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Former President Jimmy Carter on Obama Stimulus Plan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) Former President Jimmy Carter has signaled
support for President Barack Obama's plan to stimulate the economy.

"I have full confidence that the proposal Barack Obama has made
... will start the recovery on its way,'' he said Thursday. "I
would guess it would take another six months to see an
improvement.''

The 39th President made his remarks after announcing the $10
million overhaul of his presidential library, which is scheduled to
close Apr. 27 and reopen on Oct. 1 to coincide with his 85th
birthday.

Though he acknowledges the challenges Obama inherited upon
taking office, Carter says the current situation does not compare
to the Great Depression.

"The Great Depression was much more severe,'' he said. "Back
in those days, there was no money. There was no way to control the
unemployment.''


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