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Obama Economic Stimulus Plan

Obama's Vision Could Move Millions to the Middle Class

Amy Traub | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Amy Traub

President Obama is right to commit the remainder of his presidency to reviving the American middle class. Both his legislative agenda and his executive actions have great potential for moving the nation forward.

Why Is a Gazillionaire Like David Stockman the Smartest -- And Angriest -- Guy in the Room?

Michael Levin | Posted 07.28.2013 | Home
Michael Levin

The self-confessed smartest guy in the room has written a compelling, intensely readable book that exhumes aspects of economic history that both Democrats and Republicans likely wish would have stayed hidden.

More Tax Cuts or More Spending for Economic Stimuli?

Pat Choate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pat Choate

The beneficiaries of corporate tax cuts finance the political campaigns of those elected officials who do their bidding, lobbyists and think tanks that echo their "lower tax" propaganda.

Obama Economic Team Considering New Stimulus Heavy On Tax Breaks For Business

Washington Post | Lori Montgomery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With the recovery faltering less than two months before the November congressional elections, President Obama's economic team is considering another b...

Stimulus Funds Aiding Companies Fined For Pollution, Accused Of Fraud

California Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Large corporations working in California have reaped tens of millions of dollars in new federal stimulus funds, despite previous pollution violations,...

The Audacity to Change

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Obama, like Kennedy, needs to overcome the dubious counsel of his own advisers, this time both economic and military. The president needs to listen to other voices, including his own.

Larry Summers in Winter

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

This key economic policymaker is as detached from reality as most of his recent predecessors.

Why Barack Obama Cannot Prevent America's Next Great Depression

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

President Obama may be fated to travel the same path as Gorbachev, and like him, end up as a valiant failure.

The Nastiest Four-Letter Word

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The ballooning amount of debt at all levels, plus the public's determination to honker down and borrow less, is a lingering economic killer.

Wrong by Definition

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Greenfield

Tax cuts without a stimulus package is like shooting someone to minister to a bullet wound: it only creates more bleeding with no end in sight.

"I will gladly pay you tomorrow for a hamburger today": Americans Want What We Can't Pay For

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

Obama's effort to resuscitate the US economy is artificial life support, since we are no longer energetic, enterprising, and creative enough to generate sufficient economic activity on our own.

It's Time for Obama to Potty Train Congressional Republicans

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Obama can act like Community-Organizer-In-Chief and, along with grassroots movements from around the country, force Senate Republicans to allow the majority to vote on, and pass, an improved Stimulus Bill.

Krugman: Obama Preparing More Bailouts For Bank Industry 'Bunglers'

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Question: what happens if you lose vast amounts of other people's money? Answer: you get a big gift from the federal government -- but the president s...

Will The Stimulus Do the Job? What Should we Do?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Schechter

We have to recognize we do not live in a perfect world or a world of our choosing. There is no question that the government must act. But how -- and what is the likely impact?

Is it Time for "Job Bonds?"

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hoyt Hilsman

As we face another global crisis, maybe it's time to invest in victory over the financial crisis with bonds to create jobs -- call them "job bonds."

Put Our Economy Back on Track

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

Every day of delay is a day when more Americans get a pink slip. Let's hope that Senate Republicans stand with the President during this crisis rather than playing politics like the House GOP.

John McCain's Tax Lie

Jane Devin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Devin

With our country in crisis, this is a time to face the truth, hold businesses and people accountable, and give relief where needed -- not just where it's politically advantageous to do so.

Manufacturing a Dream and a Recovery

Scott Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Paul

If the destruction of capitalism and the arc of history were responsible for American manufacturing's steep decline, there would be a legitimate debate about whether it's worth saving.

Powell Names Economy As Obama's Biggest Problem

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The 300-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average Tuesday reinforced just how dire an economic environment President Obama faces, Colin Powell to...

100 Days: Economy Takes Center Stage For Obama

CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the ceremonies of Inauguration Day in the rear view mirror, President Barack Obama is quickly shifting focus to the number one priority on his do...

Rational Exuberance: Executives' Club of Chicago Economic Forecast 2009

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Savage's red-lined, bottom-busting charts were breathtaking in their horror as she walked us through the financial tragedies of the last year.

Same Old, Same Old -- No Change

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

We suffer not from a lack of confidence in the economy, but from a lack of confidence in a government that continues to cut taxes, borrow and spend, and refuses to engage in globalization.

How Bad Could It Get?

Lawrence Mishel and John Irons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Mishel and John Irons

Obama is calling on Congress to pass a stimulus package that will cost $700B or more over two years. That could create 2.5M jobs in the first year and a total of 5M jobs in the first two years.

A Stimulus Package We Can Believe In

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

Investing in physical infrastructure will not have the same short-term impact on U.S. jobs, or long-term impact on productivity and quality of life as a similar investment in our "digital infrastructure."

Hey President Obama, Spare Any Change?

Sara Catania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sara Catania

Yes, we the journalists are coming to you, Mr. President, hat in had like everyone else. But before you throw us to the back of the line, hear us out.