Obama Presidency

Obama Defends Stimulus with Passionate Speech

| by DeepDiveAdmin

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. --- President Barack Obama took a more combative tone Thursday as he criticized those who are against his proposed stimulus package.

"Don't come to the table with the same tired arguments and worn ideas that helped create this crisis," the president said. "We are not going to get relief by turning back to the very same policies that for the last eight years doubled the national debt and threw our economy into a tailspin."

Here are some highlights of that speech: