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NY Times: The Stimulus worked! (Almost verbatim White House talking points)
American Thinker ^ | 02/22/2014 | Rick Moran

Posted on 02/23/2014 11:37:10 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Here's an editorial in the New York Times about the beneficial effects of the $832 billion stimulus bill passed in 2009 that could have been written in the White House:

Of all the myths and falsehoods that Republicans have spread about President Obama, the most pernicious and long-lasting is that the $832 billion stimulus package did not work. Since 2009, Republican lawmakers have inextricably linked the words "failed" and "stimulus," and last week, five years after passage of the Recovery Act, they dusted off their old playbook again.

"The 'stimulus' has turned out to be a classic case of big promises and big spending with little results," wrote Speaker John Boehner. "Five years and hundreds of billions of dollars later, millions of families are still asking, 'where are the jobs?' "

The stimulus could have done more good had it been bigger and more carefully constructed. But put simply, it prevented a second recession that could have turned into a depression. It created or saved an average of 1.6 million jobs a year for four years. (There are the jobs, Mr. Boehner.) It raised the nation's economic output by 2 to 3 percent from 2009 to 2011. It prevented a significant increase in poverty -- without it, 5.3 million additional people would have become poor in 2010.

None of this is "provable" in the sense that there is broad agreement among all economists that any of this is true. They are publishing the opinions of pro-adminsitration economists.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


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1 posted on 02/23/2014 11:37:11 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Well you have to admit, copy and paste from the regime’s missives saves them a lot of work!


3 posted on 02/23/2014 11:39:43 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Reporting is so much easier when you don’t have to do the writing yourself.


4 posted on 02/23/2014 11:39:46 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

just about the only reason to read the NYT is for the (admittedly sicko) entertainment value of seeing what Big Lies and stories from Alternate Universes they’ve managed to cook up recently...


5 posted on 02/23/2014 11:40:05 AM PST by faithhopecharity (" uri)
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To: nascarnation

“The Stimulus worked!”

You mean, the stimulus “worked’ to destroy the country? Yes, we can!


6 posted on 02/23/2014 11:41:04 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: nascarnation

They should just connect the White House Fax to the presses and skip the middleman/woman journalist.


7 posted on 02/23/2014 11:42:38 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: SeekAndFind

It was a beautiful payoff to political friends. Worked like a charm.


8 posted on 02/23/2014 11:43:32 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

the one thing the NYT prints that’s worthwhile are their crossword puzzles


9 posted on 02/23/2014 11:44:44 AM PST by faithhopecharity (" uri)
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To: SeekAndFind

At least the NYT still gets to go to bed every night.


10 posted on 02/23/2014 11:45:27 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: max americana

One and a half percent growth in the GDP per year for five years now, only at a cost of about $4.5 trillion for our grandkids (plus interest) later. What a deal!


11 posted on 02/23/2014 11:45:37 AM PST by fhayek
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To: Jim Robinson
Exactly. Obama's puppet masters had this planned long before they selected the skinny Nigerian.

"Skin't us good, they did."

12 posted on 02/23/2014 11:48:11 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Politics are just the rules - Power is the game!)
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To: SeekAndFind
(Almost verbatim White House talking points)



Joseph Goebbels and Hitler are sooooo proud of the WH clown and his lap dogs. They only wish they had this much cooperation and taking over a nation.
13 posted on 02/23/2014 11:49:20 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: SeekAndFind

The CBO analysis already settled this, New York Times. It is a drag on the economy and the added debt will continue to drag it down as interest continues to accumulate from this - adding more to the red side of the balance sheet for generations.

We did not get back the money that was spent on this as a return on investment - the overwhelming majority of it was not for infrastructure improvements but for junk and to increase the baseline of already existing social programs.


14 posted on 02/23/2014 12:04:50 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: SeekAndFind

Good news and bad news.

Bad news is the bailout leaves 90million people out of work.

Good news is that 40% of the NYSlimes reporting and editorial workforce is out of work.


15 posted on 02/23/2014 12:05:15 PM PST by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: Republican Wildcat

And the whole “had it been larger” - LOL - since it added to the baseline of so many programs it has in fact been implemented multiple times over.


16 posted on 02/23/2014 12:06:57 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: SeekAndFind

About as much as Catherine Zeta-Jones is able to stimulate Richard Simmons.


17 posted on 02/23/2014 12:08:55 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Starstruck

RE: About as much as Catherine Zeta-Jones is able to stimulate Richard Simmons.

I’m a little ignorant on popular culture — who on earth is Richard Simmons?


18 posted on 02/23/2014 12:12:02 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
LOL this isn't pop culture...old Richard's been around forever.


19 posted on 02/23/2014 12:13:58 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: SeekAndFind
It created or saved an average of 1.6 million jobs a year for four years.

LOL! But, oddly enough, none of those 1.6 million were at The New York Times.

HufferPo: NY Times Layoffs Painful But Necessary

New York Times editor Jill Abramson said in an interview on Wednesday that the recent buyouts and layoffs that hit her paper were "painful" but necessary. The Times shed about 30 staffers in its latest round of job cuts, including several very senior editors who had been with the paper for decades. Reports at the time indicated that Abramson was trying to push through a major reform of the Times' masthead. Speaking to Capital New York's Joe Pompeo, Abramson essentially confirmed this narrative, saying that there were simply too many cooks in the kitchen. "Some of the top jobs in the newsroom we sort of could no longer afford," she said.

20 posted on 02/23/2014 12:15:16 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SeekAndFind
TARP saved the financial system.

The so-called "stimulus" scuttled the economic recovery.

21 posted on 02/23/2014 12:19:37 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SeekAndFind

They don’t need writers in the MSM, the White House and DNC provide their articles for them.


22 posted on 02/23/2014 12:20:10 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: nascarnation
Every time I see Simmons I can't help but thing of that interview he had with Neil Cavuto about a month ago.

What has been seen can not be forgotten.

23 posted on 02/23/2014 12:21:45 PM PST by mware
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To: Republican Wildcat

exactly we have had “stimulus” every year since and nothing is improved.


24 posted on 02/23/2014 12:21:56 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind
NY Times: The Stimulus worked!

Yeah, it worked all right.............
It took the DOW from the 8,000 range all the way up to 16,000 range with very little backing it and driven us to the brink of inflation. It's a wonder we haven't imploded yet.

25 posted on 02/23/2014 12:40:00 PM PST by Sarajevo (Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?")
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To: SeekAndFind
I’m a little ignorant on popular culture — who on earth is Richard Simmons?

At least to your credit you knew who Catharine was.

26 posted on 02/23/2014 12:46:18 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought it was Obamacare that saved the economy. I’m confused.


27 posted on 02/23/2014 1:00:47 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: SeekAndFind

NY Times: The Stimulus worked!

Except for the millions of Americans that are no longer in the workforce. Except for the hundreds of thousands that lost full time jobs and had them replaced with part time jobs. Except for the thousands of small business that have closed.
If you think the NY Times cares about you, you need a clue.. They work for Obama and the DNC............


28 posted on 02/23/2014 1:21:41 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is that why the nation is in such great shape? A national debt so high it cannot be repaid, more people out of work than ever before, a government that is so big it consumes most of taxes collected, a government that is slowly but surely destroying the middle class, a government the is so controlling and invasive it prevents the private sector from doing its job of creating new companies and new jobs. That does sound like whatever happened made things better. Where are you living? Which country?


29 posted on 02/23/2014 1:32:39 PM PST by mulligan (I)
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To: SeekAndFind

Methinks $832 billion in tax cuts would have done a much better job. But, nope, the Marxist knew better how to spend that money.


30 posted on 02/23/2014 1:56:42 PM PST by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: SeekAndFind


31 posted on 02/23/2014 2:42:18 PM PST by Iron Munro (Eight died on that bridge at Concord, back in 1775. How many will it take this time?)
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32 posted on 02/23/2014 3:11:46 PM PST by raygunfan
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To: SeekAndFind

It created or saved 1.6 million jobs. Just once I’d like to see a republican who knows how to argue. Simply ask “How many were created and how many were saved?”


33 posted on 02/23/2014 3:20:02 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Did the NY Times reprint GW Bush talking points for 8 years? Beware the media-political complex.


34 posted on 02/23/2014 4:50:20 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks SeekAndFind.


35 posted on 02/23/2014 5:32:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SeekAndFind

isn’t this journalistic alleged “ plagiarism”


36 posted on 02/23/2014 10:32:31 PM PST by Understand the stimulus
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