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Don't call it a stimulus

...for the economy, especially as the 2009 stimulus package starts to run out. As Obama's former budget director, Peter Orszag, wrote recently in the New York Times: "No one wants to make an already stagnating jobs market worse. ... There...
Obama should take after capitalist Cuba

...Prominent Democrats, including a growing number in Congress, agree. They include former Obama Budget Director Peter Orszag, who endorsed a two-year tax freeze in a Sept. 6 column for The New York Times. Meanwhile, under the category...
Outside editorial: Balance the nation's books

...last week from the president's deficit reduction commission. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and White House budget chief Peter Orszag, among the lead witnesses, warned that a failure to cut federal deficits could permanently cripple the nation's...
Sen. Begich meets with Obama at White House

...year to Alaska's economy and supports thousands of jobs. Also attending the meeting were White House budget chief Peter Orszag and Sens. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire.
Taking a cue from Sweden, of all places

...didn't do much to stimulate the economy, yet liberal economists keep popping up, demanding more stimulus.Last week, Peter Orszag - Obama's first budget chief - was out with a piece saying, in effect, ignore all that debt piling up, just shovel...
Hypocrisy in the House

...after the Business Roundtable submitted its letter of "policy burdens inhibiting economic growth" at the request of Peter Orszag, former director of Obama's Office of Management and Budget. The Business Roundtable's list was notably long...
Pro: Obama, Congress should extend Bush tax cuts for all

...the truth is catching up with them. Even President Obama's former director of the Office of Management and Budget, Peter Orszag, favors extending current tax rates, at least temporarily. The president's former chair of The Council of Economic...
Outside editorial: The $150B gamble

...says it will take even longer. Between delays in mailing the rebates and delays in spending them, says CBO director Peter Orszag, the rebates "would affect spending at the end of 2008" - not a triumph of timing. If the goal is to get money circulating...


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