US divided over stimulus impact

In run-up to mid-term elections, Americans discuss employment effects of 2009 economic recovery act.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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