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Obama's Job Plan: A Never-Never Bill

Obama's Job Plan: A Never-Never Bill →

Megan McCardle is annoyed that President Obama wasted her time with a job's plan that he's not actually interested in passing.

If the president were serious about providing stimulus, he would pay attention to the work of his old CEA chair, and pay for the jobs bill by decreasing the growth rate of something-or-other in the future by 0.2%. This is also what he would do if he were serious about getting any part of it through Congress. Instead he is apparently sending them a less-stimulative bill designed to be maximally embarrassing to the GOP--which by definition means minimally politically viable.