WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a $155 billion measure that seeks to create jobs and blunt the impact of the worst recession since the 1930s.
By a vote of 217 to 212, the House approved additional spending for "shovel-ready" construction projects and money to avoid layoffs of teachers, police and other public employees.
The Senate is expected to consider the measure early next year.
It’s like déjà vu all over again as several of those terms used in the short paragraphs above should sound mighty familiar. It is duly noted that Reuters terms it “additional spending” without referencing to what it is additional. It’s as if Porky Jr. is some sort of bastard child. How’s that for tolerance and understanding?
But with the Senate bogged down trying to find a way to have an open floor vote on a health care bill that no one has yet seen (is it possible to vote on a bill that has not been written?), we will be partying like its February 2009.