January 13th, 2009
02:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama rallies support for bailout, recovery plan

 Barack Obama met with Senate Democrats for the last time before next week's inauguration.
Barack Obama met with Senate Democrats for the last time before next week's inauguration.

(CNN) - President-elect Barack Obama went to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to meet with Senate Democrats and make his case for how he wants to spend the second half of the $700 billion bailout.

Obama attended the weekly lunch of Democratic senators in what was his final visit to the Senate before his inauguration next week, according to the transition team. He also had been expected to push for his economic stimulus plan.

Obama has been making phone calls to senators asking for their support.

Some Republicans and Democrats said they were upset by how the Treasury Department spent the first allotment of $350 billion.

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soundoff (58 Responses)
  1. daniel cabrera

    Mr Obama will continue the 'borrowing' money from taxpayers to PERPETUATE THE STEALING FROM CROOKS AND THIEVES THAT CAUSED THIS ECONOMIC MESS,...and will continues until the money reserves go totally dry.

    Well, that is more to favours the ongoing path for socialism and marxism for this country, and once that is completely done,...you people who voted for Obama do not have absolutely nobody to complaint to.

    But then again perhaps that is what you anted all along, no?.....THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR CAPITALIST-DEOMOCRATIC FREE MARKET WAY!

    Is that is the history we want to have in the books?,...aparently that is an afirmative. Pity bloody thing!
    sincerely,
    Daniel Cabrera
    Merrillville, Indiana

    January 13, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  2. Sharone Ivey

    First of all, it is an honor to have an African American president, like Barack Obama. I pray and hope he keep his words and do his job. I think he has chosen a great team to come along with him to the White House. With the world in need, he is going to bailout alot of people, jobs, and homes.

    January 13, 2009 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  3. WELCOME TO THE OBAMA SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BECAUSE THE HOUSE AND SENATE ARE PREDOMINATELY DEMS HUISSAIN OBAMA WILL GET HIS STIMULUS PACKAGE APPROVED AND IT WILL FAIL!!!!!!!!

    I GUEST ONCE IT FAILS IT WILL BE BUSHS FAULT AGAIN!!!!!!!!

    THEN WHATS NEXT?????????....

    January 13, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  4. Cam, Atlanta

    Daniel Cabrera,

    Canada is only a hop and a skip away from Indiana.

    Please move there with your negativity, so your taxes will not contribute to your foregone negative conclusion of a destructive capitalistic-DEMOCRATIC free market way!

    January 13, 2009 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  5. WELCOME TO THE OBAMA SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BECAUSE THE HOUSE AND SENATE ARE PREDOMINATELY DEMS HUISSAIN OBAMA WILL GET HIS STIMULUS PACKAGE APPROVED AND IT WILL FAIL!!!!!!!!

    I GUEST ONCE IT FAILS IT WILL BE BUSHS FAULT AGAIN!!!!!!!!

    THEN WHATS NEXT?????????….
    ...................

    January 13, 2009 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  6. Khelley

    If the predominantly democratic senate won't sign your proposals, Obama, you just don't sign any of their proposals either. As simple as that. And next election, let them lose the white house to republicans by not running. Period.

    January 13, 2009 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  7. Carla, MN

    I will be in DC in 7 days and I will thank the Lord for the wonderful choice we made.

    January 13, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  8. greg smith

    in 7 days obama will be pres,ill still be driving a truck ,-paying taxes ,paying a mortage, supporting our troopsin iraq and afganistan ,paying for gas and food and watching all you stupid obama-maniacs wonder why your doing the same

    January 13, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
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