Magazine
Latest Issue

Passing the stimulus: Obama’s movement, MIA

By James Crabtree  

not quite so moving

not quite so moving

“Today, I signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law” writes President Obama, twice, in my inbox this morning. (Somehow, I’ve ended up on two different e-mail lists from the campaign.) The message, heralding the $787bn stimulus bill signed yesterday, comes appended with the note: “Paid for by Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee.” There was never  much doubt that the stimulus would pass. Republican critics had a point—the bill is really only half stimulus, with the rest…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect