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    Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Republicans in the US Senate have blocked President Barack Obama's jobs bill in a procedural vote.

    Forty-six Republican senators joined with two Democrats to filibuster the $447bn (£287bn) bill.


    Democratic support for the bill wavered this week, as several Democrats said they would vote for moving the bill forward, but against the bill itself.


    Republicans opposed the measure over its spending to stimulate the economy and its tax rise on millionaires.
    The president has spent several weeks promoting the jobs bill in a campaign-style tour across the US, where the unemployment rate is jammed at 9.1%.


    The plan would have included $175bn in infrastructure spending and aid for local governments to avoid layoffs, as well as Social Security payroll tax cuts for workers and businesses.


    Reacting to the vote, Mr Obama said: "Tonight's vote is by no means the end of this fight."
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    LMFAO....only 50 lib senators voted for BO's Porkulus II
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Democratic support for the bill wavered this week, as several Democrats said they would vote for moving the bill forward, but against the bill itself.

    Yes, they voted yes because they knew the bill was going nowhere but if their vote had really counted towards passage they would have voted "no".

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Once again conservatives in Congress demonstrate that they are a greater threat to the well being of the nation that bin Laden ever was.
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    I think it is more like 'Once again the GOP plays directly into the hands of the Dems in Congress.' There is ample proof the Dems didn't want this bill to come up for a vote and the GOP step up and took the blame - again.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    This bill was DOA, and anyone with half a lick of political sense knows this. Hell, this bill couldn't get a co-sponsor, and Reid only put his name on it because Obama essentially forged it onto the bill.

    You have to admit - Obama plays the pandering game better than any politician in recent memory. He may even convince some of the more dim-witted fools out there to muster up sympathy with a few lame cries of "Can you see what those evil Republicans are doing? They won't even pass this jobs bill!" to the ignorant masses.

    Personally I find it hilarious. Democratic Congressmen are concerned about jobs, alright...their own. To sign this bill is to staple your name to ammunition come re-election time.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Once again conservatives in Congress demonstrate that they are a greater threat to the well being of the nation that bin Laden ever was.
    So a democratic controlled Senate can't convince a few Reps to vote their way and its the Repubs fault. Maybe it is just a bad Bill. Guess for you it is good when the Dems vote party line, but bad when Repubs do.
    Get over it. Both sides need to stop the political posturing.
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    So a democratic controlled Senate can't convince a few Reps to vote their way and its the Repubs fault. Maybe it is just a bad Bill. Guess for you it is good when the Dems vote party line, but bad when Repubs do.
    Get over it. Both sides need to stop the political posturing.
    Or maybe how the Republicans voted actually IS the Republicans' fault!

    It's becoming increasingly clear that the Republicans would be quite happy to see a double-dip recession if it means beating Obama in '12.
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Or maybe how the Republicans voted actually IS the Republicans' fault!

    It's becoming increasingly clear that the Republicans would be quite happy to see a double-dip recession if it means beating Obama in '12.
    If that were true, then they would step aside, and let the President and his lackeys continue to trash the economy with no opposition from them.
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