Tag Archive for economic stimulus

The Failure of Supply Side Economics

The Register’s Brian Calle and John Seiler have both weighed in on our repsonse post about the failure of Reaganomics, better described as “supply side economics” citing the 40th president’s view that placing more money in the hands of Americans is a better way to go and that President Obama should heed the advice of…

Unemployment Rate Slowed in November

In a hopeful jobs report before the holidays, the nation’s unemployment rate eased to 10% in November from 10.2 % in October, and the number of workers on payrolls was essentially unchanged last month, the Labor Department said today.

Disneyland to Sin City Express? Again, Jindal Didn’t Let Facts Get in His Way.

Why can’t our media in Southern California be more like this? Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal leveled a colorful if well-worn zinger at Democrats and at Las Vegas on Tuesday in the nationally broadcast Republican response to the president’s address to Congress. Jindal repeated a favorite Republican explanation for why they voted en masse against President…

CA-44: What Ken Calvert Doesn’t Want You to Have

Remember when I told you about how our lovely South County (and Riverside) Congresscritter Ken Calvert (R-Hypocrisy) was trying to take credit for economic recovery projects that he voted against? Well, guess what? Now we can actually see for ourselves what Ken Calvert voted to deny his constituents! Let’s take a look at what Ken…

Republican Hypocrisy Inaction

How lovely. Even though Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Scandal) proudly voted “NAY!” on the economic recovery bill, he has no problem giving himself a “YEA!” for supposedly ensuring economic recovery in the 44th District. “It’s no surprise that House Republicans are betting on failure, while President Obama and Democrats are investing in success. But for House…

Considering Government Spending

Mark Zandy at Moody’s Economy released an interesting 18-page report on January 21. It’s title is “The Economic Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.” In it are some interesting numbers. For example, there are times when government spending is preferable to tax cuts. Mr. Zandy calls it “Bang for the Buck” in a…