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Economy: Budget / A Discussion #923096

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009
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[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."]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson
Duration:
00:06:30

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