President Barack Obama prepares to speak to reporters during his visit to the Capitol in Washington, D.C., January 27, 2009. President Obama will try to persuade reluctant Republicans to support a $825 billion package he says is essential to resuscitate a plunging economy. (Chuck Kennedy/MCT)
President Barack Obama prepares to speak to reporters during his visit to the Capitol in Washington, D.C., January 27, 2009. President Obama will try to persuade reluctant Republicans to support a $825 billion package he says is essential to resuscitate a plunging economy. (Chuck Kennedy/MCT) Chuck Kennedy / MCT
President Barack Obama prepares to speak to reporters during his visit to the Capitol in Washington, D.C., January 27, 2009. President Obama will try to persuade reluctant Republicans to support a $825 billion package he says is essential to resuscitate a plunging economy. (Chuck Kennedy/MCT) Chuck Kennedy / MCT

GOP may vote no, but economists back Obama stimulus

January 27, 2009 5:44 PM