Politics & Government

November 9, 2008

Can a $100 billion stimulus save a $14 trillion economy?

Washington is poised during the next 90 days to approve spending perhaps $100 billion to jolt the ailing economy. The only questions are when it will happen and whether it would have much impact. President Bush and Republican congressional leaders may be reluctant to support one before Obama takes office, and analysts are skeptical about how much a $100 billion stimulus would move a $14 trillion economy.

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