Recession On Hold...Again

The recession that never seems to get quite get here has once again been delayed. The economy grew 1.9% in the second quarter of 2008.

Here's the interesting part: Economists say it has to do with the stimulus checks we received.

Expansion accelerated modestly in the second quarter as government stimulus payments helped consumers add more buying punch to the economy, a Commerce Department report on Thursday showed.

Okay, so what they're telling us is that money taken out of government hands and put in the hands of the people caused the economy to grow. Wouldn't it then be logical to say that the economy would grow even further if even more money was in the hands of the people via tax cuts? Maybe it's time to not only make the Bush tax cuts permanent, but to cut taxes even more.