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

Obama touts 100 days of economic stimulus

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. phoenix86

    Yes, the DOW is up 0.87% since Obama took office. Unemployment is up 36%. Change you can believe in.

    May 27, 2009 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  2. phoenix86

    Obama isn't the POTUS. He's just the POS.

    May 27, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  3. No Hope

    Obama's JOKE, the 787 stimulus, haha. GM Bankrupt, Chysler Bankrupt, companies closing, Elkhart, IN almost gone, unemployment on its way to 10%, more layoffs coming, Obama trying to spread the wealth, Obama and his administration changing America from a Democracy to a Socialist state, Obama Picks which are quoted making racist statements, LIEING congresswomen, dealing with terroist. Whats wrong with this picture, America has lost its best years and now is run by a pack of idiots which couldnt lead out of a paper bag.

    May 27, 2009 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  4. SLM

    787 Billion and he claims he saved 150,000 jobs?? Even if true, those would be some pretty expensive jobs we the tax payers are paying for. Where are these jobs he claims he saved? What about the millions more jobs that have been lost. Gotta love the fuzzy math. Even the Liberals can't be buying this fairy tale.

    May 27, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
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