This is an economic tale.
Imagine the American economy was a person. And the person wasn't feeling very well. He was sick. Not as strong as he should be.
Parts of his body simply weren't working. (The unemployed). His legs. His legs just didn't work. So he was on crutches.
Parts of his body were very healthy and very strong. (The wealthy). His hands (in honor of Rick Santorum). His hands were incredibly strong. He could crush cans with his hands.
He went to see two doctors to check him out, give him a diagnosis and prescribe a cure to get him healthy again.
The Democratic doctor looked him over, noticed that his legs weren't working at all and recognized that because his legs weren't working, his whole body is going to be weak. The way to get the body back to normal, healthy strength is to get all parts of the body working again. So he prescribed physical therapy for the legs, maybe some injections directly into the legs to get them working again and suggested the patient massage his legs with his strong hands every day to help get them back into shape.
The Republican doctor looked him over, noticed that his legs weren't working at all, noticed that his hands were incredibly strong, and prescribed steroid injections into the hands.