stimulus

Vice President Joe Biden attends the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton on Feb. 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Biden: $787B Stimulus Most Successful Economic Recovery Program Since Roosevelt’s New Deal

Insisting the five-year-old federal stimulus package staved off a U.S. depression, Vice President Joe Biden toured the mucky site of a future Mississippi River harbor near an Illinois steel town and pressed for continued infrastructure spending he says has helped define the nation.

02/20/2014

Bernanke Says He Was Reluctant On AIG Bailout Amid Government Lawsuit credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Bernanke Notes ‘Stress Tests’ Show Stronger Banks

The Federal Reserve’s annual “stress tests” of major U.S. banks have become better able to detect risks, Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday night. He said the tests show that the banking industry has grown much healthier since the financial crisis.

04/08/2013

Paul Ryan (R-WI) (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: Paul Ryan And His Little White Lies

While Paul Ryan is entitled to his own opinions, he is not entitled to his own facts. He lied to America about Medicare. He lied to America about the debt commission. He really lied to America about the stimulus and America’s debt rating.

08/30/2012

File photo of Republican vice presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

Ryan Called Stimulus Wasteful, Then Sought Funds

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has been one of the harshest critics of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan. But months after Congress approved the nearly $800 billion package, the Wisconsin lawmaker was trying to steer money under the program to companies in his home state.

08/15/2012

Mitt and Ann Romney (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mitt Romney’s Bailout Double Standard

Romney negotiated a $10 million federal bailout for his company, but has called for foreclosures to be allowed to “hit bottom” and letting Detroit go bankrupt.

07/25/2012

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