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February 22, 2010

RINO Alert! Scott Brown Votes With Democrats To Break "Jobs" Bill Filibuster

Seriously guys, don't complain. We knew this was going to be a case by case thing going in. We lost him on this one, we'll have him on another. That beats the hell out of Martha Coakley who we'd have 0% of the time.

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.

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

Uh huh.

Republicans actually wanted a bigger bill (about $85 Billion), that would have included more tax breaks for businesses. The fact that Democrats don't see the connection between lower taxes and increased job growth is simply a sign of their idiocy.

But this is what they think will work.

The smaller measure's centerpiece allows companies to avoid paying Social Security taxes for the remainder of 2010 on new hires who have been unemployed for at least 60 days. Employers would also get a $1,000 tax credit for each new worker who stays on the job for at least a year.

Democrats tout the $13 billion program as a simple way to create thousands of new jobs quickly, though some experts dismiss it as too small to make a significant dent in the nation's unemployment rate.

The jobs bill also includes a one-year reauthorization and infusion of money for the highway trust fund, a provision allowing companies to write off equipment purchases as business expenses, and an expansion of the Build America Bonds program, which helps state and local governments get financing for infrastructure projects.

If 870 some odd billion dollars didn't do the trick, what in the world makes them think that $15 billion more will matter?

As for Brown..to paraphrase Denny Green, "he is who we thought he'd be".

Oh, the other Republicans voting for it were...the Maine Gals (of course), Bond of MO and Voinivich of OH. Both Bond and Voinivich are retiring this year. The lone Democrat to vote with the Republicans was Ben "Please, Please, Please Forget About My Health Care Vote" Nelson of Nebraska.


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