Tuesday, January 28, 2003

Bush stimulus plan scrubbed (from the web that is):
Bush Stimulus Plan Is Out of Site By Al Kamen Monday, January 27, 2003; Page A17 When the White House Council of Economic Advisers explained President Bush's $674 billion economic stimulus proposal on Jan. 7, the plan seemed to suggest only 190,000 jobs would be created in 2003. Economists and Democratic critics went wild, saying Bush should be "embarrassed" to put forth such a plan, and pointing out that 1.5 million jobs have disappeared in the last couple of years, according to a New York Times account the next day. By Jan. 9, the CEA plan, which had been posted on the White House Web site, was nowhere to be found. It was gone. ... No doubt non-economists will be set straight, in some decent facsimile of the English language, when the CEA puts the newer, better version up on its Web site. Meanwhile, visitors to the site where the original analysis was posted are told: "The file you have attempted to access cannot be found. Please check the URL you entered to make sure there were no typing or copy-and-paste errors. You may also use our search facility to help you find the file you are looking for. "Please note: many files associated with the previous administration have been removed from this server . . . " Ah ha! It was Bill Clinton's plan!
Note: the snarky tone in this article is yet another indication that the bloom is falling off the press' relationship with Bush.

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