The Guardian of the UK writes that Obama should run on the success of the stimulus because, “Everything you think you know about it is wrong: stimulus saved the US economy, and only Republicans stopped it working better.” And the story goes on.
“…the stimulus measure was “the biggest and most transformative energy bill in history”, and “the biggest and most transformative education reform bill since the Great Society”. It was also a “transformative healthcare bill”, the “biggest foray into industrial policy since FDR”, the “biggest expansion of antipoverty initiatives since Lyndon Johnson”, and – ironically, for a president oft-accused of raising taxes – the “biggest middle-class tax cut since Reagan”. It rebuilt bridges and paved roads; weatherized and retrofitted homes; and spurred the move toward high-speed rail.”
“That, three and a half years after it was passed into law, most Americans simply have no idea what the Recovery Act wrought is a truly damning indictment of the US media.
The other part of this story comes from across the aisle and involves the Republican party, which, with the exceptions of three senators (Collins, Snowe and Specter), voted unanimously against the bill, and which, since it passed, has repeatedly lied about its impact.”
Why Obama Should Campaign on the Success of the Stimulas–The Guardian UK