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Is Oregon Stimulated Yet?

by Laural Porter

Posted on July 16, 2009 at 10:51 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:43 PM

The Oregonian asked that question in its editorial Thursday 7/16/09.
The headline: "Are we stimulated yet?"

When most of the federal stimulus hasn't been paid out yet,there are calls in Washington,D-C for a second round of stimulus money.
The newspaper takes the postion that it can't be justified until Congress has a "long term hope of generating a real recovery--one that will begin paying down the nation's massive debt."

What do you think?
This week on "Straight Talk", our guests will discuss the federal stimulus and how it's being put to work in Oregon.We'll also talk about the proposal for a second stimulus.

My guests on Saturday night at 6:30 are Oregon Governor Kulongoski's Chief of Staff, Chip Terhune; Managing director of EcoNorthwest, Randy Pozdena (former VP of the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco); and Metro Council President, David Bragdon.

Please join us for what should be a lively and informative discussion of the stimulus plan and how the money is being used in Oregon.

Then leave your comments here.

Thank you for watching and let's keep talking.