First-anniversary stimulus report card
Today marks the anniversary of the signing of President Obama's $787 billion stimulus plan, which was designed to give a boost to a struggling economy and save or create jobs, as he said at the time.
How is it doing, one year in?
Here are some things we factually know about the stimulus:
Now, here are some claims about the stimulus:
The one thing we know: No one can say for sure how many jobs have been saved or created. Indeed, Republicans note that, over the past year, as unemployment has risen, 3 million jobs have been lost, despite the stimulus.
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February 17, 2010; 3:36 PM ET
Categories: Deficit/debt , The Ticker | Tags: Obama, debt, deficit, stimulus
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