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Barney Frank On The Daily Show: Don't Call It Stimulus (VIDEO)

08/14/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Dealbreaker points us to Barney Frank's appearance on the Daily Show last night. Frank was in a jovial mood, even at one point invoking the spirit of Henny Youngman.

Interestingly, Frank told Jon Stewart that he'd been instructed by Washington power brokers to stop referring to the term "stimulus." Here's Frank:

"I'm not supposed to call it stimulus. The message experts in Washington have told us that we're supposed to call it the recovery plan. I was puzzled by that...Most people would rather be stimulated than recover."




Here's part one:

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Barney Frank Pt. 1
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In part two, Frank defends the Democrats' role in the fall of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the larger housing crisis. Frank had a lighthearted back-and-forth with Stewart about the government's broad push to expand home ownership, which Frank admits he supported.




The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Barney Frank Pt. 2
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