February 6th, 2009
05:49 PM ET
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BREAKING: Tentative agreement reached on stimulus

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Democratic and Republican senators have reached a tentative agreement for a $780 billion stimulus package, according to two Democratic sources and a GOP negotiator.

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  1. JT

    LET'S GET IT GOING THEN!!!!!!!!

    February 6, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  2. john

    alleluia!

    I hope there is enough spending to stimulate the economy. I bet the GOP tried to cut as much stimulus from this stimulus package as possible. Making it full of tax cuts and not enough spending.

    February 6, 2009 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  3. southerncousin

    The devil will be in the details. Let's see if there is real transparency like has been promised or a Pelosi/Reid "lets see how we can fool them" deal.

    February 6, 2009 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  4. Lilarose in Bandon, Oregon

    A "tax cut" won't help millions of Americans who don't pay taxes.

    They don't have jobs or own homes.

    What taxes will they be paying???? To get a cut for??????

    February 6, 2009 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  5. No Incumbents 2010

    That's the best you can do?

    February 6, 2009 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  6. chris@stl

    Good .... get it done!!! You guys can bicker later.

    February 6, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  7. no corporate politics

    It is good to see that Obama won't just get automatic approval. He needs to really listen to lawmakers there in DC. Hopefully he has learned he cannot just threaten vetos and use lobby force to get his own way.

    He has been forced to keep his promise of bipartisanship even though he is obviously not happy about it.

    February 6, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  8. Charlene Tribble

    It's about time...

    February 6, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  9. John

    Not enough. But I guess we should take it. There will be other bills. Instead of calling this a stimulus bill. They should have called it a jobs bill.

    February 6, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  10. tim

    Still way too high, but at least the republicans were able to lop off over $100 billion.

    Democrats are scary. I'm glad no one in politics runs my household.

    February 6, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  11. Gary of El Centro, Ca

    Great......get it to a vote and lets get on with it. A number of states are about ready to shut down. That money is needed ASAP!

    February 6, 2009 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  12. J.P.

    BREAKING: Tentative agreement reached on economically enslaving the next four generations of Americans.

    BREAKING: Tentative agreement reached on firing the first shot of the next American Revolution.

    BREAKING: Tentative agreement reached on starting the next Civil War.

    February 6, 2009 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  13. mw

    HOW MUCH REPUBLICAN PORK IS IN THE PACKAGE? HOW MANY BREAKS FOR GREEDY CROOKS IN THE PACKAGE?

    MOST IMPORTANT, WHAT HAVE THE REPUGS THOUGHT OF TO DO FOR THE WORKERS OF AMERICA. THOSE ON THE GOVERNMENT TIT FOR WAY TOO MANY YEARS ARE SO OUT OF TOUCH, THEIR JUDGEMENT IS NOT TRUSTED BY HONEST AMERICANS.

    LEAVE IN STIMULUS FOR JOBS, GREEN JOBS, ALTERNATIVE ENERGY JOBS. NO BREAKS FOR THE CROOKS ON WALL STREET, THE SHIESTER INVESTOR CROOK TYPES, NOR OVER PAID CEOS.

    DON'T FORGET, REPUBLICANS, WE VOTED IN PRESIDENT OBAMA, NOT A BUNCH OF GREED WORSHIPERS.

    February 6, 2009 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  14. The Lonely Libertarian of Liverpool NY

    No more bailouts for the wealthy! No way No How!

    February 6, 2009 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  15. ruty

    It's about time. Stop acting like second graders, forget what party you belong to and get something done.

    February 6, 2009 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  16. Obama Victim

    way to go repubs........slapped them back a little...nicely done

    February 6, 2009 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  17. Alicia

    BRAVO for Collins!!!!! She is a true American!!!!

    Mitt, Cheney, Rush, McCain and Graham do not think it is good for every school in American to be the same? They are okay with tax dollars going to their corporate friends, not to schools all over the country.

    I find the actions of the Republicans, other than Collins of Maine, APPALLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 6, 2009 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  18. BB

    Conservative "cut the taxes for the wealthy" has never worked for the people who are now unemployed and desperate - in every state.

    Time to try something new. Repeating the same thing over and over with the same result is insanity, Republicans. It's political suicide. Get over your McCain ego trips.

    February 6, 2009 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  19. Lucretia

    And not a minute too soon, either.

    February 6, 2009 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  20. Meka

    CONGRESS TERM LIMITS . . . 12 YEARS, NO RETIREMENT!

    February 6, 2009 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  21. Gerry in Va. for Obama.

    Well now, thats just very interesting... I hope it's not another Harry Reid mean mouthed joke....

    February 6, 2009 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  22. Sniffit

    hahaha...shocker!...didn't have to be clairevoyant to know this was coming. The LAST thing the GOP wanted was no stimulus plan agreed to when Obama stepped in front of the mic Monday night for the prime time press conference.

    February 6, 2009 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  23. J. D. Nunn

    Well honey, It's time to slop the hogs. I'll be back in a few minutes
    and we will have our bread (corn bread) and milk. Fifteen minutes
    later husband returned and ask wife " has Washington slopped its
    hogs yet". Wife replies, no but about too. $780 Billion down the traugh.

    February 6, 2009 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  24. michael molzberger

    Hopefully this will turn out to be good news and not a waste of more taxpayer dollars.

    February 6, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  25. LeeRn

    Maybe all the Congressmen and Senators should have their perks and pay withheld until they do something for real Americans! While those fatcats get richer, Americans are losing jobs, houses, and healthcare! Public Education is in shambles, and they want to cut Education spending from the bill? Get real and get back in touch with real America. How many of these Congressmen and Senators want to send their kids to their local public schools, Maybe all Congress and Senators should go without pay and health benefits for 6 months to share our pain, and be made to send their children to their local public school system for a year (no trasfers to other districts available)_!

    February 6, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
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