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See a visual breakdown of what the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -- a new economic stimulus bill that gives tax breaks to 95 percent of Americans -- could look like for your family.
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In 2008, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act —an economic stimulus bill that gave tax breaks to 95 percent of Americans. The economic stimulus plan was meant to provide a financial boost to everyone from the unemployed and middle income families with children to first-time homebuyers. For some American families, that could mean over $13,000 in savings. Here is what the stimulus could look like for some families.