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Posts tagged as “Stimulus bill”
What can the rest of the nation learn from our experience in Kansas? Come to think of it, why haven't we learned much?
Candidates in Kansas who promise more spending ought to explain just how higher taxes will -- purportedly -- help the Kansas economy.
An op-ed written in favor of the wind production tax credit shows just how difficult it is to replace cronyism with economic freedom.
Are the tax cuts President Obama takes credit for the type of tax cuts that promote economic growth?
The Keynesian fiscal stimulus applied to the economy under President Barack Obama is much larger than most people think.
Today: A citizen call to action; Troubles with Kansas City tax increment financing; Effects of stimulus on hiring; Kansas education summit; Why should conservatives like libertarian ideas?
President Obama's jobs plan is not likely to contain the ingredients necessary for economic growth and jobs.
As our nation's leaders consider the possibility of raising income tax rates, we need to be aware of the negative impact of higher marginal tax rates on the economy and make sure we resist the lure of higher taxes. This is especially important even if the new higher tax rates are confined to to the rich.
Although President Obama's demagoguery is mistargeted, it would be a good idea to get rid of preferential tax treatment in all cases.
Today: Pachyderm to feature DA Foulston; Sedgwick County Commission; Kansas budget signed; KPERS suit threatened; Stimulus jobs -- or not; Government doesn't create jobs.
The spending stimulus plan of President Barack Obama has failed, and new research help us understand why.
A comparison of the Bush and Obama tax cuts leads to understanding which is productive in producing economic growth.
Today: Climate change, Kansas legislature, Economics, Kansas Economic Freedom Index, Sam Brownback, Politics, Stimulus bill, Elections.
As part of its campaign against wasteful government spending, Americans for Prosperity Foundation has started a television advertising campaign and companion website to help Americans learn more about the harmful effects of the stimulus plan promoted by President Barack Obama, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported a piece that analyzes whether the Obama stimulus plan, after one year's time, can be judged a success. (See The Stimulus Evidence One Year On)
Robert J. Barro, who is professor of economics at Harvard University and a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, writes that the stimulus may be a good deal in the short run -- if the government spends on things that are truly worthwhile. As we've seen, that is not always the case.
Education, health care, Kansas school funding, unintended consequences.
There's a new dog in town, and doing a great job already.
In New Mexico, the New Mexico Watchdog reported the story More Than 4,800 New Jobs Created in New Mexico in Less than a Month from Stimulus, According to Obama Administration Data, which is apparently the first news story to notice the glaring errors -- some say fraud -- in stimulus data provided by the government website Recovery.gov.
It's hard to comprehend the spending by the federal government over the last year. The numbers are so large, the spending programs announced so quickly, one after another, that sometimes we need to step back and take a look at the big picture. When we do, it's quite terrifying, especially when we realize that the Obama administration and Congress have several more large programs to pass.