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Obama touts 100 days of economic stimulus

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  • Obama speaks Wednesday at Nevada's Nellis Air Force Base
  • He says "we are already seeing results" from the economic stimulus package
  • The spending has saved or created roughly 150,000 jobs, Obama says
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(CNN) -- President Obama marked another 100-day anniversary Wednesday -- this time the anniversary of the enactment of his $787 billion economic stimulus package.

President Obama said Wednesday that the country is already seeing results from his economic stimulus plan.

President Obama said Wednesday that the country is already seeing results from his economic stimulus plan.

Addressing a crowd of military servicemen and women at Nevada's sprawling Nellis Air Force Base, Obama said that "we are already seeing results" from the federal government's economic boost.

Among other things, he said, the spending has saved or created roughly 150,000 jobs while providing sorely needed infrastructure repairs and fueling increased demand for businesses.

"But this is just the beginning," he said.

"There are still too many Americans out of work, and too many who worry that their job may be next. ... That is why we will continue to implement the (stimulus plan) as quickly and effectively as possible over the next two years. ... And that is why my administration will continue an unrelenting, day-by-day effort to fight for economic recovery on all fronts." Video Watch Obama talk about jobs saved or created »

Obama made his remarks after touring the base's "photovoltaic array" -- 72,000 solar panels that generate more than 30 million kilowatt-hours of electricity every year, according to the White House.

The panels supply roughly 25 percent of the power used at the base, which houses and employs 12,000 people.

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The base's solar power system is an example of "the kind of foundation we're trying to build all across America," Obama said.

The system, covering 140 acres, is the largest single solar energy installation of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, he noted.

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