Saturday, February 07, 2009

So Exactly How Big Is The Stimulus Bill?

No one quite seems to encouraging!

Sen. Reid: “Keep in mind, it’s approaching a trillion dollars.”
NYT: even the senators behind the compromise were uncertain of the number.
Roll Call: The uncertainty made it difficult to predict whether the final bill would be approximately $780 billion or $826 billion.
Fox News: about $811 billion in spending and tax cuts
AP: Democrats put the cost of the measure at $780 billion…Republican critics said that the price tag was actually higher…Official cost figures were not yet available.
AFP: The bill's supporters noted that its price tag would be far smaller than the 937 billion dollars… Details were elusive… Republicans said their calculations put the new bill at roughly 830 billion dollars
LAT: a price tag of about $780 billion under the compromise deal, though the final figure was unclear.
Bloomberg: Democrats said the Senate plan totaled $780 billion while Republicans said that didn’t include the cost of additions made on the Senate floor including tax cuts aimed at helping the housing and auto industries.

Well, at least the AP calls it "President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan". Let's see them try to back away from that assertion when it lands in the trash heap of history's Epic Fails...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can you even imagine? I get ticked off when I can't find the $40 I thought I had in my wallet, let alone the $40 billion that just disappeared in to thin air.