Skip to comments.Senate Republicans likely to kill Obama jobs bill
Posted on 10/11/2011 6:50:58 AM PDT by mazda77
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama's jobs bill, facing a critical test in the Senate, appears likely to die at the hands of Republicans opposed to stimulus spending and a tax surcharge on millionaires.
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Scratching my head. If Prince Harry invoked the nuclear option to reduce Senate activity to simple majority, how can the Pubs stop anything?
I saw Joe Lieberman this morning on TV and he said that he couldn’t vote for it because A) the bill costs about half a trillion dollars and B) it does nothing to actually encourage investment and growth.
Yep, has nothing to do with Senate Rats, who face re-election next year, running away from it. It’s all the Pub’s fault.
New York Times, you can’t fail fast enough.
Oh, that said ATT not NYT... well, I still stand by it...LOL!
How many times are we going to fall for this.
Just go ahead and vote for the damn thing now, Republicans. We already know you're going to cave. Just get it over with.
They might be able to filibuster but that's not the same as killing it.
There are enough Liberal Republicans like Lisa Murkowski, Scott Brown, Olympia Snow, Susan Collins and a few others to overcome what Republican might deign to filibuster.
Stupid Yahoo News. You'd think they'd know that by now.
TO ALL RINOS, DINOS, AND ALL CONGRESSMEN AND CONGRESSWOMEN: NOW IS THE TIME TO COME TO THE AID OF AMERICA.
VOTE TODAY TO DEFEAT THE DEBT GREED, AND SPENDAHOLIC “JOBS” BILL OF THE DEBTOCRAT”S OBAMANATOR-IN-CHIEF, MR. YOU LIE OBAMA.
IF YOU CAN’T DO THIS FOR YOUR COUNTRY, THEN DO IT FOR THE FINANCIAL FUTURE OF YOUR DESCENDANTS.
On one hand, you’ve got the media spinning this furiously as the minority somehow killing Obama’s bill.
On the other hand, you’ve got conservatives clamoring to replace the same R’s with hardcore TEA Party activists.
If you’re a D in Congress, you’ve got to be amazed.
The headline should be “Minority set to outvote majority”.
Should all the Republicans simply vote “present”?
Who will have their neophyte asses handed to them in short order by the entrenched capitol hill cronies?
Are you a Susan Collins staffer?
Why would Republicans try to force a vote on the so-called jobs bill by tacking it to another bill as an amendment, then when it comes up by itself filibuster it to stop a vote on it? Is this story correct or just propaganda?
Olympia Snowe! lol. Yeah right. Whatever.
I'm just a rational boy from Central Texas.
I know BS when I see it.
And I've yet to see any politician on the current stage who can hold a candle to the real, actual conservative governance of Ronald Reagan....who would not survive the internecine squabbles of the right today much less win the presidency again.
Who was your super-duper conservative candidate in 2008? 2004? 2000?
They didn't cave on Porkulus.
They're not going to cave on this one.
Last time I checked the Democrats were the majority in the Senate. That along with Reid’s “nuclear option” means that the only people who can stop “Obama’s Jobs Bill” are the Democrats.
I just canceled my subscription to MAD magazine and subscribed to The New York Times. The Times is much funnier.
Reid never even attempted to bring it to a floor vote, and it had zero co-sponsors in the Senate or House, but the Republicans killed the bill.
Here’s what would be kind of funny. Suppose Collins, Snowe, Kirk, Brown, Muckowski, etc - some of those folks - all vote for the bill, and Reid picks up enough Republican votes to pass it.
Suddenly, that would put Democrats - like Tester, McWhatserface, The Nelson’s, etc - in the position of having to kill it. Or face a brutal election environment with even more pathetic voting records.
If I was a GOP Senator not up for re-election, and/or with sufficiently established conservative credentials - like Jim DeMint or Marco Rubio, say - I’d consider voting for it just to put the squeeze on the Dems.
Then we would see the Democrats kill the bill. Very Funny!
With all due respect, I’m laughing hard enough already./sarc
Why must conservatives need to play games instead of getting out over the heads of the press and telling the people what the truth is. It’s not like it is tough because almost always the truth is far simlper to grasp than a lie, and it is always repeatable.
How are republicans going to do this if they’re the minority and there’s no fillibuster permitted?
“getting out over the heads of the press and telling the people what the truth is”
Isn’t that a contradiction? Isn’t the express purpose - theoretically - of the Press to tell the people what the truth is? Unfortunately purveyors of the truth don’t control the mainstream media, rather, the Dems/Libs do. That’s why Solyndra and FnF can’t get the traction they deserve. Imagine if Bush43’s administration had been behind Solyndra or FnF...
I think that’s the whole point of this thread, that the media is spinning it that the Republicans will be to blame for killing this bill, when we all know that its toxicity is even scaring off the Demons.
We know the media is not and will not do their jobs. The same was true during the Reagan Presidency, but he found a way to go over their heads and get his message out.
It was simple and easy to grasp and that is why it resonated. All too often we have lawyers trying to convey a simple message and we know that dog doesn’t hunt.
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