Yesterday, I blogged that Obama Democrats don’t seem to be willing to admit that their economic policies have failed. Today, while scanning the blogs, I caught this over at Gateway Pundit. It’s not just that the president’s party refuses to admit failure, they want to double down and continue with the very policies which failed to generate the growth they promised when they passed the “stimulus.” Jim quote a post from The Hill:
House Democrats this week have amplified their calls for new spending on infrastructure and other federal projects in the face of May’s discouraging job-creation figures.
Even as Republicans are insisting on “trillions” of dollars in spending cuts, Democrats maintain that a targeted injection of additional federal dollars in the near-term would go a long way toward reversing the hiring slump. Friday’s disappointing job report, they say, only bolsters their case.
“The American people, while concerned about the deficit, place much more emphasis on job creation, and they see a role for the government,” Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) told The Hill. “A fast injection of job stimulus on the public side would help tremendously. … It [the job report] helps our argument about investment.”
Um, Congressman, why are you so convinced that the American people believe that job creation requires federal involvement? Seems you’re projecting your ideology onto them.
Sometimes, ya gotta wonder if spending is like heroin to the Democrats; they only feel good when they’re spending the taxpayers’ money.