Specter of Depression

Arlen Specter, one of three GOP Senators who supported the Obama stimulus plan, has explained his vote.
Sen. Arlen Specter says the nation is on the "brink of a depression," but that there's a reasonable chance that the economic stimulus package will help ease the situation.
We can't handle the truth, says Specter.
The Pennsylvania Republican told reporters at the state Capitol in Harrisburg on Monday that the nation faces enormous economic problems that are more serious than the public has been told, although he didn't elaborate.
The Senator says his action helped save us from certain disaster.
Specter said he believes that, if the legislation hadn't passed, the nation would have gone "right off the edge."