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Op-Ed: UCSF should not waste money on erectile dysfunction research

According to findings by NBC Bay Area, the University of California San Francisco had received $1.5 million in federal stimulus that was allocated to the study of erectile dysfunction of overweight middle aged men.

Op-Ed: When Rhetoric Fails

Eloquence is sometimes not enough when reality disproves your claims. Despite worsening unemployment figures, President Obama expressed continued confidence in the stimulus plan in his weekly radio address Saturday.

This Time Warren Buffett Wants a Second Stimulus

A few days ago, an Obama advisor called for a second stimulus package. On Thursday, legendary investor Warren Buffet wanted another stimulus package.

Alaska Governor Palin Rejects 30 Percent of Fed. Stimulus Package

Sarah Palin won't be taking 31 percent of the federal stimulus package that could help out Alaska. She says that the money is 'timely, targeted and temporary' and could have strings attached.

Op-Ed: The US stimulus package, effects on Australia

The US economy's currently between a rock, a hard place, and a lot of much harder places and a lot more rocks. The US was holding 60% of the world’s capital when the fan got hit. Exporters like Australia are now trying to do business in the fallout zone

Op-Ed: 'Please pass the pork'

As the “Bush Recession” tightens its grip on the American economy's windpipe, and the new Obama administration works feverishly to break its stranglehold, one term keeps popping up on the lips of Republican politicians and Right Wing pundits—pork.

Op-Ed: The U.S. to bailout taxpayers for a change

Congress is about to bailout an unlikely group, the American taxpayer. By increasing the funding for food stamps the United States will be giving to those who generally pocket other bail outs. It's about time.

U.S.-China Relations and the Global Economic Crisis

China is the U.S. government's largest creditor and the trade deficit with China is the largest ever recorded with a single country. Can China and the U.S. work together to overcome the trade deficit and the impact of the Global economic crisis.

Op-Ed: Joe, Betsy Sue and the Army Band learn about stimulus.

One day in the happy Kingdom of More Moola, Joe the pizza maker decided to make some extra pizzas, counting on the lunch shift at the local widget factory to buy up all that he had made.

Op-Ed: Hey Congress – Rome is still burning

Just when you thought the fire brigade was going get on with its job, the bean counting process has come back. This time it’s the stimulus package which is about to receive a few more straws of ancient wisdom from earmarks and niche nitpicking.

Canada: Alternative Budget Stimulus Plan Released

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released the Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) fiscal stimulus plan, a one-year package that would create 407,000 jobs, boost the economy by 3%.

Senate Committee Approves Its Own Stimulus Package

The Senate committee had passed its own economic stimulus package in which the proposal could go to the Senate floor either Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

Op-Ed: Bush's stimulas package misses the target

The claim that the economy is headed towards a recession is born out by the fact that even the normally oblivious George Bush has awaken to the realization that the economy needs a stimulus package. Unfortunately for America, this one misses the target.

Op-Ed: It's Still the Economy Stupid - How to Fix Bush's Mess

As the worst administration in American history limps and shuffles to its ignominious conclusion the country is waking up like a frat boy from its long drinking spree to discover that once again a Bush has driven the economy into the ditch.

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