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  •  think WWII (0+ / 0-)

    Our biggest Keynsian event - it conclusively ended 10 years of depression.

    That was spending, not tax cuts.

    Here I am! I'm up here! Where are you? - the Red-eyed Vireo

    by mightymouse on Fri Sep 09, 2011 at 12:41:11 PM PDT

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      indie17

      we aren't going to get another world war or even spending increases on that level. Not with 14 Trillion dollars in debt.

      I understand that government spending creates jobs. There's no need to have that argument with me. But there's a lot to like in the President's bill, and taking a steaming dump on it because it isn't twice as big or because it contains some stimulative items that aren't your ideal provisions hardly seems productive.

      This proposal is estimated to create 1.9 million jobs. I applaud that. If I had a representative in Congress (I don't), I would be calling them to support this. Instead, I'll just ask that you do the same, because helping 2 million people is a pretty good idea.

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