ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 18, 2008
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(White House: Martha Raddatz) The economic stimulus plan to give the economy a shot in the arm examined; details given about tax incentives for businesses and tax rebates for individuals and about what the Democrats want. [President BUSH - calls for a growth package.] [In response to reporter's question, Treasury Secretary Henry PAULSON- comments on the numbers.] [University of Delaware professor Larry SEIDMAN- calls for repeated relief each quarter.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The importance of consumer confidence in driving the economy noted.
(Leonia, New Jersey: David Muir) The question of whether consumers will spend the proposed rebate examined. [In New Milford, New Jersey, diner Carmelo and Nina GRAMUGLIA, WOMAN; Maryland man Steve ZITO, Quality Float Works owner Sandra WESTLUND; in Torrance, California, Lenie Ramos TRENT- state what they would do with a rebate.]