From NBC's John Yang and Athena Jones
At the beginning of his meeting this morning with bipartisan congressional leaders, President Obama acknowledged the differences with Republicans on the stimulus package. But he said he's confident it will generate three to four million jobs, and said it's only one leg of "at least a three-legged stool." He noted that the legislation is still on target to make it to his desk on President's Day.
Obama also mentioned reports of TARP recipients renovating bathrooms and offices, saying there's a lack of accountability and transparency. And he noted the GAO report of waste in government. "Those have to be part and parcel of a reform package," he said.