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Economic Stimulus Aid Off To Slow Start: Less Than 6 Percent Of The Money Paid Out

06/13/2009 05:12 am 05:12:01 | Updated May 25, 2011

Nearly three months after President Obama approved a $787 billion economic stimulus package, intended to create or save jobs, the federal government has paid out less than 6 percent of the money, largely in the form of social service payments to states.

Although administration officials say the program is right on schedule, they have actually spent relatively little so far.

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