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Monday, July 09, 2012

All Bills Lead to Jobs in Latest Spin in Congress

With so many Americans looking for a job — or worried about keeping the one they have — lawmakers looking for an edge on Capitol Hill are increasingly labeling their proposals “jobs” bills.

Tax bills, road projects, agriculture spending — they’ve all become “jobs” bills.

In the 18 months since the 112th Congress first met, about 90 bills that promise to create or preserve jobs have been introduced — about three times the previous two-year congressional cycle and seven times more than the Congress before that.


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