Previously: A Twitter conversation with Sarah Steelman (r), sort of (December 11, 2010)
Former State Treasurer and announced 2012 U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Steelman (r) continues, sort of, the conversation via Twitter and thereby helps us feed the content beast:
@MBersin Other than Krugman unaware of any economist who believes unemployment benefits are more stimulative than tax cuts. Example please. about 18 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to MBersin
@sarah_steelman @MBersin Joseph Stiglitz, for starters. Sensing a trend here with the Nobel laureates? http://daytonos.com/?p=9771 about 8 hours ago via web in reply to sarah_steelman
Ahem, here’s part of the chart [pdf] from Mark Zandi of Moody’s:
Fiscal Stimulus Bang for the Buck
Source: Moody’s Economy.com….
Permanent Tax Cuts
Extend Alternative Minimum Tax Patch 0.51
Make Bush Income Tax Cuts Permanent 0.32
Make Dividend and Capital Gains Tax Cuts Permanent 0.37
Cut in Corporate Tax Rate 0.32
Extending Unemployment Insurance Benefits 1.61
Temporary Federal Financing of Work-Share Programs 1.69
Temporary Increase in Food Stamps 1.74
General Aid to State Governments 1.41
Increased Infrastructure Spending 1.57….
My response via Twitter:
@sarah_steelman “Example please.” | Really? You’re the one running for office. Try these: http://bit.ly/fNYETh Do you support the “deal”? less than 20 seconds ago via web in reply to sarah_steelman
[Again, edited after posting to enable adding the URL for this post to the Twitter response. Don’t hurt
your brain too much, think of it as one of those Star Trek time loop story paradoxes.]
And we’ll hand it to Sarah Steelman (r), she is responding, sort of. But we still haven’t found out if she supports the “deal”.