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Government Spending or Tax Cuts? The 2009 Stimulus
Package for Taylor County, Texas

Author(s): Ian Shepherd, Dee Ann Shepherd

Citation: Ian Shepherd, Dee Ann Shepherd, (2011) "Government Spending or Tax Cuts? The 2009 Stimulus
Package for Taylor County, Texas" Journal of Management Policy and Practice, Vol. 12, Iss. 6, pp. 62 - 73

Article Type: Research paper

Publisher: North American Business Press


On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act. It called for the creation of new jobs and the support of jobs at-risk, stimulation of the
economy using investment to spur long-term growth, and an unprecedented level of accountability and
transparency in government spending. Taylor County, Texas, received $48 million over 16 months for 78
projects. This paper will model the impact of the stimulus package on Taylor County, Texas, and compare
this model with an alternate tax relief model. This paper is intended to improve the economic choices
made by Taylor County and the city of Abilene.