Politics & Government

September 22, 2008 3:41 PM

Dems want $50 billion stimulus on top of $700 billion bailout

The new $50 billion stimulus Congressional Democrats are seeking wouldn't just jolt the economy, it would help them politically in November. The plan would include new spending for infrastructure, an extension of unemployment benefits, energy assistance to lower-income families and aid to states to help pay Medicaid health-care costs for the poor.

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