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Obama Stimulus

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.

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.

Obama Faces Tough Week; Stimulus, Bailout On Tap

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plunges into a difficult test of his leadership this week, struggling to get a divided Congress to agree on ...

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.

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.

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?

Step Out of The Way Republicans!

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The world is a more dangerous place because of Republicans. Until President Obama was sworn in America was hated because of Republicans.

LEAKED: The Original Republican Ideas For fhe Obama Stimulus Plan

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp

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Where is Maury the Accountant?

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Why can't Obama, or even those who oppose him on his economic plan, tell us, line by line, what all is contained in the package, and why his administration says we need it!

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.

GOP Lawmakers Outnumber Dem Lawmakers By Almost 2 To 1 In Cable News Stimulus Debate, Again

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, ThinkProgress released a report showing that, in the debate over the House economic recovery bill on the five cable news networks, Republic...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

Democrats kill McCain's alternative stimulus plan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate has killed an alternative economic stimulus plan by Sen. John McCain that would have cut income and payroll taxes but sp...

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.

Stimulus: Dems Don't Have The Votes To Pass

AP/Huffington Post | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The cost of President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan is now above $900 billion after the Senate added money for medical research and tax breaks...