Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"Stimulus" plan update...

Its cost just keeps rising:

"The cost of President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan now exceeds $900 billion after the Senate added money for medical research and tax breaks for car purchases."

But note that the criticisms of the plan are obviously having an effect on public opinion--approval of the plan must be slipping. How do we know? President Obama yesterday said:

"In an interview on CNN, Obama signaled a willingness to drop items that "may not really stimulate the economy right now." He also signaled he'll try to remove "buy American" provisions in the legislation to avoid a possible trade war."

Obama wouldn't have said that if the plan remained popular. Keep up the good work, conservatives...