HolyCoast: Dem-Controlled Senate Defeats Obama's Jobs Bill, Democrat Special Interest Groups Hardest Hit

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Dem-Controlled Senate Defeats Obama's Jobs Bill, Democrat Special Interest Groups Hardest Hit

Nice work, Harry Reid:
The Senate defeated President Barack Obama's job-creation package on Tuesday in a sign that Washington is likely too paralyzed to take major steps to spur hiring before the 2012 elections

As voting continued, opponents had amassed more than the 40 votes they needed to block the legislation in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

The vote was not expected to officially close for several hours until one Democratic lawmaker returned to Washington, but that was not expected to affect the outcome.
This bill was never intended to pass. Obama loaded it with stuff he knew would be opposed by Republicans because he wants the issue, not the solution. Have his jobs bill die keeps the issue alive and he can keep claiming it would do all sorts of economic magic...if only it hadn't been blocked by those awful Republicans.

And if it had passed, the money would have been funneled right back into the Obama 2012 campaign through the various special interest groups like public employee unions that would have gotten most of the funds.  This bill would have done nothing to add jobs and improve the economy.


Larry said...

Wouldn't a spending bill have to originate in the House anyway -I mean, if they wanted to do it Constitutionally?

And now the President of the United States says this: “We’re not going to wait for Congress. So my instruction to… all the advisers who are sitting around the table is, scour this report, identify all those areas in which we can act administratively without additional congressional authorization, and just get it done.”

September 2011: Bypass the House of Representatives

October 2011: Bypass the Senate

November 2011: Bypass the voters?

Sam L. said...

Well, Larry, I got my torch and pitchfork ready, and a nicely sharpened wooden stake.