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    Re: Where's the stimulus?

    Food prices soared 3.9 percent last month, the biggest gain since November 1974. Most of that increase was due to a sharp rise in vegetable costs, which increased nearly 50 percent. That was the most in almost a year. Meat and dairy products also rose.

    Energy prices rose 3.3 percent last month, led by a 3.7 percent increase in gasoline costs.

    Separately, the Commerce Department said home construction plunged to a seasonally adjusted 479,000 homes last month, down 22.5 percent from the previous month. It was lowest level since April 2009, and the second-lowest on records dating back more than a half-century.

    The building pace is far below the 1.2 million units a year that economists consider healthy.
    Wholesale prices up 1.6 pct. on steep rise in food - Yahoo! Finance

    good luck selling that recovery, keynesians

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    Re: Where's the stimulus?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post

    This returns to the question that is CONVENIENTLY being ignored :

    HOW HAS THIS STIMULUS BEEN SUCCESSFUL???? People have made the claim, but noone seems willing to defend that position...

    The only "good" this stimulus has caused has been bad... so, please, anyone cure me of my ignorance about how this has been a 'good thing'... and I don't mean in a 'it prevented more job losses' generic sense, I mean HARD NUMBERS... preferably verifiable.

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    Re: Where's the stimulus?

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    This returns to the question that is CONVENIENTLY being ignored :

    HOW HAS THIS STIMULUS BEEN SUCCESSFUL???? People have made the claim, but noone seems willing to defend that position...

    The only "good" this stimulus has caused has been bad... so, please, anyone cure me of my ignorance about how this has been a 'good thing'... and I don't mean in a 'it prevented more job losses' generic sense, I mean HARD NUMBERS... preferably verifiable.
    It saved jobs. I don't know what the **** that means, I just hear tons of liberals trying to sell me that bull****. By Obama's own definition, the stimulus failed miserably. He said with it, unemployment wouldn't go above 8% and it went to 10 and stayed there for most of his administration. So it can't possibly have worked, by his own words, it failed.

    That's all I can answer.
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    Re: Where's the stimulus?

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    It saved jobs. I don't know what the **** that means, I just hear tons of liberals trying to sell me that bull****. By Obama's own definition, the stimulus failed miserably. He said with it, unemployment wouldn't go above 8% and it went to 10 and stayed there for most of his administration. So it can't possibly have worked, by his own words, it failed.

    That's all I can answer.
    Ya... and that 10% is a 'cooked' number... it doesn't count people that are no-longer on EI, given up looking for work, going back to school, under-employed, etc...

    There's been at least 10 people in this thread that have made comments defending the stimulus, and so to them I am serious in my question :
    HOW has this been a success???

    Until I'm cured of this ignorance, it seems that the 'success' is only if you are in the 'too big to fail' club... otherwise, well... sorry, but you're just 'too small to save'.

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    Re: Where's the stimulus?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    wasn't Goldenboy telling me how we were in a deflationary spiral?

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    Re: Where's the stimulus?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    You fail to understand the point of the stimulus.
    this about right?


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