“With all of the talk about stimulus and stimulus package, and looking at the stimulus package the House sent us with all of the tax breaks for huge corporations, it seems to me the best stimulus we could provide would be to send money directly to our communities so they could repair and modernize their schools. We get a couple bangs for the buck on that. We put people to work; it stimulates local economies, and of course that has a backup effect because there will be suppliers of different equipment, and it provides for all kinds of multiplier effects in the economy.”
– Senator Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) introductory remarks on on Fiscal Year 02 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill, October 30, 2001.
To learn more about the economic stimulus package, please read a recent article from the Washington Post website.
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