Happy Birthday, Stimulus

One year ago, President Obama signed the massive “stimulus” bill into law.  Americans are understandably skeptical about whether the stimulus bill was worth the hundreds of billions of dollars in borrowed money that has added significantly to our national debt or whether it was, in fact, a pork-ridden bill that did a lot for Members of Congress (and other government employees) and not much for average Americans.

The President and Vice President Obama have been out on the campaign trail trying to convince Americans that the stimulus bill has worked.  Doesn’t that fact tell you a lot about whether the stimulus bill has had a positive impact on the lives of most Americans?  Would the President need to convince us of something that had obviously been effective in jump-starting the economy and reducing unemployment?