# Fiscal Stimulus to Guarantee Results

Figure 1. Pareto plot shows Obama’s 2009 stimulus spending was wasteful.

Much of the wasteful spending by Barack Obama – such as his failed stimulus of 2009 – could be prevented through the use of a simple statistical tool

### The Economy’s Performance Gap

Barack Obama’s handling of the economy — America’s most important problem — has been disappointing.

### Obama Defined by Maldistribution Curve

To determine the degree to which the maldistribution of Obama’s stimulus spending is associated with the Pareto distribution with probability density function (PDF)

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normalized values for the Pareto PDF were plotted as a function of normalized values for spending. Linear regression by method of least squares fitting revealed a near-perfect correlation between the values, with the fitted line’s slope (R) equal to 0.9962 (Figure 2).