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Senate Dems ax bipartisan jobs bill
My Way News (AP) ^ | February 12, 2010 | Andrew Taylor and Stephen Ohlemacher

Posted on 02/12/2010 7:15:15 AM PST by Cheap_Hessian

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats scrapped a bipartisan jobs bill in favor of one they say is leaner and focused solely on putting Americans back to work, and they're all but daring Republicans to vote against it.

The new, stripped-down proposal followed criticism that the bipartisan version wouldn't create many jobs.

The switch brought sharp accusations of reneging from Republicans who thought they had a deal, jeopardizing a brief attempt at bipartisan lawmaking.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's latest bill focuses on several popular provisions aimed at boosting job creation, including a new tax break negotiated with Republicans for companies that hire unemployed workers and for small businesses that purchase new equipment. It also would renew highway programs and help states and local governments finance large infrastructure projects.

Reid, D-Nev., put forward the pared-back plan after Senate Democrats balked at a broader bill stuffed with unrelated provisions sought by lobbyists for business groups and doctors. The surprise blew apart an agreement with key Republicans like Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who worked with Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., for weeks to produce a bill containing the extra provisions.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; bho44; bipartisan; democrats; jobsbill; nevermind; senate

1 posted on 02/12/2010 7:15:15 AM PST by Cheap_Hessian
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To: Cheap_Hessian
The switch brought sharp accusations of reneging from Republicans who thought they had a deal, jeopardizing a brief attempt at bipartisan lawmaking.

Does this mean we accused them of letting Obama seize control of the process?

2 posted on 02/12/2010 7:18:04 AM PST by RightFighter (Sarah Palin - we love you and can't wait to see you again.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
The bigger bill got a decidedly mixed reception at a luncheon meeting of Democrats, many of whom were uncomfortable with supporting a bill containing so many provisions unrelated to creating jobs, including loans for chicken producers and aid to catfish farmers.

Contrary to the way the author made this sound, both provisions were inserted by Democrats.

3 posted on 02/12/2010 7:18:09 AM PST by Ingtar (I closed my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone...)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
Senate Democrats to GOP Senators-SUCKERS!

And Obama is going to do the same thing to the House GOP members if they show up for his 'summit'

4 posted on 02/12/2010 7:18:11 AM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
OK... What did the dems ax the bill?

Did the bill answer?

5 posted on 02/12/2010 7:19:24 AM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Is it just me... or are BHO, Pelosi, and Reid barely talking these days?


6 posted on 02/12/2010 7:22:51 AM PST by wizard1961 (Teaper says: For 2010, let Sarah be Sarah)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Everyone should vote against it.


7 posted on 02/12/2010 7:23:49 AM PST by cranked
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To: Cheap_Hessian
Here's a bipartisan "jobs" initiative that I think most Americans will support: vote all of these clowns out of their jobs. Replace them with people who pledge to dramatically cut federal spending, reduce costly regulations, eliminate taxes on capital formation, and in all other respects simply get the hell out of our way.
8 posted on 02/12/2010 7:23:57 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: TChris
OK... What did the dems ax the bill?

Good one!

9 posted on 02/12/2010 7:24:05 AM PST by jimmyray
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To: Cheap_Hessian

When picking up the Bill to debate, it was heavily laden with pork fat.


10 posted on 02/12/2010 7:24:12 AM PST by poobear
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Related...

http://exposingtheleft.blogspot.com/2010/02/reid-kills-baucus-grassley-jobs-bill.html


11 posted on 02/12/2010 7:24:57 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Harry just keeps digging.


12 posted on 02/12/2010 7:26:32 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

It’s bipartisan only because Silly Senator Grassley supported it. One Republican supports a Dimocrat bill and it’s bipartisan.


13 posted on 02/12/2010 7:28:05 AM PST by savedbygrace
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To: poobear

Repubs need to figure this out. They are being scammed over and over again.

It IS laden with pork, just no Republican pork.


14 posted on 02/12/2010 7:28:39 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: TChris

“OK... What did the dems ax the bill?
Did the bill answer? “

we went down to the congressional zoo
and they all axed for you
they all axed for you
they even axed how ‘bout you


15 posted on 02/12/2010 7:32:08 AM PST by fatrat (extremely extreme right-wing radicalized veteran)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

These guys are worse than a used car salesman....using the old bait and switch...well, when the bait and switch gets pulled on me, I just WALK AWAY....the senate pubs should do just the same, and use the newfound 41st vote to push them ( communists )to do something stupid...


16 posted on 02/12/2010 7:35:06 AM PST by joe fonebone (A third party does need the majority to control the house...they only need 10%)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

ANYONE WHO THINKS WE ARE NOT IN A SPIRITUAL WAR IS MISGUIDED AND NAIVE. AS FAR BACK AS THE 1950’S THE BAD HUYS WERE WINNING. UNLESS THE PEOPLE TURN BACK TO THE ONE TRUE GOD, OUR ALMIGHTY TRIUNE CREATOR, AMERICA WILL BE HISTORY.


17 posted on 02/12/2010 8:07:55 AM PST by Paperdoll (PLEASE FORGIVE THE CAPS BUT I HAVE M.D..)
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To: joe fonebone

When are the Republicans going to learn...these rats now have a Chicago gangster style leader.


18 posted on 02/12/2010 9:02:59 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS ... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

PUBs need to walk out. Come back when LIBs are serious about governing.

Isn’t it true that at least one member of the minority party must be present to constitute a quorum and conduct business?


19 posted on 02/12/2010 9:59:48 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
The switch brought sharp accusations of reneging from Republicans who thought they had a deal...

See this post for a short history of Harry Reid reneging on deals with Republicans.

-PJ

20 posted on 02/12/2010 10:03:47 AM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: whitedog57
I don't approve of ANY pork. This isn't a Jobs Bill. It is a motion of pure deceit. Anyone who runs a business knows this.
21 posted on 02/12/2010 10:46:16 AM PST by poobear
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To: Cheap_Hessian

What did they ax it?


22 posted on 02/13/2010 2:57:27 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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