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Reid kills Baucus-Grassley jobs bill (Dems demonstrate bi-partisanship)
Politico ^ | 2/10/2010 | James Hohmann

Posted on 02/11/2010 1:43:01 PM PST by SDShack

Members of the Senate Finance Committee unveiled a long-awaited bipartisan jobs bill Thursday morning – only to have it scrapped within hours by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Reid killed the bill after hearing complaints from members of his own caucus who argued that Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) had gone too far beyond the core goal of job creation in order to win over Republican support.

It was a major rebuke for Baucus, who’d spent weeks working with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking Republican on his committee, trying to come up with a bill that Republicans would support.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0210/32850.html#ixzz0fGXnPy8p

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; baucus; grassley; jobs; reid
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Note to GOP - this is how libturd dumbcrats view bi-partisanship. Learn it, or be played like fools for participating in 0zer0's upcoming "Bi-partisan" Healthcare Forum.
1 posted on 02/11/2010 1:43:02 PM PST by SDShack
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To: SDShack

Learning, it’s a slow painful process.


2 posted on 02/11/2010 1:44:24 PM PST by Tarpon ( ...)
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To: SDShack

Another Lucy and Charlie Brown football moment. I wonder if Reid is doing some payback on Baucus for his handling of the Health Care debacle.


3 posted on 02/11/2010 1:45:14 PM PST by C19fan
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To: SDShack
This is phenomenal news. Simply the best news I have heard all day. I have always said be thankful for stupid enemies, but Dingy Harry is the bets enemy any person could ever hope for. (1) It stops any more government spending on pork. (2) It makes it look like the reason there isn't another jobs bill is because of the Democrats. After all we can say we offered a bill and you slapped it down in one day without even a debate. (3) I will show the futility of negotiating with the Democrats and hopefully keep the RINO’s on the reservation until November.
4 posted on 02/11/2010 1:49:30 PM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: SDShack

THANK GOD! Grassley should be voted out of office for his support of this bill.


5 posted on 02/11/2010 1:51:06 PM PST by stockpirate (Hey Beck, Thomas Jefferson was a birther!)
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To: SDShack

Bi-partisianship is Liberalism....

Need to dump the Liberal RINOs ASAP....starting first with John McAmnesty and Mitch “I think I swallowed my chin” McConnell.

Clueless Liberal RINOs


6 posted on 02/11/2010 1:51:15 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (National Security begins at the Border)
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To: GonzoGOP

Reid was probably following orders from Pelosi. Wanna bet?


7 posted on 02/11/2010 1:51:36 PM PST by RC2
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To: SDShack

I don’t care much for Grassley (Rino), can’t stand libturd Baucus for masquerading as a “moderate” demoRAT who is a rank socialist demoRAT in Washington DC, I literally hate Harry Reid (and 0bozo & Nanzi Pelosi). But in all honesty I don’t who or which of the demoRATs get screwed or thrown under any bus, as long the ultimate result is to kill EVERY SINGLE SPENDING bill that the demoRATs are trying to slam down our throats. I want the demoRATs & 0bozo (and his phatass angry bitch-wife) to fail at everything they attempt to do or even think about doing.


8 posted on 02/11/2010 1:52:31 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: SDShack

Look, guys, Reid rejected it because they have attached the label “Jobs Bill” to this piece of crap he wants to write. The GOP needs to jump out in front and start calling this bill Porkulus 2, Pork, the Sequel or something if they want to be able to vote against it. The Dems know that no politician wants to vote against a “Jobs” bill in an election year when we have record unemployment. The GOP may have to go along with whatever crap they put out to avoid giving their Dem opponents a free soundbite for the November elections.

The GOP needs to start crafting something that truly is a cheaper jobs bill than the Dems (that should be easy) that is simple and easy to understand. The extension of unemployment benefits should probably be in there. It sucks but the only way they can vote against the Dem bill is by convincing the American public in about 10 words why the bill is bad.


9 posted on 02/11/2010 1:58:08 PM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: SDShack

Good. I thought it was a lousy bill. About 90% for the Dems and 10% for the Republicans. Which evidently isn’t enough for Dingy Harry.


10 posted on 02/11/2010 1:58:27 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: GonzoGOP

In addition to all the reasons you mentioned about the good that comes from Harry Reid’s reflexive rejection of this jobs bill, I also thought that Reid’s summary rejection of the bill will also serve to make moderate democrats want to want to support future Reid agenda items even less.

Reid is very foollsh (fortunately) to keep alienating members of even his own party! What a jerk!


11 posted on 02/11/2010 2:00:09 PM PST by BIOCHEMKY (I love liberty more than I hate war.)
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To: SDShack

Rush went through some of the contents of this bill. It had NOTHING to do with job creation. Why do dumb asses like Grassley allow themselves to be snookered like this??!! A stupid “bipartisanship” seeking republican signs onto a phony piece of tripe, all for the love of face time on CNN and sets up the whole damned party for a fall when the BS of the bill becomes known. Limp-wrists like Grassley must be thrown out.


12 posted on 02/11/2010 2:00:11 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: SDShack

There is little learning that occurs when one’s mind is clouded by hubris. And which Congressperson — especially Senators — is not full of hubris? There are a few, but rare!


13 posted on 02/11/2010 2:00:33 PM PST by bvw
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To: Truth is a Weapon
Porkulus 2, Pork, the Sequel

Porkulous II, The Porkening.
In a world where the laws of economics and ethics have been repealed.....
14 posted on 02/11/2010 2:01:52 PM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon
Actually, all the GOP needs to do is state that they had a bi-partisan bill, and that the Senate Majority Leader didn't even put it up for debate. Reid owns the bi-partisan collar right now. A horrendous political move by him, but I'm sure the GOP will do something stupid to pull Reid's ass out of the fire.
15 posted on 02/11/2010 2:05:25 PM PST by Carling (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its idiot.)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

“Need to dump the Liberal RINOs ASAP....starting first with John McAmnesty and Mitch “I think I swallowed my chin” McConnell.”

I have always viewed Sen. Mitch McConnell as a kind of “milk-toast” politician. To me, in many instances, he’s a moderate’s moderate’s moderate. I and a growing number of others in McConnell’s home state of KY are aware of his lack of decisiveness and his “tired” politicking.

However, the problem is, although here in Kentucky, there are many, many, good people who are patriotic Americans, but there are many “sheeple” among them. The long tradition has been that once a majority of Kentuckians strike an allegiance with a politician, they tend to “stick with” that person “no matter what.”

Cases in point are Sen. Jim Bunning and Sen. Mitch McConnell. It doesn’t help either than in his former role as Senate Majority Leader and now Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell gets quite a bit of national press. Kentucky is a smaller state and doesn’t have a lot of clout other than McConnell’s clout, however meager that may be at times. This makes Kentuckians reticent to act to vote someone other than McConnell in.

Howver, somehow I am beginning to sense that the tide may be beginning to turn against McConnell’s re-election here in the Bluegrass state. The Tea Party’s influence is great in Tennessee and that is beginning to spill over into the more rural areas of KY.

We shall see...


16 posted on 02/11/2010 2:13:15 PM PST by BIOCHEMKY (I love liberty more than I hate war.)
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To: SDShack

THis is great news, and the best thing that could have happened out of this bipartisan attempt.

GOP gets credit for working with democrats, and Reid gets pegged again with ignoring months of effort just to placate his far-left base.

And the GOP can attack Obama for not controlling his own party.

And we don’t get a stupid “bipartisan” jobs bill.


17 posted on 02/11/2010 2:15:19 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: SDShack

I can never remember whether Grassley is a rat or a pube. And Baucus needs to be horsewhipped for what he did at Christmas. I don’t care how much pivoting and “walking it back” he’s doing now.

Reid just needs to be under the jail.


18 posted on 02/11/2010 2:16:17 PM PST by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: SDShack

Dear GOP,

Let this experience remind you of a successful strategy that you might cosider trying: We win, they lose.

So far you have it backwards. And you opposition does’t’.

Just sayin’.

Thank you very much.


19 posted on 02/11/2010 2:16:45 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. (Hi Mom.))
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

McConnell looks like a turtle. And I think he botoxes more than Pelouse.


20 posted on 02/11/2010 2:17:02 PM PST by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: paulycy
So far you have it backwards. And you opposition does’t’.

And your opposition doesn't.

Grrr....

21 posted on 02/11/2010 2:18:16 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. (Hi Mom.))
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To: SDShack

22 posted on 02/11/2010 2:20:00 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: SDShack

Gotta hold up Reid’s statement to a mirror in order to read the reality. The “sop to the Republicans” was the only thing remotely jobs-related in the bill. well, let Harry say what he wants, the bill was killed because the People would see how far off the mark it was.


23 posted on 02/11/2010 2:20:45 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Mass. elects Scott Brown. NVA:" for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my birth state")
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To: SDShack
Reid killed the bill after hearing complaints from members of his own caucus who argued that Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) had gone too far beyond the core goal of job creation in order to win over Republican support.

So . . . . all of the non-jobs pork was the fault of the Republicans? Riiiight.......

24 posted on 02/11/2010 2:22:19 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (This seems like fairly decisive evidence that the dream can, in fact, die.)
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To: GonzoGOP

What’s going on? They just played a clip of Reid praising the bipartisan job’s bill on ABC radio!


25 posted on 02/11/2010 2:25:24 PM PST by Southnsoul
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To: C19fan

No, more likely Baucus is tanking in the MT poll numbers and is trying to swerve back to the middle.


26 posted on 02/11/2010 2:26:28 PM PST by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: SDShack

Gee, I never thought I would say this:

Good For Reid!

Send them all home for 6 months and let us have a freakin’ break from professional politicians trying to figure out sound business practices.

Go home and let the voters work on you for a while.


27 posted on 02/11/2010 2:30:12 PM PST by hattend (The era of John McCain is over, the era of Ronald Reagan is back! Go Sarah Go!)
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To: SDShack

Charles Grassley is a quietly operating patriot. I’m waiting patiently until he’s Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee once more! I’m glad to call him a friend.


28 posted on 02/11/2010 2:33:41 PM PST by STD ( No Thank You, Dear Leader, We Don't Want to Share in Your Political Success)
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To: SDShack
Reid told reporters that the Baucus-Grassley bill wouldn’t do enough to show voters that the Senate was serious about addressing the unemployment problem.

ROFL! And Baucus worked on it for weeks.

29 posted on 02/11/2010 2:35:07 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Prayers for the Ft. Hood families, victims and soldiers.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Agreed. It’s win - win. Plus the gop now has an excuse to vote against everything the Dems throw up, health care, cap ‘n tax, card chex, etc. Hope they use it.


30 posted on 02/11/2010 2:42:10 PM PST by sportutegrl (VETO PROOF MAJORITY IN 2010)
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To: SDShack

Next time BO complains about bipartisanship, he should point his finger at his own party.


31 posted on 02/11/2010 2:43:42 PM PST by Always Independent
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To: GonzoGOP

Porkulous II, The Porkening.
In a world where the laws of economics and ethics have been repealed.....

You forgot the laws of nature that have been ignored. of course, They cannot be repealed.


32 posted on 02/11/2010 2:44:07 PM PST by Josephat
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To: SDShack
Think of the money we could save if it just never stopped snowing in Washington D.C.
33 posted on 02/11/2010 2:53:18 PM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue for as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: SDShack
The last thing we need is a JOBS bill from congress.

If they want to increase "meaningful" jobs, leave us alone.

34 posted on 02/11/2010 3:30:16 PM PST by evad (OBAMA is a Clear and Present Danger to This Nation..and...He doesn't learn.)
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To: GonzoGOP

Exactly! Very good news indeed! Reid did himself and the Dems in once again!


35 posted on 02/11/2010 3:31:32 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: Josephat
LOL...Revenge of Porkulus.

It's bigger, fatter, more porkie than ever.

36 posted on 02/11/2010 3:31:35 PM PST by evad (OBAMA is a Clear and Present Danger to This Nation..and...He doesn't learn.)
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To: GonzoGOP
Porkulus 2, Pork, the Sequel

OR..
Porkulus 2, Pork, the Squeal

37 posted on 02/11/2010 3:33:33 PM PST by evad (OBAMA is a Clear and Present Danger to This Nation..and...He doesn't learn.)
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To: BIOCHEMKY

McConnell and Kyl did a masterful job of holding 40 diverse GOP senators together b4 Christmas in the midst of intense pressure from the MSM and the White House. Because of their leadership and maneuvering, they cost the RATS weeks and weeks of delays, ultimately culminating in the Scott Brown miracle.

People who trash McConnell’s skills are misinformed and very ill-advised.

McConnell and Kyl saved 17 percent of our economy from total nationalization and a road to ruin.


38 posted on 02/11/2010 3:56:46 PM PST by mwl8787
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To: SDShack

Thank goodness the Bill was killed!


39 posted on 02/11/2010 3:57:13 PM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: SDShack
Good, that bipartisan bill was crap.
40 posted on 02/11/2010 4:26:44 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: GonzoGOP
I wonder if they thought the bill wouldn't get that far so they could blame Pubies.
It's not inconceivable.
41 posted on 02/11/2010 4:30:56 PM PST by MaxMax (Lets get a sense)
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To: SDShack

Thank you, Harry Reid for killing this stupid piece of legislation.


42 posted on 02/11/2010 4:34:35 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Your wallet: Where Democrats want to drill)
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To: SDShack
This turned out better than I expected. Reid just gave the GOP a gift.
43 posted on 02/11/2010 4:39:28 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: SDShack

I wonder what calculus, if any, went into this.

I would think the Dems should jump at the chance to pass a “bi-partizan” pork-laden bill. First, it feeds their base, second, it inoculates them against Republican charges, and thirdly, it would drive the wedge between the Tea Party and the Republicans.

That they didn’t, despite the White House urging them to, points to either stupidity or real fear that as the economy tanks some more after their handiwork passes, the people really come after them with pitchforks.


44 posted on 02/11/2010 4:40:08 PM PST by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: SDShack
So far Republicans are doing an almost perfect job.

Even though only 40% of the Senate Republicans have been able to almost totally stop Obama’s and the democrats/Marxists socialist agenda, not allowing most if not all of the democrats’ main socialist bills from becoming the law of the land.

God bless you GOP.

And Michael Savage and other liberals and some brainwashed populist “conservatives” still say there is no difference between the 2 parties, democrats and Republicans.

45 posted on 02/11/2010 4:51:56 PM PST by rurgan (socialism/government growth must be stopped or nothing else will matter)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Bipartisanship is a euphemism for the 70’s ‘better red than dead” mantra.


46 posted on 02/11/2010 4:53:35 PM PST by dools007
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To: GonzoGOP

Good points — if the experienced RINO Grassley cannot work out a “bi-partisan” bill in months of efforsts, then most Rs and most of the public need to learn that for the Demagogues “bi-partisanship” means simply R. submission and groveling.


47 posted on 02/11/2010 5:13:23 PM PST by Enchante (If Obama referred to the "Press Corpse" the MSM might care about his IGNORANCE)
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To: Enchante

Cut taxes and cut government spending 20% this year and things will be fine.


48 posted on 02/11/2010 5:43:35 PM PST by ReyTurner
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To: SDShack
GOOD!

We don't need a government "jobs" bill!

Baucus-Grassley....2 butt-cheeks that surround the obamao-hole!

49 posted on 02/11/2010 5:49:35 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: 240B; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

50 posted on 02/11/2010 6:05:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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