Friday, February 13, 2009

Local leaders cotninue criticism of President Obama's stimulus plan

Former Congressman Bill Lipinski, a long time "Reagan Democrat," says that the stimulus package unveiled by President Barack Obama falls far short of what is needed. Lipinski says he was "disappointed" by the failure to offer more bailout support to homeowners, taxpayers and local businesses, but says it is "better than nothing."

Lipinski discussed the President's plan, which was approved by the US House this week, on Mornings with Ray Hanania on WJJG 1530 AM. The podcast is available on iTunes for download to iPods or by visiting

Also, on the show, Hollywood producer and filmmaker Malek Akkad discusses his upcoming film "Halloween 2" (H2), a remake of the original Halloween film made by his father Moustapha Akkad in 1978. Moustapha Akkad was killed along with Malek's sister during a terrorist attack by al-Qaeda in Nov. 2005 in Amman, Jordan.

The podcast of the Akkad interview is also available on the Radio Chicagoland web site.

-- Ray Hanania

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