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Senate Sets Vote on Next Slice of Stalled Jobs Bill
ABC News ^ | Oct. 21, 2011 | Sunlen Miller

Posted on 10/21/2011 2:03:12 PM PDT by La Enchiladita

The Senate will move forward with another piece of President Obama’s jobs bill the first week in November, following the failure of two separate pieces of the bill Thursday.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced in a conference call today that the next part of Obama’s jobs bill that they will now move to is a $70 billion bill to rebuild roads bridges and infrastructure.

The Rebuild America Jobs Act, Reid said, would create “hundreds of thousands” of new jobs. The bill invests $50 billion in immediate projects for roads, rails and airports and another $10 billion for a National Infrastructure Bank that will leverage private and public capital to help fund infrastructure projects.

The bill is paid for by a 0.7 percent surcharge of Americans making over $1 million.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: equatorial; illegals; jobsbill; mexicantemps; nomanufacturing; obamadepression; obamarecession; stimulus; ussenate
Kicking the can down the road...
1 posted on 10/21/2011 2:03:19 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

More pork and spending. Even the Democrats are starting to hesitate.


2 posted on 10/21/2011 2:05:10 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: La Enchiladita
The bill is paid for by a 0.7 percent surcharge of Americans making over $1 million.

Surcharge on what? A TAX perhaps?

"IS PAID" for? Did they already write the checks?

3 posted on 10/21/2011 2:19:40 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Cicero
Even the Democrats are starting to hesitate.

Especially the RATS who are up for re-election, they don't want to be anywhere near Obummer & his bills!

4 posted on 10/21/2011 2:19:40 PM PDT by blondee123 (Obama-The Wanna-be Dictator!)
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To: Cicero

Where are the NON-UNION jobs???snort


5 posted on 10/21/2011 2:19:47 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: La Enchiladita
rebuild roads bridges and infrastructure.

and if we don't our wives and daughters will be raped?

6 posted on 10/21/2011 2:22:00 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: La Enchiladita
NYS hired over 50,000 people during a recent hiring freeze. This is for a state that's lost enough residents to cost us 2 House seats.

Note to the nation: You all really want to enable THAT?!

7 posted on 10/21/2011 2:22:51 PM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: La Enchiladita

They keep using these words (in these bills) “surcharge of Americans making over $1 million”

I do no think they mean what they think they mean.


8 posted on 10/21/2011 2:22:55 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: La Enchiladita

First, make Obama account for every penny blown in the first stimulus bill two years ago. After he does that, maybe we’ll talk about giving him some more. (And then not give him any.)


9 posted on 10/21/2011 2:26:44 PM PDT by Argus
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To: La Enchiladita

Was the first $800 billion all Democrat payola?


10 posted on 10/21/2011 2:29:24 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: La Enchiladita

Wouldn’t a border wall be “infrastructure?


11 posted on 10/21/2011 2:30:02 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: VeniVidiVici

Does your question answer itself?
:)


12 posted on 10/21/2011 2:33:17 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: VeniVidiVici

Considering all the signs with “American Recovery Act” I’m seeing all over the road and no roadwork in sight, wasn’t that prior Stimulus supposed to pay for all these shovel ready jobs? I wouldn’t approve a single cent until Plugs Biden submits a balance sheet for the last one.


13 posted on 10/21/2011 2:38:05 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: Raycpa

But millionaires don’t pay taxes!!


14 posted on 10/21/2011 2:43:49 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: La Enchiladita
900+ days since the Senate, controlled by the party of Hussein has voted on a BUDGET for the federal government. 900+ days.

Oh, they'll vote to SPEND MONEY, but not to BUDGET the "normal" functions of government!

I can hardly wait until these bastards are out of power. I want them crushed next November.

15 posted on 10/21/2011 2:43:58 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

And why doesn’t the GOP point that out every day? We have such wimps for party leaders.


16 posted on 10/21/2011 3:24:00 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: La Enchiladita
"The bill invests $50 billion . . . "

ABC repeats their propaganda. It's not spending - it's investment. Investment good, spending bad.

17 posted on 10/21/2011 4:31:21 PM PDT by Neanderthal
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To: La Enchiladita

There is no such thing as “an immediate project” as long as the EPA exists.

Their main goal in life is to delay anything that even looks like more building on their idea of ‘Pre-Columbian United States; dirt.


18 posted on 10/21/2011 4:44:35 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: La Enchiladita
Does your question answer itself?

LOL! Yes, it does.

19 posted on 10/21/2011 6:26:02 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: La Enchiladita
Does your question answer itself?

LOL! Yes, it does.

20 posted on 10/21/2011 6:26:17 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: La Enchiladita

” - - - The bill is paid for by a 0.7 percent surcharge of Americans making over $1 million.”

Is it Constitutionally legal to have targeted tax increases for specific Federal projects?

How much money will this “surcharge” generate between now and 11-2012?


21 posted on 10/21/2011 6:51:22 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: Graewoulf
Is it Constitutionally legal to have targeted tax increases for specific Federal projects?

Funny you should ask.

If you carefully examine your phone bill, you will find a tax tracing to the Spanish-American War, ostensibly funding the expansion of long-distance phone service.

22 posted on 10/21/2011 6:55:37 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: La Enchiladita

“The Rebuild America Jobs Act, Reid said, would create “hundreds of thousands” of new jobs. “

Harry meant to say BILLIONS of new jobs. When you are lying like a rug what’s a few billion here and there.


23 posted on 10/21/2011 9:31:57 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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