Are you against the upcoming stimulus plan?

Then say so. Go to NoStimulus.com and sign the petition.

Comments

  1. Randy in Richmond says:

    Yes. I’m not big on petitions but I did send emails to the appropriate ones on Capital Hill.

  2. The only stimulus I’m really in favor of is tax cuts for tax payers. The fastest way to get money into the economy and best for my family.

    I probably am in favor of the government buying toxic assets from banks so that the banks can get those off the books and be stablized. They can then concentrate on loans. Hopefully ones with traditional conditions and without Barney Frank and Chris Dodd as loan officiers.

  3. Tinkerbell says:

    Thinking about bailouts, stimulus, and also about the disappearing AIG funds…

    Is it possible those in positions of power and authority cashed out of Wall Street in the higher market, caused the market to tumble, shored it up weakly with our childrens’ and grandchildrens’ money (via TARP, billions in deficit to be paid by future taxes). This additional debt might ensure a lower caste in American society for years to come… one that will be amenable to paternalistic government handouts. All timed to ripen for the new administration.

    I could write a mystery, mayhem, and intrigue novel. Akin to the “National Treasure” movie series. Part fact, part fact. (You expected me to say part fiction, didn’t you?!)

  4. I’m all for cutting taxes during a time of severe recession. Just beware that the multiplier for tax cuts is significantly lower than direct investment into infrastructure repairs and upgrades (if done correctly) during an economic climate such as the one we are experiencing currently. The effect of tax cuts/rebates will only help to repair damaged consumer balance sheets and will have little impact on consumer spending. The effect of tax cuts will only speed up the deleveraging process (which is good) but will have a limited effect on GDP growth in the short term since most of the money will be saved.

    I just hope the petitioners are against wasteful government spending and not petitioning any and all attempts by the government to stimulate the economy by anything other than tax cuts. This would be foolish and would significantly underestimate the positive effects of government investment in infrastructure during times of recession/depression.

    Again, IF done correctly. As we all know, there’s a fine line between effective government investment and pork.

  5. Then do a direct investment. Contraceptives don’t count.

  6. CAROL KENNEDY says:

    THEY (THERE IS NOT “WE”) IN THIS –
    NEED TO STOP THROWING GOOD MONEY AFTER BAD MONEY – TRUTH IS – I BELIEVE
    THIS IS AND HAS ALL BEEN PLANNED FOR
    A LONG TIME AND A LOT OF AMERICANS
    ARE ASLEEP

  7. J . Strupp –

    Please give examples of this “effective government”. Do you have anything besides the obvious examples of the state of California, Milwaukee Public Schools, etc. I just want to have confidence that the government, at all levels, will be using the money effectively.

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