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Lobbyists in the Obama Administration

Campaigning in 2007, Barack Obama declared that “when I am president, [lobbyists] won’t find a job in my White House. Easier said than done. National Journal Magazine checked the names of 267 Obama senior appointees and nominees against the list o...   read more

Web Site Helps Rate Possible Stimulus Projects

StimulusWatch.org presents “shovel-ready” projects around the United States and allows web visitors to vote on which ones are worth funding. The list was compiled by The United States Conference of Mayors, but anyone can vote. According to site us...   read more

Class Warfare Nothing New in America: Jim Hightower

One of the ways that Republicans have been attacking President Obama’s budget is by saying that it represents “class warfare.” Republican columnist David Brooks wrote that, according to Obama, “no new burdens will fall on 95 percent of the America...   read more

Where Did AIG Taxpayer Bailout Money Go?

Sunday’s news that the American International Group (AIG) was paying out $165 million in executive bonuses elicited universal outrage from politicians and media commentators. The story garnered so much attention that it overwhelmed a much bigger b...   read more

Obama’s “Robin Hood” Budget

Critics are calling President Obama’s new tax policies “class warfare” and even “socialism.” But his supporters look at it differently: they refer to it as a “Robin Hood budget.” There is no question that Obama is increasing spending for the poor,...   read more

Can U.S. Still Afford 1,000 Overseas Military Bases?

As Americans face an economic crisis that is worsening by the day, it is time to ask whether U.S. taxpayers can afford to maintain the estimated 1,000 overseas military bases that the nation continues to operate.   The Pentagon officially report...   read more

Army Charity Hoarding Millions

The Army Emergency Relief (AER) program was founded in 1942 as a non-profit organization entwined with the U.S. Army to help soldiers and their families in need. Traditionally uncontroversial, AER hands out loans, grants and scholarships, and help...   read more

Bush-Obama Rescue Plan=Herbert Hoover II: Ismael Hossein-zadeh

Drake University economics professor Ismael Hossein-zadeh argues that the Bush/Obama administrations’ response to the financial meltdown is exactly the same as the one the administration of Herbert Hoover tried at the beginning of the Great Depres...   read more

Grading the Energy Stimulus: A to F

Earlier this week, President Obama signed into law the $787 billion economic stimulus package. Of this sum, more than $80 billion is being directed to start a new, national clean energy infrastructure. Many are acclaiming this clean energy investm...   read more

Infrastructure Job Plan Skewed Towards States with Low Unemployment

The stimulus bill allocates $98.3 billion for projects related to transportation and infrastructure. These expenditures are expected to generate large numbers of jobs. However, states with low unemployment are getting more money per capita unemplo...   read more

Republican Districts Gain More Jobs from Stimulus than Democratic Ones

According to estimates released by the White House, each of the 435 Congressional districts in the United States will gain between 6,000 and 11,000 jobs as a result of the just passed stimulus bill. However, strange as it may seem, Republican dist...   read more

What’s in the Stimulus Bill?: Aid to the Economically Stressed

During the presidential contest between Barack Obama and John McCain, there was lots and lots of talk about helping the middle-class, but we didn’t hear much about the 38 million Americans who are living below the poverty line. That’s because lowe...   read more

What’s in the Stimulus Bill?: The $5 Billion Sentence

One sentence in the new stimulus bill (aka the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009”) reads, “For an additional amount for ‘Defense Environmental Cleanup,’ $5,127,000,000.” Five billion dollars is a lot of money to spend without explain...   read more

What’s in the Stimulus Bill?: Education

One of the biggest winners in the new stimulus package is the field of education. To begin with, in the bill’s section on aid to state and local government, at least $43.8 billion is allocated to reverse cutbacks and layoffs that have been caused ...   read more

What’s in the Stimulus Bill?: Infrastructure

The new stimulus bill (aka the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009”) includes $98.3 billion for transportation and infrastructure. The biggest ticket item is $26.7 billion to go to the Federal Highway Administration to give grants to s...   read more

What’s in the Stimulus Bill?: Tax Cuts

To hear its critics talk about it, you would think that the just-passed stimulus bill (aka the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009”) was a wild-eyed liberal trick full of wasteful spending. In fact, the $789 billion bill includes $280 ...   read more
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Where is the Money Going?

1729 to 1744 of about 1799 News
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Lobbyists in the Obama Administration

Campaigning in 2007, Barack Obama declared that “when I am president, [lobbyists] won’t find a job in my White House. Easier said than done. National Journal Magazine checked the names of 267 Obama senior appointees and nominees against the list o...   read more

Web Site Helps Rate Possible Stimulus Projects

StimulusWatch.org presents “shovel-ready” projects around the United States and allows web visitors to vote on which ones are worth funding. The list was compiled by The United States Conference of Mayors, but anyone can vote. According to site us...   read more

Class Warfare Nothing New in America: Jim Hightower

One of the ways that Republicans have been attacking President Obama’s budget is by saying that it represents “class warfare.” Republican columnist David Brooks wrote that, according to Obama, “no new burdens will fall on 95 percent of the America...   read more

Where Did AIG Taxpayer Bailout Money Go?

Sunday’s news that the American International Group (AIG) was paying out $165 million in executive bonuses elicited universal outrage from politicians and media commentators. The story garnered so much attention that it overwhelmed a much bigger b...   read more

Obama’s “Robin Hood” Budget

Critics are calling President Obama’s new tax policies “class warfare” and even “socialism.” But his supporters look at it differently: they refer to it as a “Robin Hood budget.” There is no question that Obama is increasing spending for the poor,...   read more

Can U.S. Still Afford 1,000 Overseas Military Bases?

As Americans face an economic crisis that is worsening by the day, it is time to ask whether U.S. taxpayers can afford to maintain the estimated 1,000 overseas military bases that the nation continues to operate.   The Pentagon officially report...   read more

Army Charity Hoarding Millions

The Army Emergency Relief (AER) program was founded in 1942 as a non-profit organization entwined with the U.S. Army to help soldiers and their families in need. Traditionally uncontroversial, AER hands out loans, grants and scholarships, and help...   read more

Bush-Obama Rescue Plan=Herbert Hoover II: Ismael Hossein-zadeh

Drake University economics professor Ismael Hossein-zadeh argues that the Bush/Obama administrations’ response to the financial meltdown is exactly the same as the one the administration of Herbert Hoover tried at the beginning of the Great Depres...   read more

Grading the Energy Stimulus: A to F

Earlier this week, President Obama signed into law the $787 billion economic stimulus package. Of this sum, more than $80 billion is being directed to start a new, national clean energy infrastructure. Many are acclaiming this clean energy investm...   read more

Infrastructure Job Plan Skewed Towards States with Low Unemployment

The stimulus bill allocates $98.3 billion for projects related to transportation and infrastructure. These expenditures are expected to generate large numbers of jobs. However, states with low unemployment are getting more money per capita unemplo...   read more

Republican Districts Gain More Jobs from Stimulus than Democratic Ones

According to estimates released by the White House, each of the 435 Congressional districts in the United States will gain between 6,000 and 11,000 jobs as a result of the just passed stimulus bill. However, strange as it may seem, Republican dist...   read more

What’s in the Stimulus Bill?: Aid to the Economically Stressed

During the presidential contest between Barack Obama and John McCain, there was lots and lots of talk about helping the middle-class, but we didn’t hear much about the 38 million Americans who are living below the poverty line. That’s because lowe...   read more

What’s in the Stimulus Bill?: The $5 Billion Sentence

One sentence in the new stimulus bill (aka the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009”) reads, “For an additional amount for ‘Defense Environmental Cleanup,’ $5,127,000,000.” Five billion dollars is a lot of money to spend without explain...   read more

What’s in the Stimulus Bill?: Education

One of the biggest winners in the new stimulus package is the field of education. To begin with, in the bill’s section on aid to state and local government, at least $43.8 billion is allocated to reverse cutbacks and layoffs that have been caused ...   read more

What’s in the Stimulus Bill?: Infrastructure

The new stimulus bill (aka the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009”) includes $98.3 billion for transportation and infrastructure. The biggest ticket item is $26.7 billion to go to the Federal Highway Administration to give grants to s...   read more

What’s in the Stimulus Bill?: Tax Cuts

To hear its critics talk about it, you would think that the just-passed stimulus bill (aka the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009”) was a wild-eyed liberal trick full of wasteful spending. In fact, the $789 billion bill includes $280 ...   read more
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