So, of course, the answer is ...... wait for it ....... more stimulus spending!
House narrowly passes Pelosi's $174B jobs bill
Oh, don't waste time trying to figure it out. We are angry about both.
The House narrowly passed Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) $174 billion jobs bill Wednesday, only after Pelosi and other party leaders yelled, pleaded and cajoled reluctant Democrats worried over deficit spending.
The vote was 217-212. No Republicans voted for the bill, and 38 Democrats voted against it.
It was the second suspenseful vote of what House members hope was their last workday in 2009. Democratic leaders also had to lobby members from conservative districts to pass a $300 billion increase in the debt limit.
The close votes reflect the growing unease among centrist Democrats that the deficit spending that Congress has undertaken to right the economy is becoming a potent campaign issue.
But Democrats facing tough re-election fights found themselves trying to determine if voters are angrier about 10 percent unemployment or trillions in deficits.