April 4th, 2009
04:55 PM ET
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Dan, TX

    Last night Karl Rove, during a debate with Juan Williams, said that most of the stimulus money ($780 Billion) will be spent from 2011 to 2019 so how can it be stimulus? That was meant to be a criticism, apparently.

    But doesn't that means that most of the money can be pulled back and saved if the economy recovers by 2011? Obama is brilliant because we are getting the psychological advantage of $780 billion stimulus, but only spending $78 billion a year, according to Karl Rove. Thus, we might be able to save $400 billion to pay down the debt, if Karl Rove is telling the truth.

    April 4, 2009 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  2. Franky

    You know, that's a good point. Is there a double standard?? Hmm, maybe, maybe so. But I would like to point to the automakers that my boy was the very first one in the beginning who said they should get a bailout...ohh yeah, when President Bush was around. And how long ago was that? Pretty long time, a lot has changed since.

    It is unfortunate, it is, but what can you do about it?? The car company has been in trouble for who knows, it ain't their fault and I think in some part is the media's fault, I really do. Everything is being focused on big business and how much is run or how much has change and blah, blah, blah. Everyone is talking about budget, everyone is talking spending, everyone is talking money, blah, blah, blah. Is a lot of shananigans, I really do believe a lot of people don't know what they're talking about. And you think I'm gonna listen to big business?? Ha!!!! LOL!!

    I personally wish I have good news for the autos but quite frankly, we haven't picked up anything good these last years. Yes, they should be treated the same but one problem...gonna have to speak with the American people first.

    April 4, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  3. state of the union: looks bad, with continued bad

    can't dress this up, its still gonna be bad even in its Sunday best

    April 4, 2009 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  4. S Callahan

    Nice work John.
    In the 60's a book was written called ? The Greening of America....strangely..it spoke into the future regrading the protection of the rich at the sacrafice of the 'little guy' (be it poor or middle class)..It also spoke about corporations including the 'head protester' so it's even more interesting that Obama is now President Obama....
    2009 seems to be the frutation of this book.....

    April 4, 2009 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  5. Chipster

    It's ridiculous for Executives to get huge bonuses and turn to labor for concessions. Labor has made concessions for years, only to watch their jobs get outsourced while Executives fly away on golden parachutes.

    I disagree with Ms. Carter, however, about the government's right to ask Mr. Wagoner to step aside. When the auto industry requested and accepted government funds, they relinquished their independence. I expect the President to demand accountability for our investment. If Mr. Wagoner wanted to keep his job, he could have returned our money.

    April 4, 2009 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |