Bipartisan Senate Majority Rejects Obama’s Public Jobs Bill

Yesterday the Senate voted on cloture with respect to one part of President Obama’s Son of Stimulus program; i.e., the portion that would send billions to the states to fund public employee compensation. The motion received only 50 votes and did not come close to passing:

President Obama is an increasingly unpopular president whom the American people trust less and less on economic matters, and his repeated failure to secure Senate Democrat votes for his American Jobs Act is only showcasing this fact.

Last night, the Senate voted 50-50 to not end debate on a portion of Obama’s plan that would have given billions to states for government employee compensation. Every Republican, two Democrats, and Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., voted against Obama’s bill. In addition to the two Democrats who voted not to end debate, Sens. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., and Mark Pryor, D-Ark., two other Democrats Sens., Joe Manchin, D-W.V., and Jon Tester, D-Mont., both said they objected to the bill and would have voted no on final passage. That means a clear bipartisan majority of the Senate firmly rejects Obama’s spending agenda.

This is the bill that Joe Biden said Republicans have to support, or else they are in favor of rape and murder. Apparently a good number of Democrats are violent crime enthusiasts, too. But that won’t stop Obama and his minions from continuing the pretense that only Republicans are standing between his administration and trillions more dollars in wasteful spending and debt.

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