WASHINGTON (CNN) - Democratic and Republican senators have reached a tentative agreement for a $780 billion stimulus package, according to two Democratic sources and a GOP negotiator.
i will hold my breathe until I see details.
This is great news! Hopefully, the economy will begin to improve soon.
I've noticed that many of the cnn commentators refer to PRESIDENT Obama , as " Barack Obama" You did'nt refer to the previuos pesident as " George" . Why the disrespect ???
Can someone explain to me why they were so quick to decide to send our young people into war for a 'might have' WMDs, and spent billions of our dollars in Iraq, and having a hard time with this?
It's time to spend American tax dollars on America! It's time to concentrate on America.
THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I agree with the republicans and all those people who can see Obama is taking us down the wrong path. And that our youth, years into the future, will be the tax payers working ever so hard to pay off our debt within a socialism type state of affairs controlled by big government.
Republcons should just get the dam thing done, instead of trying to force a below 800 billion$ figure, just to smirk!
All one needs do is to LOOK AT OBAMA CAMPAIGN!
And remember the EFFICIENCY of the 'no drama Obama' campaign.
That is the same efficiency and effectiveness with which the US Govement will be run under Obama.
Give him a trillion or two or whatever he asks for!
Obama IS NOT bush-cheney!
Obama will use taxpayers' money WISELY!
The money loaned to companies like AIG, at what interest rate was the loan at? The way our government operates it was probably zero.
Quite frankly, I am sick of the small number of Republicans in Congress that survived the last political election whining about the new platforms/stimulus bill for the American people; if they had not followed Bush so blindly, the country would not be in this situation. People seem to forget that Obama had this prolbem waiting for him when he walked into the Oval Office.These whiners are not really interested in "stimulus" for working people; they like partican politics and special interest politics;they are really interested in continuing the same old business of tax cuts for their rich friends in corporations and on Wall Street; I wish the press would make a little more support [financial impact analysis] for Obama's plans since he has only been in office for 3 weeks. When will CNN get out there " on the street" and have some stories from real people about life as it happens !!!!!
Congrats Dems on setting yourself to lose control of the 2010 elections and 2012 general.....This bill does not attack the the root cause of all our problems....THE HOUSING INDUSTRY......Obama is falling on his face and Harry once again looks like a loser....
Bad decision on a very bad bill. The beginning of the end for the Almighty Obama.
I'll believe it when I see the vote.
Good, and I hope the pork is out of it. I hope Nancy has stepped up to the plate and I hope it's something that President Obama feels comfortable in signing.
I also hope the Republicans are onboard, but if they aren't I don't care at this point. Those multi-millionaires should walk a mile in our shoes.
I disagree with Candy Crowley that the problem is Congress acting too quickly. The problem is with execution. George Bush failed in his execution of Iraq, Katrina recovery and the TARP bailout. Give Obama a chance to execute this plan. He can't do any worse than what we have had the past 8 years.
Where in the world is all this money going to come from? We are in a global economic crisis, not like we can borrow from another country. What in the world is going on?
Yeah the operative word being "tentative". Keep an eye out for the pesky Repub right.. that "tentative" could go to "nothing".
Obama/Racoons 8 more years!
Great... the wheels are turning!
A meeting of the minds? What minds? Is this a $780 billion corruption package?
I for one am glad that Obama was elected! Now we can truly see whether or not any American elected to serve "the people" is above corruption. That is why I voted for him. Not for change, but for confirmation.
Corporations don't need bailouts; people do. People need help. From all accounts, the companies that already received tax dollars, the CEO's and managers are common thieves, stealing from Americans. You want to throw more money to more companies? How stupid.
Praise God! We were all entitled to our differences, but ultimately I just want my leaders, both democrats & republicans to work together to do what they feel what is right for the people of the US!
Let's see how badly the Dems sold out.
We will look back on this day and say: "That was when the 2nd Great Depression began."
Way to go Congress.
Name the Republicans that are going to vote in favor of this Pork-ulus Bill ...and I will tell you the names of a few Republicans SURE to lose their upcoming re-election bid.
Americans are obese and Congress is serving bacon?!
We need a financial diet NOW. Cut expenses!! Only idiots want to INCREASE spending!!
HA...and here we have Krugman, the last guy to win the Nobel Prize for economics, telling us the tax cuts are toitally misguided and that the bill needs to be even bigger. It's going to be hilarious to listen to the GOP try to spin the failure of this thing into Obama and the Dems' faults when it's them who did everything they could to give it less of a chance of succeeding by making it too small.
$780 down from $900 – I wonder what got cut?
Did the Republicans take out $120 billion worth of infrastructure jobs?
Or did the Democrats take out $120 billion in tax cuts?