"The European Commission wants EU governments to jointly combat the growing economic slowdown with a €200 billion ($256.22 billion) stimulus plan to boost growth and confidence among consumers and businesses."
Look, governments do not generate revenue, okay? They don't make anything, sell anything, or create anything... (Well, except red tape and bizarre and inexplicable regulations, but those are hard to charge for when you can get them for free at your local church or bridge club.)
Any money that the government "pumps into" the economy to "boost" it had to be pumped out of the economy in the form of taxes in the first place. Why is this so hard to understand? You can't raise the water level in a swimming pool by siphoning its contents from the deep end to the shallow end, nor can you build a wall higher by removing bricks from the bottom and putting them on top. Why is this extremely simple fact so terrifically difficult for otherwise smart people to grasp?
The chOsen One has made noises about revitalizing the American economy by hiring people to dig holes and fill them back up again, and pay them with the taxes that come out of their paychecks, and apparently sane people nod their heads sagely and think this will work. Unglaublich!