Consensus Collapsing for the Senate's $838 Billion "Stimulus"

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    Consensus Collapsing for the Senate's $838 Billion "Stimulus"
    by Brian M. Riedl





    http://www.heritage.org/Research/Economy/wm2283.cfm
     
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    That is a purposefully misleading way of describing this spending.

    Why?

    Well, if one puts billions into building a thing, and then one divides the full cost of that build ONLY by the number of employees who'd built it, you're basically ascribing the ONLY the labor costs to the overall cost of investment.

    Highly misleading and terribly inaccurate.

    How does one ascribe to this created job, the costs (about $450 Billion) of those tax cuts for example?





    Pure nonsense, that is.
     
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    So what your telling me is the Republicans are full of shit? :cuckoo:
     
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    But Obama's whole justification for all of this spending at a time of skyrocketing deficits is that it will save or create jobs, so who's misleading whom?
     
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    As if Obama is not misleading... because now all the sudden it is not just him 'creating' that amount of jobs... but 'creating or saving'.. something that is not quantifiable so that he can claim victory and pull more numbers out of his ass
     
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    That's why they rushed this thing in... They didn't want people to find out what's in it...

    These people don't care about anything but themselves...

    If you were buying a new house would you rush to buy one in a few days or take your time and make sure you buy the right one?
     
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    nah...it's just becoming polarized because the rabid right can't think for itself...and right wing talkbots are telling them it's bad. wwwwwwwwwwwahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    of course, that's because Rushbo wants Obama to "fail" because if obama succeeds Rushbo's out of a multi million dollar a year contract... but hey, why be rational? Let them eat cake!

    Poll: Stimulus debate grows polarized - Michigan Politics & Elections | News, Blogs, Articles & Polls - MLive.com
     
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    It's funny to use the word "consensus"

    Unless of course you change the definition of consensus to mean agreement among the people because "We won" or another option...groupthink.

    There never was a consensus
     
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    Exactly - there was never a consensus but just the opposite. For Obama to stand before the American people and say "almost all economists agree..." shows his vested interest in outright lying to us.

    Economists are screaming warnings all across the nation regarding this economic abomination.

    http://www.cato.org/special/stimulus09/cato_stimulus.pdf
     
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    You are right. HE IS LYING TO US but Obama supporters don't care. He is going to make this economy worse but as long as people get there food stamps and free handouts they will suport him...It's embarrassing.
     

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