Talking ‘Bout My Stimulation

By July 8, 2009Economy, Taxation

Vice President Biden is on the road tomorrow, stimulating support for the stimulus.

Troy, New York: “Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to be at Shenendehowa High School Thursday at 1:15 p.m. to talk about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, according to an e-mail sent to state Sen. Roy McDonald’s office Tuesday.”

Cincinnati, Ohio: “A limited number of tickets are available for Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Cincinnati on Thursday to see how $1.6 million in federal stimulus money will be put to work at a Northside development project…[snip]Biden will arrive at Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky International Airport Thursday morning and travel by motorcade to Northside, where he will see the Factory Square development at the former American Can Co. factory.”

Reading the Post today, you could see where the White House would want to reinforce the message that the stimulus is working.

  • Power of Stimulus Slow to Take Hold“: “Five months after Congress approved a massive package of spending and tax cuts aimed at reviving an ailing economy, the jobless rate is still climbing and the White House is scrambling to reassure an anxious public that President Obama’s prescription for economic recovery is on the right track.”
  • Dan Balz, “Obama Stands to Be Judged on Economic Recovery“: “Nothing may be more important to public assessments of President Obama’s leadership than the state of the economy, and at this point there are political warning lights flashing. “
  • Michael Gerson, “Obama’s Iceberg“: “The stimulus package hasn’t been very stimulating — as many economists predicted. Pouring money into the economy through a thirsty sponge of federal programs — the preferred method of Congress — is slow and inefficient. In retrospect, all of the stimulus funds should have been given to individuals directly from the tap.”

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