What You REALLY Need to Know About the Stimulus

January 28, 2009 • News Releases

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President Obama says “economists from across the political spectrum agree” on the need for massive government spending to stimulate the economy. In fact, many economists disagree. Hundreds of them, including Nobel laureates and other prominent scholars, have signed a statement that the Cato Institute has placed in major newspapers across the United States.

- If Congress passes a so‐​called stimulus package in coming weeks of say $800 billion, the 2009 deficit will top $2 trillion. Even the biggest critics of Washington’s spendthrift ways never thought they would see a number like that.

Must Read

$646,214 Per Government Job,” by Alan Reynolds, The Wall Street Journal , January 28, 2009
We Can’t Spend Our Way out of This Quagmire,” by Lawrence H. White and David C. Rose, St. Louis Post‐​Dispatch , January 21, 2009
Making Work, Destroying Wealth,” by David Boaz, Cato@Liberty , January 12, 2009
What Is Economic Stimulus?by Richard W. Rahn, Washington Times , December 3, 2008


Obama’s So‐​Called Stimulus: Good For Government, Bad For the Economy

Chris Edwards discusses stimulus on C-SPAN.

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