Barack Obama is pushing Congress to pass a $775 billion economic stimulus package in an effort to create some 3 million jobs and boost the Nation's faltering economy. Obama discussed this in an address recorded for radio and Youtube on Saturday.
Obama already faces a horrible economy and up to 2.25 million likely foreclosures this year as soon he takes office. He has been careful not to lay blame for these woes, presumably because he needs Republican support to pass his stimulus package.
His hopes to have the package passed before he takes office have been quashed because Republicans insist that they need more time to review the details before giving their nod of approval. Obama strongly urges that this must be a non-partisan effort.