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Obama Stimulus Plan

Stimulus, Yes; Bank Bailout II, No

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

If Obama does his job he will mobilize public opinion and isolate Republicans who would rather sink the economy than give a Democratic president legislative success.

Our Twin Crises

Jay Mandle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Mandle

That we are unable to manage a functioning economy or deal with climate change because rapacious Wall Street traders have disproportionate political clout is a measure of our political dysfunction.

Obama: Use This And the Jobs Bill Will Pass With a 100 Vote Margin

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

Our best salesman is Obama. There is no house or senate member who this president cannot roll over.

Palin's Facebook Page: Opposes Obama's Stimulus Plan

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

We learn on Facebook that Palin has "serious concerns" with Obama's stimulus package. Say what?

Spaghetti Economics

Matt Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Miller

We need to throw lots of spaghetti against the wall, and fast -- and continue to throw lots of spaghetti against the wall for at least a few years.

Obama Readies Campaign-Style Approach To Sell Stimulus Package

Washington Post | Michael D. Shear and Anne E. Kornblut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Beset by criticism of an alleged ethical double standard over some of his Cabinet choices and an intensifying partisan debate over his economic recove...

Where's Ross Perot When You Need Him?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

I'm ready for a little old fashioned Ross Perot specification of the expected outcomes of the stimulus package. This is what we call in education a "teachable moment."

Energy Self-Reliance and Our Future

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

You want my opinion on a stimulus plan? Follow Ohio's example and invest in American energy. All of it.

Top 10 Biggest Myths About The Stimulus

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Media Matters for America previously identified numerous myths and falsehoods advanced by the media in their coverage of the American Recovery and Rei...

Obama's Wake-Up Call

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Even as unemployment hits 7.6 percent and shows no signs of slowing any time soon, the GOP is falling over itself to protect the ostentatious privileges and prerogatives of a few financial potentates.

No, Seriously: Republicans Don't Get It

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Investment in bike paths will not only improve our economy, and take our country in the right direction for the future; it is exactly the kind of investment the American people want.

Puttin' On The Pay Cap

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

The $500,000 limit on executive pay may seem like a lot of money to people, but in actuality, for a banker, you might as well be offering a salary of $1 per year.

Latest Stimulus Cuts: Head Start, Food Stamps, Public Transit

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I've just obtained an internal Senate committee memo detailing the latest cuts being eyed by the gang of Senators being led by Dem Ben Nelson and GOPe...

Why the Stimulus is Needed, Part II

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hale

Given the decreases in personal consumption expenditures and gross private domestic investment, what are the chances of the consumer spending again or business investing again?

The Stimulus Package and SAT Scores

Anita Weinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anita Weinberg

Aside from the obvious health benefits, lead removal from homes would accomplish the what the stimulus seeks -- creating jobs and reversing the economic impacts for low-income families.

LEAKED: The Original Republican Ideas For fhe Obama Stimulus Plan

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp

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Obama to Speak Monday Night on Stimulus While Rep. Pete Sessions Says Republicans Are the New Taliban

John Amato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Amato

If the media hadn't acted so irresponsibly the past two weeks and President Obama hadn't tried to be so bipartisan, he might not have had to take to the airwaves, but that's not the case anymore.

Time Writer: Abe Lincoln Would Back Obama's Stimulus

Editor And Publisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Coming from TIME magazine tomorrow is a major piece by Walter Isaacson on how to save newspapers. Excerpt below. Here is link online: http://www.time...

The Lunatics are Running the Asylum

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

If Congress have lost sight of what this economic crisis is about and whom the stimulus plan is supposed to be helping, perhaps the following sobering statistics will serve as a reminder.

Operation Zero Cred

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The GOP with Joe the Plumber on the Hill this week to discuss the economy. They should be summarily shut out of this process -- whether or not the president wants them out.

Pulling the Wool Over Our Eyes

Rep. Lynn Woolsey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Lynn Woolsey

The American people elected President Obama in record numbers to lead our country in a new direction, if the Republicans aren't willing to join him, the least they can do is get out of his way.

Mr. Obama, Start Walking Your Bottom Up Talk

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Bottom up approaches work because they do something different than usual, or because they support bottom up community, cooperation, sharing and community.

Creating Jobs Is Not "Wasteful"

Sen. Jeff Merkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Jeff Merkley

America voted for a change of direction last November, not more of the same. Republicans should listen to the American people and work in a bi-partisan fashion to help get our country on the road to recovery.

Billionaire For A Day: A More Entertaining Economic Stimulus Package

Robert Guttman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Guttman

Let's do something to capture all Americans attention and by doing so make the economic stimulus package real to all of us: 800 Americans will each win a billion dollars.

White House Releases Stimulus Benefit Estimate For Illinois

Progress Illinois | Josh Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Yesterday, the White House released a fact-sheet detailing the "immediate, tangible impacts" of President Obama's economicy recovery package in all 50...