An article on RedState observed that the Obama administration is rapidly working to lower expectations for its brand new stimulus package. In that regard:
I briefly listened to a Maryland Congressional Representative this morning (Sunday, Feb 15) as she was speaking on Fox News. She noted that Maryland had some large amount of “shovel ready jobs” all approved, permitted and just waiting for the stimulus package to fund. Okay, swell. But will those jobs go to the currently unemployed?
Or will they go to the existing employees of the existing engineering and contracting firms? In other words, will these “shovel ready jobs” be new jobs for newly unemployed or ongoing jobs for the currently employed in which case there will be no new stimulus, unemployment will continue to rise and the national economic problems will continue to fester.