What Stimulus?

So we were talking about when certain stimulus money would be spent and when our fabulous stimulus-related investment ideas would make us and our clients obscenely wealthy.  Naturally, I turned to the internet to find out more and came across this excellent graphic.

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Not that you need help understanding the beautiful graphics, but here are a few key takeaways.

  • The biggest chunk of the stimulus package gets spent in 2010.
  • Some of it isn’t slated to be spent until after the next Presidential election.
  • Most of the 2009 expenditures are intended to buy votes targeted toward the unemployed and folks on Medicaid.
  • While we hear about our country’s great need to keep incumbents in office for infrastructure, it’s small in relation to the entire package.  Notice that only 1/3 of the $62.3 billion going toward highway construction is expected to be spent by the end of 2010.

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