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. Marie

    Republicans want the same old politics that they have been sprouting for years.They want rebates of ten thousand $ for couples and five thousand $ for single taxpayers what is this going to do when once people have these rebates if they think they may lose their jobs or homes who in the h*ll is going to spend?...no we want job creation and affordable health care ..JUST GIVE US THE STIMULUS PACKAGE and the h*ll with those self righteous republicans if they can agree to bail out wall street then they can bail out hard working americans .Obama didn't create this disasterous enconomic meltdown they did and now they want us to think that they are worried about the american families losing jobs.Just look at the report alone for January job loss if we allow these people to get away with this one more hour more people will continue to lose jobs unless some type of confidence is restored and it certainly won't come from the republicans as they continue be divided .Shame on them all who are opposing.Obama has tried to work with these people but he is just wasting his time so now it's time for him to turn up the heat

    February 6, 2009 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  2. Lissa in Houston

    The Republicans are clueless. We are all getting poorer and sicker and further behind. The guy last night said we should work extra jobs so we can buy silver coins as an investment. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE to find enough work to stay even, much less get ahead. 99% of these pontificating fatcats are priveleged, older white men, who've had easy breaks their whole life. Try finding good childcare, affordable healthcare, and a job that pays more than $600-$800 a week after various deductions. MOST PEOPLE get smaller checks than that each week!! And yet that is not enough to live on, unless you don't have a car payment, or share your rent in some way. CLUELESS!! The bridges are falling down. The cities are flooding. The food is poisoned. Our kids are less educated than kids in developing nations. AND THESE GUYS WANT US TO WAIT, AND/OR FIGURE IT OUT OURSELVES. CLUELESS!!! Get out of the way. We voted for Obama.

    February 6, 2009 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  3. Another CNN reporter goes semi-negative

    why is CANDY CROWLEY always negative when it comes to Obama and his policies? Is she married to a Republican?

    I have watched her for a while now, even during the inauguration and shes always have this attitude of things are not going to work, or things are not working well following the Republican lines.

    I wonder if shes one of those thats still angry that Obama won and not Saran Palin or maybe Clinton. It will be nice to know everything about all these reporters.

    CNN STOP BLOCKING MY FREEDOM OF SPEECH. WHAT ARE U SCARED ABOUT? ITS GOING TO GET WORSE ON FACEBOOK IF THIS CONTINUES

    February 6, 2009 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  4. Ronny in NY

    No, no, no! This is ridiculous... we can't afford this!

    February 6, 2009 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  5. Mike Carlson

    Trickle down didn't work in the gay 90's. Hoover proved it once again. Reagan ran up debt to buy us into prosperity under the guise of supply side napkin economics. Dubya is the only chief executive to cut taxes in a time of war. Harvard should rescind his MBA.

    Keynsian fiscal expenditures put millions back to work in the 1930s. What good does a tax cut do if you don't have a paycheck from which to withhold taxes? Monetary policy is a pinwheel in the wind. Fiscal policy is the wind in times like these.

    February 6, 2009 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  6. Mokahari

    I found that Kim Chee & Peanut butter sandwiches worked beautifully – There wasn't a need for traps as they chose to move on to a less spicey fare.

    February 6, 2009 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  7. LONGV

    This should teach Obama a lesson, he is not "god," all-knowing and all-wise.

    February 6, 2009 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  8. Another CNN reporter goes semi-negative

    why is CANDY CROWLEY always negative when it comes to Obama and his policies? Is she married to a Republican?
    I have watched her for a while now, even during the inauguration and shes always have this attitude of things are not going to work, or things are not working well following the Republican lines.
    I wonder if shes one of those thats still angry that Obama won and not Saran Palin or maybe Clinton. It will be nice to know everything about all these reporters.

    February 6, 2009 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    Just wait. The next 4 years will be defined by the GOP claiming we have no money to do anything else, because they don't want Obama to be able to do anything on his agenda. Then in 2012, they'll point fingers and say he didn't do anything. So predictable. The most transparent thing in Washington? The GOP's games.

    February 6, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  10. Mokahari

    Oops
    My last comment refered to the Racoons at the White House

    February 6, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  11. Margaret

    Why do all the critics of the stimulus bill speak with a southern accent?!

    February 6, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  12. Ray Fisher, Albuquerque, NM

    Between botth parties, they should be ashamed in a major way. The Republicans simply refuse to work with anyone and the Dems want their sacred cows and even are on a retreat in Williamsburg??? Does anyone in Congress have any priorities???

    February 6, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  13. he is NOT the chosen one after all

    the protege of george soros has won a weak victory thus the money changers are still in the temple of Washington..

    February 6, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  14. Bridgette

    I think most of those Senators have been in Washington for so long that they are just out of touch with what is happening to Americans. They are out of touch with what is going on in the real world. I tell you what Obama needs to do he needs to play that 30 minute commercial again to remind Americans why they put him in office in the first place. These Republicans will fight tooth and nail for the bankers but when it comes to everyday Americans like probably most of us on this comment section they want to fight it every step of the way. I don't understand how people still vote Republican in this day and age. You are voting against yourself.

    February 6, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  15. Gerda Edwards

    NOOOOOOO!!!!!!! In the words of Rahm Emanuel, "Never let a serious crisis go to waste."

    Sen McConnell said it best - "we will not support an aimless spending spree that masquerades as a stimulus." The Dems see this a their chance to fund every stickin' thing that they want. Amazing short-sightedness that is good for winning elections, but bad for the country.

    The Repubs seem to be the only ones looking out for us, our children, and our grandchildren.

    February 6, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  16. Georgia Girl

    I agree with Flo. The voters are going to clean house again in 2010.

    February 6, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  17. Fred St. Croix,VI

    Washington politics 101. This time the Professor is in and is about to
    change the cirriculum. These leaders must stop grandstanding and do the peoples/nations business. Just get it done. Families are sufferring while you leaders are politicing for additional years on Capital Hill. Come on guys I need a job,food, a roof over my head not to mention health insurance? When last did you need any of the above. For crying out loud HELP.

    February 6, 2009 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  18. j mroz

    if anyone realy wants to jumpstart this acconomy then take the 800 billion give every adult citizen 100,000 dollars and keep the change the mortgages would be cought up cars would be bought cloths, furniture etc. and the ecconomy would better and so would the people now that would be change

    February 6, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  19. ABG

    GO OBAMA! I love the way he tells it like it is and admits when he "screws up".

    There is a button that says "The Road to Hell is Paved with Republicans".

    After listening to the Repub Senators, I have to agree!

    February 6, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  20. Ronny in NY

    People it is not about Republicans or Democrats.... It is about nearly ONE TRILLION dollars being sucked into a government waste-basket.

    February 6, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  21. and our children's children future is about to be sold

    if you don't think about it, it wont bother you

    but we are witnessing our children's future dealed away today

    February 6, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  22. Stephen in Bedford, TX

    Obama "could have had a very, very impressive victory early on," said Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, who heads the Senate Republican campaign committee. "But this is not turning out to be an impressive victory. it is turning out to be a little bit of a black eye."

    Senator Cornyn of Texas wants nothing more than to give President Obama a black eye.

    February 6, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  23. virginia for obama

    @ Tosin . . . . I heard that too when Wolfe asked the senator form TN about the bank bailout. He danced around the question and really did'nt answer it. I tell yah! Those Replugs are a tripp.

    February 6, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  24. Chad

    If we can just get rid of between $130-180 Billion so quickly, why not take another few days or a week to see what else can be taken out. At this point 1 week is not going to send us back to the 1920s.

    February 6, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  25. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    YES WE CAN!!!!

    Republican lawmakers beware.
    Your obstructionism will promptly get you out of office in 2010.
    Just try us.

    February 6, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
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