Durbin says Democrats don’t currently have the votes for Obama jobs bill

Rev. Hellh0und

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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?
 

Jets

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If the TEA party does not support further debt spending, than they are correct not getting behind this bill. Conservative democrats risk a backlash from their constituencies if they do vote for it. IMO
 
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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?
I dare the Dems to force this before the election. One can only hope.