Posted by: Hugh Hewitt at 9:59 AM
A serious slow-down in the crafting of the stimulus package is necessary because increasing attention on it has revealed that it simply won't do what the public expects of it. It is a "stimulate-the-Democratic-Party" bill, not a job creating jump start to a faltering economy that needs to turn over into growth mode.
And voters --especially the young ones who supported the new president so decisively-- know it. There's a story in the WSJ.com today on how the jobless are spending a lot of time online as a diversion from their predicaments, but they are also exchanging information and political opinions. The "stimulus bill" has been debated and dissected for just about 10 days, but its brand is already pork, and sites like ReadTheStimulus.org guarantee that the brand won't improve unless the bill improves.