House Dems say no new stimulus in the works
* Story Highlights
* Aides say it will take time to know whether another stimulus is needed
* Pushback follows top Democrat saying he told staff to begin working on bill
* Republican says talk of second bill shows Democrats believe first already failed
* Pelosi spokesman says Congress will closely monitor economic conditions
From Brianna Keilar and Deirdre Walsh
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- House Democratic aides denied Wednesday that work is already underway on a second stimulus package.
The pushback came a day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested more stimulus spending might be needed, and the top Democrat on the Appropriations Committee said he had already instructed his staff to begin working on a bill. [...]
The stimulus is not working like the Dems said it would. A new stimulus is on the back burner (believe it) for possibly later this year - or until their polling data says the people are terrified enough (politics of fear
, anyone? Obama says
what about the economy? Scared yet?).
If government growth is not working, then more government growth is the answer?!?!
How many ways can I spell POWER GRAB
The current government has no interest in improving the economy. They DO have an interest in growing their power over the people! If they REALLY wanted people to spend, then why not give a tax holiday? That would INSTANTLY put disposable income into the hands of the consumer, allow businesses to grow, and reduce cost of raw materials and finished goods.... but no. This is about growing power, not fixing the economy.