Skip to comments.Democrats promise jobs bill (Porkulus II - just don't CALL it Porkulus II)
Posted on 11/17/2009 5:16:21 PM PST by Libloather
Democrats promise jobs bill
By ANDREW TAYLOR (AP) 40 minutes ago
WASHINGTON House Democrats are looking at swelling deficits further, at least temporarily, on a jobs-producing bill in response to double-digit unemployment and a sense within their ranks that the party needs to do more to put people back to work.
But many of the ideas on the table so far are extensions of last February's $787 billion economic stimulus package such as unemployment benefits and subsidies to help the jobless pay for health insurance. They maintain the social safety net for the 15.7 million Americans out of work but they don't directly create new jobs.
Aware that the last stimulus bill has not prevented unemployment from reaching 10.2 percent and of public opinion polls showing the stimulus is losing popularity with voters, Democrats are wary of putting a stimulus label on their new package.
"I wouldn't characterize it as a second stimulus," House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Tuesday. "I don't want to be as broad as that, I want it to be very targeted on jobs."
House Democrats debated ways to address job creation at a caucus meeting Monday night, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has promised colleagues the chamber would take up a jobs measure after it completes its health care overhaul bill. That makes it unlikely to pass into law this year.
Job-creating ideas include additional help for small business, more road and bridge spending, and extending business tax breaks slated to expire at the end of the year, according to spokespersons for Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina.
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>> Early election 2010 polls are coming in...
Better start calling and emailing now and say NO MORE SPENDING!!!!
I wonder how many “New” Congressional Districts they’ll create with this one?
..in other words, more reports of government waste on bogus jobs that were never created could really upset the American tax payer, so let's try this and see if we can get even more money
>> I wonder how many New Congressional Districts theyll create with this one?
As many as they need! They’re basically “free”, right?
They. Are. Insane.
Let the House push this nonsense. It will hurt prospects for the health care monstrosity in both chambers.
The word “Porkulus” is an insult to all the jihadis who voted for 0bama.
Might as well string it out as long as possible.
“Don’t call it Porkulus II.”
To paraphrase the saying: if it walks like a pig and oinks like a pig, then it’s a pig.
How does one believe that and/or type that? The writer is either an idiot or a liar...(I guess could be both)
Well, there is some potential there. There is still some excellent condition highway that could use yet another layer of macadam. Though, we might have to start referring to these roads as elevated highways.