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Obama Stimulus Plan

The Truth About the Stimulus Package

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Until other countries are willing to do their share to stimulate the global economy, the Obama administration is right to lift our boat first.

Dems Drop Anti-Smoking, STD Prevention From Stimulus

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats have dropped two controversial spending programs in the Senate economic stimulus bill: $75 million dollars for anti-smoking programs,...

Auto Dealers Critical to U.S. Economy

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

While the manufacturers have been given most, if not, all the attention, the reality is if your local auto dealers don't survive and prosper the manufacturers will have no need to build product.

Whiplash: Conservatives Play Politics with Stimulus Spending

Scott Lilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Lilly

Republicans demonstrated that they will adapt to whatever philosophy they find most tactically useful in blocking their political opponent -- the new president.

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?

Obama & Bipartisanship: It Takes Five to Tango

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

This endless loop of partisan "we won, you lost" attitudes, exhibited by both political parties, is exactly what has alienated so much of the American electorate for such a long time.

Liberal Groups Profit From GOP's Resistance To Stimulus

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whatever you think of the politics of it, the House GOP's decision to oppose President Obama's stimulus package en masse has been awfully good for the...

Let's Talk About Jobs, Baby

Johnathon Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Johnathon Briggs

Congress should approve the $400 million in prevention funding so that we can stop talking about sex and start improving the health of all Americans-- not just the ones we morally agree with.

Stimulus Package: If You Jump Halfway Across a Chasm You Fall Into the Abyss

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

If we are going to spend two trillion dollars (and most likely more) trying to deal with the economic crisis, shouldn't we do it right?

Stimulus Package Set To Grow In Senate, Could Reach 1 Trillion

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A push in the Senate to expand business-tax cuts and infrastructure spending in the economic-stimulus plan making its way through Congress poses a cha...

The 200 Million Dollar Question

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Republicans staged a temper tantrum last week over spending $200 million on contraceptive coverage. It turns out such a request wasn't even included in the stimulus.

Why Contraception Saves Money and Prevents Abortion

Dr. Peter Klatsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Klatsky

While I respect the opinions of those who oppose abortion, I do not understand why those same leaders would then oppose policies proven to reduce abortions.

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.

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.

GOP Rep: We Can't Be "The Party Of No"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an editorial in Politico, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor says that Republicans can't simply be the "no" party. At a moment when the country nee...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Retro-Hooverites All

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The Republicans voted against their country today. Their fellow citizens needed them to act on their behalf and instead they chose to abandon them. Theirs is an ersatz patriotism.

Rachel Weiner

Recovery.Gov: Obama Putting Stimulus Package Online | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an address Wednesday, President Obama said that, when the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passes (as it presumably will), taxpayers will be ...

Stimulus Bill Could Provide $105 Million For Illinois Transit Projects

Crain's Chicago Business | Paul Merrion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The House of Representatives added $3 billion in rail and bus system spending to the $825-billion stimulus package Wednesday. [...] Half of the new m...

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.

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...