It hasn't worked. It hasn't created more jobs. And yet, some Dems are still pushing for even more money to bail out the country's FAIL department:
One of President Barack Obama's top allies in Congress said Tuesday that lawmakers must be open to seeking a second economic stimulus package to fight a stubborn recession and create jobs.
"I think we need to be open to whether or not we need additional action," said House Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, who stressed that it is too soon to assess the $787-billion stimulus approved in February.
Some Democrats have hinted they may favor a second stimulus measure, drawing sharp attacks from Republicans that the giant package approved months ago had demonstrably failed to create or save jobs and turn the U.S. economy around.
"I think it's certainly too early right now . . . to say, you know, it's not working. In fact, we believe it is working," said Hoyer, who hails from Maryland.
Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid seemed less convinced, saying it was too soon to judge the first stimulus but underlining: "As far as I'm concerned, there's no showing to me that another stimulus is needed."
About 10 percent of the earlier package had been spent, with 90 percent more to come, Reid said, telling reporters: "The crops have been planted, the shoots are now appearing above the ground.
"It's going to move more quickly now," the Nevada senator said.