Republicans oppose economic stimulus

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  1. OohPooPahDoo
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    because the government spending money doesn't fix the economy, but the government taking less money from the people is a whole different story
     
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    Because the last stimulus, or last two or three, have done such a great job we need Stimulus #5 or #6 or whatever, right?

    Japan went down this road and had stimulus after stimulus with the result that economy is still not recovered to where it was 20 years ago. Income is already down to 1996 levels. What do the Dems want? 1948?
     
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    Exactly HOW MANY jobs were created by extending the Bush tax cuts on the wealthy, err, I mean "job creators"?
     
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    No stimulus. Fire thousands of Government workers. Cut Social security, Medicare, Medicaid. Eliminate food stamps. eliminate the national parks, NASA, Dept of Education. Sounds like a return to 1900 America to me.
     
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    Well, at least you got that part right. Japan did indeed go down this road - and they failed to arrest the housing collapse, failed to provide enough liquidity to the financial system and allowed a new equilibrium level of employment to take hold.

    Let's hope we're smarter than Japan, huh?
     
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    Don't worry, we're not.

    Liquidate all GSE held REO, close the GSE, open 401(k)s to invest in real estate.

    But don't worry, it will never happen
     
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    They kept rates artificially low for years and rolled out stimulus after stimulus.
    Let's see if we're smart enough to avoid that fate. The first step is getting rid of the undocumented worker in the White House.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p4-vPrcDBo]Obama: Shovel Ready jobs not shovel ready - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    No, they kept rates too high initially and failed to arrest the housing collapse. That created a new equilibrium employment and output well below the previous, a state of affairs that some smart economist you might know predicted would occur.
    Lol, Rabbi's a birther too! How precious.
     

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