Background Material Relating to Fiscal Stimulus Measures

Feb 03 2009

The so-called economic “stimulus” package being hastily pushed through Congress is intended to create jobs, provide economic relief to individuals and businesses, establish new “green” investments, and provide needed infrastructure. The stimulus package under debate in the Senate amounts to a massive increase in government spending, with the inclusion of many new long-term programs. Rather than enact a package that would use taxpayers’ dollars to effectively stimulate the economy through timely, targeted and temporary spending, the current proposal seeks to enact a massive increase in deficit-financed government spending under the guise of stimulus.

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  • Background Material Relating to Fiscal Stimulus Measures

    The so-called economic “stimulus” package being hastily pushed through Congress is intended to create jobs, provide economic relief to individuals and businesses, establish new “green” investments, and provide needed infrastructure. The stimulus package under debate in the Senate amounts to a massive increase in government spending, with the inclusion of many new long-term programs. Rather than enact a package that would use taxpayers’ dollars to effectively stimulate the economy through timely, targeted and temporary spending, the current proposal seeks to enact a massive increase in deficit-financed government spending under the guise of stimulus. BackgroundMaterialRelatingtoFiscalStimulusMeasures.pdf (240.5 KBs)