February 6th, 2009
05:49 PM ET
9 years ago

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. Jeff

    Can someone tell Senator Bob Coker the magic number today is not 60 votes but 585,000 jobs lost last month. Lying eyes will always tell on you!

    February 6, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    @ LONGV

    You've got it wrong. This is $780B of crow the GOP is eating right here.

    February 6, 2009 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  3. Gerda Edwards

    Marie @ 6:46 "Obama didn't create this disasterous enconomic meltdown... "

    You're right. Dodd, Frank, Pelosi, Ried and the Dem Congress that insisted that irresponsible lending practices were a requirement had the biggest impact.

    February 6, 2009 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  4. Rocky

    To call Republicans stupid is just ignorant. Remember, they are not the ones that threw birth control into the package. They are not the ones who disguised this bill as "stimulus", when it was just social engineering. The Republicans are not the stupid ones. They wanted to stimulate the economy NOW, and alot of that spending in the original bill wouldn't even take place until 2012. Ridiculous.
    Unless the pork and special interest groups are eliminated from the bill, I hope my senator votes against it.
    That being said, y'all think Obama is such a genius for his little on-air temper tantrum the other night. I doubt he would be so tough if he were actually talking TO the Republicans.

    February 6, 2009 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  5. Ray

    The republican senators are nothing more than a collective bunch of Neros fiddling while the country goes down in flames!

    February 6, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  6. Katie, OH

    Yeah, keep talking Barack because the more you talk the less we hear of Newt, Romney, Sarah, and all the other crazzies.

    They are the mad hatters of the Repug party and I can't stand listening to them. We voted for Barack because he was the only sane person standing. Between John-let-me-suspend-my-campaign-McCain, and Sarah I-can-see-Russia-from-my-house Pailin, Barack was perfect.

    Don't go talk to Sarah Mr. President because she might get trigger happy. She is wackier than a wasp in a gin bottle. Also she has nothing to lose and may be harmful to your image. Leave her alone and get on with running the country. '

    February 6, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  7. elaine hatton

    I know this will not be posted, but I find it disturbing that cnn is not reporting that the president has pardoned the terrorist that is responsible for the bombing of the uss cole.I wonder why this is not news but michael phelps and the octopulets is.

    February 6, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  8. NoMcSame

    They need to go back and see how the RepubliThugs cried and argued for money for the Iraqi people and then see how they put up a fight to keep money from the American people. Who loves you more?

    February 6, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  9. A Really Conservative Realist


    Because we work hard and hate it when you folks ask for our money and don't say thanks.

    February 6, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  10. beelte

    I knew if President Obama took it to the people it would change the repubs minds. They don't want to be exposed as the losers they are. They still just do not get. It is about putting people back to work. And they must remember that the people will be voting in 2010 and they (the repubs) would have to find other work if they lost. Maybe they would even have to stand in the unemployment like the million to 2 million Americans that the former loser put there. There former leader, lived off working Americans for years (I refer to him as the welfare king.)

    February 6, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  11. mary

    I was just watching CNN's Wolf Blitzer and panel when they mentioned Senator Diane Feinsteins comments. I heard just the soundbites that were on the newcast. She simply said she had reservations about a package that would not help create jobs. That would seem, to me, to support the views of most senators. Not, as some members of your panel suggest, that she wanted more spending for education. Did I miss something?

    February 6, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  12. kgeukes

    Lol Margaret!!!!!

    February 6, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  13. EBC, MD

    After the REPUGS have SPENT Billions lavishly on their RICH Wall Street Bankers and Friends with NO oversight or restrictions under Bush for EIGHT years. They have the gaul to complain about 1% of this stimulus or any stimulus for that matters. Their idiots with a capital I.

    It's unconceivable that anyone with a brain would listen to any advise these jerks give regarding the economy!!

    I mean it's like following the Devil into hell after he's lied to you about the FIRE not being HOT!!! Talk about burn baby burn!!!

    It's no wonder why we are in this big HEEP of POOP!

    February 6, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  14. Micah

    Thank God for President Obama!

    I trust his judgment on the stimulus package. He will do what's right for America.

    Republican Supporter For Obama.

    February 6, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  15. Obama 2.0

    Longv, It is clear that you God is Bush!

    February 6, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  16. js

    Thank goodness! We all lost sight for years of the power we have to help control our own future, These hard times have been a real wake up call for most of us,its time for all of us to pay attention to whats going on up on the hill.
    President Obama speaks for the people & we heard him.
    We want change,and we need it.

    February 6, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  17. indiana voter

    Why do all the Obama supporters sound like teenagers who idolize Obama and don't really know anything about how Gov. works, or how the economy works?

    February 6, 2009 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  18. Mica, ND


    The only lesson Barack has learned is that Republicans are not sincere when it comes to the suffering of many Americans. They just want to talk the old Reagan policies of 20 years ago and pretend they know what they're doing.

    I noticed today they started mentioning Ronald Reagan. Well duh, they're doing that because they can't mention George-Worst-President-Ever-Bush.

    The Dems should not allow them to talk about Jimmy Carter because Jimmy Carter never wire-tapped or tortured anyone. George knucklehead Bush did. HE IS THE WORST PRESIDENT IN HISTORY AND NOTHING WILL EVER CHANGE THAT.

    I love Barack Obama, he's a great American.

    February 6, 2009 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  19. Mills

    We can Give Billions to the Banks and the Poor American Public gets NOTHING. Zero dollars for the People who put each and everyone of the them in office...

    I only see a few bad apples (Republican) from Southern States.
    Why do they have so much power???
    Did they win the election???
    Do they OWN the Banks ???
    Someone please tell them they LOST the Election and they MUST wake up a smell the RECESSION ...

    February 6, 2009 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  20. Make it Work

    Don't tell me Obama's credibility is at risk. He's hasn't been President for one month and we voted him in as President to support him throughout the 4 and even through 8 years, not just as long as he does what we want him to do. Obama supporters are not two-faced like Repubs.

    Cutting and considering education and special education programs as not belonging in a stimulus bill....we don't have anything else!!!! America is going broke!!!!! When we lose jobs and can't pay taxes what the h*ll do you think will happen idiots (Democrats and Republicans who voted to cut education)

    February 6, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  21. A Really Conservative Realist


    Read this with great sarcasm aloud with a Southern accent and it will be like I'm with you.

    Come on liberals... $780 billion...you can drive the knife deeper into the backs of hard-working Americans who don't borrow too much money, save, and live within their means...

    There...you should feel better now.

    February 6, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  22. Matt

    America does not need a stimulus bill. All this does is put future generations in debt so that the Money Changers control more of the USA. We need to end the rule of the Federal Reserve. They are not even a part of our government, yet they print the money we use and control it's value. The Federal Reserve is a private company like Federal Express. They do not answer to us.

    If you think you want to be Lincoln Obama then show the same courage he did. End the Federal Reserve. End Fractionalized Banking. Have the US go back to printing our own money. Do not let a private company like the Federal Reserve which is owned by foreign bankers control us any more.

    Replace all dollars with Greenbacks and end this.


    February 6, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  23. D. Sims

    President Obama, needs everyones support in bringing Americal out of this mess that former President Bush left us in. All of us have a obligation to help each other whether or not you want to or not. The repbulicians did not give Bush problems when he asked for 750 billion dollars that went to wallstreet. I am self employed and is struggling to pay my bills every month for the last year.

    President Obama is putting stipulations on where the money will be distributed and making sure wallstreet is not abusing their privilages again.

    Please help President Obama make the right choices for all americans, and that people will stop losing their homes and jobs.

    Thanks everyone

    February 6, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  24. Sammy

    Oh, so Gregg is going to do an "obama". Maybe he could vote present.

    February 6, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  25. No Incumbents 2010

    Because down here in the South we have what is called a right to work. Which means we do not have to unionize ourselves into unemployment. Therefore we don't need the stimulus because our economy is not in as bad of shape as yourn.

    February 6, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
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