The United States Senate has approved its version of the Obama economic stimulus plan. Now it and the House of Representatives must thrash out a compromise between their two versions. The president has made it crystal clear that he wants this done as quickly as possible.
“At a time when so many Americans are looking for work, there’s so much work that America needs done. That’s why we put forward this plan for recovery and reinvestment. It’s a simple idea at its core that we put people back to work doing the work that America needs done. It’s a plan that will save or create up to 4 million jobs over the next two years.” Obama’s failure to get real bipartisan support for the plan in Washington means he must continue to try and get the people’s backing. In Florida he stressed that if people lost their homes, communities would die, taking the economy with them.