Stimulating the Economy, Now and in the Future

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The whole world is waiting to see what President Obama's stimulus package will bring. It will have consequences not just for the United States, but also for both trading partners and economic competitors. The House stimulus bill calls for prohibiting foreign steel and iron from infrastructure projects. The Senate version being debated this week goes further, with few exceptions to the requirement for American-made goods and equipment.  Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, call that “protectionism.”  In this rebroadcast of To the Point, we preview the debate raging in Washington over the biggest government spending package since WWII.

Credits

Guests:
John Murphy - Vice President for International Trade, US Chamber of Commerce, Scott Paul - Alliance for American Manufacturing - @ScottPaulAAM, James Galbraith - University of Texas, Austin

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Christian Bordal