Has the obama stimulus worked?

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Has the obama stimulus worked?

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  1. Yurt
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    yes or no
     
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    Frankly, friend, we'll never, ever know. Never.

    The economy has improved since the recovery act, but we'll never know if it would be better or worse without it.

    My opinion? It's certainly helped. Had another candidate won, we might be doing a little better, a little worse, or about the same.
     
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    Depends upon how you mean "worked".

    Stimulated the economy....No.

    Paid off a bunch of Democrat Party loyalist butt boys?....Yes.
     
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    Dude, I know your DNA is hardwired to hate me BUT...

    Stimulus aside: Do you believe the economy has not improved in the last year?
     
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    No.


    Waiting for TruthMatters to post her bullshit links "proving" it worked..

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    You can't prove it worked or didn't, ever ever. I'm asking if you think the economy has improved in the last year.
     
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    A well thought out rational answer!!! :clap2:
     
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    Of course it has.. or maybe it hasn't..

    Unemployment is still going down, so maybe maybe not.
     
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    I don't hate anyone and claiming that the succubus bill improved the economy, based upon no more evidence than that the economy is marginally better, is a little logical fallacy known as post hoc ergo propter hoc.
     
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    Well amigo, brace yourself, we might agree on something. Government stimuluses "work" in only one way - By showing people the government is behind the economy, hence training their belief that the stimulus is "working."

    The economy is a funny thing. When everyone thinks it's fixed, poof, it is fixed.

    Sure, the recovery bill may have kept a few people employed that wouldn't have been otherwise, and kept banks and some other firms solvent who probably didn't deserve to stay solvent, but that's shadowed by a natural business cycle that takes place which may be hastened by changed perceptions.

    So "Did it work? (more like "is it working") If you think it did, than it did. If you think it didn't, than it didn't.
     

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