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A Pea Party for the Tea Party

Andy372 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 4:45 PM
Ok, if we go with what he says - the government needs to "inject money" into the economy to grease the wheels, prime the pump, whatever the metaphor of the month is. We've injected roughly $4 Trillion since 2009 in borrowed dollars (the stimulus has been included in the baseline since 2009, so we've spent $900B/yr in "stimulus), or put another way, we've borrowed more than the U.S. government did for the entire history of the republic in 4 years in an effort to stimulate the economy. If $4 Thousand Billion cannot stimulate demand, then government cannot stimulate demand. We've tried his approach. It didn't work. Let's move on from the failed policies of the past.

Peas are all the rage when it comes to talking about the country’s fiscal woes.

You might remember that in July of 2011, when fighting over the debt ceiling, president Obama- right before he left for his 17th vacation at Martha’s Vineyard that year- complained about congressional inaction by saying that’s it time for the country “to eat its peas.”

From CBSNews:

"I've been hearing from my Republican friends for some time it is a moral imperative to tackle our debt and deficits in a serious way," Mr. Obama said. "What I've said to them is, let's go."

The president...