Congress is considering an economic stimulus package. They know that investing in things that create jobs will help. But they also know that the war is costing a LOT of money, and they just bailed out Wall St. That makes for tough choices.
Over half the federal budget is already tied up in the military-industrial complex (replacing all the weapons, vehicles, etc used in the wars. Good for the economy? A little. But a lot of other things do more good.