The Plum Line: economy


Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 02/17/2014

The stimulus act was a success — and we need another

Many of the things Republicans are saying today about the stimulus bill are predicated on a similar and presumably deliberate misunderstanding: that the legislation was meant to permanently fix the economy.

By George Zornick  |  11:39 AM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, John Cornyn, Marco Rubio, Stimulus

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 12/31/2013

January may be do-or-die for jobless benefits

The Reed-Heller bill’s prospects look dim, and there will be pressure to turn to other legislation that have a better chance of success.

By George Zornick  |  10:19 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, jobless, unemployment, unemployment benefits

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Memo to Dems: This fall, get it right

By Greg Sargent  |  04:13 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Obama vows to use bully pulpit to break the austerity curse

The president gives a big speech on the economy designed to reframe the battles over spending coming this fall.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:37 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Yes, Obama should `pivot' to jobs

The President's upcoming series of speeches on the economy is all about setting the stage for the coming "austerity" battles over the debt ceiling and the budget.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:21 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Make strong case that spending cuts hurt economy, Mr. President!

Obama must use his State of the Union speech to make a forceful case about the relationship between government spending and economic recovery.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:16 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 01/21/2013

How Obama made good on the promises of his first inaugural

How Obama made good on the promises of his first inaugural

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:19 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, economy, health care, inauguration, Stimulus