- Jul 2011
- 315 bowery/DMS
Durbin says Democrats don’t currently have the votes for Obama jobs bill
Durbin says Democrats don
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said, at the moment, Democrats in Congress don’t have the votes to pass President Obama’s jobs bill, but Durbin added that that situation would change.
“Not at the moment, I don’t think we do, but, uh, we can work on it,” Durbin said, according to Chicago radio station WLS.
President Obama has been calling for Congress to pass his American Jobs Act since legislators returned from their August recess. The jobs plan is made up of a combination of tax increases on the wealthy, new infrastructure spending, an extension of the employee payroll-tax cut and additional funding for unemployment insurance benefits.
So, will it be the tea party's fault if they can't even get enough democrat to vote for this stimulous er um "jobs" bill? Why do you all think that democrats are not excited enough about this bill to see it pass?
What say you?