As Congress goes back and forth over how to create more jobs, we break down the ideas that are on the table and how they could help you.
The Jobs Bill that might have been
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) recently stunned Democrats and Republicans alike when he scrapped a bipartisan $84 billion version of the jobs package for a more narrowly focused $15 billion incarnation, which passed the Senate Feb. 24. He reasoned a lack of support from Republican leaders would prevent passage of the bigger bill, but the decision led to bristling on both sides of the aisle who said it was either wasteful or too small to be effective. President Barack Obama had called for an additional $100 billion to be added back to the bill, which would revive several of the programs that were stripped away. That didn't happen. Here we break down the Senate-approved jobs bill passed , showing how it evolved from a much larger package, to its current, more narrowly focused incarnation. Photo Credit: kevindooley