I was a registered and voted straight Republican for many years, I voted for Nixon twice, Ford, Reagan twice and GHWB in 1988. In 1992 Ross Perot, 1996 Clinton, 2000 Gore, 2004 Kerry and voted for Obama twice. I didn't start getting interested in politics until the early 90s when I listened to Rush Limbaugh. I now vote straight for Democratic candidates, but even they are disappointing at times.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
The total cost of the ARRA was quite obviously a great deal less than 6 trillion. Must be that new math you're alluding to.