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House Republicans Say No Deal to Obama Stimulus Plan

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Polls show that everybody wants to fix the economy, but grassroots partisans don’t agree about how to do it, and that’s reflected in Washington. President Obama went to Capitol Hill today but, even before he got there, House Republican leaders called for a “no” vote on his stimulus package, and the President’s much publicized courting of John McCain appears less than successful. The Arizona Senator called the plan “just the old spending practices of liberal Democrats.” Is the Obama plan the best way to create jobs or a grab-bag of special interest giveaways? Does it properly balance tax cuts and spending? 

Credits

Guests:
Peter Baker - New York Times - @peterbakernyt, Gary Langer - Langer Research Associates and ABC News - @garylanger, Dean Baker - Center for Economic and Policy Research - @DeanBaker13, Ron Utt - Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper