Search the Archive

Economy: Budget / A Discussion #923096

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

[Last night, President OBAMA - talks about the budget.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live strategy session held with CNN's David Gergen and Joe Johns and former comptroller general David Walker about the budget. [GERGEN - says a big question about Obama's speech is whether we need to deal with health care and other issues now while the economy is so bad.] [WALKER - says we eventually need universal health care coverage, but we have to reform the system first; states the government has never had a piggy bank with money in it.] [JOHNS - says the machine has already gotten started, but this {health care} is a "monstrosity of an idea."] [GERGEN - says we will look to see how Obama is going to try to decrease the deficit with 8,500 earmarks in the bill.] [WALKER - explains what earmarks are and are not: they corrupt the system.] [JOHNS - says earmarks are "let's make a deal."]

Cooper, Anderson

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.