We Republicans believe we can help mitigate those risks if we are given a meaningful place at the table ... Specifically, we want to keep the stimulus bill -- as well as all other future economic "rescue" measures -- limited in scope and transparent. Our country has no other choice. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a sobering report that this year's deficit will likely climb to over 8 percent of U.S. gross domestic product, or $1.2 trillion. That's higher than at any point since World War II -- and those figures don't even account for the forthcoming stimulus. Such heavy borrowing runs the risk down the line of rampant inflation, which scares away foreign capital while making the purchasing power of the dollar weaker for American consumers.
The stimulus may be too big? Inflation and higher interest rates? This guy really doesn’t get it – does he? The letter to President Obama by Paul Krugman should go to the top of the read pile for Representative Cantor.