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Following Up From This AM

May 25th, 2011

This morning I mentioned the drag that state and local fiscal contractions are having on jobs and growth and threatened to post some graphs.  Coming up for air now, so here they are. In normal times, spending and investing by state and local governments adds to growth.  But in recent quarters, they’ve either added little… Read more

Just Because Rep Ryan Says It, Part 2

May 24th, 2011

I riffed on the first part of this phony claim by Rep Ryan the other day–“Our plan is to give seniors the power to deny business to inefficient providers”—promising to get to the second part–“…their plan [Affordable Care Act] is to give government the power to deny care to seniors”—later. So here goes on the… Read more