Over at the American Spectator, I explain why it won’t, but a deregulatory stimulus would. Main points:
-Anything that Washington giveth, it must first taketh away from somewhere else. The jobs bill is a zero-sum game.
-When government borrows more, less investment capital is left over for the productive sector.
-Taxes will have to be raised later to pay for today’s increased borrowing.
-Deregulation is a better approach. The biggest obstacles to job creation and economic growth are all in Washington.