Compromise stimulus includes tax credit for most workers

02/12/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Government checks should start popping up in mailboxes across the U.S. under a compromise reached by the House and the Senate for President Barack Obama's economic stimulus. Most workers would get a tax credit of $800 per couple; benefits would increase for the unemployed; subsidies would be introduced for health insurance; and first-time home buyers would see a bigger tax break.

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