This President has demanded that we hold him accountable, and now it’s time to do exactly that. Lately he’s been straying from his promise to focus on jobs, green technology and infrastructure; in fact, there’s now talk of a “second stimulus” consisting almost entirely of tax cuts. We cannot afford to let him do this: the economy is incontrovertibly in better shape now because of stimulus spending, and cutting back on that means that the economy will just get worse. Just holding back on unemployment benefits has been damaging enough. Furthermore, cutting back on green investment means that the United States will continue its slide into a technological backwater. We cannot afford to let that happen.
“But,” I hear you saying, “what about the deficit?” Look: right now, the deficit is huge. But it’s also cheap, and cheaper now than it’s been in decades, because interest rates are so low. And people are buying them like mad. This situation is temporary, don’t get me wrong, but its not going to change as long as the economy is hovering on the brink of another depression.
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|Originally published at maxomai.org|