Quote of the Day: Ezra Klein

“Moderates” don’t make legislating easier. Majorities make legislating easier. — Ezra Klein (Washington Post)

Quote of the Day: Ezra Klein

[H]ow does Romney say the problem with Barack Obama is that he’s “never spent a day in the private sector” and then put [Paul] Ryan a heartbeat away from the presidency? — Ezra Klein (Washington Post)

A Failure to Communicate, Not a Failure to Stimulate

It’s a little difficult to reply to Prof. Mishra’s latest op-ed because it doesn’t really have a point. It goes all over the place. As far as I can tell, the only actual argument he makes against President Obama’s American Jobs Act is:

…the first stimulus bill in 2008, a $700 billion package geared toward government spending to stimulate the economy, and financed with borrowed money, has obviously failed to create new jobs.

He never offers any evidence to support this claim.

I’ve disproven this hypothesis before, but I’ll do so again — first by repeating what I said last time, then with even more evidence. If you’ve already read the first part, you might want to skip to the new stuff, though it can’t hurt to refresh your memory…   Read more “A Failure to Communicate, Not a Failure to Stimulate”