May 27th, 2009
04:27 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama touts 100 days of economic stimulus

President Obama on Wednesday said that 'we are already seeing results' from his economic stimulus package.
President Obama on Wednesday said that 'we are already seeing results' from his economic stimulus package.

(CNN) – President Barack Obama marked another 100-day anniversary Wednesday - this time the anniversary of the enactment of his $787 billion economic stimulus package.

Addressing a crowd of military servicemen and women at Nevada's sprawling Nellis Air Force Base, Obama said that "we are already seeing results" from the federal government's economic boost.

Among other things, he said, the spending has saved or created roughly 150,000 jobs while providing sorely needed infrastructure repairs and fueling increased demand for businesses.

"But this is just the beginning," he said.

"There are still too many Americans out of work, and too many who worry that their job may be next. ... That is why we will continue to implement the (stimulus plan) as quickly and effectively as possible over the next two years. And that is why my administration will continue an unrelenting, day-by-day effort to fight for economic recovery on all fronts."

Obama made his remarks after touring the base's "photovoltaic array" - 72,000 solar panels that generate more than 30 million kilowatt-hours of electricity every year, according to the White House.

The panels supply roughly 25 percent of the power used at the base, which houses and employs 12,000 people.

The base's solar power system is an "example the kind of foundation we're trying to build all across America," Obama said.

The system, covering 140 acres, is the largest single solar energy installation of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, he noted.


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soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. Irene

    Just watchy those miserable, whiney republicans go crazy over this. Congratulations Obama – You're the best president ever!

    May 27, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  2. Proud Member..Party of No

    lolol...nice try, Barry. Your "economic stimulus" hasn't stimulated anything.

    May 27, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  3. Renee from Seattle, WA

    It is working for us. The steel industry has been falling apart since August of last year. We were having a hard time with my husbands income dropping so drasticly. It is now taking an up swing as my husband told me today that there are more orders and his schedule is back to normal (at least for now) I pray it lasts. Thank you God for giving an intelligent POUS ( what a concept!!!)

    May 27, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  4. RealityKing

    4.5 million jobs lost this year. Yet not one progressive journalist questions his awareness of America's pain..., very sad.

    May 27, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  5. Renee from Seattle, WA

    It is working for us. The steel industry has been falling apart since August of last year. We were having a hard time with my husbands income dropping so drasticly. It is now taking an up swing as my husband told me today that there are more orders and his schedule is back to normal (at least for now) I pray it lasts. Thank you God for giving an intelligent POUS ( what a concept!!!)

    May 27, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  6. Robin

    Where? Where? Where?

    May 27, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  7. RealityKing

    America's stimulus or GE's??

    May 27, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  8. Tony

    The stimulus has saved OR created 150,000 jobs? Not only is that a ridiculously fallacious claim (BTW, I've got some tiger repellent to sell you), but it's hardly something to brag about. That works out to over $5 million PER JOB. Great to see China's money going towards creating and saving millionaire's jobs. Woohoo!!!

    May 27, 2009 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  9. Enlightened Voter

    Thank you President Obama for trying to fix this country that the republicans destroyed.

    May 27, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  10. American Ariman

    The economy is still in the dumps. The stimulus plan didn't save Chrysler, didn't save GM, and didn't save future generations from the burden of debt. Your stimulus package just lined the pockets of your supporters and left those that needed the money left holding bag of empty promises.

    May 27, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  11. Claudia in Houson

    We are Americans and President Obama believes in us. YES WE CAN.

    May 27, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  12. Fan of Common Sense

    No one ever doubted that the wreckless spending of 800 billion dollars would create jobs. OF COURSE IT WILL...........in the short run.
    Let's see how may of these 150,000 jobs are still there three years from now.

    GOVERNMENTS DO NOT CREATE LONG-TERM PROSPERITY. All they can do is create the right economic climate for the private sector to do so (such as lowering taxes). It amazes me that our..... "president".......is so foolish to think that he can 'government mandate' prosperity. Ridiculous!

    May 27, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  13. demwit

    DOW -173.47 -2.05%
    8,300.02

    What planet does Obama live on???

    May 27, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  14. Eric in Denver

    Will somebody please explain to me what a saved job is. Since I am working now would this count towards the 150k. What a typical liberal cop out.

    May 27, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  15. Matt in MN

    Wonder if Obama or anyone on his staff saw the story CNN had up last night, about the 25 officers in Ohio who Obama used to boast about the Stimulus package saving jobs; who will at the end of the year still lose their job, and then some because the stimulus money was a one time payment, and shouldn't be used for ongoing expenditures.

    May 27, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  16. FORMER republican, NEVER again!

    The President did what he had to do, jump start this economy. The rethuglicans just wanted us to do nothing and allow the country to fall into a depression after they ruined this country. That is why I am a FORMER republican, NEVER again! They don't love this country, they are for the rich only.

    May 27, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  17. RealityKing

    The 150,000 jobs is from Biden's "progressive" report card. You know.., the same type of report our failing education system provides to parents these days.

    May 27, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  18. southerncousin

    Wow he is something isn't he. Spent over $5 million to create each job. He is a genius of the first order.

    May 27, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  19. gngpp

    I am a supplier to Chrysler. Our work load is starting to pick up and we are calling a few people back from layoff. Also interviewed 2 fellows today. I hope this is just the beginning.

    May 27, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  20. JOSEPH BUTTACAVOLI

    What country is he talking about i see no new jobs where i live. Maybe he is talking about cairo

    May 27, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  21. RealityKing

    Stocks plummet as bond yields spike on fear of inflation

    Oh..., planet inflation

    May 27, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  22. Patriot Guy

    $800 billion of new debt to dump on our children and our children's children for a piddly 150,000 jobs which will probably all be gone in a few years after the money runs out. Sounds like a deal to me!!
    I don't know whose dumber, Obama or the kool-aid chugging morons who voted him in.

    May 27, 2009 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  23. FORMER republican, NEVER again!

    What short memories you republicans have, remember we were plunging into a depression? losing hundreds of thousands of jobs per month? the recession started 20 mos ago and gwb did NOTHING to stop it but plunge us further into debt? Or were you guys on another planet then????

    May 27, 2009 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  24. JOSEPH BUTTACAVOLI

    You better stop blaming the republicans when it was Mr. Clinton who started this crap. giving out credit to every tom dick and mary who had bad credit. I know that had good ideas but when u make 40,000 a year you can't afford a house for 400,000.

    May 27, 2009 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  25. Sniffit

    @ demwit, who said "What planet does Obama live on??"

    Apparently Earth...where have you been? The DOW has risen overall since he took office. Taking a snapshot of the DOW from today isn't an indicator of diddly, no matter how hard the media tries to sell it to you as "news" so you'll tune in for the commercials. Moreover, the S&P 500 is by far a greater measure of te eeocnomy's health, particularly since it involves funds that would effect far more people in terms of their 401Ks, etc., and it's caught back up to itself in the 900+ range.

    May 27, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
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