Lawmakers Eye Untapped Stimulus Funds as Obama Proposes New Spending - Political News - FOXNews.com
With the bulk of the $787 billion stimulus package still unspent, some lawmakers say, President Obama should not be adding yet another $13 billion to the deficit by funding a one-time $250 Social Security payment.
The complaints are coming from Republicans, who see last February's recovery act as a fiscal blunder that has failed to stem rising unemployment. In some cases, such as the Social Security checks, they see the pot of money still waiting to be spent as a way to head off additional deficit spending in other areas.
I can tell you from personal experience that the stimulus package did nothing for me. I'm still unemployed and am looking for something during the holidays.
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