I don't view the problem as partisan, hell both party's approved the initial $700 billion "bailout". But that $700B has, so far, just gone into Wall street's pocket. No reinvestment, no easing of credit, not one job saved, except maybe a few CEO's .
The new "bailout" is still a ripoff, but of a different flavor. Some of the infrastructure stuff is fine, we do have bridges falling down. Most of it is porkbarrel. But at LEAST 50% needs to go directly into jobs creation....not even close. Bail out "Joe Blow", not the billionaires.
I think the govt should commit about $400B of this new package for nuclear power plants, updating our electrical grids, encourage manufacturing, job training, etc,. This would creat millions of jobs, good jobs.
Both parties are equally guilty here, both Democrats for writing a bill with zero Republican input, and the Republicans for just turning thier backs on it.