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Sen. Reid doesn't have the votes to pass $15 billion version of jobs bill
The Hill ^ | 2-17-10 | Jay Heflin

Posted on 02/17/2010 12:47:44 PM PST by Justaham

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) lacks the votes to begin debating his targeted job bills, according to sources monitoring the legislation.

Reid needs 60 votes to open debate on the $15 billion jobs bill. The vote is scheduled for Monday, when lawmakers return from the Presidents Day recess.

“I understand Reid does not have the votes for cloture on Monday on his jobs bill,” one source said.

A Reid spokesman said the vote is in the hands of Republicans. Democrats have 59 senators in their conference.

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1 posted on 02/17/2010 12:47:45 PM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Sweet Gridlock!


2 posted on 02/17/2010 12:48:49 PM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: Justaham

DON’T THEY HAVE $300 BILLION *UNSPENT* IN THE PORKULUS BILL?


3 posted on 02/17/2010 12:49:04 PM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: Justaham

Too bad, so sad.


4 posted on 02/17/2010 12:49:26 PM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: Justaham

Heh, heh, heh...


5 posted on 02/17/2010 12:49:37 PM PST by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only blind and destructive.)
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To: Justaham

This is beautiful.


6 posted on 02/17/2010 12:50:12 PM PST by Maelstorm (We are umbilicaled to a parasitic beast that feeds off one man so to enslave another to dependency.)
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To: Justaham

I sure hope he doesn’t


7 posted on 02/17/2010 12:50:41 PM PST by the long march
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To: Justaham

Here we go. They’re gonna blame Republicans for killing the jobs bill in November. Pubbies should insist O spends the first stimulus before coming back for more money.


8 posted on 02/17/2010 12:51:40 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is..." - Milton)
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To: Justaham

Haha. Adrift until November — then we can start righting the ship.

... and so dies the liberal “revolution” of The One.

SnakeDoc


9 posted on 02/17/2010 12:52:55 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (I am Jack's smirking revenge.)
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To: ez

But, but, but.... I thought the first stimulus or jobs bill prevented a second depression.


10 posted on 02/17/2010 12:54:34 PM PST by Justaham
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To: Mr. K

I think it’s committed to their friends. They want more.


11 posted on 02/17/2010 12:54:41 PM PST by RC2
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To: Justaham

That ‘Scott Brown’ gumming up the works again? Ehehehehehe!


12 posted on 02/17/2010 12:56:25 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Justaham

Incredible how some Americans believe we need a “jobs bill”! Since when can the government create jobs!? It’s like it’s 1933 all over again!

Civilian Conservation Corps CCC 1933 Sent 250,000 young men to work camps to perform reforestation and conservation tasks.


13 posted on 02/17/2010 12:58:55 PM PST by albie
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To: Justaham

I say vote to open debate. They still have to get 60 to end debate. The republicans can use their time to point out the hundreds of billions in unspent TARP and unspent Porkulus and question the need for additional funds.


14 posted on 02/17/2010 1:00:09 PM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Justaham

Harry has an urgent call in to Olympia Snowe or Susan Collins. He wants to know if Maine could use an extra 300 million in exchange for one of their votes.


15 posted on 02/17/2010 1:01:45 PM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Justaham

Oh, don’t worry — there’s always Executive Order. How do you think they’re going to get health care passed and cap and trade. Big sillies! There’s more than one way to skin a cat.


16 posted on 02/17/2010 1:02:54 PM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Constitutions Grandchild

Can I now say, officially, that BO is Jimmy Carter Part II. Maybe even worst. At least Jimmy Caster is a nice man, just didn’t know how to lead a nation.


17 posted on 02/17/2010 1:07:52 PM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham; All
Reid is an epic failure.

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18 posted on 02/17/2010 1:11:33 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat (,)
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To: Justaham
The vote is scheduled for Monday, when lawmakers return from the Presidents Day recess.

It is not surprising to hear that the same people that have spent us into trillion+ deficits take a week off to celebrate Presidents Day.

19 posted on 02/17/2010 1:15:20 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Mr. K

Saving it for bribes in the upcoming election season.

Also, Mr. K,
Be proud, you have a beautiful family.


20 posted on 02/17/2010 1:17:40 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy.)
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To: Justaham

Is it just me..... but this whole thing is truly by design or either these people, i.e. President, his administration, liberals, etc. are so arrogant and stupid....they got the job, but besides trying to advance their socialist agenda haven’t got a clue. Ohhhhhh.... just throw money, lots of money at it and keep your fingers crossed. All the while, they are doing everything the complete opposite of what it takes to turn this thing around.


21 posted on 02/17/2010 1:57:46 PM PST by jackieh
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