February 9th, 2009
05:56 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama stimulus plan survives key Senate vote

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Obama administration's $827 billion economic stimulus plan has survived a key vote in the Senate, putting a compromise version of the bill on track for passage Tuesday.


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  1. itbeme

    now they just have to combine the two versions....wonder how long that will take.

    February 9, 2009 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  2. Justin

    There not going to get it from me... I don't have any more money.

    February 9, 2009 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  3. Capt Smash, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Take that GOP you are still:

    The new GOP The Grand Old Pinocchio’s

    February 9, 2009 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  4. boered1

    A step, albeit small, in the right direction. Soon we might actually be on the road to recovery! Now stand by for the radical religious rights cries of socialism and failure or the idea that if we just cut taxes or waited everything will be ok because in the other recessions this worked fine (only they were 5 to 11 months long this one is over 13 months and getting worse but hey facts have NEVER been important to the radical religious right.

    Well we might have to wait a bit until the god of the radical religious right, Rush, makes his pronouncement so the rest can know what to think…

    February 9, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  5. Viv, Utah

    Does anyone know how many jobs each item will create and
    then then we will know how much each job will cost

    February 9, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  6. Kathy

    What a bunch of idiots we have running our government!!!

    February 9, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  7. rebecca74

    Republicans, please go away and let Obama fix the economy you royally screwed up. Thanks.

    February 9, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  8. kayla

    IF THEY GIVE MONEY TO IRAQ AND THE REST OF THE WORLD, THEY SHOULD HAVE MONEY FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. CASE CLOSE.

    February 9, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  9. D O

    Mr president I vote for you and I support you, I know we can fix this problem and l said not everyone will like you , but God is on your side

    February 9, 2009 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  10. 2Nurselady

    EXCELLENT! I am so grateful that we finally have a President and a Congress that is willing to step up to the plate and work hard to get this country back on track. It is about time,

    February 9, 2009 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  11. Penelope

    An overwhelming majority of the American people voted for change in America. Why is the GOP still holding on to their old ideas that basically help only them and their kind? This country is falling by the wayside because of the previous administration's policies. My gosh, what will it take for the GOP to understand that to continue to reject giving aid to the average American family is a sound reject ion of our needs and interests.

    I wish the average American would go out and view the voting records of these senators. Check out do nothing John Boehner, who has allowed our city to lose job after job after job by voting with George Bush and his policies. Know who you are voting for people, b/c you see some of these representatives do not have YOUR best interst at heart.

    February 9, 2009 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  12. Annette

    This so called stimulus is going to do zero to help the true American public it will be no different and no more effective then the first $350 billion of the financial bailout. The only change I am seeing so far is a new wolf in the same sheep’s clothing’s. Wake people we are condemning generating to pay back this debt. Democrat or Republican not a one of those people or our new president have what is best for this country in mind, nothing but a bunch of rich self centered crooks looking out for their selves and their special interest. Sorry I was one of the daft individuals that voted for this man, now the country is stuck for the next four years.

    February 9, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  13. Toopay in OHIO

    Get real people. I have emailed my representatives because regardless if you are a Republican or a Democrat, you better be an American first. We will spend more money this week, and add to what we spent in the 4th quarter ,we have just put debt, and problems to Americans who have not been born yet. We have to get this one right and I'm afraid we have made a big financial mistake!!

    February 9, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  14. stag

    Looks like all of the represnetatives got there pay out. Now it's the taxpayers turn to bend over.

    February 9, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  15. LEEVU

    It will do more harm than good... Bipartisanship does not mean... Super Bowl party, or trashing the Republican party and general people (as Pelosi did), but getting everyone involved in the first place to have different inputs/viewpoints for the stimulus package. Obama thinks he stilling running a campaign, for presidency.

    February 9, 2009 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  16. Hammer

    We have a new uniter in Washington.
    He will reach across the isle and work with the oppoistion.
    A campaign promise. Truth you can believe in.

    February 9, 2009 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  17. Lisa Vilen

    I am concerned that there is Republican on Republican bashing going on now. They are calling the couple of Republicans who supported the plan RINOS (Republicans in Name Only). Does anyone think that is healthy? I mean, does anyone really think it is okay for Republicans to start beating up on other Republicans and calling them names? Frankly, it scares me in more ways than one. Is this how morbidly partisan this party has gotten?

    February 9, 2009 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  18. Amy-Texas

    America as we have known it will not exist in 4 years. VOTE THESE DEMOCRATS OUT BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE. Obama's socialist government is well on its way. We have to stop it. Wake up America and realize the deceitful man that is our president before it's too late.

    February 9, 2009 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  19. OHio ME

    Missi. Mike you gave them 800 billion dollars to spend. Yea I would definitley be concerned if I were you.

    February 9, 2009 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  20. Dylan from MN

    So what do you purpose, tax cuts? BAH HAHAHA!

    Read the print: YOUR(republican, conservative) IDEAS(or lack there of) are OUTDATED(no longer valid in todays world).

    Mississippi Mike February 9th, 2009 6:18 pm ET

    Let's all hope that Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats come to their senses and reject this bloated do-nothing spending bill. I am very upset that they feel so free to spend my money on junk projects with such amazing haste.

    February 9, 2009 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  21. nom deplume, esq.

    When this causes the economy to crater, the folks enthusiastically calling for it and yelling about "hope" and "change" may well find themselves being chased around by angry crowds with torches, pitchforks and ropes.

    February 9, 2009 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  22. jeremy

    Hopefully things can finally get rolling soon.This stimulus plan is nothing more than making up for 8 years of Bush's do-nothng attitude towards domestic problems and vetoing anything to get things done.I'm looking forward to the next 4-8 years possibly becoming an era of recovery and prosperity.But if we really want to stimulate the economy,more money needs to be put into communications,technology,education,and infrastructure and doing something about the trade deficiet with China to produce more jobs in the U.S.

    February 9, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  23. Gorbashov - Long Beach, Ca.

    90% of our $10 Trillion debt was realized under Republican Administrations..............now, when they are out of power, they are suddenly fiscal conservatives??????

    Oh, puhlease!!!

    You thugs unleashed this depressionary bull now get the hell out of our way as we tame the beast!

    Gutless cowards!!!

    February 9, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  24. NOBAMA

    BM – your name is a perfect description of your political and moral basis.

    February 9, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  25. Once you vote Black

    I know you are doing your best to keep Mississippi backwards, but the rest of us would like to see the economy moving again. So while you are only contributing a dime and a penny to this great econmy down there in bug tussel we will be enjoying our Dem victory. Here is a good idea, succeed you fair weathered patriot.

    February 9, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
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