New York (CNNMoney.com) – Senate Democrats are once again trying to push through a bill that would send $27 billion to needy states.
The measure contains $16 billion in additional Medicaid money and $10 billion in education funding to prevent teacher layoffs. State officials have been desperately lobbying their representatives, saying they need the money to shore up their budgets. President Obama weighed in Monday, asking lawmakers to pass the bill.
Lawmakers will take a procedural vote on Wednesday. It needs 60 votes to pass, meaning some Republicans would have to cross the aisle. If it passes this hurdle, a final vote could come late in the week, just before the Senate is scheduled to recess for the long August break.
The GOP will vote "no" as usual...they are insistant on destroying our middle class and our country...
This is just wrong. Why should the states who have done things ficscally responsible (almost exclusively red states) have to bail out the fiscally irresponsible (almost exclusively blue states)?
Is it the same reason that the successful are being penalized by confiscatory taxation to support the unwilling?
So much for the founder's idea of what a REPUBLIC should be.
"State officials have been desperately lobbying their representatives, saying they need the money to shore up their budgets."
Where is the list of Republican governors who oppose the measure?
All this money does is fund corrupt, immoral unions, does not really help in anything except carryng on a bankrupting system that the liberals favor. It is payback for the votes they think the unions deliver to them so they can become richer, more inept and more immoral and more corrupt.
Why are they even having to vote this bill if we have the money just take care of the problem this is the peoples money ment for our country our jobs our lives come on guys pull your heads out of your "a–" and do your jobs right save us first our lives depend on you doing your job right if you can't then get out so someone can.
Please tell me how they plan on paying for it!!!!!!!!
That's why we spent so much to get Obama started. Now more?
The Republican party will fillibuster this into the ground Desperation is so good for bringing out the Tea Party vote, after all.
Robert Repetti – You have no BRAIN. EVERY DOLLAR of this will be BORROWED FROM THE CHINESE and will need to be paid back BY OUR CHILDREN WITH INTEREST.