Wall Street Journal reports: Stimulus is working!

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    U.S. Economy Gets Lift From Stimulus - WSJ.com


    Ok....Everyone who wants the economy to fail can chime in now
     
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    What does this really tell us?

    That economists cannot arrive at a single conclusion about where our economy is headed.

    Dismal science, indeed.
     
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    It seemed to work in Japan too, though admittedly that's a very different economy.

    I hope it's true. If not, and all this public money has already been dumped into the marketplace it's going to make paying the additional tax burden that results even more galling.

    I was against the administration's plans. I simply don't like the government throwing money at everything, or the debt that builds up as a result. But, if it is working then something potentially positive will at least have come from it.
     
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    It is indeed further proof that lefties have problems with linking. Apparently you and the writers of this piece need to learn the same thing the global warming crowd does; two things happening simultaneously does not inherently mean one caused the other.
     
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    True, but this isn't easy stuff. We're throwing up sandbags here because the levee has broken. It's impossible to really see how much damage has been done until the waters recede.
     
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    Ok you stupid sheep.....Pay no attention to the surging economy!
    Any improvement you see is purely by accident!
     
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    Bust because you're pissed at someone don't throw yourself over the edge and say the economy is surging. There are some signs that it might be recovering. A "surge" it ain't.
     
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    Herein lies the problem:

    There is no free lunch. This money will have to be repaid. Certainly "free" money will provide a short-term burst economically, but the cost is high and the returns are uncertain.
     
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    Did you know the economy surged during the depression because of FDRs' "stimulus package"? Yet the depression continued.

    I'm not saying we're in a depression. I'm not saying were not in recovery. What I am saying is whatever growth we'll have going forward will be smaller than most people want or expect. People remember growth rates during W's term and will expect the same. Obamas' debt payoff plan depends on high growth economic rates.

    Also, we don't want the economy to fail, we want Obama and his policies to fail. Big difference.
     
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    I'm soooo pissed I'm going to report an economic recovery!

    A "surge" it aint" ??
    Dow Jones March 2 2009 6626
    Dow Jones Today 9344

    41% increase is not a "surge" ???
     

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