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Fiscal Responsibility Summit

by Joe Minarik February 24, 2009

The word "summit" was to some degree a misnomer for the White House event today, because this was not a gathering of decision makers tasked and empowered to change policy...

The Stimulus Conundrum

February 09, 2009

All Three Sides in Today's Stimulus Debate Are Off-BaseThe nation's most urgent priority right now, an economic stimulus package, is foundering. We have a three-sided - call...

Buying America Won’t Make Us Better Off

February 06, 2009

The Senate agreed Wednesday (February 4, 2009) to water-down the highly controversial ‘Buy America' provision of President Obama's stimulus bill. If the revised language of the bill means what it...

We needed a fiscal stimulus yesterday

December 15, 2008

The need for fiscal stimulus is clear. The unemployment rate is at 6.7 percent and rising. Some forecasts expect the unemployment rate to reach 9-10 percent in 2009. Under-employment, which includes those...