Economists Show Support For Obama Job-Growth Plan

AP

By PAUL WISEMAN and DEREK KRAVITZ

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A tentative thumbs-up.

That was the assessment Thursday night from economists, who offered mainly positive reviews of President Barack Obama's $447 billion plan to stimulate job creation.

Some predicted it would put hundreds of thousands of people back to work next year, mainly because a Social Security tax cut for workers would be deepened and extended to small businesses.