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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-09 01:00 PM
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1. Strike "is the fact that," replace with "is my baseless opinion that" - ed.
Recovery requires more productive (that is to say, production-encouraging) spending in the economy. This can be accomplished through several means. The bill has provisions encouraging people to spend by offering tax incentives, and has significant spending by the government. While the government is a rather inefficient spender, when consumer confidence crashes to the point where people are unwilling to spend any money whatsoever, then the government must act as a spender of last resort, as it did to an extent during the New Deal and to an even greater extent during World War II.
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  -Why do you think the stimulus will actually work? changemonger  Feb-09-09 12:54 PM   #0 
  - Strike "is the fact that," replace with "is my baseless opinion that" - ed.  Occam Bandage   Feb-09-09 01:00 PM   #1 
  - I wrote a post the other day trying to explain what it would do.  Lochloosa   Feb-09-09 01:04 PM   #2 
  - Thanks for  Cha   Feb-09-09 03:42 PM   #28 
     - Go give it a kick back up. It died a slow death. Thanks,  Lochloosa   Feb-09-09 04:02 PM   #29 
        - Done. n/t  Cha   Feb-09-09 04:11 PM   #30 
  - I trust that the experts who agree with it are correct.  Dawgs   Feb-09-09 01:06 PM   #3 
  - It's not even going to come close to working.  Ganja Ninja   Feb-09-09 01:09 PM   #4 
  - So why should it be passed if it ain't gonna work?  changemonger   Feb-09-09 01:52 PM   #15 
     - If we can spend $3 billion a week in Iraq for the last 5 years then  Ganja Ninja   Feb-09-09 02:23 PM   #21 
  - If I get a job from it it will. eom  Hello_Kitty   Feb-09-09 01:11 PM   #5 
  - I know , but what makes you think...  changemonger   Feb-09-09 01:36 PM   #10 
  - Because it's supposed to create millions of jobs?  Hello_Kitty   Feb-09-09 02:11 PM   #18 
     - that's the best case scenario, my friend.  changemonger   Feb-09-09 02:34 PM   #24 
  - I know , but what makes you think...  changemonger   Feb-09-09 01:36 PM   #11 
  - It the Republicans have a better plan, please argue your case here. If not, don't troll around here!  Liberal_Stalwart71   Feb-09-09 01:12 PM   #6 
  - What talking points ?  changemonger   Feb-09-09 01:32 PM   #8 
     - I noticed you ignored my post.  Lochloosa   Feb-09-09 01:34 PM   #9 
     - Well "expert" why don't you enlighten us as to what you think? n/t  firedupdem   Feb-09-09 01:53 PM   #16 
        - an expert would never do that n/t  changemonger   Feb-09-09 02:14 PM   #19 
  - "most people" - love it.  Avalux   Feb-09-09 01:16 PM   #7 
  - History, when governments inject missing capital for short term economies boost until banks\comsumer  uponit7771   Feb-09-09 01:36 PM   #12 
  - Spending money now will prevent the loss of trillions of dollars in GDP  Aloha Spirit   Feb-09-09 01:38 PM   #13 
  - Exact same arguments for Paulson's TARP  changemonger   Feb-09-09 01:58 PM   #17 
     - Nobody else is able to spend money right now except for the government.  Aloha Spirit   Feb-09-09 02:18 PM   #20 
  - why keep on falling down a rabbit hole something needs to be done.  bdamomma   Feb-09-09 01:43 PM   #14 
  - I don't know whether it will work. I'm not an expert.  Vattel   Feb-09-09 02:26 PM   #22 
  - Economics is largely psychological  Hippo_Tron   Feb-09-09 02:27 PM   #23 
  - Depends on your definition of "work"  harun   Feb-09-09 03:31 PM   #25 
  - Because the money will go directly to the people...  butterfly77   Feb-09-09 03:41 PM   #26 
  - Part of this is taking your best educated guess  GinaMaria   Feb-09-09 03:41 PM   #27 
 

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