Did this method actually help any? If so why isn't it done more instead of handing money to companies?
Yes, it put money into the people's hands who woull actually spend it. I think a lot of people put it towards debt reduction though. Corporations get more handouts because they put congress persons family members to work or the actual congress person get a high pay do nothing job like lobbying after they leave office. That public servant thing is long gone, the name of the game is self service.
Seems to me giving money to the public in some way would be more useful than continuing the path we are on.
They missed my hand(s).... but then again, I don't "owe" them a thing for missing me, including a vote, lol.
it sure did help avoid falling into a depression along with all the measures taken by the obama administration.
It helped the economy in the same way giving heroin to an addict helps the addict. Well, we don't have any withdrawal symptoms. However, we're always going to need more, as evidenced by Bernanke's QE3: more fake money. At some point we're going to have an overdose.
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