The Washington Times - December 9, 2009, 08:00AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Revealing the real fat cat party, Salt Lake City shows interest in 2012 GOP convention, and Obama plans to spend our way out of the downturn.

    But many of those same industrialists saw nothing wrong with cutting deals with statist regimes. For example, the Swope Plan, put forward by Gerard Swope, president of General Electric, laid out the infrastructure for much of the early New Deal.   
  • Deseret News: Salt Lake City shows interest in 2012 GOP convention
Officials are in the early stages of deciding if Salt Lake City wants to compete for the 2012 Republican National Convention — so early, in fact, that they have not yet formed a bid committee to decide.
  • NY PostObama plans to ‘spend our way’ out of downturn

Without giving a price tag, Obama proposed a package of new spending for highway, bridge and other infrastructure projects, deeper tax breaks for small businesses and tax incentives to encourage people to make their homes more energy efficient.