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• ##### Your calculations are incorrect(3+ / 0-)
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OIL GUY, aitchdee, sviscusi

The total cost of the ARRA was closer to one trillion.

Plus, you're comparing total Federal spending under FDR to just Stimulus spending under Obama.

Use the correct numbers, and go back and recalculate.

Step 1: Someone writes a highly misleading diary with a selective use of facts. Step 2: Someone else writes a highly misleading diary to counter the first diary with a selective use of facts. Step 3: Someone says Obama is worse than Hitler. Repeat.

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• ##### Oh cockleshells(1+ / 0-)
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You got no links, just an opinion, so you think Wiki is wrong?

That is some funny shit.

.................expect us......................... FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

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• ##### Your Google machine is broken?(2+ / 0-)
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OIL GUY, aitchdee

Step 1: Someone writes a highly misleading diary with a selective use of facts. Step 2: Someone else writes a highly misleading diary to counter the first diary with a selective use of facts. Step 3: Someone says Obama is worse than Hitler. Repeat.

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• ##### 787 billion minus 288 billion in tax cuts=(2+ / 0-)
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The Act specifies that 37% of the package is to be devoted to tax incentives equaling \$288 billion and \$144 billion, or 18%, is allocated to state and local fiscal relief (more than 90% of the state aid is going to Medicaid and education). The remaining 45%, or \$357 billion, is allocated to federal spending programs such as transportation, communication, waste water and sewer infrastructure improvements; energy efficiency upgrades in private and federal buildings; extension of federal unemployment benefits; and scientific research programs.
144 billion plus 357 billion is 501 billion in spending programs.

Of which only about 170 billion are infrastructure dollars.

.................expect us......................... FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

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• ##### Tax cuts are stimulative(0+ / 0-)

Not as stimulative as infrastructure, but stimulative nonetheless. You don't get to fudge the numbers.

Step 1: Someone writes a highly misleading diary with a selective use of facts. Step 2: Someone else writes a highly misleading diary to counter the first diary with a selective use of facts. Step 3: Someone says Obama is worse than Hitler. Repeat.

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