Another good stimulus graphic
This one from my paper:
Full story here. I'm increasingly coming to the conclusion that the structure of the stimulus, and the fact that it all passed at once, has made it hard for the administration to explain what it's done in its first year.
Passing more than $200 billion in tax cuts and the largest infrastructure investment in recent history and a bill that basically kept the lights on in statehouses and schools all across the country is actually rather a lot for a young administration. But while all those policies have constituencies and narratives of their own, they were wrapped into a different argument -- stimulus, which was in turn sold as job creation -- and that argument is really dependent on how people feel about the economy, not what was in Obama's bill, or even what Obama says about his bill.
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