Stimulus plan includes billions for new construction and jobs
- By BILLY HOUSE and AMY DOMINELLO, via Sisters In The Brotherhood
Democrats who control Congress contend the bill will create or save up to 4 million jobs, provide immediate tax breaks for 95 percent of workers and jumpstart the economy.
Many congressional Republicans oppose the recovery package, however, saying it needs more tax cuts and less spending. Overall, the plan contains about $275 billion in tax cuts, about one third of the overall package.