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February 18th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Bickering over stimulus bill

Democrats are marking the stimulus program's one year anniversary with a new name for Republicans: Hypocrites.

The White House is leading the charge, accusing House Minority Whip Eric Cantor of reaping stimulus rewards in his home district while telling the media the program hasn't helped the economy at all.

There was plenty more partisan bickering over the $787 billion bill yesterday, which is now estimated to cost tax payers $862 billion over the next ten years. Our Jim Acosta has the report from Washington.

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  1. Joshua Wertheim

    Let me start by saying that I abhor the current Republican leaders and have felt that way since Cheney became V.P. Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh are frightening and any thought that they could have authority or power in our country puts me in a despair. That said, I think Obama is doing about as well as he can under the circumstances he inherited from those Republicans, but I think his legacy as of 2010 is that he didn't apply leverage to squeeze the banks and AIG when he bailed them out. Had he made them turn the funds into loans for small business and to help underwater home owners, the turnaround would have happened already and he would be guaranteed re-election. Unfortunately, he didn't and now Cheney and his cronies still get to have a voice, and that is just real scary.

    February 19, 2010 at 8:02 am |
  2. Mitchell

    What is wrong with your children and grandchildren becoming the same as indentured servants for the rest of their lives to pay for Obama and the democrats politically correct socal engineering dream. live in a bankrupt and socolist country.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:04 pm |