How quickly they forget the $168 billion Bush stimulus package, even as they begin work on a new one:
Confronted with big job losses and no sign the U.S. economy is ready to stand on its own, Democrats are working on a growing list of relief efforts, leaving for later how to pay for them, or whether even to bother. Proposals include extending and perhaps expanding a popular tax credit for first-time home buyers, and creating a new credit for companies that add jobs. Taken together, the proposals look a lot like another economic stimulus package, though congressional leaders don’t want to call it that.
Question: if the economy is already in a recovery that began in the summer of 2009, why is a third stimulus package required?