Obama, Congress weigh options on the economy
Broadcast: Midmorning, 01/08/2009, 9:06 a.m.
Economists are torn about what kind of spending or tax cuts will have meaningful results for economic recovery. Two economists evaluate Obama's economic stimulus plan and weigh the concern for record deficit spending.
- Diane Lim Rogers: Chief economist for the Concord Coalition. She has served as chief economist for the House Budget Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee, and served with both the Clinton and Bush administrations.
- John Irons: Research and Policy Director at the Economic Policy Institute.