Congress, Bush Reach Tentative Deal on Economic Stimulus Package

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Agree on plan including $300-$1,200 tax rebates and business tax cuts to jolt slumping economy.


Edwards: “This is another example of Washington deserting working people and the middle class. They gave $70 billion of tax breaks that do nothing for those who’ve lost their jobs.”


Obama: “…this compromise is a good start, and I hope that Congress will move swiftly to pass a stimulus package that will put immediate relief into the pockets of working families and help prevent further economic damage.” Read full statement here.


Clinton: “I am heartened to see that Speaker Pelosi and the Bush Administration have reached an agreement on stimulus that would extend immediate tax rebates to more than 100 million hardworking Americans…” Read full statement here.

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