Stimulus spending looms large in midterm contests

October 20, 2010 at 4:55 am in Grand Forks Herald

Republicans nationwide are attacking Democrats with a “failed stimulus” campaign drumbeat in ads, debates and campaign mailers, deriding the $814 billion program. But the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported last month that 1.4 million to 3.3 million people are employed because of the program, a blow to Republican claims that the stimulus failed to increase employment.
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