As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

They Call It Stimulus

The government institutes a program to encourage the sale of fuel-efficient cars, and factories have to build more fuel-efficient cars.

Higher sales from the government's Cash for Clunkers program have prompted General Motors Co. to boost production at several of its factories, according to company and union officials.

The increases include an extra day of work at the Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant and increased hours at a factory in Orion Township, Mich., said the union officials, who asked not to be identified because the announcement, expected Tuesday afternoon, had not been made.

The Lordstown plant, which makes the Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 small cars, is now running at one shift for 10 hours per day from Monday through Thursday, but the company will add the next two Fridays to the schedule, one union official said. Plant spokesman Tom Mock confirmed the increase.

Clearly this is the work of evil government to take over your lives by creating more jobs and boosting manufacturing production. Those miserable, miserable people.

If there in fact is a second stimulus, it all needs to go toward programs like this, with tangible benefits for consumers and workers. The initial stimulus is getting a bad reputation because the "nudge" of adding a few bucks into worker paychecks isn't reaching the consciousness of most workers. Give people something they can touch and feel.

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