Skip to comments.Senate Dems ax bipartisan jobs bill
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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Does this mean we accused them of letting Obama seize control of the process?
Contrary to the way the author made this sound, both provisions were inserted by Democrats.
And Obama is going to do the same thing to the House GOP members if they show up for his 'summit'
Did the bill answer?
Is it just me... or are BHO, Pelosi, and Reid barely talking these days?
Everyone should vote against it.
When picking up the Bill to debate, it was heavily laden with pork fat.
Harry just keeps digging.
It’s bipartisan only because Silly Senator Grassley supported it. One Republican supports a Dimocrat bill and it’s bipartisan.
Repubs need to figure this out. They are being scammed over and over again.
It IS laden with pork, just no Republican pork.
“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
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...
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.
When are the Republicans going to learn...these rats now have a Chicago gangster style leader.
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?
See this post for a short history of Harry Reid reneging on deals with Republicans.
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