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About that stimulus — it worked

Editorial, The Des Moines Register

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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