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Stimulus Plan Explained
In which John discusses the financial crisis, recessions, and the fiscal stimulus bill just passed by the US Congress and expected to be signed by President Obama. And John Maynard Keynes. Oh, and he brags about his Academic Decathalon bronze medal. Oh and if you're wondering why I'm not talking about CEO compensation and corporate jets, it's because they aren't EVEN SLIGHTLY relevant to the health of the American economy. For further reading: Mark Zandi (former McCain economics adviser): http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/20090215_Imperfect_stimulus_plan_is_still_the_best_answer.html Philosophical overview from the LA Times: http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2009/02/pelosi-reid-sti.html p.s. Keynes's last words: "I wish I'd drunk more champagne." HERE ARE A LOT OF LINKS TO NERDFIGHTASTIC THINGS: Shirts and Stuff: http://dftba.com/artist/30/Vlogbrothers Hank's Music: http://dftba.com/artist/15/Hank-Green John's Books: http://amzn.to/j3LYqo ====================== Hank's Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/hankgreen Hank's Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hankimon Hank's tumblr: http://edwardspoonhands.tumblr.com John's Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen John's Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/johngreenfans John's tumblr: http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com ====================== Other Channels Crash Course: http://www.youtube.com/crashcourse SciShow: http://www.youtube.com/scishow Gaming: http://www.youtube.com/hankgames VidCon: http://www.youtube.com/vidcon Hank's Channel: http://www.youtube.com/hankschannel Truth or Fail: http://www.youtube.com/truthorfail ====================== Nerdfighteria http://effyeahnerdfighters.com/ http://effyeahnerdfighters.com/nftumblrs http://reddit.com/r/nerdfighters http://nerdfighteria.info/ A Bunny (\(\ ( - -) ((') (')
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Obama Signs Stimulus Plan
"CBS News RAW:" In his speech before signing the $787 billion economic stimulus plan into law, Pres. Obama stressed the importance of preserving job creation and healthcare.
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Obama Signs Stimulus Plan
"CBS News RAW:" In his speech before signing the $787 billion economic stimulus plan into law, Pres. Obama stressed the importance of preserving job creation and healthcare.
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Did Obama Stimulus Work?
Bob Pollin Pt5: The stimulus plan saved many jobs and helped prevent a deeper crash, but was far short of spurring a recovery
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How To Understand the Federal Stimulus Package
Watch more Politics 101 videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/151881-How-To-Understand-the-Federal-Stimulus-Package Our economy's in the worst crisis since the Depression, and we need to turn things around. The government moved fast to pass the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Plan – $787 billion of investment and tax cuts that will create 3.5 million jobs. Here are the plan's goals. Step 1: Understand the basics Break the cycle. Right now, consumers are worried about the economy. They aren’t spending, so businesses are struggling. When businesses struggle, people lose jobs. When people lose jobs, they cut their spending. It’s a vicious cycle, one that the recovery package aims to break. Step 2: Job creation Create jobs. The most important part of the package is job creation. The plan includes $150 billion to fund clean energy, technology, and infrastructure projects, which will employ millions of Americans looking for work. Step 3: Move toward a green economy Create green jobs, which put people back to work today, and make us more energy independent in the future. The projects in the package include: Modernizing the country’s electrical grid Developing wind turbines, solar panels, biofuels, and advanced vehicle battery systems Investing in clean water, flood control, and environmental restoration And increasing energy-efficiency in homes and offices. Step 4: Improve infrastructure To compete in a 21st-century economy, we also need to provide jobs that help construct a 21st-century infrastructure using 21st-century technology. The plan includes: Upgrading our crumbling roads and bridges Improving public transit and rail systems Modernizing the health-care system for long-term savings Funding biomedical, science, and engineering research And extending broadband services to underserved communities across the country. Step 5: Improve education Improve education to make America more competitive. To increase higher-education opportunities, college students will be eligible for a $2,500 tuition tax credit, $200 million will expand work-study programs, and the maximum Pell Grant – federal aid primarily for low-income students – will increase by $500. The package also provides more than $2 billion for early childhood development, and $13 billion in grants to ensure disadvantaged kids achieve high academic standards. Step 6: Unemployment benefits Help the unemployed, who are bearing the brunt of the economic crisis. Anyone who lost their job won’t have to pay income taxes on the first $2,400 of federal unemployment benefits, and government subsidies will make their health insurance more affordable. The package increases and extends unemployment benefits through 2009 and boosts food stamp benefits to offset rising food costs. Step 7: Tax relief Cut taxes and boost consumer confidence. The stimulus package includes $288 billion in tax cuts. In 2009 and 2010, President Obama’s signature 'Making Work Pay' tax cut will provide most individuals with $400 and most families with $800. Qualified retirees and disabled veterans will get a one-time $250 payment. These cuts ensure that working people pay less taxes, so they have more money to spend. Tip To help pump money into the economy over time, the 'Making Work Pay' tax credits won’t be distributed as a lump sum. Beginning in June, you’ll see an extra $13 in your weekly paycheck, and an extra $8 starting in January 2010. Step 8: Housing and auto credits Boost the housing and auto markets. To help buoy the housing market and stem foreclosures, the tax credit for first-time homebuyers will increase to $8,000. And if you purchase a new car, you can deduct the sales tax. These tax savings will translate into more people buying cars, which will help shore up the auto industry in addition to encouraging consumer spending. Step 9: Send money to states Help all 50 states. The economy can’t bounce back if states can’t balance their budgets, and if states suffer budget shortfalls, they can’t pay for essentials like public safety and other critical services, quality teachers, and school renovations. The package provides more than $50 billion for state services, plus an $87 billion increase in federal funding for Medicaid to states. Step 10: Work together Encourage optimism. We can’t expect the government to solve the financial crisis alone, or overnight. The private sector must contribute to job creation and economic growth. But the stimulus package is the first, critical step to getting our economy back on track. As President Obama said, 'We will turn this crisis into opportunity and emerge from our painful present into a brighter future.' Did You Know? You can find out more details of the stimulus plan, and even track how government money is being spent once the plan kicks
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Frank Pastore Obama Healthcare in Stimulus Bill
Frank reads an article from Bloomberg about a healthcare provision hidden in the Obama Stimulus Bill
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Obama details economic stimulus plan - 07 Dec 08
Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe US president-elect Barack Obama has outlined more details of a plan to fix the United States' faltering economy. If approved, it would be the largest investment in American infrastructure since the 1950s and would cover projects including health care, roads, and broadband communications. But the one thing Obama has not done is put a price on it. Rosiland Jordan reports. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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CHT Founder Newt Gingrich-The Stimulus Package: The Impact on Healthcare
The $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed into law by President Barack Obama contains a wide variety of health policies, including more than $19 billion for health information technology.
Can America Afford Obamas Health Care Plan?
Can America afford Obamas 8 point health care plan? Thom confronts Edmund Haislmaier of the Heritage Foundation www.heritage.org
Obama Administration Marks Anniversary of Stimulus Plan: Video
Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) -- The Obama administration is marking the one-year anniversary of the economic stimulus legislation with efforts to show the measure sparked U.S. growth and curbed rising unemployment. Bloomberg's Julianna Goldman reports. (Source: Bloomberg)
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Stimulus plan and rationed health care
The Stimulus plan is a social plan set up to ration health care. The 90% of insured people will be brought down to the unisured 10% with the government now controlling 15% mor of the GDP. Electronic Medical Records will be used to monitor your physician.
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Obama Stimulus Plan (ARRA) - Help to Understand your opportunity
http://www.scorechicago.org/ An excerpt of an interview that Mark Goodman hosted with Kevin Ferguson of Kwame Construction Group on September 15, 2009. In this segment, Kevin and Mark discuss the fact that Stimulus Plan funding is going through state, local and municipal organizations. Kevin suggests that contractors focus on exactly what services you provide.. and the agencies that might be interested in your services. Kevin gives specific examples on opportunities with the GSA. He also suggests networking and relationship building with agencies and other firms who have experience in the government marketplace. You can access the entire interview at http://blip.tv/file/2610567
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Obama Stimulus Plan?
Juli Banderas interviews Doug Wead who warns that the honeymoon with Obama will not last.
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Obama: Stimulus Bill 'On Target'
President Barack Obama says it appears Congress is 'on target' to approve a massive new stimulus package by Feb. 16. (Jan. 23)
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Obama Stimulus:  Chair of Joint Tax Committee Can't Promise Job Creation
Barack Obama's point man on his stimulus package goes before the House of Representatives and cannot promise job creation as a result of the plan.
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Obama: Stimulus Package Is Working
President Barack Obama, citing fresh evidence the recession is winding down, says the country's future economic prosperity depends on building a new, stronger foundation and recapturing the "spirit of innovation." (Aug. 1)
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Ray Stevens - Obama Budget Plan
http://www.raystevens.com https://www.facebook.com/raystevensmusic1707 Unhappy about Obama's budget? for the new album or single.
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Obama's speech 8th January 2009 on economic stimulus recovery plan Part 2.
Obama's talking about change, well that's what he's good at: change in ideas and his NWO agenda. The future will hold dramatic action as soon as possible: stimulus on investments in healthcare, education and energy. How can you cut taxes and at the same time promise investments? Please Americans: consume more, eat more, borrow more because the deficit has now reached 1200.0000.000.000 US dollars. We have to suck dry the middle class. Yes we can!
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Why Obama needs stimulus package
If the stimulus package fails it could hurt President Barack Obama's credibility, says Frank Michike from the New America Foundation, who also discusses the issue of health care for Americans.
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Obama Stimulus Plan Changes COBRA Rules
Obama on economic crisis, stimulus package in weekly address
(7 Feb 2009) SHOTLIST 1. GRAPHIC: (English) "Your weekly address - February 7, 2009 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Barack Obama, US President: 3. GRAPHIC: (English) "www.whitehouse.gov" STORYLINE: With the Senate moving toward a tenuous compromise on the White House's economic stimulus plan, President Barack Obama hammered at the urgent need to pass a bill that will jump-start the struggling economy and put people back to work. "Americans across this country are struggling, and they are watching to see if we're equal to the task before us. Let's show them that we are. And let's do whatever it takes to keep the promise of America alive in our time," Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address. Obama made an aggressive push for House and Senate lawmakers to work quickly to resolve their differences in an economic bill whose pricetag has swung from 720 (b) billion upward toward a (tr) trillion dollars. The new president had hoped to sign economic legislation on his first day in office, but instead has spent his first three weeks in office wrangling with a reluctant Congress, including fellow Democrats, to heed his leadership. He started his address by making reference to the loss of on estimated 3.6 (m) million jobs since the beginning of the recession but quickly spoke about the legislative victory he scored on Friday when Senate Democrats reached agreement with a small group of Republicans on an economic stimulus package. "Democrats and Republicans came together in the Senate and responded appropriately to the urgency this moment demands," said Obama. "The scale and scope of this plan is right. And the time for action is now." Democratic leaders expressed confidence the concessions they had made to Republicans and moderate Democrats to trim the measure had cleared the way for its passage. No final vote was expected before Monday. Officials put the cost of the stimulus bill at 827 (b) billion US dollars, including Obama's signature tax cut of up to one-thousand US dollars for working couples, even if they earn too little to pay income taxes. Also included are breaks for homebuyers and people buying new cars. Much of the new spending would be for victims of the recession, in the form of unemployment compensation, health care and food stamps. The agreement announced on Friday night capped a tense day of backroom negotiations in which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, joined by White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, sought to attract the support of enough Republicans to pass the measure. Democrats hold a 58-41 majority in the Senate, including two independents, but it takes 60 votes to pass the bill because it would raise the federal deficit. Earlier in the week Obama had ratcheted up the pressure on lawmakers as a new jobs report posted the worst results in a generation, 598-thousand positions lost in January and the US unemployment rate rising to 7.6 percent - the highest since September 1992. While the Democrats' majority in the House of Representatives allowed them to pass their 819 (b) billion US dollars version of the stimulus package even though they won no Republican support, Senate passage had proved far more difficult. If the plan passes in the Senate, both versions would have to be reconciled and more changes could still come. Obama and his advisers have grown more assertive in recent days, reminding Democrats that voters gave them the White House, the House and the Senate to bring change, not partisan gamesmanship. "That was, after all, what last November's election was all about." Republicans characterised Obama's rhetoric as arrogant. They have pushed for the bill to include more tax cuts and less spending. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/35408e9eacf4e4f2a0d33edef84cdd1d Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Clinton Supports Obama Stimulus, Urges Bipartisan Support
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/01/29/Clinton_Supports_Obama_Stimulus_Urges_Bipartisan_Support Former President Bill Clinton urges bipartisan support of President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package. Clinton argues Republicans may "pay a big price" if they don't join with Democrats to approve the plan. FORA.tv's complete coverage of the 2009 World Economic Forum: http://fora.tv/partner/World_Economic_Forum ----- Former President William J. Clinton discusses the current economic crisis and what he feels are the biggest problems of 2009 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. Clinton served five terms as the Governor of Arkansas. His wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is currently the junior U.S. Senator from New York. During his tenure as president, his domestic priorities included efforts to create a universal healthcare system, to improve education, to restrict handgun sales, to balance the federal budget, to strengthen environmental regulations, to improve race relations, and to protect the jobs of workers during pregnancy or medical emergency. His domestic agenda also included other themes such as reforming welfare programs, expanding the "War on Drugs", and increasing law enforcement funding. Internationally, his priorities included reducing trade barriers, preventing nuclear proliferation, and mediating the Northern Ireland peace process and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.
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FOX: DeMint on Obama 'Stimulus' Plan
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) discusses President Obama's visit to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to push his so-called "stimulus" plan during an interview with FOX News' Neil Cavuto (Jan. 27, 2009).
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Pelosi On Economic Stimulus Plan
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tells Maggie Rodriguez that she has confidence in the economic stimulus package. Pelosi says that it will work better than tax cuts because the government would be investing in the American people.
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Mitt Romney on Obama's Spending Stimulus Plan
2-9-09 O'Reilly Factor Make http://www.planetromney.org one of your favorites to be kept up to date on the latest news pertaining to conservatism in general and Mitt Romney's chances in 2012. http://www.MittRomneyCentral.com
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Obama: $15B From Stimulus Going to Medicaid Plan
President Barack Obama told the nation's governors Monday that the administration is quickly releasing $15 billion from the stimulus package to help them cover soaring Medicaid costs. (Feb. 23)
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Obama Signs $787 Billion Stimulus Bill Into Law
President Barack Obama signed the $787 billion stimulus bill into law Tuesday in Denver. The legislation is the most sweeping economic package in decades. (Feb. 17)
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GOP Targets Stimulus Bill
Despite President Obama's efforts to achieve bipartisan support for his stimulus plan, congressional Republicans have criticized the bill for "wasteful spending." Wyatt Andrews reports.
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Deceptive "Stimulus" Plan
My other videos are much better. This was my 1st one. I know I sound horrible in this video, so no need to be mean and rude and tell me how bad I sound. That's like telling a smoker they need to quit smoking because they stink. Or telling a fat person they are fat. Or an ugly person they're ugly. They already know it without you telling them. Google this: CNBC Analyst: Global Bank, Global Currency Within 15 Years‏ I failed to mention the details of the stimulus plan that will impact hundreds and thousands (perhaps millions?) of elderly. And the fact that this bill will REQUIRE doctors to report and electronically track your medical treatments per a federal system. The Federal Council is modeled after a U.K. board discussed in Daschle's book, "Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis". This board approves or rejects treatments using a formula that divides the cost of the treatment by the number of years the patient is likely to benefit. Treatments for younger patients are more often approved than treatments for diseases that affect the elderly, such as osteoporosis. Medicare now pays for treatments deemed safe and effective. The stimulus bill would change that and apply a cost- effectiveness standard set by the Federal Council (464). In 2006, a U.K. health board decreed that elderly patients with macular degeneration had to wait until they went blind in one eye before they could get a costly new drug to save the other eye. It took almost three years of public protests before the board reversed its decision. The liberals in Congress just won't stop. Now we have learned they are meeting in secret. Ultra liberals in Congress are continuing to pull strings behind the scenes to give billions of dollars in taxpayer money to ACORN. They are working overtime to shove through billions and billions of dollars in wasteful spending to long term liberal special interest projects. They are doing this all under the continued guise of the stimulus package. The price tag is still astonishing. $789 billion might be less than the Senates $838 billion, but its massively more than the $300 billion this bill originally was proposed at, and still tops a trillion dollars when interest is included. There's still $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts, $600 million to buy cars for government workers, $88 million for ATV and bike trails and so much more waste. And, go to www.StimulusWatch.org to see the wish list of earmarks for cities and counties in your area. It will blow your mind. On January 11, Speaker Pelosi publicly pledged "no pork" when being interviewed by Wolf Blitzer. She promptly broke that pledge when it was convenient to do so. The trillion dollar stimulus bill pushed by Speaker Pelosi and passed overwhelmingly by the House has more pork spending than any bill in history! In fact, the bill (H.R.1) contains so much pork spending that Speaker Pelosi included $227 million simply for oversight of the pork barrel projects included in her stimulus bill. (Page 11 of the stimulus bill.) See some of the pork included in this bill: http://www.afa.net/pdfs/porkandpayoffs.pdf "Ruin Your Health With the Obama Stimulus Plan: Betsy McCaughey": http://www.prisonplanet.com/ruin-your-health-with-the-obama-stimulus-plan-betsy-mccaughey.html • Help us send one million e-mails to Speaker Pelosi. Tell Speaker Pelosi that you are fed up with pledges being made and broken. • Please forward this to all your friends and family and ask them to take a pledge not to vote for a member, of either party, who lies to the people: https://secure.afa.net/afa/activism/signpetition.asp?id=1810 To read the article, "It's the Economy and Illegal Immigration Stupid!" by Frosty Wooldridge go here: http://www.newswithviews.com/Wooldridge/frosty440.htm TAGS: Wall Street Stock Market Bank AIG Collapse Crash Immigration Gumballs Green Migrant Workers Mexico Obama Reserve Borrow Loans Fiasco Lotto Lottery Giveaway Hannity Imus Dutko Coulter American Family AFA OneNewsNow.com Rush Limbaugh Liberals Democrats Republicans Patriots Constitution Democratic Associated Press Billion Trillion Troubled Assets Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society HIMSS HyperInflation Bankrupt Bankruptcy Medical Medicaid
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Biden sells stimulus success & Obama's address
Vice President Biden gives a speech on the 200th day since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed and says that President Obama will layout the administrations healthcare reform plan at Wednesdays address to Congress.
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Why Obama's Stimulus Failed: A Case Study of Silver Spring, Maryland
High, persistent unemployment and a sluggish economy underscore what all but the most-dedicated supporters of Barack Obama know to be true: The president's 2009 stimulus program was a massively expensive bust. Understanding why the stimulus failed is an important step in understanding how the government can—and cannot—goose economic recovery. To get a better sense of how and where the stimulus went wrong, Reason.tv focused on Silver Spring, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C., that's home to a large number of government contractors and other recipients of money earmarked for the sorts of "shovel ready" projects that were going to bring the economy back to life. President Obama's top economic advisor Larry Summers laid out ground rules for how stimulus dollars should be spent: The funds must be "targeted" at resources idled by the recession, the interventions must be "temporary," and they needed to "timely," or injected quickly into the economy. None of that turned out to be true. "Even if you were to believe that government spending can trigger economic growth," says Veronique de Rugy, Reason columnist and senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center, "the money is never spent in a way that's consistent with the conditions laid out by the Keynesians for it to be efficient." Reason.tv identified four basic ways in which the stimulus was doomed almost before it was put into operation. For the full discussion of those areas and links to supporting data, go to http://reason.com/blog/2011/12/08/why-obamas-stimulus-failed-a-case-study Written and produced by Jim Epstein, who also narrates. Approximately 8 minutes. Go to http://Reason.tv for downloadable versions and detailed links and text. Also subscribe to Reason.tv's YouTube Channel to receive automatic updates when new material goes live.
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Obama vs Obama on the Stimulus
President Obama changes course on the stimulus. Where are the jobs? House Republicans offer a real plan to create jobs and get our economy moving again.
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Obama's Plan For The Economy
Barack Obama sat down with Katie Couric to discuss how he would get the economy back on track. Obama pointed to a $50 billion stimulus package, overhauling the regulatory system and creating jobs.
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Obama: Stimulus lets you buy cupcakes
Barack Obama at a rally for health care reform, bragging about his earlier stimulus package -- by saying it allows people to buy "cupcakes and other necessities of life."
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President Obama goes on the road to generate support for his stimulus Plan
President Obama goes on the road to generate support for his stimulus Plan
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McConnell Calls Stimulus Plan "A Big Mistake, A Failure"
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tells John King: "I think the stimulus was a big mistake... We can fairly, safely declare it now a failure." Of Obama's first six months in office: "I think the administration's off on the wrong foot," McConnell says, adding: "The President is trying to do most of these things from the far left."
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Senate Judiciary Committee Testimony January 2009 - Health IT and the stimulus bill David Merritt
Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the health IT provisions of President Obama's stimulus legislation
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Scoring The Obama White House: Obamacare, Economic Stimulus, Supreme Court | Morning Joe | MSNBC
Ezra Klein details his new exit interview with President Obama, which focused on the ACA, and Marc Morial scores the Obama presidency. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC is the premier destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives. Reaching more than 95 million households worldwide, MSNBC offers a full schedule of live news coverage, political opinions and award-winning documentary programming -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Google+: http://on.msnbc.com/Plusmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc Follow MSNBC on Tumblr: http://on.msnbc.com/LeanWithmsnbc Scoring The Obama White House: Obamacare, Economic Stimulus, Supreme Court | Morning Joe | MSNBC
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Obama Speaks Out for Stimulus to Create Jobs -- Where's John McCain?
A day after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke out in favor of a second stimulus to create jobs, which Obama has pushed for months, Obama hammers the point home. OBAMA: And we had some modestly positive news yesterday of the credit market starting to loosen up again and people willing to make loans, but that was just the beginning, not the end, of our work to rebuild our struggling economy. Some of the people on this stage know this better than just about anyone. They're on the front lines dealing with the fallout from eight years of greed on Wall Street and irresponsibility in Washington, and when we spend $10 billion a month in Iraq every month that means less money to fix crumbling roads and bridges here at home. When our president passes tax breaks for multimillionaires, corporations are shipping jobs overseas, that leaves our states without the resources to provide health care and good schools and police and firefighters. Today, 21 states are facing budget shortfalls, including Florida. Governors across America are facing impossible choices. and I'm sure the governors will talk about this, cutting vital services or raising property taxes on families already struggling to stay afloat. Now, let's be clear, the financial crisis that states, businesses and families are facing didn't spring up full-blown overnight. It's been a long time coming. the warning signs have been very clear, but while President Bush and Senator McCain were ready to move heaven and earth to address the crisis on wall street, President Bush has failed so far to address the crisis on main street. Senator McCain has failed to fully acknowledge it. Instead of common sense solutions month after month they have offered little more than willful ignorance, wishful thinking, outdated ideology. In January I called for a stimulus package to provide immediate relief for states along with tax rebates to get money directly to middle class families and a foreclosure prevention homes to help them keep their homes. Yesterday the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank, one of the successors, acknowledged we need a stimulus package. Senator McCain, on the other hand, at that time, back in January, insisted that the fundamentals of the economy were strong. AUDIENCE: Boo! OBAMA: No, we don't need that. we just need you to vote.
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Newt Gingrich Praises President Obama on the Stimulus & Healthcare
Newt Gingrich in February 2009 praises President Obama on the stimulus and it's impacts on healthcare in America. Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/Akaczynski1 for more great political videos.
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CNN - Obama wants stimulus package
Pres.-elect Barack Obama says if a stimulus package is not passed before January, it will be the first thing he does.
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President Obama responds to President Obama's Job Plan - iOTWReport.com exclusive @Mr_Pinko
President Obama responds to President Obama's jobs plan. Freedomworks Taxpayer March on Washington D.C. 9 12 09 - September 12 2009. The Taxpayer March on Washington (also known as the 9/12 Tea Party) was a Tea Party protest march from Freedom Plaza to the United States Capitol that was held on September 12, 2009, in Washington, D.C. The event coincided with other similar protests organized in various cities across the nation. The protesters rallied against what they consider big government, the dismantling of free market capitalism, abortion, and President Barack Obama's proposals on health care reform, taxation, and federal spending, among other issues. Organizers of the event included the 9-12 Project, FreedomWorks, the National Taxpayers Union, The Heartland Institute, Americans for Tax Reform, Tea Party Patriots, and ResistNet. The event was also promoted by Fox News commentator Glenn Beck as a symbol of what he called "national unity" following the eight-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The march is the largest gathering of fiscal conservatives ever held in Washington, D.C., as well as the largest demonstration against President Obama's administration to date. Though many of the signs were close to the original Tea Party message of "Taxed Enough Already," such as "Stop Obama's Spending Spree," some of the handwritten signs carried by protesters included statements such as "Liar Liar Pants on Fire!" and "Hey Obamacare! Hands off my body". Other signs promoted Obama citizenship conspiracy theories, depicted the Obama "Joker" image, and compared Obama to Adolf Hitler. One protester commented that many signs were "expressing concerns about the tax burdens to be carried by "our grandchildren" and other signs he didn't feel were appropriate to repeat". Gene Healy, author and vice president at the libertarian Cato Institute, expressed the opinion that the signs generally focused on opposition to government bailouts, Obama's proposal on health care reform, and the appointment of presidential "czars". Among the speakers at the rally were former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, chairman of FreedomWorks, and a small number of congressional Republicans including Representative Mike Pence, chairman of the House Republican Conference, Representative Tom Price of Georgia, Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina, and Representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee. Pence said that "Americans want health care reform, but they don't want government takeover". On February 17, 2009, Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a $787 billion economic stimulus package aimed at helping the economy recover from the deepening worldwide recession. The act includes increased federal spending for health care, infrastructure, education, various tax breaks and incentives, and direct assistance to individuals, which is being distributed over the course of several years. President Barack Obama signs the ARRA into law on February 17, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. Vice President Joe Biden stands behind him. In March, Obama's Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, took further steps to manage the financial crisis, including introducing the Public-Private Investment Program for Legacy Assets, which contains provisions for buying up to $2 trillion in depreciated real estate assets. Obama intervened in the troubled automotive industry in March 2009, renewing loans for General Motors and Chrysler to continue operations while reorganizing. Over the following months the White House set terms for both firms' bankruptcies, including the sale of Chrysler to Italian automaker Fiat and a reorganization of GM giving the U.S. government a temporary 60% equity stake in the company, with the Canadian government shouldering a 12% stake. In June 2009, dissatisfied with the pace of economic stimulus, Obama called on his cabinet to accelerate the investment. He signed into law the Car Allowance Rebate System, known colloquially as "Cash for Clunkers", that had mixed results. The Congressional Budget Office and a broad range of economists credit Obama's stimulus plan for economic growth. The CBO released a report stating that the stimulus bill increased employment by 1--2.1 million while conceding that "It is impossible to determine how many of the reported jobs would have existed in the absence of the stimulus package."Although an April 2010 survey of members of the National Association for Business Economics showed an increase in job creation (over a similar January survey) for the first time in two years, 73% of the 68 respondents believed that the stimulus bill has had no impact on employment.
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ABC News Obama touts effects of stimulus plan
Obama talks about what his spending bill will do if it works. visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/americans-4-liberty/
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Raw Video: Agreement Reached Stimulus Plan
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has announced agreement on an economic stimulus bill. He says the legislation should create 3.5 million jobs once President Barack Obama signs it into law and it takes effect. (Feb. 11)
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Obama's Economic Plea
"In Full:" At the start of his first primetime news conference President Obama stressed the importance of passing his proposed economic stimulus plan.
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William Greider (2/3) on Obama's Stimulus Plan, Nationalizing the Banks and Globalization
The House has passed an $819 billion dollar stimulus package, marking one of the most expensive pieces of legislation ever to move through Congress. Not a single Republican voted for the bill. We speak to William Greider, National Affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine. http://www.democracynow.org/2009/1/29/economic_stimulus_moves_to_senate_following
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The Obama Stimulus: Predictions vs. Reality
When pushing the stimulus package, President Obama claimed that the stimulus would save 3 million jobs. How have his predictions turned out so far? This video compares those predictions with how the jobs numbers have actually turned out. Sources: Predicted data used by President Obama to argue for the effectiveness of the stimulus: http://otrans.3cdn.net/45593e8ecbd339d074_l3m6bt1te.pdf Actual data as collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm
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Fox News: "Stimulus" Money Goes to Congressional Districts That Don't Exist
Ten months after the President signed a $1 trillion stimulus spending bill that his aides claimed would keep unemployment below 8 percent, Americans are still asking: where are the jobs? It turns out that some of jobs the Administration claimed were saved or created by the so-called stimulus were from Congressional districts that dont even exist. ABC News has also uncovered even more stimulus spending in non-existent Congressional districts: •In Oklahoma, recovery.gov lists more than $19 million in spending -- and 15 jobs created -- in yet more congressional districts that don't exist. •In Iowa, it shows $10.6 million spent and 39 jobs created -- in nonexistent districts. •In Connecticut's 42nd district (which also does not exist), the Web site claims 25 jobs created with zero stimulus dollars. •The list of spending and job creation in fictional congressional districts extends to U.S. territories as well. •$68.3 million spent and 72.2 million spent in the 1st congressional district of the U.S. Virgin Islands. •$8.4 million spent and 40.3 jobs created in the 99th congressional district of the U.S. Virgin Islands. •$1.5 million spent and .3 jobs created in the 69th district and $35 million for 142 jobs in the 99th district of the Northern Mariana Islands. •$47.7 million spent and 291 jobs created in Puerto Rico's 99th congressional district. Rep. David Obey (D-WI), Chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee, blasted the Administrations claims of jobs created or saved in a statement yesterday: The inaccuracies on recovery.gov that have come to light are outrageous and the Administration owes itself, the Congress, and every American a commitment to work night and day to correct the ludicrous mistakes. Credibility counts in government and stupid mistakes like this undermine it. Weve got too many serious problems in this country to let that happen. But the exaggerated jobs numbers arent the end of the stimulus troubles. As USA Today reported this morning, Stimulus aid has sparked an economic boom for some unwanted entrepreneurs — con men. The story goes on: State and federal officials say they are fielding thousands of reports of scam artists, many operating from overseas, using the promise of money from the Obama administration's $787 billion economic recovery plan to entice people to hand over bank account numbers. The scams are so numerous, and the criminals hard to identify, that authorities say it's all but impossible to catch them. It seems that stimulus money has gone everywhere except to helping create jobs for the 10.2 percent of Americans who are unemployed. The stimulus hasnt created the jobs the President promised because it relies on big-government spending instead of helping small businesses, which create between 60-80 percent of jobs in our economy. House Republicans offered a plan to let small businesses and families keep more of what they earn, but Democrats ignored it, took a go-it-alone approach, and passed their trillion-dollar big government plan anyway. And yet after a trillion dollars of deficit financed spending, Democrats still cant answer the question: where are the jobs?
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