It would be good news that an economic incompetent was leaving the White House if there weren't so many of them left there:
Departing White House chief economist Christina Romer urged Congress on Wednesday to "finish the job of economic recovery" by pumping more cash into the economy through additional tax cuts for businesses and middle-class families, as well as fresh investments in the nation's infrastructure.
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Romer, a macroeconomist and expert on the Great Depression, has made no secret of her opinion that more federal spending is needed to prevent high unemployment from becoming a permanent condition. Although acknowledging concerns about rising deficits, she has persistently pressed for more spending than most lawmakers - and some administration officials - have been willing to stomach.
Hey, the stimulus obviously didn't work, so let's do it some more! And see just how high we can run up the deficits and debt! I'm a Great Depression expert, so pay attention!