Stimulus working? Not when it comes to thinking.

by Ron Coleman | February 18, 2010 10:29 am

My friend Aziz Poonawalla, via: Insty who, interestingly, links to the story guilelessly (I can’t buy a link these days—should I get a turban?),: lays it right out:

Today is the one-year anniversary of the landmark stimulus bill which most economists agree has staved off a second Great Depression. The evidence that the stimulus has worked is overwhelming — the New York Times has an: in-depth article looking at its actual impact on jobs, and an: indispensable graphic showing a timeline of key economic indicators before and after its passage. There’s another: beautiful chart based on job loss data from Dec 2007 to Jan 2010 which also makes the impact of the stimulus crystal clear. The recognition of the stimulus’ success isn’t just data-driven — Republican lawmakers who have publicly denounced it for political gain have been quietly and hypocritically scrambling for stimulus money for their districts — as documented: by the Wall Street Journal and: by the Washington Times.

The only real flaw in the stimulus bill was that it wasn’t big enough . . .

Aziz, Aziz, Aziz. : Where do we start with this?

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