The Hill reports this morning there is a growing divide between Washington Democrats over last week’s unemployment report that shows an increase to 9.1%. Senior Senate Democrats are now calling for another stimulus package to be funded with tax increases.
Senior Senate Democrats Call For More Stimulus Spending & Higher Taxes. “Senior Senate Democrats are growing frustrated by what they see as President Obama’s passivity on the economy, and are beginning to discuss a large infrastructure package funded by tax increases.” (Alexander Bolton, “Do More On Jobs, Dems Tell Obama,” The Hill, 6/10/11)
Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) – Broad Support For More Stimulus & Higher Taxes. “There’s very broad support,” Rockefeller said. “There’s no other way to get at this problem.” (Alexander Bolton, “Do More On Jobs, Dems Tell Obama,” The Hill, 6/10/11)