As Obama deliberately gives little drops of information on a "double-dip" recession and a bleak outlook on jobs for Americans, he is preparing us for a new stimulus from Pelosi's Congress that is forced to deal with our dire job situation as we head for the 2010 house elections.
Even though Congress believes that voters do not understand deficits, they do realize we understand that more than 1 out of every 10 Amercians is without work. Add to that the many who are only working part-time, and you have some angry voters. American voters do understand that Congress is using deficit spending for special interest groups,and enlarging the government's size almost as an end in itself.
Many Americans supported the original stimulus bill believing that much of it would go to job creation in the form of creating new jobs in our infrastructure, and "green jobs". Even though the "deficit" is abstract to us on many levels, the voters know it doesn't lead to job growth. The latest polls reveal this specific anxiety over our economy.
Most Americans are open to the idea of debt spending if it really could create stable jobs and improve the economy. That's what Americans thought they were suppose to be getting the first time around with the Stimulus Bill, but as of today we can't even get a clear figure on any job creation from this bill.
As of today, desperation is the mark of Congress. They will have to really put to work ideas taken from the minority party: tax-cuts, as in payroll taxes possibly being frozen, and return TARP money to the taxpayers. Let's not do what Barney Frank would do and give this money to the White House to benefit those banks and businesses for political reasons. The same tax cuts that would benefit the Treasury will benefit the job market.
Once Americans see the deficit even headed in the right direction, Congress can relax knowing they will not be thrown out by their constituents. Stilll, the thought of tax cuts is revolting to Pelosi's Congress, and they possibly just aren't smart enough to do the right things. They will simply talk about jobs, and hold a summit for creative ideas on job creation. Yet they will still be talking about jobs as 2010 elections roll around.