Tag Archive for Stimulus Bill

Obama’s Weekly Address: A Major Milestone

Today President Obama is celebrating the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as a “major milestone on our road to recovery,” while still emphasizing that we have many miles yet to go. “This historic step won’t be the end of what we do to turn our economy around, but the beginning,” he says…

Headlines from my Four Daily Newspapers

Wall Street Journal: Obama Warns of “Lost Decade” (subhead: President says Federal Government Is The Only Remaining Option to Jolt Economy) New York Times: Obama Makes Case as Stimulus Bill Clears Hurdle (subhead: He says that failing to act could lead to a catastrophe) Los Angeles Times: A sharper tone, a call to action (subhead:…

New Gallup Poll: Americans Favor Obama on Stimulus Bill

A reminder that Orange County is sometimes an alternative universe politically-speaking.  But in the reality-based community, the American people resoundingly back President Obama and support the Stimulus bill.  Here’s the latest numbers from Gallup. From the text on Gallup’s site: President Obama would appear to have the upper hand in the current focus on Congress’…

Don’t come to the table with the same tired arguments…

On Thursday night, February 5, 2009 President Barack Obama spoke at the House Democratic Caucus Retreat in Williamsburg, Virginia. Worth watching! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QOL08vLxgQ&eurl=http://video.google.com/videosearch?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUS279&q=Obama%20Remarks%20at%20Houseiurl=http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/7QOL08vLxgQ/hqdefault.jpg&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Transcript on the flip.

Colbert calls out Republicans on the Stimulus

Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report had a great comment about the Republicans “no” vote on the stimulus. “Last night—last night’s party line vote was a great start for the 111th Congress. But these hard times demand an even larger meaningless gesture. That is why I am calling on every Republican who voted against this…

Fact Checking the Stimulus from GOP Spin

MediaMatters.org, an excellent site that bends over backwards to factcheck Republican talking points, has this list of GOP falsehoods and outright zombie lies about the recently passed Stimulus bill. Read the whole bill here. I listened to Rush Limbaugh spout on this for about 40 minutes this morning; he’s also blaming all the jobs lost…