WASHINGTON — Momentum increased Monday for a new economic stimulus package to help cash-strapped Americans as President Bush and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke threw their weight behind an idea they earlier opposed. RELATED: SIRIS: STAY DIVERSIFIED, BUT DON’T AVOID STOCKSPress secretary Dana Perino told reporters on Air Force One as the president flew to Louisiana on Monday for an economic event that the White House will have to see what kind of package Congress crafts. Perino says the administration has concerns that what has been put forward so far by Democratic leaders in Congress would not actually stimulate the economy. RELATED: LISTEN TO WARREN BUFFETT AND BUY, SAYS MAYOR BLOOMBERGEarlier Monday, Bernanke told the House Budget Committee that country’s economic weakness could last for some time and it was the right time for Congress to consider a new package. Earlier this year, most individuals and couples received tax rebate checks of $600-$1,200 through the $168 billion stimulus package enacted in February. RELATED: WALL STREET BRACES FOR ANOTHER UP-AND-DOWN WEEK”With the economy likely to be weak for several quarters, and with some risk of a protracted slowdown, consideration of a fiscal package by the Congress at this juncture seems appropriate,”… Read full this story
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