February 14th, 2009
06:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Sources: Obama to sign stimulus Tuesday in Denver

President Obama will sign the economic stimulus bill Tuesday in Denver, Colorado, two officials said Saturday.
President Obama will sign the economic stimulus bill Tuesday in Denver, Colorado, two officials said Saturday.

(CNN) - President Obama will sign the economic stimulus bill Tuesday in Denver, Colorado, two senior administration officials confirm to CNN.

Both officials cited a desire to get out of Washington - to go, in the words of one official, “out west in an area hit hard economically, away from the politics of Washington.”

The other official described Denver as “a place that will see the benefits of the bill in hiring workers.”

Obama traveled to areas hit hard by the economic downturn last week, holding town hall meetings in Elkhart, Indiana and Fort Myers, Florida. He met with workers at a Caterpillar plant in Peoria, Illinois on Thursday, after the company announced 22,000 layoffs.


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  1. Dave

    The country is in a mess because for eight years Republicans behaved like Democrats (spend and borrow – let our kids pay for it). Now the Democrats can't help themselves and pile it on. The Republicans are now simply acting like Republicans should. Nowhere and at no time have any "stimulus" packages actually created lasting employment. The jobs disappear as soon as the "stimulus" is spent, but the huge debt remains. The Republicans know this. The Democrats do too, but don't care. We need to save and investment, not borrow and spend. Any ten year old can figure that out.

    February 14, 2009 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  2. Proud American

    @ KAthy – wake up, those people, the hispanic McDonalds dude, and Henrietta Hughes? They were plants...planted to play on the fears of the weak and feeble liberals.....Obama is all about control, and will do anything to can control over our lives, and that gives him power...his ultimate lust.....you libs are totally blind, and when he has all your medical information, your bank account information, knows every aspect of your life because he "helped," you, that's the point when he manipulate you....just like the CEO's....that's a small taste of incompetent, but manipulative government intervention.

    February 14, 2009 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  3. ttofast70@comcast.net

    If a republican spends money; building schools, hospitals, and giving out money;(ususally to the wealthy): That is being a PATRIOT. I thought it was being a Fascist. But when Democrats spend money on their own country, and help the poor; that is Socialism.

    So dear republicans, go to that nifty country you illegally invaded. Live there. NO ONE wants your sorry behinds here anyway. Maybe Bushie could be your Prez again.

    February 14, 2009 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  4. DNC

    the OFFICE OF POTUS

    February 14, 2009 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  5. luvinman29

    Taking all bets. The people who are against the bill are republicans with jobs. Show me one person out of work who is against what PRESIDENT OBAMA is trying to do.

    February 14, 2009 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  6. yuri

    That's what we call a splendid PR style endorsement by Obama, when he puts his John Hancock on the bill. He is hoping it will send a powerful message.

    Message it will send, but what remains to be seen is how far the octopus of the bill unleashes its tentacles so as to reach the intended targets of economic aggrandizement. Let's hope and pray it happens, and let's not continue to bash up the bill. The GOP does that with utmost grace.

    February 14, 2009 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  7. Sue Cohen

    Just think of the fabulous images the Democrats will have for the 2010 midterms once the economy begins to rebound and improve.

    All the REPUBLICANTS have is what they CAN'T DO! No morality, no ethics, no new ideas just naysaying HYPOPCRITES!!!

    John ( The ORANGE BONER) Boehner stating this bill will bring NO JOBS! And Let's not forget Mitch (McCHINLESS) McConnell who wife Elaine Chao did such a FABULOUS job as Bush's Labor Secretary. Add Michael ( I LIE TO YOU WITH A STRAIGHT FACE) Steele and GIANT ANAL CYST Limbaugh–ah....I love the smell of a DEAD RepubliCANT party!

    February 14, 2009 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  8. Edward Alexander

    AMEN ! to comments made by "Ed's Kate"

    February 14, 2009 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  9. Gerry

    I think its great to see the President get out of the Whitehouse and stay in touch with real people. Maybe if Bush had done that, he would have realized gas was at $4.00 per gallon.

    Whether you voted for Obama or not, everyone has to agree he's giving it everything he has. Of course, the shape the republicans left the country is in, that's what's needed.

    February 14, 2009 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  10. Mustafa

    It's about time he'g going to sign the bill. We ALL need money back in our wallets!!!

    February 14, 2009 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  11. EBC, MD

    Thank YOU Mr. President for NOT allowing those REPUGS to deter you from the BIGGER picture. They've had eight years to STEP UP and they blew it, so NO EXCUSES needed anymore from these clowns!!

    We support you 150%, we know NO plan is perfect, but something is better than those repeated FAILED policies of the Republicans who just DON'T get it in their heads THEY SCREWED UP BIG TIME, their in NO POSITION to criticize now!!

    February 14, 2009 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  12. Ken in NC

    I am a Democrat and frankly I could care less about who got us in this mess we are in. Right now my concern is getting out of it. Now I know Republicans want to do it their way and Democrats want to do it their way and this is good that so many are offering ways out of this mess but the point is that we have a leader that wants to point us in a direction out of our problem. He may or may not be pointing us in the right direction. No one knows because we have never been here in our lifetime. What I do know is that standing in the middle of a burning house having arguments over which door to go through to get out while it continues to burn is the same as laying down to sleep while we wait for the end to come.

    Well I will not lay down and I do not want our elected officials in Washington to hold us all here because you cannot all agree on which door to go through. If you cannot work with our leader then sit down and wait while the rest of us TRY to get out of this house. If we do manage to get out of this burning house we will send someone back to collect your remains and give each of you a proper send off on election day in 2010.

    February 14, 2009 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  13. Matt in Minneapolis

    First stop digging on the republicans. The fact that this bill was packed full of pork just goes to show that politics was being played on both sides.

    Second, Just sign the bill. You know things are hard around the country, we know things are bad around the country, it's bad. We Know. Solve the problem, and deal with foreign issues too, we don't need you wasting tax payer dollars to secure Denver for you to make a political statement. This trip wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that Colorado is now going to have a congressional seat open does it?

    February 14, 2009 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  14. HonestMistake

    If it's so important, why didn't he sign it today, or Sunday or Monday? If he wasn't going to sign it until Tuesday, maybe Congress should have taken the weekend to read it before voting on it.

    February 14, 2009 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  15. koswell

    Its good to get out of the nation's capital of lobbyists. Let's see, how many congressmen will they be able to buy on the next piece of legislation? Bankers get the prize for most influence having the audacity even to try to influence the public. The latest public gimmick: "a BRAIN DRAIN" will result if bankers get zillions instead of gazillions in pay. What a joke - these idiots created the biggest economic disaster in history and want to pretend they are talented. President Obama has moved fast enough in politics that the lobbying factor may be no more than half and half. (that is, half lobbying influence and half voter influence). This would contrast with Bush at about 98 percent lobby influence, voters 2 percent. I wish Obama well - he is the last chance for representative government.

    February 14, 2009 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  16. Timothy

    I'm glad Obama will sign the bill in Denver. Last time I was there, some parts looked like a city in the third world.

    February 14, 2009 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  17. peggyledbetter

    Bush and the Republican party got us into this mess, i would never, ever consider voting for a Republican again, let along listen to anything they have to say!!! They have destroyed our country for 8 years....uneducated losers is what they are!!!

    February 14, 2009 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  18. Angie

    Thank you President Obama for keeping your word to help the unemployed. You have done more in your 1st month of being in office then the other administration did in the 8 years they occupied the White House. Anid inspite of the stupid repubs that are still getting paid to whine. Thank you and your team.

    February 14, 2009 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  19. Hopeful Optimist

    It is so obvious to me who wears the proverbial "white hat" in this fight. Simply by reading all the comments posted on this and related articles tells me that there will always be that small group of disgruntled malcontents, those who wish ill winds prevail no matter the stakes. Republicans, like all small minded ilk, will eventually just fade away into history.

    February 14, 2009 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  20. Bernie

    Welcome to socialism, America! Enjoy our LAST Presidents day weekend!!!

    February 14, 2009 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  21. Am

    I thought he was going to post all bills for five days before signing. Oh well campaign promises are meant to be broken.

    February 14, 2009 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  22. Devil Dog

    I think that is just part 1 of a whole lot of disappointments. Remember, hope and change.... Show me anything that is different from this administration from the previous... I would love change, but this is not the group to do that...

    February 14, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  23. malclave

    So, is Obama EVER going to start keeping his promises regarding ethics?

    And while Republicans certainly played their part in this mess, so did Demcorats... anyone who blames one side or the other deserves to have their opinion disregarded.

    February 14, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  24. E

    If this stimulus works the republicans are in for a heap of trouble when elections for the house and senate come around. If it doesn't its to their benefit because they can say they didn't vote for it.

    February 14, 2009 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  25. Gail

    We are so screwed. There is a reason no Republicans voted for this, it is going to ruin this country.

    February 14, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
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