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  •  The reality is that the rate of turnover (2+ / 0-)
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    madtownpopulist, Larsstephens

    of the dollar is more important than the quantity available to the various sectors.
    Consider that a billion dollars sitting in an account aren't doing anyone any good, though looking at the numbers may make the obsessive account holder feel good.
    I say that to account for why they sequester has not been particularly significant and, indeed, the executive may have used it as an excuse to defer some programs that weren't particularly useful to begin with.
    Sending a dollar to an individual pensioner or student is much more effective than a dollar set aside for the purchase of a tanker in a couple of years, if only because individuals are better spenders.
    Quality is more important than quantity. Indeed, as quantity goes up, mobility probably goes down.
    Think of it as the Kochs not being able to spend their dollars fast enough.

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