Buy America Stokes Stimulus Packages

Leading Republicans say that the administration’s $787 billion stimulus plan passed a year ago failed.  They claim that tax breaks for business would be more effective than government priming the economic pump in a new stimulus plan—passed by the House of Representatives in December—headed for the U.S. Senate.

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Obama and Clinton at the AAM Manufacturing Forum

Originally posted on The Economic Populist when AAM held this forum

On April 14th,  a manufacturing forum was held with both Presidential candidates for the Democratic primary.  

What is amazing is this seemingly was not broadcast on CNN,  or on CSPAN.    Trade and manufacturing policy area is critical to the US economy, so not covering such a forum is ....well, par for the course?  Anything important is obscured, anything divisive is sure to be played over and over.

Guess who didn't even bother to show up?  John McCain.

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