An Economically Stimulating Debate

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

What kind of stimulus does the economy need? Rudy Giuliani is proposing an immediate corporate tax cut, Democrats have other ideas, but the president and Congress want to do something now. Guests from Club for Growth and Economic Policy Institute debate the issue. Also, does the school day start too early?

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