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    UPDATE 1-New U.S. senator helps Democrats advance jobs bill

    Turn out the lights the party's over.

    So Brown says: "I hope my vote today is a strong step toward restoring bipartisanship in Washington," what is he nuts?

    Does he not understand the word NO? There have been no new net jobs created so far and this is not going to help either.

    UPDATE 1-New U.S. senator helps Democrats advance jobs bill | Reuters

    WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) - A modest job-creation bill advanced in the U.S. Senate on Monday as the chamber's newest Republican bucked his party and sided with Democrats on a $15 billion package of tax cuts and highway spending.

    Republican Scott Brown joined four other Republicans, 55 Democrats and two independents to overcome a procedural hurdle that sets up a final vote later this week.

    Brown was widely hailed as a conservative hero after his surprise victory in Massachusetts last month gave Republicans enough seats to block most Democratic legislation.

    His election prompted President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats to call for increased bipartisanship, and an earlier version of the bill was written with Republican input.

    But key Republicans withdrew their support after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scaled it back.

    Brown said the bill was not perfect but would help put people back to work.

    "I hope my vote today is a strong step toward restoring bipartisanship in Washington," he said in a statement.

    The bill includes a tax credit for businesses that hire unemployed workers, subsidies for state and local construction bonds and $19.5 billion to shore up a highway-construction fund.

    Much of the cost is offset by a crackdown on offshore tax shelters.

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    Senate advances jobs bill after collecting five GOP votes

    The Senate voted Monday to advance a $15 billion jobs-creation measure, giving Democrats a key victory as they seek to reverse their declining political fortunes by emphasizing legislation to boost the economy. The chamber is now poised to pass the measure later this week.
    The Democrats garnered 5 Republican votes on this. One of those votes was Scott Brown. I am truly disappointed.

    Here is my problem with the bill -

    The Democrats want to give tax breaks to businesses for hiring workers. The problem here is that, if businesses hire workers for the tax break, when consumer demand is down, then the tax break is for nothing. It is a huge waste of taxpayer money, and nothing else. It's like a proposal, made decades ago, that we can bring ourselves out of a recession by paying workers at one company to build refrigerators, pay more workers to transport the refrigerators to another plant, where more workers are paid to destroy those refrigerators. This bill, sent to the floor by Harry Reid, is pure idiocy, and it looks like this idiocy is going to pass.

    I am very surprised that even ONE Republican supported this government sponsored insanity, but FIVE?? WTF????

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    Re: UPDATE 1-New U.S. senator helps Democrats advance jobs bill

    Maybe if the Democrats start voting Republicans into office the Democratic agenda will actually succeed.
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    Re: UPDATE 1-New U.S. senator helps Democrats advance jobs bill

    I am glad someone finally strepped across the party lines, and I now respect those republicans that voted across the eisle a little more.

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    Re: UPDATE 1-New U.S. senator helps Democrats advance jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Turn out the lights the party's over.

    So Brown says: "I hope my vote today is a strong step toward restoring bipartisanship in Washington," what is he nuts?

    Does he not understand the word NO? There have been no new net jobs created so far and this is not going to help either.
    Conservative pundits will strike back at Brown and call him a RINO for voting on a Democratic sponsored bill in 3, 2, 1...

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    Re: Senate advances jobs bill after collecting five GOP votes

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The Democrats garnered 5 Republican votes on this. One of those votes was Scott Brown. I am truly disappointed.

    Here is my problem with the bill -

    The Democrats want to give tax breaks to businesses for hiring workers. The problem here is that, if businesses hire workers for the tax break, when consumer demand is down, then the tax break is for nothing. It is a huge waste of taxpayer money, and nothing else. It's like a proposal, made decades ago, that we can bring ourselves out of a recession by paying workers at one company to build refrigerators, pay more workers to transport the refrigerators to another plant, where more workers are paid to destroy those refrigerators. This bill, sent to the floor by Harry Reid, is pure idiocy, and it looks like this idiocy is going to pass.

    I am very surprised that even ONE Republican supported this government sponsored insanity, but FIVE?? WTF????

    Article is here.
    ...jesus christ. Tax breaks for small businesses, and Republicans are vehemently against it.

    You really will convince yourself via any means possible that anything the democrats do is BAD!
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    Re: UPDATE 1-New U.S. senator helps Democrats advance jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Maybe if the Democrats start voting Republicans into office the Democratic agenda will actually succeed.
    Freaking genius. Obama really is playing jedi chess.
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    Re: Senate advances jobs bill after collecting five GOP votes

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    ...jesus christ. Tax breaks for small businesses, and Republicans are vehemently against it.

    You really will convince yourself via any means possible that anything the democrats do is BAD!
    Actually I have read enough of Danarhea's post to know he doesn't play that game. Although after reading the source the only thing that was said was wrong with the bill is that the Republican weren't allowed to offer amendments. And while that is probably a problem I do not see the issue with this bill.

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    Re: Senate advances jobs bill after collecting five GOP votes

    Quote Originally Posted by drz-400 View Post
    I am glad someone finally strepped across the party lines, and I now respect those republicans that voted across the eisle a little more.
    For what its worth, both sides had already stepped across party lines and put together a bipartisan bill. Then Harry Reid dumped it because he was worried it would hurt the Dems in the 2010 elections.

    Reid's about-face stuns Dems, W.H. - POLITICO.com Print View

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid led colleagues and the White House to believe he supported a bipartisan jobs bill — only to scuttle the plan as soon as it was released Thursday over concerns it could be used to batter Democratic incumbents, according to Senate sources.

    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) worked for weeks with Reid's blessing and frequent involvement to craft an $85 billion jobs bill, a measure that seemed destined to break the partisan logjam that has ground the Senate to a halt.

    But as Baucus, Grassley and President Barack Obama were preparing to celebrate a rare moment of bipartisan Kumbaya on Thursday, Reid stunned a meeting of Senate Democrats by announcing he was scrapping Baucus-Grassley, replacing it with a much cheaper, more narrowly crafted, $15 billion version.

    "Grassley and three to four Republicans would have voted for it, but all the other Republicans would have beaten the living s—t out of us [during the 2010 midterms], claiming the bill was too bloated," said a Democrat who supported Reid's decision, explaining the leader's logic.

    Few felt as good about the decision: Republicans say the about-face will only add to an already poisonous partisan atmosphere, liberal Democrats think the bill is too small to do much good and the powerful negotiators of the bipartisan package were left embarrassed, demoralized and befuddled.
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    Re: Senate advances jobs bill after collecting five GOP votes

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    For what its worth, both sides had already stepped across party lines and put together a bipartisan bill. Then Harry Reid dumped it because he was worried it would hurt the Dems in the 2010 elections.

    Reid's about-face stuns Dems, W.H. - POLITICO.com Print View
    And this is why I am glad it looks like he is going to lose in Nevada. He did a straight up ass move and it should cost him any hope of re-election.

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