Stimulus timing

For travel reasons, I won't get a chance to read through this right away, but here is a CBO report on the stimulus. (and this time the real report)  Here is one summary paragraph:

Assuming enactment in mid-February, CBO estimates that the bill would increase outlays by $93 billion during the remaining several months of fiscal year 2009, by $225 billion in fiscal year 2010 (which begins on October 1), by $159 billion in 2011, and by a total of $604 billion over the 2009-2019 period. That spending includes outlays from discretionary appropriations in Division A of the bill and direct spending resulting from Division B.

Here is the CBO Director's blog, which offers and links to more information.  What do you all think?

I thank Bruce Bartlett for the pointer.


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