On a series of conference calls with reporters and bloggers, Jason Furman, Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, defended the series of tax breaks and infrastructure investments that make up the White House’s new jobs package as both a short-term way to boost the economy and draw contrast with a Republican platform stuck in the past, and a long-term way to create better modes for business investment in the future. But he still left nagging questions about the relative benefits of a policy which even some Democrats are way of, and which economists have found dubious in recent days.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday September 8, 2010 6:00 pm|
|By: Kirk Murphy Saturday April 24, 2010 7:00 pm|
If there’s a social program left standing in the moonscape Obama’s Hamilton Project masters inflicted on America, Greenstone and the Project are there to ensure Obama nukes it. If someone you care deeply about depends on Social Security – or will depend on Social Security – call them up today and tell them you love them. Because Team Obama has targeted Social Security…and your loved ones are just the MOTU’s version of collateral damage. Deaths you can believe in, right?