What Might Have Been

by Jonah Goldberg

If Obama had pushed a one-year suspension of the payroll tax instead of the first stimulus, wouldn’t the country — and Obama –  be much better off right now? He would have gotten money directly into the hands of  the American people instead of teachers’ unions, state governments, and rent-seeking green companies. It would have been every bit as Keynesian, but infinitely more popular, including among Republicans.

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