President Obama Signs Stimulus Bill

By: Associated Press/KKTV
By: Associated Press/KKTV

President Barack Obama has signed into law the most sweeping economic package in decades, a rescue plan designed to create millions of jobs and boost consumer spending.

It was a major political victory for Obama, who took office less than a month ago.

Obama said the government has begun the essential work of keeping the American dream alive in our time.

The $787 billion package aims to reverse the nation's economic free fall. It pumps money into infrastructure projects, health care, renewable energy development and conservation. There's a $400 tax break for most individual workers and $800 for couples. It dishes out tens of billions of dollars to states.

Obama signed the bill at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The setting was to underscore the new law's investments in "green" energy-related jobs.

The White House went live with a new Web site Tuesday that will allow people to track where the money is being sent. To visit that Web site, click on the link below.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Anonymous on Feb 19, 2009 at 07:33 AM
    He will do it with both. He has the power hungry control issues with the greed to back it of Hitler/Stalin and the Left mentality to complete it faster than both of those known tyrants. Give up on blaming FOX news, I don't even watch it. Some Americans are intelligent enough still to read between the lines and those who weren't during the election are waking up now and seeing the mistake in less than 3 months, well, except for you Martinez, you're terminally stupid.
  • by Martinez Location: Southside on Feb 18, 2009 at 08:33 PM
    Hitler was a facist, the extreme far right... The Communists were Extreme Far left. How can Obama be both? Maybe you should think before you type, instead of just regurgitating what the Fox tells you. Don't be a zombie. Either Obama will destroy us with facism, or communism... he can be only one.
  • by Scott on Feb 18, 2009 at 02:47 PM
    Don, you are right on the money with the Hitler/Obama thing. People called Winston Churchill paranoid and crazy, also. History indeed,is repeating itself with a new fast talking evil.
  • by my.02 on Feb 18, 2009 at 01:20 PM
    Ann, don't plan on putting my hand out..If you want to live with the socialist agenda, you go for it, but I will fight it with my last breath.
  • by HAWKEYE Location: SPRINGS on Feb 18, 2009 at 01:04 PM
    George W.Bush greatest accomplishment was ending the Bush political dynasty .So we will never !!!!!!!!!!! have to have another Bush as president .THANKS W.
  • by Mike Location: CO on Feb 18, 2009 at 12:20 PM
    Hitler, Marx, Socialism, out of touch with the middle class, dictatorship, jet fuel. For real. C'mon people you have got to do better than this.
  • by Ann Location: C/S on Feb 18, 2009 at 11:44 AM
    To all those people voting NO for this help. Dont put your hand out for any of the $$$.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 18, 2009 at 11:20 AM
    HEY HENRY!!!! NEWSFLASH...He is buffooning his way through...and in less than three enjoy it while you can!!!!
  • by Chris Location: CS on Feb 18, 2009 at 09:38 AM
    Wow...nice post Don...comparing Hitler to Obama...very intelligent of you!! Please leave CS and don't come back...thanks!!
  • by HAWKEYE Location: SPRINGS on Feb 18, 2009 at 09:30 AM
    Don come on Hitler ???? Well lets hope you end up in the oven then. Crazy m.f
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