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Letter to the Editor: Government is not helping

July 14, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

In “stimulus” packages, President Barack Obama helped many “green” companies with terrible results. Continue Reading

THOMAS: Numbers prove Obama’s stimulus plan is a failure

July 9, 2012 in The Daily Republic

President Obama’s attempt to spin the latest discouraging unemployment numbers as “a step in the right direction” is like telling passengers aboard the Titanic to ignore the sinking vessel and listen to the live music. Continue Reading

Bernanke offers no stimulus plans; stocks stumble

August 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Optimism had been building on Wall Street for some kind of announcement from Bernanke of additional steps to get the economy going again. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was speaking at a conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Bernanke dashed those hopes. Continue Reading

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Tracking stimulus dollars: Impacts of federal aid visible throughout the community

January 9, 2011 in INFORUM

Whether it’s through rental assistance for the would-be homeless or better public transportation services, the federal stimulus package has made a mark on the Fargo-Moorhead area. Continue Reading

Some wonder if federal stimulus was worth cost

December 10, 2010 in The Daily Republic

The Obama administration’s bid to jump-start the economy the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, commonly known as the “stimulus” has been praised and vilified.
In South Dakota, as elsewhere, ARRA supporters or opponents largely stack up along party lines, but those lines blurred over the past two years as the funds helped to weatherize homes, get roads built, improve water systems, install dams, extend broadband access, pay teachers and accomplish other goals. Continue Reading

State’s budget concerns continue

November 12, 2010 in The Daily Republic

The Legislature will need to find at least $39 million in additional general revenue to balance state government’s 2012 budget that starts next July 1, if no cuts are made, no programs are added and no pay raises are given.
Another $37 million of deficit would remain to be addressed for the 2013 budget. Continue Reading

Stimulus spending looms large in midterm contests

October 20, 2010 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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Published October 19 2010 Stimulus critic Bachmann requested federal stimulus funds for her district

October 19, 2010 in West Central Tribune

Despite vocal criticism of the federal stimulus package and a re-election campaign that trades heavily on her opposition to it, Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann sought stimulus funding on at least seven occasions last year.
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Stimulus critic Bachmann requested federal stimulus funds for her district

October 19, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Despite vocal criticism of the federal stimulus package and a re-election campaign that trades heavily on her opposition to it, Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann sought stimulus funding on at least seven occasions last year. The requests, which came in August and September of 2009, were released Sunday by the investigative journalism site Center for Public Integrity. Continue Reading

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Production of stimulus-aided car batteries revs up

September 14, 2010 in INFORUM

WASHINGTON The first wave of mass-produced advanced batteries funded by the Obama administration’s economic recovery program are starting to roll off assembly lines, setting the stage for new hybrid and electric vehicles.

So how will consumers respond? Continue Reading