White House: Stimulus was good for economy; GOP says big spending produced little results

  • Article by: DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 17, 2014 - 3:16 PM

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — The costly $787 billion spending bill that President Barack Obama signed into law soon after taking office boosted the economy and helped avoid another Great Depression, the White House said in a status report on Monday's fifth anniversary of the law's enactment.

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