While others look for the private sector to pick up the slack as the stimulus fades away, the market continues its cycle of mistake and correction, mistake and correction.
The US barely generated any private sector jobs in May. Is the $787 billion economic stimulus not big enough, or is it not working at all?
The consumer pause in May came after seven months of gains in retail sales. There's some concern about a 'double dip' recession, but most forecasters see the economy recovering at a slow pace.
Administration celebrates one-year anniversary of stimulus package. But Americans worry about high unemployment.
Combining its push for clean energy and new jobs, the White House backs $5.4 billion in new tax credits intended to create tens of thousands of new manufacturing jobs.
For the first time since the 1930s, households are paying less in personal taxes than state and federal governments are paying out through transfer programs like Social Security.
Its focus on smaller, shovel-ready projects precludes a grander vision.