The stimulus package Obama and the Democrats are pushing is of questionable value and will put the nation’s deficit well north of a trillion dollars for the first time in history. Outnumbered overwhelmingly and facing an enormous amount of pressure to act, Republicans’ options are limited. But they should push for the package to include more tax relief than spending, and for the tax relief to be better-designed. If we must have an economic stimulus package, we might as well have one that stimulates the economy.
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