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- Dean Baker co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and author of "Plunder & Blunder the Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy" (PoliPointPress)
- Brian Riedl senior budget analyst,The Heritage Foundation
- Louise Radnofsky reporter with the Wall Street Journal.
- Michael Grabell Lead journalist of news organization Propublica's Eye on the Stimulus. He's been reporting on the stimulus since the bill was first introduced.
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