Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Republicans Say Stimulus Hasn't Worked, Also Say It Hasn't Been Tried Yet

From an AP report...

"The reality is it hasn't helped yet," said Sen. John Kyl, R-Ariz. "Only about 6.8 percent of the money has actually been spent. What I proposed is, after you complete the contracts that are already committed, the things that are in the pipeline, stop it."

So on the one hand, he claims it hasn't done anything. On the other, he claims that almost none of the stimulus money has been spent yet.

Sort of like saying that the triple bypass hasn't worked yet, because we've only just made the incision. So let's sew the patient back up, and call it a day. This surgery looks expensive anyway.

Senator, please make an argument that stimulus doesn't work. Please wow us with your grasp of Keynesian economics. Please offer something constructive beyond your discredited free-market ideology. Or else shut up.

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