Weak job growth is about weak demand.
The President is clearly trying to compromise on a rational plan to reduce the deficit as is the speaker. The Republicans are blocking with their idiotic no tax pledge when it's clear more revenue and tax reform is needed long term.
Every sane Republican understands we need to raise the debt ceiling, no reason not to get a large deal that also gets more revenue along with real tax reform. The Tea party and the left are balking. Hopefully enough moderate republicans and democrats will work out a deal with the President.
Republican candidate for President like Bachman who would play the economic terror card should be looked at as fools by the electorate. Lack of leadership and economic disaster for the markets is not going to create jobs or provide capital for jobs.
The stimulus package was terrible not because of the spending but because of what it was spent on.