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US divided over stimulus impact
In run-up to mid-term elections, Americans discuss employment effects of 2009 economic recovery act.
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2010 08:56 GMT

In the run-up to US mid-term elections, one of the major topics being debated is the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The government had invested more than $700b in measures to help pull the country out of the economic recession by creating jobs and promoting consumer spending.
 
While the Democrats say the stimulus prevented the country from a financial meltdown, Republicans claim it was simply a waste of money.
 
Casey Kauffman reports from Tennessee, a state with one of the highest unemployment rates in the US. He asked people there how they felt the programme affected their lives.

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Al Jazeera
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