Archive for the 'Stimulus' Category

Jobs, What Jobs?

By Frank Hagan | Related entries in Stimulus

The administration’s claim of nearly 640,000 jobs created or “saved” by the $787 billion stimulus bill continues to be savaged by traditional media outlets for inaccuracies. From the Washington Examiner: More than ten percent of the jobs the Obama administration has claimed were “created or saved” by the $787 billion stimulus package are doubtful or […]

November 17th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Biden Says “No” to Stimulus Spending

By Jennn Fusion | Related entries in Biden, Stimulus

Here’s a story you don’t hear about too often: How many stimulus funding bids have been outright rejected? This month, the Vice President has been jet-setting around the U.S. to some of the small towns and cities receiving stimulus money, touting progress, job creation and success. Yet, behind the scenes, Biden might be feeling a […]

July 20th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Cellulosic Ethanol no longer in its infancy

By Solomon Kleinsmith | Related entries in Business, Economic recovery, Economy, Energy, Environment, Fiscal Responsibility, Fiscal stimulus, Gas, News, Oil, Politics, Polls, Science, Spending, Stimulus, Technology

Thanks to Justin and company for welcoming me on here as a regular contributor. I will be posting on a number of issues, but one area you can expect that I will regularly be tracking is technology related developments and how they interact with the political world and policy. I also live less than ten […]

July 13th, 2009 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

Republicans Blast Obama

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Economic recovery, Economy, Republicans, Stimulus

Last night, at a major Republican fundraiser, GOP leaders had some of their harshest words yet for President Obama and his agenda. Newt Gingrich said the president’s stimulus plan has already failed. And: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said Obama has a “radical agenda.” Republicans have “watched them take over banks, insurance companies, […]

June 9th, 2009 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Where to Cash in On the Stimulus

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Economy, Jobs, Stimulus

Whether you think the stimulus plan is a brilliant idea or a dangerous waste of money, chances are, you wouldn’t mind getting your hands on a little of that $787 billion the government will be paying out. So, how can you cash in (in ways larger than the pittance of a tax break most of […]

February 25th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

“This is how your Congress works.”

By mw | Related entries in Barack, Congress, Democrats, Stimulus

This is how your Congress works. No one read the Stimulus bill.

February 14th, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Does Gregg Withdrawal End Era of Bipartisanship Before it Began?

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, Obama Appointments, Stimulus

Senator Judd Gregg’s sudden withdrawal as the Commerce Secretary nominee raises some disturbing questions. If, as reports indicate, he was soured by the stimulus bill, we have to ask whether President Obama has killed his hopes for bipartisanship before his presidency is even a month old. By allowing the Democrats, particularly the House Democrats, to […]

February 12th, 2009 | Permalink| 20 Comments »

Test One for Obama: Urgency Wins Out Over Change

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, Congress, Stimulus

John Dickerson at Slate points out one of the unfortunate truths behind the stimulus bill: the process didn’t go as President Obama promised. All that election rhetoric about being more thoughtful and more transparent fell to the wayside as our new President chose expediency over all other considerations. If you’re going to spend nearly $800 […]

February 12th, 2009 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Will Republicans Switch From No To Yes On Stimulus?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Republicans, Stimulus

With the price tag going down, TIME finds that several GOPers could sign on to the bill. Here are the names… 1. Ohio Sen. George Voinovich 2. Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski 3. Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar 4. Michigan Rep. Fred Upton 5. Delaware Rep. Mike Castle 6. Pennsylvania Rep. Jim Gerlach This obviously won’t make […]

February 12th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Gallup: Stimulus Support At 59%

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Polls, Republicans, Stimulus

A few days ago it was at 52%. What was the difference? Well, it looks like it was Obama’s press conference. From Gallup… Ultimately it looks like Dem support has increased significantly, but do note that Independent support still represents a pretty good gauge of what the overall number is. And Republican support actually went […]

February 12th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »