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R.I.Singer30
02-10-2009, 01:40 PM
I feel it's good news At least we have a new start.Like was done with the war..we will figure out how to pay later;)


National News from The Associated Press
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By TOM RAUM, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (Associated Press) -- The Senate approved President Barack Obama's giant economic stimulus measure on Tuesday, part of a string of powerful government steps that could marshal close to $3 trillion in taxpayer and private money to revive the collapsing national economy.
The 61-37 vote by the Senate was a key victory for the president but sets up difficult negotiations with the House, which passed a slightly different version than the $838 billion bill approved Tuesday.
Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., vowed to send a finished bill to Obama's desk "as soon as possible."
Obama, who was in Fort Myers, Fla., welcomed the vote as "good news. ... It's a good start."
It came shortly after the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve moved to commit colossal sums of money to help thaw credit markets and slow layoffs that have left 3.6 million Americans unemployed.

Kaa
02-10-2009, 01:41 PM
...and the US equity markets are down about 4%...

Kaa

Captain Blight
02-10-2009, 01:43 PM
I celebrated this by gorging myself on bacon. It was the only pork I could find, or afford, but still...

Kaa
02-10-2009, 01:45 PM
I celebrated this by gorging myself on bacon. It was the only pork I could find, or afford, but still...

Clearly, you needed a bailout and the government responded! :D

Kaa

George Roberts
02-10-2009, 03:05 PM
Mr. Obama was talking with people in Florida. One person asked for a small car, a kitchen, and a bathroom. Mr. Obama's staff was going to handle that.

TimH
02-10-2009, 03:09 PM
Bacon is expensive. I wish I could afford bacon :)

R.I.Singer30
02-10-2009, 03:12 PM
...and the US equity markets are down about 4%...

Kaa

This was like within the 45 minutes since it passed and you posted.?

All I know is where I used to work the remaining 50 people are working a 4 day work week and took a 10 percent paycut. I guess we should have filled our pork barrels before everyone else got it.

TimH
02-10-2009, 03:20 PM
This was like within the 45 minutes since it passed and you posted.?

All I know is where I used to work the remaining 50 people are working a 4 day work week and took a 10 percent paycut. I guess we should have filled our pork barrels before everyone else got it.

Its the new world order. You dont need to work as much since everything is made in China now and is quite cheap.
Pretty soon when EVERYTHING is made in China we wont need to work at all! I cant wait.