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  •  There is no way that they could have (0+ / 0-)

    gotten a bigger stimulus bill at the time. NO WAY. You can cite economists up the gazoo; they can't pass a bill at all. There were a lot of people who had input into the decisions — and remember the needed republican votes required slashing about $50 billion off what had passed the House.

    Obama got another chunk of stimulus through during the Lame duck session at the cost of allowing the high income tax cuts stay for two years. He got more unemployment insurance, more in Pell grants, and a bunch of other things amounting to a further about $400 billion over the tax cut revenue loss.

    There was also a lot of first year spending in the health care bill.

    I don't know what you think he could have done more of for those who had mortgage problems. He could not order the banks to write them off or down. There would be a bit of a problem with the constitution on that.

    I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

    by samddobermann on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 03:49:44 AM PST

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