Congressman G.K. Butterfield Speaks About Stimulus Package

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

President Obama signed into law a 787 billion dollar package Tuesday and now Eastern Carolina and the nation is waiting to see exactly where all that money will go and if it will help.

Students at Greene Central High School listened as Congressman Butterfield spoke about that plan Wednesday.

Butterfield said major amounts of money would be going towards building infrastructure, education, and creating new jobs.

He explained to the students why he thought the massive amount of money was needed.

Congressman Butterfield said the money allotted from the law would go to the state first and that Governor Perdue would then be deciding where and who the money will be going to.

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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Feb 19, 2009 at 04:37 PM
    Do you voters really think you have a say as to where this money is spent? Bev has already decided, and you poor soul have no choice. Your choice (not made by you) is to repay this money via federal taxes in the future, including your great grandchildren.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 19, 2009 at 03:51 PM
    emailed him twice to ask where the money was coming from, he talked around for a page to page in a half in each letter and still do not know if they are just going to print more or borrow from another country. Only senators on congress people have that type of money and they don't pay taxes, so we know it is not coming from there.
  • by D on Feb 19, 2009 at 11:36 AM
    He has bigger problems then this stimulus package. Because he voted for it, he just lost my vote.
  • by Me on Feb 19, 2009 at 09:08 AM
    The guy is an idiot. He supported this assine pork-filled "stimulus" bill. That shows very poor judgment as he just does what Nancy Pelosi tells him to do. We need to vote him out of office next year.
  • by Nadine Location: Snow Hill on Feb 19, 2009 at 08:43 AM
    Hey everyone, I'm one of the seniors that I was there when he spoke. He never REALLY explained anything, he did a wonderful job of dogging questions though. He got off topic several times and his quote about us being the future leaders took up all of three seconds. It was like taking civics class again. He spend more time telling us how the government works and how many seniors and representatives are in the US government. I knew more about the stimulis package going in and nothing more when I came out. It was VERY disappointing.
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Feb 19, 2009 at 07:38 AM
    Why exactly does Congressman Butterfield need to explain the spending bill to high school students? Why did it make the news? Did Mr. Butterfield tell the students that their children and grandchildren will be burdened with debt all of their natural lives? Not. Mr. Butterfield is greasing the wheel that will get money from the fresh off of vacation (if she is) new hire Democratic Governor Beverly Perdue. She'll have the federal money spent before it ever gets to NC.
  • by CD Location: Winterville on Feb 19, 2009 at 05:16 AM
    This stimulus will lead to inflation the likes we have not seen in the history of this nation. If you think your taxes are high now wait until 2011 or 2012. We will be sorry!
  • by Another4salesign Location: gvegas on Feb 19, 2009 at 05:16 AM
    It was said last night on a popular news station that this stimulas package will not help those that need it.If you cant pay your mortgage and your not behind it won't help you.If your in danger and your already in default with your lender then it MAY help you but there is less than 1 percent chance that it will.The advice was given to talk to the lender to refinance your home but lenders and banks do not want to refinance anyone.We are already taxed enough
  • by jim Location: pitt on Feb 19, 2009 at 05:05 AM
    Perdue had to make a new position to over see this money and pay him almost 100,000 per year. The stimulus money already at work for the good old boys.
  • by brian Location: greenville on Feb 19, 2009 at 04:29 AM
    How much pork will he bring to the east? It seems like we have enough hog farms!
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