It’s become a running joke by Republicans in speeches and at town hall meetings to ask, “do you feel stimulated?” The implication of course is the stimulus package is such an obvious failure that just a mention of it is worth a few good laughs. But really, if this is a failure what would success look like?
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was passed one year ago today. This insightful chart, from Organizing for America, does a better job than a thousand works to highlight the success of the stimulus bill. Obviously, there is much more work to be done. But to even remotely attempt to say we’ve not seem drastic progress, well that is just crazy (and not very funny).