Bill O'Reilly Says Obama Has a 'Pretty Good Vision' on the Economy

January 12, 2009 - 10:41 AM
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(CNSNews.com) –  Bill O’Reilly, host of Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor,” told CNSNews.com that President-elect Barack Obama has a “pretty good vision” on the economy and that he is not going to “second guess” Obama’s stimulus plan.




"I think Obama has got a pretty good vision of what has to happen in the economic range. But I'm not going to second guess the guy,” O’Reilly said when asked about Obama’s plan for a stimulus package that could cost up to $1 trillion.

“Let's just see what they come up with. See what they do. We need to get this economy rolling. A lot of people are suffering. So, I’m fine with what he’s put out there so far. We just have to see. Second guessing the guy is—that’s just cheap-shotting him, and I’m not going to do that,” O'Reilly added.

According the Associated Press, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has said that the stimulus package being discussed with Congress would cost more than $750 billion and that other members of Congress have indicated it could run to nearly $1 trillion.

When asked whether more spending would create jobs and stimulate the economy, O’Reilly said, “If you put money into the economy wisely and with discipline, it has to help.”

CNSNews.com interviewed O'Reilly Thursday night when he arrived at a retirement party in Washington, D.C., for FOX News anchor Brit Hume. 
 
In addition to his Fox television program, O'Reilly writes a weekly syndicated column that appears in a variety of newspapers around the country, including The New York Post and The Chicago Sun-Times. He the author of several best-selling books, including "Culture Warrior," "Kids Are Americans Too," and, most recently, "A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity: A Memoir."