Senate Democrats said they will strip dozens of tax breaks and other controversial provisions targeted at specific industries from their jobs bill in the hope that the pared-down legislation can win bipartisan support this month. . .http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2010-02-11-bipartisan-jobs-bill_N.htm
"We're going to move . . . to a smaller package," Reid said. "We feel that the American people need a message. The message that they need is that we're doing something about jobs."
According to Harry Reid, this bill is not about actually creating jobs. It's about sending a political "message" that "we're doing something about jobs".
The "jobs" bill is multi billion dollar reelection ad for Congress, paid for with public funds and national debt by increasing the deficit.