic philosophy -- this is the time to become fiscal conservatives. Please.

Republicans in the House Are Behaving Like the Collapse of Bush's Policies Never Happened

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

While Republicans are free to oppose Obama's solutions to the financial mess if they think they have better ideas, merely advocating the old failed policies should not be tolerated.

Just When You Think You Can't Be Shocked By GOP Hypocrisy

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

The same political Neanderthals that helped execute their disastrous strategy of the last two election cycles are still firmly in control of House Republicans.

NYT Backs Stimulus: "Good First Step," Spending Was "Calculated Carefully And Chosen Well"

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The signature achievement of the $819 billion stimulus and recovery bill, passed on Wednesday by the House, is that it directs most of its resources w...

Republicans: "Go To Hell America!" 100% Partisan Vote

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The Republican Party just doesn't get it. We are in trouble! And our country's fate and the success or failure of the Obama presidency is now one and the same.

Planned Parenthood Rebukes Obama For Removing 'Family Planning' From Stimulus

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's only been in office for eight days and some of his friends are already steaming mad at him. The president of Planned Parenthood Ac...

Obama Versus the Republicans: Chill Out, He's Got This

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The people who got everything wrong for at least the last eight years and then spent the better part of the week spreading misinformation are demanding to be taken seriously? That's rich.

Condoms and Art are Stimulating (to the Economy); Corporate Tax Cuts Not So Much

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If we want more stimulus, economic and otherwise, we need more funding for the arts and for family planning/safe sex, and less tax cuts for corporations.

I Bet That Hobo Can Recommend a Good Restaurant

Ross Hyzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ross Hyzer

What's that you say? There's been a dispute over money in the package for resodding the National Mall? Well, consider me rapt.

Stimulus and Energy

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

We have the capacity to reduce our dependence on foreign oil by 50% overall and reduce to zero the amount of oil we import from the Middle East, Africa and Venezuela. We don't have to be at the mercy of OPEC.

A Hole Worth Digging?

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

Injured and wayward, the Republican leadership has geared up for a fight it cannot win, against a president who, both in mandate and in institutional advantage, enjoys unmatched power.

Poll: Stimulus Backed By 66 Percent Of Americans

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new Diageo-Hotline Poll finds that 66 percent of Americans, when provided with specific details, support the current proposed stimulus package. That...

Taking Responsibility: Republicans Continue Recovery Obstruction

Scott Lilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Lilly

There appears to be no factoid or morsel of misinformation Republicans are unwilling to utilize to make the case to do nothing other than provide still more tax cuts to their business friends.

Tailoring Assistance: How Antipoverty Policy Can Address Diverse Needs within the Poverty Population

Dr. Margaret Simms | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Margaret Simms

f we are going to make a serious dent in poverty, the US will have to develop an integrated set of policies that address the diverse and interrelated needs of the poor.

GOP Myth: Democrats Want To Spend 'Hundreds Of Millions On Contraceptives'

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In recent days, conservatives have been stepping up their opposition to any stimulus proposal that favors smart spending over tax cuts for businesses....

Obama's Economic Recovery Plan Is Almost As Pure As Ivory Soap

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

This is the biggest and boldest progressive legislation in 40 years. By all means, register your complaints against the business tax cuts. But don't let that dampen your enthusiasm for this historic measure.

Key Democrat Slams Stimulus, Predicts More Bailouts

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A key Democrat on Tuesday lambasted the economic stimulus bill that is headed to the House floor, claiming it was put together too quickly and won't h...

Economic Stimulus Bill: Sound Policy vs. D.C. "Bipartisanship"

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Why do Democrats seem more interested in attracting majority Republican support they clearly do not need than in passing a bill that uses taxpayer money most effectively to stimulate the economy?

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?

Dropping Family Planning Funding Is the Right Move

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Ready access to contraceptives for low-income citizens is an essential part of creating a stable, informed and healthy population. There should be a bill aimed at openly supporting this policy.