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About that stimulus — it worked

Editorial, The Des Moines Register
9/19/12

It has become an article of faith that the stimulus package pushed through Congress by President Barack Obama shortly after taking office in 2009 has been a total failure.

Few would dare suggest otherwise…

According to the Iowa Policy Project, an Iowa City research group, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act helped bridge a precipitous drop-off in tax revenues during the recession. The Policy Project said Iowa used the money “precisely as intended: targeted, timely and temporary relief so that states could continue funding critical services, such as K-12 education and health services to individuals and families.

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