Friday, September 30, 2011

Pass this Jobs Bill Remix II

This from Hot Air:

"Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said that, at the moment, Democrats don’t have the votes to pass President Obama’s jobs bill, but Durbin added that that 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…

“The oil-producing state senators don’t like eliminating or reducing the subsidy for oil companies, “Durbin said. “There are some senators who are up for election who say I’m never gonna vote for a tax increase while I’m up for election, even on the wealthiest people. So, we’re not gonna have 100% Democratic senators. That’s why it needs to be bi-partisan and I hope we can find some Republicans who will join us to make it happen.”

It would appear that even his own party doesn't want to touch this bill. Socialism is a sinking ship. Democrats who want to win re-election cannot afford to jump aboard the "titanic" at this moment. More stimulus isn't going to solve the problem. What will the president do? He was hoping that he could blame this on the Republicans. That either it would pass because Republicans would fear the repercussions and it would be a temporary fix for the economy propelling him to re-election. Or if it didn't pass, that he would be able to hang all of the blame on the Republican congress. This was not very well played Mr. President. This, Solyndra and about a 100 other things are going to be tough to shrug off in 2012. Enjoy the remix.

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