Originally posted by: charrison
Originally posted by: eskimospy
Since the economic difficulties were and are expected to last well into the time when the stimulus will have spent the vast majority of its money, your contention is simply false. That you think it is pork is just you trying to use a loaded term to discredit spending you don't like.
No, Keynesian economic relies on swift stimulus. This is not swift spending by any standard, so it is very difficult to consider it stimulus.
No, Keynesian economics relies on government making up for aggregate demand lost by the business sector. While swifter action is better, there's no such requirement. Furthermore, even if there was, that wouldn't somehow disqualify the action as 'stimulus'.