I see what you're saying there SB -- but, by legislating numerous bills (a tax bill, an infrastructure bill, an education bill, etc ...) you're really tying up the process.
Instead of having one gigantic piece of legislation that encompasses all of those aspects of the economy you would be breaking it down into pieces -- pieces that could get hacked apart in debates of attrition. This is the economic bill -- it's the largest of it's kind, and it actually includes tax cuts that are larger than Bush's cuts. And, it's only one leg in the stool.
The next subject of debate is TARP and the financial institutions -- and then the Obama team is introducing what they hope to be a housing "fix."
Tying up the legislature debating each individual aspect of the stimulus package as individual pieces of legislation is a waste of time.
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