January 22, 2009: Obama sees need for quick stimulus action: White House (Reuters)

  • "We have to do everything in our power and Congress does too to get that package moving, to get that money into the economy … to give the American people some confidence going forward," Gibbs told a news briefing.
  • "Any money that a financial institution receives…that money is lent to the American people, so that families can borrow money to send their kid to college, or buy a car," Gibbs said.
  • "The American people understand that things are likely to get worse before they get better. But I think that they can be reasonably assured that he's working hard every day to get the economy moving again as quickly as possible."