A quote from Micheal Grunwald’s The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era, a new book that details the often unseen impact of the 2009 stimulus/American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Also known as the Failed Stimulus to all on-message Republicans.
“Polls have found that most Americans see the stimulus as a giveaway to bankers, confusing it with the $700 billion financial bailout that passed before Obama was elected. I interviewed several congressmen who were under the same misimpression.”
This was a $787 billion piece of legislation.