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Economic Stimulus

US Debt May Soar By $2 Trillion In 2009

Washington Post | Lori Montgomery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With President-elect Barack Obama and congressional Democrats considering a massive spending package aimed at pulling the nation out of recession, the...

Time for a Mental Health New Deal

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

America's economic health is inextricably intertwined with its citizens' psychological well-being.

More on the Stimulus

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

I received two different reactions from two pollsters who shall remain nameless this morning to yesterday's post on public reaction to the "economic s...

Economic Stimulus and the Many Faces of "Public Opinion"

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Last week our colleague David Moore highlighted some contradictory results on the issue of the proposed economic stimulus program to illustrate, as he...

The Right Broadband Stimulus Package

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

Any broadband stimulus program that seeks to spur investment and jobs in 2009 needs to include tax incentives to companies deploying broadband. Tax incentives are ready on day one.

What Americans Can Do to Avoid a Depression

Dennis Paulaha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis Paulaha

Saving people's homes while increasing consumer spending and solving the financial industry's credit crunch will stimulate the economy.

Obama Team Considering Much Larger Stimulus Plan

Wall Street Journal | JONATHAN WEISMAN and DEBORAH SOLOMON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama's economic team is considering an economic-stimulus program that will be far larger than the two-year, half-trillion-doll...

Rebuilding the Economy by Rebuilding America

Tom Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Donohue

The millions of Americans who traveled over the Thanksgiving holiday met traffic at every turn--on the highway, on public transportation, and at the a...

Obama and Nations' Governors Convene at Independence Hall

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Denise Dennis

The historic significance of Independence Hall was not lost on the 48 governors who gathered here today with Obama and Biden, for an unprecedented meeting about the economy.

Jumpstart the Economy -- Invest in State and Local Governments

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

President-elect Barack Obama holds an unprecedented meeting tomorrow with the nation's governors to outline key steps that need to be taken to revive the nation's economy.

Dems: Congress Could Back Stimulus Plan Up To $700 Billion (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: President-elect Obama urged swift passage by Congress of a massive two-year spending and tax-cutting recovery program which significantly exce...

Obama, Global Warming, and the Fast Track to Economic Stability

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Obama recognizes something those cynics may not: that the path to economic stability leads right through global warming solutions.

Are Voters Cynical on Taxes, or More Grown Up Than Our Leaders?

Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson

Many American have no idea how long the country has been running deficits and they may not have all the numbers at their fingertips, but the general drift has not escaped them.

The Next Economic Stimulus Should Help Those Who Need it Most

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

Only a broad economic stimulus, targeted to help lower-income Americans, can get our country back on the right track.

Economic Stimulus Proposal May Not Be Big Enough

McClatchy | David Lightman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Washington is poised during the next 90 days to approve spending perhaps $100 billion to jolt the ailing economy. The only questions are when it will...

Barack Obama: Effective from the Start

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

By coming forward to the public today, 70 days until his inauguration, President-elect Obama showed America that he is already focused like a laser beam on the economy.

Pelosi Wants New Economic Stimulus Plan To Include Green Measures

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In her post-election press conference yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) affirmed her desire that a new economic stimulus plan -- which ...

Obama's Massive Economic To-Do List

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The New York Times breaks down the massive tasks at hand for President-elect Barack Obama when he steps into the Oval Office: Few presidents have ent...

President Obama's Path to Greatness: Health Care As Stimulus

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dean Baker

Over the long-run the task of containing health care costs is clearly doable. The question for President Obama now is whether he is prepared to take the big leap toward being a truly great president.

Deutsche Bank Calls for A Green Economic Recovery Plan

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

If these trends in the fossil fuel markets continue, prices will drop, but that means companies won't invest in new projects. Inevitability, we will be looking at a brownout future.

Conservative Tax Policy Is Corporate Socialism

Adrienne Birecree | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adrienne Birecree

John McCain decries middle class tax cuts as "socialism" because they "spread the wealth around." What are tax cuts for corporate America and the wealthy then? There indeed has been an increase in "socialism" in the U.S. but a smokescreen of conservative ideological rhetoric has hidden it for decades.

Green Bubble Burst?

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Roberts

Does the financial crisis mean the next president will need to trim his ambitions and focus on reducing the deficit? Or does it call for substantial public spending to get the economy moving again?

Requiem for the Bailout Storyline

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Solomon

Recent events should not be allowed to obscure the reality that the news media played a pivotal role in stampeding the country into a bailout that was unwise and unjust.

A Few Reforms Are Simply Not Enough

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

More than 750,000 people have lost their jobs since the beginning of the year -- 160,000 last month alone, the most in more than 5 years.

Look Beyond Wall Street In Reporting The Country's Economic Catastrophe

Odile Weissenborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Odile Weissenborn

When the elephants fight, the grass gets trampled. The economic distress still unfolding in the foreclosure crisis is enormous. At least 1 million more families will face foreclosure.