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Us Economy Plan
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  • 1. US economic stimulus package BBC BUSINESS ENGLISH February 08 Letizia Cinganotto
  • 2. <ul><li>What is the stimulus package worth $150 bn aimed at? </li></ul>
  • 3. <ul><li>helping ordinary Americans deal with the economic downturn. </li></ul>
  • 4. TRUE OR FALSE? <ul><li>The Congress easily approved it. </li></ul><ul><li>F </li></ul>
  • 5. What does the plan include?
  • 6. <ul><li>one-off rebates of up to $600 for individuals and $1,200 for couples plus $300 for each child. </li></ul><ul><li>rebates for low income retirees and military veterans </li></ul>
  • 7. What’s the meaning of rebate? <ul><li>Money given back? </li></ul><ul><li>Prices reduced? </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion? </li></ul>
  • 8. <ul><li>Money given back </li></ul>
  • 9. <ul><li>Explain the expressions </li></ul><ul><li>“ low income retirees ” and </li></ul><ul><li>“ military veterans ” </li></ul>
  • 10. Did President Bush welcome the plan? Why?
  • 11. <ul><li>Yes, because it would help stimulate consumer spending and accelerate needed business investment. </li></ul>
  • 12. Why are some politicians worried?
  • 13. <ul><li>about the damage the plan will do to government finances - potentially doubling last year's budget deficit </li></ul>

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