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Anti-stimulus Republican Allen West endorses stimulus-funded projects

WASHINGTON – Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-FL), who won his House seat partly by bashing the stimulus and government spending, this week hailed stimulus-funded projects for creating jobs and boosting economic growth. “It’s time for incumbent Ron Klein to admit his ideas just don’t work. The stimulus failed to produce…

Chamber of Commerce ‘takes both sides’ on economic stimulus

SPIN METER: Government austerity or bailouts? US Chamber of Commerce takes both sides During the worst of the economic crisis, the nation’s most powerful business lobby pleaded with Congress to prop up financial institutions and stimulate the economy with hundreds of billions of dollars in borrowed money. “Make no mistake:…

Concessions count for a piece of lint and that weird thing you found in the litterbox

Republicans hit the talking heads shows this week, sobbing crocodile tears about the horrors of female sexuality and getting supposedly mainstream journalists to suddenly act like contraception was invented yesterday and its use is highly controversial. Suddenly, counting out women’s health from the economic stimulus package was considered a reasonable…

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