With jobs losses continuing to mount, Congress is considering a third economic “stimulus” (pundits often ignore the Bush stimulus of 2008) in as many years – calling this one a “jobs bill”. But in talking about the jobs bill, members of Congress reveal that it is more about political development than economic development
The stimulus boosted employment but “did it in a way that was not as highly visible as a lot of people would like,” said Rep. Betty Sutton (D-Ohio), one of the House members devising the jobs bill.
In other words, members of Congress need another bill, this one which they will get more praise for during an election year. Or, in the words of Chancellor Sutton, “I want people to remember why they need us.”