Without the Stimulus? Same Place

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    Anyone see an end to the downward spiral? How is printing and throwing money willy nilly going to have an effect, other than on inflation?

    Was the Stimulus Irrelevant? - Columns - American Issues Project

     
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    The stimulus was a freaking smoke screen.. a reactionary ploy to get the pet projects they wanted for a long time
     
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    Not the same place, we would have about a trillion less of debt.
     
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    Stimulus actions usually take 9 months or more to start having effect. It is one of the criticism of them, they take to long to work, though in this case it may not be.
     
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    I wonder what would've happened had they offered a $8000 tax credit for anyone who bought a new car. If that had been the only thing they put into the stimulus package, what effect would it have had, and how much would it have cost us in comparison?
     
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    it was a wish list by the liberal Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Those shovel ready projects don't kick in until the end of 2010 and they are temp jobs. The rest is nothing more than pork. Obama let these two idiots write the darn thing and then he signed on, ridiculous.

    The only way to stimulate this economy is to give tax breaks across the board, Obama touts his 12-15 dollar a week payroll tax break, but he will end the Bush tax breaks next year, he gives a dime with one hand and takes a dollar back with the other. People have bought into him and until it effects them personally, they won't wake up to his liberal spending, socialistic move to more and bigger government and more and much larger taxes.

    The only thing worse than a person not voting, is an UNEDUCATED vote. That's what happened in this last election and we are going to pay for that through the nose, and so will out great grandchildren.
     
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    We should have never given in to the bankers. We should have nationalized them.

    We would LITERALLY been better off sending every home owner a check for 10% of what they owe on their home and told them to pay off their mortgage or refinance.
     
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    We have had the strongest economy in the history of the world by NOT giving in to socialism.

    When the state runs things, it always go south.

    The last thing the US should ever do is 'nationalize' ANY industry.
     
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    I always kind of like the post office. Mailman came every day and gave us our letters.
     
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    oh no we dont have partisan hacks on the forum do we.
     

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