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Obama Economic Stimulus Plan

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.

IMF Backs Obama's Economic Stimulus Plan

Wall Street Journal | Bob Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The International Monetary Fund's top economist generally endorsed the incoming Obama administration's approach to economic stimulus, an...

Obama's Stimulus Plan May Boost Your Paycheck | Jeanne Sahadi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK ( -- For many cash-strapped workers, Barack Obama's plan to stimulate the economy could mean more take-home money in their paych...

Obama Stimulus Won't Include Earmarks, Biden Says

Wall Street Journal | JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Vice President-elect Joe Biden released new details on the incoming administration's planned stimulus package, saying 85% of the three million jobs to...

Will Obama's Stimulus Work Fast Enough?

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama's plan for economic revival puts a big emphasis on public works projects. It also would rely on tax cu...

Krugman: We're In For A Year Of "Economic Hell"

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Paul Krugman writes Monday that, no matter what President-elect Obama does, we're in for up to a year of "economic hell" -- and that things will never...


Bernard Rowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bernard Rowan

It's time to bring in a new generation of leaders to the White House, not just a new version of the same.

Obama Says No Extra Help For Chicago Friends (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President-elect Barack Obama indicated Tuesday that his friends in Chicago and Springfield shouldn't expect special treatment for their debt-ridden g...

Obama's Second Economic Conference: Names Budget Director, Promotes Restraint

AP | BETH FOUHY and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO -- President-elect Barack Obama named Peter Orszag as his budget director on Tuesday and said his job will be to conduct a thorough review of ...

Make it a Trillion

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amitai Etzioni

Make it a trillion in one year -- we may well need more in 2010. There is little danger that the stimulus be too large, but much if it is too small.

Investing in our Nation's Infrastructure

Stephanie Neely | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Stephanie Neely

Another flat-screen television made in Asia or a new pair of designer shoes made in Europe will not prevent another bridge from collapsing in Minnesota.

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.

Bush Announces Economic Stimulus Plan, Investors Not Impressed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wall Street resumed its downward trek Friday as skittish investors, unable to hold on to much optimism about the economy, drew little comfort from Pre...

Obama Proposes $75 Billion Economic Stimulus Plan

Reuters | Adam Tanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Amid growing worries about a worsening of the U.S. economy, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama proposed a $75 billion economic stimulus pl...