Our Governor Patterson is obviously blind to the strategic needs of New York state. While those influential to him live in upstate New York, the bulk of the revenue generation takes place downstate. So when I just read that the initial stimulus plan dollars will be going upstate, I had to scratch my bald head.

How will funding upstate New York bridge replacement, highway resurfacing and drainage projects do anything to stimulate the economy especially when existing workers will be doing the work? A flawed stimulus plan meted out by flawed individuals (AKA politicians) is simply flawed.

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Comment by Steve Levy on February 23, 2009 at 4:49pm
Would you expect a plan to lose jobs? Unless you can show me - and every citizen - the model and data used by the President's Office of Political Propaganda, it's all bunk.

Keep drinking Obama's Koolaid... or for that matter any politician who hasn't the foggiest idea how to create a job that isn't within their own district.

If you want to come back with a response, do so with data that is fresh.
Comment by Steve Levy on February 23, 2009 at 5:28pm
By the way, the plan won't save 228K jobs in New York state. You're simply wrong. And I do from time to time watch Fox New because I like to see Republicans froth at the mouth - I'm a lifelong card-carrying Democrat as are my parents whose tax dollars funded the initial social welfare programs so important to current ACORN organizers.
Comment by Joshua Letourneau on February 23, 2009 at 5:45pm
"It's not the same formula as you get - aint no vitamins in that $%^!"
- Dave Chapelle

Didn't Dave Chapelle talk about Kool-Aid, or was that Grape Drink?

Top Kool-Aid Flavors (in a very bad list) :)

"This is just kind of a goofy list to present what I think are the best five Kool-Aid flavors ever.

1. Ice-Blue Island Twist
2. Lemon Lime
3. Grape
4. Oh Yeah-Orange Pineapple
5. Blastin' Berry Cherry"
Comment by Steve Levy on February 23, 2009 at 5:48pm
Karen wrote: "How do you know that it will Not save or create 228k jobs? What is the basis of your allegations that it won't create those number of jobs, or more for that matter? If there is money for projects that wouldn't be there otherwise it is common sense that it would create or save jobs."

Because the report said 215K ;)

Josh - lmao
Comment by Steve Levy on March 9, 2009 at 4:40pm
Sung, have you ever looked onto how the BLS computes employment numbers? How the company birth/death numbers are at best dubious estimations? Or how most payrolls - and therefore additions to staff - cannot be met with revolving credit lines that come from the financial institutions receiving TARP funds?

Being a Democrat doesn't mean one has to give up on the free market system because people mortgaged themselves into a hole; pumping more blood into a Medicaid system that is already on life support so more can receive some kind coverage doesn't like change or good business. The stimulus package is wholly partisan but contains nearly 9000 earmarks, 40% of which are Republican

Nothing personal Sung but infrastructural projects contained in the plan won't bring back tech jobs or manufacturing plants - unless the pols introduce more isolationistic policies. More government? You mean more Medicaid? The same SEC that wouldn't go after Bernie madoff ultimately leading to the demise of charities that helped millions?

I'm very happy you like way Karen presented her side; however reread my post to see what I was writing about (the distribution of wealth). And I feel horrible that you've taken Obama's plan as gospel without checking the details.
Comment by Steve Levy on March 9, 2009 at 8:54pm
The EPI is one of three think tanks (Center for American Progress, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) that receive significant financial backing from the Democracy Alliance, a donors collaborative established by a group of liberal political activists, labor unions and donors in ....

Then you post a conservative article by the Heritage Foundation to support another viewpoint.

Follow the money Karen and you'll see where these things lead; write back when you find a truly unbiased center-sitting organization. Until then, your links are nothing but fronts for groups with agendas that have more to do with command and control than compassion. Real nice.
Comment by Steve Levy on March 10, 2009 at 7:32am
There you go again said Reagan and it applies to you. Can you find anything I said about not helping the middle class? Anywhere? A link perhaps?

You're tireless if nothing else. How about going back to the initial post and addressing Gov. Patterson's distribution of wealth to the state?

But then again, cutting and pasting is easier.

Odd - other than to showoff your level of erudition, why did you mention NBER?

One more thing...why would anyone need EPI if you were the one who predicted the recession?
Comment by Maureen Sharib on March 10, 2009 at 7:46am
Sung, you said:
"...it's really too bad that the rest of the world doesn't exercise their right to critical thinking like this."
It sure is.
Comment by Steve Levy on March 10, 2009 at 1:59pm
Karen darling...

"Mike Going global for many companies saved a lot of dollars and cents for the company itself, but it hurt the american country in such a big way, that what we are seeing now, only is the scratch in the bucket. When I called this recession back in April of last year (which is when we actually started based upon the actual longterm jobless figures) I was called the naysayer."

Or here...

All links were visited; they always are, always will be, because misinterpreting research is more dangerous than not having read the studies in the first place.

What companies write about themselves is what they want people to read; I'm sorry you have have yet to grasp the essence of this and what I'm talking about when I speak of research validity, more specifically external, internal, construct, and statistical conclusion validities.

For every liberal oriented think tank there is a conservative oriented one with results at the other end of the spectrum. Whether you understand the research design and analysis or not, what does this tell you?
Comment by Maureen Sharib on March 10, 2009 at 2:08pm


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