Let's here it for a Democrat's plan to help the US economy.
Rep. Walt Minnick (D-ID) decided to reverse engineer the Obama-Pelosi-Reid Porkulus Bill to see if he could find anything worth rescuing. In doing so, Minnick devised a stimulus plan that limits itself to real stimulus, rather than bloating itself into an omnibus pork package. It costs only $170 billion, and self-terminates when the economy recovers.
The question that has to be asked in light of this is- why are Democrats (other than Rep. Minnick who deserves credit for bucking the leadership of his own party) so keen to plunge the US economy into debt for generations to come?
If the GOP had any sense they would be trumpeting this Democrat plan from the rooftops and speaking about it on every TV show, news report and newspaper interview they could. Then the country would see what an actual bipartisan approach would get them.