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  • Why I’m Draining My Savings to Stimulate the Economy (not satire?)

    07/20/2013 12:47:16 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 7-18-13 | Rick Newman
    For several years, the economy limped along because of me. I scrimped on everything, did it myself if I could do it myself, and hoarded money out of fear that the recent recession had another dip or two left in it. Things are different now. I’ve turned my savings into spending, rung up thousands of dollars’ worth of purchases on my credit cards and in the process paid a lot more in taxes. And I’ll probably keep spending like this until I nearly run out of money. In other words, I’ve bought a house. All told, I could easily end...
  • Bernanke: Fed Could Act Again to Stimulate Economy

    04/26/2012 3:25:28 AM PDT · by Son House · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 25, 2012 | MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    After its bond-buying programs expired, the Fed in September began a $400 billion program dubbed Operation Twist. Under that program, the Fed is not expanding its portfolio but instead selling shorter-term securities it owns and buying longer-term bonds to keep their rates down. The program is scheduled to end in June. On Friday, the government will issue its first estimate of economic growth for the January-March quarter. Many economists are predicting an annual growth rate of 2.5 percent — better than they had expected when the year began. Ben Bernanke AP Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke... View Full Caption But...
  • Did the Census Stimulate the Private Sector?

    09/15/2010 10:05:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/15/10 | Casey B. Mulligan
    According to Keynesian economists, government hiring stimulates the private sector during a recession because government employees go out and spend much of their paychecks in the private sector, and extra demand is exactly what the private sector needs during a recession. But this year’s experience with census hiring contradicts that view. Keynesians acknowledge that, someday, the private sector will pay taxes to finance the salaries and benefits of government employees, but this cost is said to be offset by the additional demand for goods and services produced in the private sector, which have those government employees as their customers.
  • Stimulus Surprise: Companies Retrench When Government Spends

    06/18/2010 7:27:30 AM PDT · by bigbob · 5 replies · 303+ views
    Harvard Business School ^ | 5-24-10 | Sean Silverthorne
    New research from Harvard Business School suggests that federal spending in states appears to cause local businesses to cut back rather than grow. A conversation with Joshua Coval. Key concepts include: * The average state experiences a 40 to 50 percent increase in earmark spending if its senator becomes chair of one of the top-three congressional committees. In the House, the average is around 20 percent. * For broader measures of spending, such as discretionary state-level federal transfers, the increase from being represented by a powerful senator is around 10 percent. * In the year that follows a congressman's ascendancy,...
  • S.T.E.W.A.R.D

    02/12/2009 4:36:24 PM PST · by tarpit · 1 replies · 287+ views
    Internet ^ | 2/12/2009
    Meet STEWARD of Prosperity S.T.E.W.A.R.D.–Stimulating The Economy Without Accumulating Record Debt–is a grassroots movement started by Nashua, New Hampshire taxpayer Fred Tausch. We accept the need for unprecedented legislative action and applaud the urgency and clarity with which the new president and the Congress have recognized our dire economic situation. Nevertheless Fred and others have watched with profound disappointment and growing disgust as the politicians in Washington have treated our crisis as just another opportunity to reward favored constituencies and bailout fiscally imprudent states. STEWARD of Prosperity looks to inspire average Americans to urge their members of Congress and the...
  • How I'll "stimulate" my way of Living!

    02/10/2009 12:53:59 PM PST · by Hotdog · 10 replies · 385+ views
    Myself | 02-10-09 | Hotdog
    Why don’t I duplicate what the government is doing so I can “stimulate” my way of living! OK….here’s the way I see it. If I go out and buy a new car (auto loan) then buy everything I don’t need (credit card limits are reached) there is no question I have “stimulated” my way of living for the better…at least till the bills come home. But wait (copying the government concepts…remember?). I don’t have to worry about the bills because all I’ll have to do is forward them to my grown children to pay. NOT! The sad thing is…not only...
  • Dave Ramsey Livid Over Obama Stimulus Bill

    01/30/2009 4:08:30 PM PST · by diefree · 34 replies · 2,285+ views
    YouTube ^ | 1/29/2009 | Dave Ramsey
    Financial expert Dave Ramsey finds out what many of us already know. Barack Hussein Obama is a liar and the "stimulus" bill will not stimulate the economy. Ramsey says Obama "lied to the American...
  • Bush weighs new measures to help stimulate economy

    06/06/2008 12:05:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 90+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/6/08 | AP
    WASHINGTON - President Bush is considering new measures to help stimulate the battered economy, the White House said Friday. White House counselor Ed Gillespie said aides to Bush are constantly looking at options for new economic proposals. "There's a short window for the president here when it comes to new policy. We understand that," Gillespie said. "So I guess what I'm saying is, don't rule it out." Gillespie spoke before a Bush speech on the economy, timed around the ceremonial swearing-in of the president's new housing secretary, Steven Preston. In his remarks, Bush stuck to promoting his existing economic policies....
  • Stop Erecting of Statue of Genocide Leader Ataturk in Rome!

    12/11/2005 7:33:28 PM PST · by eleni121 · 112 replies · 1,929+ views
    Action Commitees of Armenia and Greece ^ | December 11, 2005 | International Armenian Network
    Please click the following link and send an email to the Mayor of Rome protesting the erection of a mass murderer Mustafa kemal Ataturk. http://www.ian.cc/acciones.php
  • Bird Flu May Over-Stimulate Immune System

    11/11/2005 4:29:40 PM PST · by blam · 149 replies · 4,018+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 11-11-2005
    Bird flu may over-stimulate immune system HONG KONG, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Researchers in Hong Kong say the H5N1 bird flu virus may provoke an excessive immune reaction, explaining why it is deadly even to the young and healthy. Laboratory tests on human cells showed that the virus caused the immune system to send proteins called cytokines to infected lung cells, a reaction that would end up damaging or destroying the tissues the immune system is meant to defend. The tests were carried out by scientists at the University of Hong Kong, working with samples from patients who died in...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!