On a day rich in political maneuvering, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell announced he was ready for an immediate vote on the bill, even though he opposes it. Reading aloud on the Senate floor from a copy of Obama's speech, he said, "I do think the president makes an important point that he is entitled to a vote."Why wouldn't Harry agree to an immediate vote? After all, that's what the president says he wants.
The request was blocked by Reid, who called it a "political stunt" and said he would make sure the bill comes to the floor this month. Aboard Air Force One, White House press secretary Jay Carney accused Republicans of gamesmanship.
Very simple - Harry doesn't have the votes. He can't even get his own caucus to line up behind this mess, let alone the GOP.
The same article says Reid is planning to propose a 5% surcharge on millionaires. That's not gonna pass either.