February 12th, 2009
08:45 AM ET

Stimulus lessons

Anderson talks to his panel about the lessons for the Obama administration from the rough process to get a stimulus deal.

Filed under: Economy • President Barack Obama • Raw Politics
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. mary

    Amazing.....if we do not approve of this stimulus package we are constantly told that we will loose everything. Unemployment will rise, commerce will stop. We will go down infamy. Unless, of course we throw money at the problems. Our usual answer. And i will admit that i think along the same lines, myself. But, maybe, just maybe, if we stop and think and begin to listen to each other and our more experienced econimists, and advisors, we might find a better solution. This did not happen over night. It took years and we cannot clean it up over night. And i do not blame Pres. Obama, In fact, i voted for him. I am glad he is our president. But i do not expect him to fix the problems in the first 100 days and maybe not in the 2nd 100 days. It took us years to get into the problems and will maybe take us years to get out.

    February 12, 2009 at 3:09 pm |
  2. Cheri Abraham

    Congress needs to stop all the belly-aching and get down to business. Maybe the Republicans need to come to terms with the facts of Bush's failures and the Obama win. Hear this Republicans–It's official: YOU work for US.

    February 12, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  3. Cindy L. Smith

    It's only a bandaid and doesn't look to be simulating the creation of new (as in never been before) jobs. Ever since the NAFTA was signed we have been lossing jobs and there has not been large incentives to create new high tech jobs to replace the ones lost. What was being thought over the last ten years of exporting jobs and no compensation when products came back into our country? At the same time the economy being so good we thought we could buy energy without creating or producing our own. We should have learned something from the California blackouts several years ago when the power companies had sold off their production capabilities and the purchase price went up. What did we think would happen when we are sending $700,000,000.00 per day out of the country for energy????? I don't think we are going to come out of this recession/depression until we can create renewable energy of some kind which will create a lot of new jobs and keep a lot of our own money right here in our own country.

    February 12, 2009 at 12:35 pm |
  4. sean brizendine

    we have to support the stimulus efforts otherwise the alternative is to loose everything we hold dear too us which is our everyday life.
    "sean in santa rosa"

    February 12, 2009 at 11:48 am |
  5. Nathan

    If you realy want to jump start the econmy give everone 10,000 to the ones who makes 35,000 and less and with the taxeif someone made 20,000 grand a year give them back half.

    February 12, 2009 at 11:46 am |
  6. Harry Smeltzer

    Hi Anderson,
    My question is, why don't you take and good, hard, honest look at the stimulus package. Why is it you simply approve this bill to your listeners without really outlining its contents. Please don't lose sight of what journalism is actually all about, not you Anderson.

    God Bless You Anderson I hope you're able to take this to heart.

    February 12, 2009 at 11:40 am |
  7. Joanne, Solvay, NY

    It's not working!

    February 12, 2009 at 11:13 am |