Obama’s Human Resources

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As the White House jobs summit gets under way today, here’s a story looking at congressional efforts for a jobs stimulus bill. Given the GOP tarnish on the last stimulus bill, members have pushed back hard at the suggestion that any future efforts might be labeled a stimulus. “I wouldn’t characterize it as a second
stimulus,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters on Nov. 17. “I don’t want to be as broad as that, I want it to be very targeted on jobs.” But, frankly, they are trying to stimulate jobs — however surgical the measures may be — so I feel fine using the word.

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