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>>Best of the Blogs

Stimulus Watch Launches Today

by Cord Blomquist

"If you’re one of the growing number of Americans skeptical about the “stimulus package” that is now weaving its way through the Senate, you should check out StimulusWatch.org."


Palaces For The Bureaucrats

by Jonathan Tolman

"For the renovation of the Social Security building, the agency estimates that the renovation will create 400 jobs. In other words, it will cost $1 million dollars for each job created."


Update on Green Stimulus: It Still Stinks

by William Yeatman

"Both chambers agree with President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s staff that the government should shower winners in the renewable energy industry with about $30 billion in taxpayer money."


Support for Stimulus Collapses Internationally

by Iain Murray

"Rasmussen reports that support for the borrow-and-spend plan is falling rapidly . . . The Rasmussen poll also reveals that a tax-cuts only 'stimulus' plan is more popular than the spending-heavy plan."



Expensive Energy Does Not Stimulate the Economy

by William Yeatman

"Of course, the only reason that the clean energy industry needs generous taxpayer support is because it cannot otherwise compete with conventional energy sources. Which begs the question: How is it possible to stimulate the economy by forcing Americans pay more for energy?"




LibertyWeek Episode 28: Don’t Forget Your Limousine Tax

Your LibertyWeek hosts Richard Morrison and Cord Blomquist welcome you back with a rousing discussion of the much-debated Stimulus to Nowhere and the website where you can evaluate it, StimulusWatch.org. We get an update from the billionaire’s club known as the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and then lament the lack of income tax integrity among President Obama’s cabinet nominees in Scandal Watch: Daschle Edition.



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