Obama jobs bill facing key vote Tuesday
October 10th, 2011
11:37 AM ET
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Obama jobs bill facing key vote Tuesday

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic-controlled Senate is expected to take up President Barack Obama's controversial jobs bill this week, with a key procedural vote on the $447 billion measure currently scheduled for Tuesday evening.

Among other things, the package includes an extension and expansion of the current payroll tax cut, an extension of jobless benefits to help the unemployed, new tax credits for businesses that hire the long-term unemployed and additional money to help save and create jobs for teachers and first responders such as firemen.


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  1. Rudy NYC

    Yesterday on the Sunday talks shows, I love the way Rep. Ryan spun the bottle by saying that Democrats should stop saying, "my way or the highway." He said Democrats should compromise and pass only the tax cuts in the jobs bill.

    October 10, 2011 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  2. gt

    jobs for roads , bridges.... teachers not so much... maybe if they would work full time .. they only work 185 days a yr or so.. this is just a payback to teacher unions....

    October 10, 2011 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  3. don stohler

    Too little, too late! How about a bill that states what ever percentage of profit generated in the United States, you must be based here the same percentage or you can't sell it here!!! You have one year to comply. Now that would gain action, infact I believe we would be in a economic boom!

    October 10, 2011 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  4. Darrell

    So gt, you are willing to have your children educated half the year, drive on unsafe roads/bridges....Dude, I knew you guys were crazy but to believe the Republican's message about unions, etc..and getting you and your family to hurt its own well-being while protecting the rich. Brother if you are that gullible than I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

    October 10, 2011 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    The bill will not pass. The GOP will not cave to irresponsible spending for little or no benefit.

    Obama is totally dishonest about his goals. Even with teachers, the reason so many teachers got laid off, is they had it too soft. Class sizes had dropped from the typical 28-30 kids, to only 18 kids, in a class. Plus, they had teacher aids, and a whole lot more. The system was totally padded, and overly expensive. The states had to cut costs. The unions resisted, and Obama is supporting the unions.

    there is NOTHING honest or genuine, coming out of the WH. The people to face the truth........Obama is not taking actions that will genuinely benefit you. He ignored your jobs, for 2 1/2 hrs. then when it got close to election time, he started to talk about jobs. He is a fraud. Face the truth. As long as Obama is in office, you will NOT see any jobs, you will only see the deficit rise to levels that exceed the solvency level of this country. Obama is bankrupting each and every one of you, by bankrupting the country, with wasteful spending. This man is no patriot........quite the contrary.

    October 10, 2011 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  6. GI Joe

    mmm - wonder how the hell no caucus will vote - just saying ..........................

    October 10, 2011 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  7. Ray

    This is just another stimulus and that did not work the last time. We don't need to borrow more money that will take us years if ever to pay back. Half of the money is just political payoff to government unions and more of green jobs scam as we have seen has Solyndra worked out. The government does not need to be in the business of susidizing green jobs – private investors & markets need to make those decisions. Obama thinks we are china and America is a free market economy or used to be.

    October 10, 2011 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  8. Stop the Charade

    GOP – America is watching and waitng for you to act on your promise to create jobs.

    October 10, 2011 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  9. ST

    The bill will put those who are voting in a big test. It is either do it or die. After witnessing how angry the protesters are, I can't imagine a single senator voting against it. It will be swallowing a bitter pill in order to survive.

    October 10, 2011 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |