美国前财政部长拉里?萨默斯Larry Summers称，美国政府应当马上向美国经济注入500亿美元到750亿美元的财政刺激，以抵消日益增加的全面衰退风险。萨默斯曾在比尔?克林顿Bill Clinton任总统期间担任财长。
Washington should inject a $50bn-$75bn fiscal stimulus into the US economy in the very near future to offset the mounting risks of a full-blown recession, according to Larry Summers, Treasury secretary during the presidency of Bill Clinton.
Mr Summers warned that without timely counter-cyclical fiscal action, the average US family could lose up to $5,000 in income, the country could suffer hundreds of thousands more home foreclosures and national debt could significantly increase - "even in a mild recession".
一些共和党议员认为，扩大布什George W. Bush的减税政策是一个有效的财政补救方法，对此，萨默斯予以了驳斥。他表示：“财政刺激至关重要，但如果没有及时性、针对性和临时性，就可能有相反的效果。”
He dismissed suggestions by Republican lawmakers that an extension of George W. Bush’s tax cuts would provide an effective fiscal remedy. "Fiscal stimulus is critical but could be counterproductive if it is not timely, targeted and temporary," he said.