Hello, I’m Charlotte Bellis, and you’re watching newsy.com.

U-S President Barack Obama is pushing the $900 billion stimulus plan that has Republicans—and even some Democrats—calling for a second look.


We’re watching the New York Times, Russia Today, Voice of America, FOX News and MSNBC.

On Monday the President expressed his commitment to bi-partisan support of the plan.

The New York Times highlights Obama's thoughts on political compromise:
 (New York Times)

Where’s the money going in the stimulus package?

Russia Today talked with a public policy analyst who says no one really knows:

“I think there’s a lot of concern we’re about to commit 900 billion to pork barrel spending and shuffling around dollars without the real kind of technology producing economic stimulus that’s being advertised. So I think there's a big gap.” (Russia Today)

Voice of America reports Democratic lawmakers have agreed to 2 major concessions, removing:

“$400 million to help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and $75 million for anti-smoking campaigns.” (Voice of America)

FOX News brings us a Republican Senator who says opponents of the plan want to pass it… but can’t without some key changes, namely tax credits for homeowners and infrastructure spending:

“They’ve got a trillion dollars in spending! And most of it's not to create new jobs.  That's a problem here. One, it doesn't do what they say it would do. Two, it’s a massive amount of money. We throw numbers around in Washington, but a trillion dollars. All borrowed money... is no favor to the American people and it won't help the economy.” (FOX News)

A guest of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show warns that while “bi-partisan support” seems to be the catchphrase of the week… President Obama would be wise to hold his ground:

“He's got to draw some lines and just say: "you know, I'm just not going to give these things up and by the way guys, ‘you want more concessions, give me a few votes please.’” (MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show)

President Obama will visit major television networks Tuesday to promote his package.

So what do you think? Is it necessary for the Senate to pass another stimulus package? How do you think the money should be spent? Please share your thoughts with us and be sure to check out our sources.

I’m Charlotte Bellis, for newsy.com, where multiple perspectives help provide the real story.

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Obama's Push to Move Fast

Hello, I’m Charlotte Bellis, and you’re watching newsy.com.

U-S President Barack Obama is pushing the $900 billion stimulus plan that has Republicans—and even some Democrats—calling for a second look.


We’re watching the New York Times, Russia Today, Voice of America, FOX News and MSNBC.

On Monday the President expressed his commitment to bi-partisan support of the plan.

The New York Times highlights Obama's thoughts on political compromise:
 (New York Times)

Where’s the money going in the stimulus package?

Russia Today talked with a public policy analyst who says no one really knows:

“I think there’s a lot of concern we’re about to commit 900 billion to pork barrel spending and shuffling around dollars without the real kind of technology producing economic stimulus that’s being advertised. So I think there's a big gap.” (Russia Today)

Voice of America reports Democratic lawmakers have agreed to 2 major concessions, removing:

“$400 million to help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and $75 million for anti-smoking campaigns.” (Voice of America)

FOX News brings us a Republican Senator who says opponents of the plan want to pass it… but can’t without some key changes, namely tax credits for homeowners and infrastructure spending:

“They’ve got a trillion dollars in spending! And most of it's not to create new jobs.  That's a problem here. One, it doesn't do what they say it would do. Two, it’s a massive amount of money. We throw numbers around in Washington, but a trillion dollars. All borrowed money... is no favor to the American people and it won't help the economy.” (FOX News)

A guest of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show warns that while “bi-partisan support” seems to be the catchphrase of the week… President Obama would be wise to hold his ground:

“He's got to draw some lines and just say: "you know, I'm just not going to give these things up and by the way guys, ‘you want more concessions, give me a few votes please.’” (MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show)

President Obama will visit major television networks Tuesday to promote his package.

So what do you think? Is it necessary for the Senate to pass another stimulus package? How do you think the money should be spent? Please share your thoughts with us and be sure to check out our sources.

I’m Charlotte Bellis, for newsy.com, where multiple perspectives help provide the real story.

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