Money well spent?: the truth behind the trillion-dollar stimulus, the biggest economic recovery plan in history

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The 2012 presidential campaign will, above all else, be a referendum on the Obama administration's handling of the financial crisis, recalling the period when Obama's "audacity of hope" met the austerity of reality. Central to this is the ''American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009''--the largest economic recovery plan in American history. Senator Mitch McConnell gave a taste of the enormity of the money committed: if you had spent 1 million a day since Jesus was born, it still would not add up to the price tag of the stimulus package.

A nearly entirely partisan piece of legislation-- Democrats voted for it, Republicans against-- the story of how the bill was passed and, more importantly, how the money was spent and to what effect, is known barely at all. Stepping outside the political fray, ProPublica's Michael Grabell offers a perceptive, balanced, and dramatic story of what happened to the tax payers' money, pursuing the big question through behind-the-scenes interviews and on-the-ground reporting in more than a dozen states across the country.

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subject_facet Economic development projects -- United States, Economic stabilization -- United States, Electronic books, Federal aid -- United States, Job creation -- United States, Recessions -- United States, United States -- Economic conditions -- 2009-, United States -- Economic policy -- 2009-
title_display Money well spent? the truth behind the trillion-dollar stimulus, the biggest economic recovery plan in history
title_full Money well spent? : the truth behind the trillion-dollar stimulus, the biggest economic recovery plan in history [electronic resource] / Michael Grabell, Money well spent? [electronic resource] : the truth behind the trillion-dollar stimulus, the biggest economic recovery plan in history / Michael Grabell
title_short Money well spent?
title_sub the truth behind the trillion-dollar stimulus, the biggest economic recovery plan in history
topic_facet Economic conditions, Economic development projects, Economic policy, Economic stabilization, Federal aid, Job creation, Recessions