The Republican House analysis is flat wrong in its claim that the House Republican stimulus is more effective. No matter what your analytical assumptions, as long as they are consistent the plan the President supports would result in substantially greater job creation than the House Republican plan.
We cannot afford to play political games with apples-to-oranges comparisons. Such political gamesw distract our attention from the magnitude of the substantive task at hand.
You might think the House Republicans would be embarrassed. But you’d only think that if you hadn’t been paying attention. They will pay no price for this. The press won’t have the nerve to call them on it, and the base likes being lied to.