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Economy: Obama Stimulus Package / Economists' View #919533

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jonathan Karl) House passage of President Obama's economic stimulus package with no Republican votes in support featured; details given about the tenets of the package, including tax cuts, new spending on transportation health care and education and of Republican criticism and concerns. [Representatives David DREIER†, David OBEY, Mike PENCE, Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI - offer differing opinions on the bill.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Studio: Betsy Stark) The question of whether this plan will stimulate the economy examined; details given about the graded "Report Card" view of a panel of three economists: Microeconomics Advisers vice chairman Laurence Meyer, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center Roseanne Altshuler and Moody's's Mark Zandi on the plan. [MEYER, ZANDI, ALTSHULER - offer assessments on elements on the stimulus plan.]

Gibson, Charles;
Karl, Jonathan;
Stark, Betsy

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