February 4th, 2009
08:34 AM ET

President Obama on the stimulus plan

Watch this video for Part Two of Anderson's interview with President Obama. In this clip he talks about the stimulus plan and how he will be judged by history.

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  1. Sue Filutze

    Anderson if you really are interested in being fair instead of just quoting what the Republicans think about the Stimulas then you would show the map which shows how much each State would benefit from the Stimulas! I'm sure most Americans would be for this bill if they could see it's benefits, instead of just a bunch of GOP blow bags lamenting about Tax cuts and trying to kill it!

    February 4, 2009 at 4:26 pm |

    There has been concerns about the President's plan to limit executive pay and extraodinary expenses made by companies receiving funding from us citizens. It should be noted that when banks make risky loans to corporations the loan agreement often contains negative covenants,i.e., restriction on salaries of owner/executives, limits on certain expenses and investments, acquisition, no partership draws until loan is repaid, personal guarantee of corporate loans, etc.
    If banks can insist on these types of loan agreements why can't the taxpayors.

    February 4, 2009 at 4:24 pm |
  3. Sylvia

    Anderson Cooper, I am really tired of you and your other CNN cohorts referring to our President as Mr. Obama. He is "President Obama". Would you please pass this on to Wolf Blitzer as well. You may not be happy about this, but please try to be a professional and stop letting your pettiness come through.

    February 4, 2009 at 1:57 pm |
  4. Joseph Coates

    Anderson, is it impossible to legally force the CEO bonus monies to be returned to the U.S. Government vs. having the entire country become violently ill knowing these executives are laughing at the stupidity of Congress handing them all that cash?? I must be missing something but as far as I'm concerned if I am given a refund from the government that I am not entitled to from an error, I am LEGALLY responsible to return that money or face criminal charges, is that correct? What is the difference with that scenario and these greedy, idiotic CEO's taking lavish trips and spending it on upgraded toilets?


    Joe Coates
    Baltimore MD.

    February 4, 2009 at 1:11 pm |
  5. Marie

    I was surprised Anderson did NOT respond to the President's comment (paraphrased) that the non-stimulus items in the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009" equate to around 1% of the total. One percent sounds so small until a person realizes what the ENTIRE bill will cost.– in this care, 1% IS A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF MONEY!!

    Please have your staff convert the amount (1%) to dollars.


    Mrs. E.
    Hebron, CT

    February 4, 2009 at 12:59 pm |
  6. Joseph Delphin

    I checking on one of President Obama's campaign promises. Is the 401K exception to forgo the 10% penalty from 401K withdrawal forcoming? When?
    You know jobs is very hard to come by and I have saving in the 401k that would help me keep going if it was not for the penalty. That kind'a like be kicked by the govenment when you down. I know there are million other people in this situation. Thanks Joseph from Louisiana.

    February 4, 2009 at 12:12 pm |
  7. KAREN

    I think thats a great idea ,giveing the tax payers each one million dollers,that would shureley help so mouch,and that would jump start the economy,thats a great idea,insted of fighting about how to get the economy going,while people are worried about loseing there homes and jobs every day.

    February 4, 2009 at 11:46 am |
  8. Sheila

    The stimulus package does not address any help for millions of people whose houses are worth half of their mortgage balances. The only way to get help is to be delinquent. Many lenders are hinting that you have to be delinquent in order to get help. They are almost suggesting to skip a payment so that they can help you. This is crooked. Something needs to be done about this.

    February 4, 2009 at 11:00 am |
  9. Teresa, OH

    The AUDACITY of Mr. Obama thinking that HE will fix the economy...lmao.... The American people will fix it with our internet complaints and directions.

    I personally will not judge him on how "he" fixes the economy... I will judge his presidency on how well he does under fire. He's just been picking daisies since he took over.

    Wouldnt that be neat to have a job where you will be judged AFTER you leave the position? Most of us are judged at the job and tossed out right fast if we aren't up to par : )

    February 4, 2009 at 10:50 am |
  10. jason D

    why not just give each registered tax payer one million ($1,000,000.) each, take out taxes, and then have them pay what they owe to get themselves out of debt or avoid foreclosure and get the economy going that way. so far this money has done nothing to help most people and with banks or other institutions not budging on reneogiating loans or other items because they are getting money from the government anyway is not solving anything.

    February 4, 2009 at 10:44 am |
  11. Cindy

    I think that Obama needs to step up to the plate, put his foot down to his fellow dems and say NO to any and all pork! Right now Pelosi and the gang are running the show. Obama needs to show them who is the boss and that when he says no pork then he means no pork...from either side! Until he does that they will always run over him to get what they want.


    February 4, 2009 at 10:06 am |