January 9, 2009: Obama: Delay on stimulus not an option (Politico)

  • Barack Obama on Friday expressed impatience with “posturing” on Capitol Hill over objections to the size and shape of his economic stimulus plan – saying he won’t stand for delays that slow down help to the American people.
  • “Just show me, if you can show me something that is going to work, I will welcome it…What is not an option is for us to sit and engage in posturing or standard partisan fights, when the American people are out there struggling,” Obama said at a news conference to announce his intelligence team.