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

Sources: Obama to sign stimulus Tuesday in Denver

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/02/11/borger.obama/art.obama.news.gi.jpg caption="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. dustin

    barbara: g washinton was saying he didn't want any political parties, and was warning about breaking into different factions (parties).

    February 14, 2009 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  2. sullivan1

    I think the president is doing the best he can in a month ... remember republicans during Clinton we had a surplus, bus dug us into a hole there is not a shovel big enough or a back hoe with enough horse power to dig us out of this Bush mess so I dont think Obama can fix this in a year but we can get us closer out of the mess ... look at how Bush messed up last bailout i cant believe there is still people who believe that Republican crap and 'YES WE CAN' change the world

    P.S. I believe in that package and Obama's plan and also evolution because I am a smart informed person...

    February 14, 2009 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    We have no one to blame but ourselves. Look around you. Most have so much in materal stuff. We have mismanaged our lives. Greed has taken over our lifestyles. Sure we loved to see that 401K taking off but the books that got cooked to make that happen have closed. We as Americans can fix this thing. Just have to pull together and be greatful for what we do have. God Bless America !

    February 14, 2009 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  4. Joe

    It is at least a half-socialist bill that does not stimulate economy and instead it fills up the pockets of special democrats' interests. No wonder all democrats support the bill, while other 50% of American people do not support it.

    February 14, 2009 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  5. Tom in ATL

    Thank Bill Clinton and his admin for forcing lending companies to offer loans to low-income/bad credit people. Now, those of us who have tried to live within our means must bail you out.
    Obama, yo homie, cut business taxes and allow them to afford to offer jobs instead of taxing me! Stop giving ACORN and your goonies payoff moneythrough this "stimulus"! I wish states would refuse your bailout and stop paying federal taxes to a government that is irresponsible. Support local government!!! Oh, and why don't you tell the American people about the anti gun rights that you've slipped into this spending package, pres!

    February 14, 2009 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  6. Rick

    This bill is a joke. 1000 pages of rhetoric designed to make us feel better. Those of you that think this will change anything are fooling yourselves.
    Those of you blaming Bush are naive, the GOP and Bush were telling Congress in 2003 that there were problems with Fannie and Freddie and Barney Frank got up and said it was scare tactics and everything was fine. If anything they should be given more room to do what they do. Well, what happened to Fannie and Freddie because Congress chose to do nothing? They failed and the economy with them.
    We need economists to fix this mess not lawyers and politicians.

    Is Obama flying by himself to Denver? To me that is a waste of my tax money and not very green to fly across country to sign a bill that is on his desk.

    February 14, 2009 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  7. lisa in az

    I am loving the February agenda. Obama is the people's president. A working man, a man of action. Remember when he said it doesn't hurt to listen to those that disagree with you and to really try to compromise, but when others are being unreasonable and unwilling to work, you CAN brush them aside? Well, yes we can. Remember, cspan will cover healthcare and we will see who carries water for the people.

    February 14, 2009 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  8. Frank Zaber

    4 words: 30 million dollar mouse.

    Same old crap from the Democrats. A whole package full of earmarks that are going to take forever to repay.

    February 14, 2009 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  9. H Nguyen

    This stimulus bill may not work 100% as expected, but it will help alleviate this nation's problems. At least President Obama is trying the right things: create jobs, extend health care, improve infrastructure, further education and training etc...
    This bill will help lift this country from eight years of destruction from George Bush. George Bush should start writing a book, and entitle it "Mission Accomplished: America Destroyed".
    Millions of citizens in hardship must not be joking matter to George Bush. Wars must not be games for him to play. George Bush must be tried and punished for negligence, deceit, and war crimes.
    Gosh, I wish those shoes hit him in the face. That shoe thrower must be freed from jail. He is a hero, not only to Iraq, to the Muslim World, but also to the entire world.

    February 14, 2009 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  10. lhe

    Is this real keep hearing about the debt left on children and grandchildren but with the way things are right now if our people and president don't try to turn thing around now. The children and grand children won't have a future anyway

    February 14, 2009 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  11. boladi

    Where is the civility among Republicans? Have can they not admit they got us into this mess with all their trickle down therories and deregulation? Then they whine that President Obama is not being nice enough to them. Gimme a break!

    February 16, 2009 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
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