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Happy birthday, stimulus…

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The stimulus package His oneness promised would fix everything is three years old today.   Matt Negrin hits  the rewind button on  what some said at the time,  though stimulus is a word the White House no longer has in its dictionary, perhaps because it so clearly did not work,  as pointed  out here.

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February 17, 2012 at 11:48 pm

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More stimulus waste…

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The I.R.S. and its watchdog  are at loggerheads  over  billions awarded as tax credits for college expenses.   As the Tax Policy Institute put it,
The IRS doesn’t know who a student is.”

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October 23, 2011 at 10:42 am

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Was it stimulating?

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Did the stimulus create jobs?   Could  it still be  doing so?   Or did it and other bad economic policies just  make our economy  worse?   House Democrats are pushing  for more of  the same.

Jonah Goldberg  doesn’t think   His Oneness can pull it off with his speech this Thursday.   Bill McGurn goes further to say the President has a  speech impediment.

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September 7, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Amtrak’s Biden station…

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The Veep is a big supporter of Amtrak,  which just happened to name the station old Joe uses after him — not that the loser company was trying to curry favor after he got it a big chunk of stimulus money.  The CEO’s train died  on the way to the naming ceremony, and he was forced to use alternative means of transportation,  known to us unwashed masses as a car.

The Biden station  upgrade project got $20 million in stimulus funding,  but came in $5.7 million over the initial announced budget.  Gee,  who could have guessed?

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March 22, 2011 at 11:56 pm

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Stimulus doesn’t work…

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Stimulus spending  by the government doesn’t work.  You don’t have to be an economics professor to  understand de Rugy’s post,  or the column she links to.

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December 10, 2010 at 8:30 am

Romer’s lament…

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The departing adviser of His Oneness  wishes she hadn’t used the 8% unemployment figure in her January report.   I’m with Joseph Lawler on this one.

Confirmation of the failure of the economic policies is  here.

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August 17, 2010 at 11:01 pm

Opacity plus…

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The stimulus website  doesn’t meet its own requirements for transparency.

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July 11, 2010 at 9:07 am

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