The Pending Economic Stimulus Plan

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Last night, John McCain passed up a chance to vote for--or against--the Senate's version of a "stimulus package," which would have included tax rebates for 20 million seniors and 250,000 disabled veterans. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton interrupted campaigning to provide their votes, but the measure fell one vote short. Now there appears to be a compromise. Will it give the economy a needed boost?  Is it a cure that could be worse than the disease?

Credits

Guests:
Jason Furman - Harvard Kennedy School of Government - @jasonfurman, Andrew Samwick - former Chief Economist, President Bush's Council of Economic Advisers, Sarah Lueck - Congressional Reporter, Wall Street Journal

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Dan Konecky, Karen Radziner