Wednesday, February 4, 2009

You Think You Can Do Better? Here's Your Chance!

So, what do you think about the proposed stimulus package (or whatever the 50 names its been given over the past couple of weeks!)?

Here's an interesting little tool I've found. Those of us who think we could do better in designing a plan to jump start our country's economy, if we had the opportunity, can now do just that!

The Center for American Progress invites you to 'Design Your Own Stimulus Package'. You can put in the tax cuts you think ought to be a part of it, or you can weight it towards the infrastructure improvements most economists say would actually provide the type of short term stimulus that would be effective.

Why don't you report back here and let me know how many jobs you've saved and what your grade is? I think it would be quite interesting.

And if you're one of the 'scorched earth' economic mindset (those who believe we ought to let everything crater and those of us who are left just start over), let us know that too!

Thanks to Dan Lavoie of Policy Link's Equity Blog for calling attention to this!

1 comment:

Patricia said...

Great Tool! I made an A.