Is my check in the mail?….
Quit fucking around and write everybody a check. Say $200000. No more excuses to be poor. No more soak the rich. Every body happy.
Until next year. Then we need $300000.
How Did We Know The Stimulus Was Too Small?
Those of us who say that the stimulus was too small are often accused of after-the-fact rationalization: you said this would work, but now that it hasn’t, you’re just saying it wasn’t big enough. The quick answer to that accusation is that people like me said that the stimulus was too small in advance. But the longer answer is that it’s all in the math: Keynesian analysis provides numbers as well as qualitative predictions, and given reasonable projections of the economy’s path in January 2009, the proposed stimulus just wasn’t big enough. Let’s go back to the tape, January 9, 2009: