Posts Tagged ‘Stimulus’

Record 47 Million Americans Now Receive Food Stamps

Record 47 Million Americans Now Receive Food Stamps

Although food stamp participation rates typically increase during a recession, a new study demonstrates that the rate of growth between 2008 and 2012 is unique.

State Medicaid Costs Continue to Outpace Education and Other Vital Services

State Medicaid Costs Continue to Outpace Education and Other Vital Services

Medicaid costs continued to rise in 2011, consuming a greater percentage of overall state spending. This was a result of federal stimulus money, heightened health care expenses and increased enrollment.

Commentary: Obama High Speed Rail Plan Officially DOA

Commentary: Obama High Speed Rail Plan Officially DOA

Once the initial government subsidies end, states would be left to pay for the mammoth costs of a higher-speed version of the failing Amtrak model.

Proposed High-Speed Rail No Bargain for Louisiana

A feasibility study by Burk-Kleinpeter Inc. and HDR Engineering emphasizes the economic and social benefits of the proposed high-speed rail linking New Orleans to Baton Rouge. Currently under revision, the final report is due March 16. With an estimated 78% probability of having a positive return on investment, the study claims that the value creation [...]

Cato’s State of the Union Fact Check

The Cato Institute offers interesting commentary on Obama’s State Of The Union speech. Cato Editors provide useful information on tax cuts, the stimulus bill, the budget freeze, and job creation. Read the State Of The Union Fact Check for information on some of the major statements made during Wednesday’s address to Congress.