06/11/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Stimulus Packages Are Colliding

As the government tries to dig the economy out of recession, the Administration is beginning to see that some of its stimulus packages are beginning to compete with one another. Congress and the President have been careful not to give taxpayers credits for tuition at private schools but not public ones. Parents have no incentive to do unintentional economic harm to the vast university systems established by the states.

There is also no evidence that renters are getting any special tax breaks that would make them less likely to buy homes rather than remaining in their apartments.