Jobs bill fight continues after Senate defeat
October 12th, 2011
01:10 PM ET
11 years ago

Jobs bill fight continues after Senate defeat

Washington (CNN) - Partisan bickering over President Barack Obama's failed $447 billion jobs plan intensified Wednesday, with Republicans accusing Democrats of political gamesmanship and Democrats charging Republicans with costly obstructionism.

The measure failed to get the 60 votes necessary to advance in the Democratic-controlled Senate Tuesday night. Top Democrats have indicated they will now try to break the measure up into several smaller bills, but it remains unclear what - if anything - is capable of winning approval in a Congress completely divided along partisan and ideological lines.


Filed under: Jobs • President Obama • Senate
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Independent Voters

    American people would vote the 2 democrat and the republican out of the office in 2012.
    We need jobs now and all you that voted against the bill because you want president Obama to get one term we will make sure you not elected in 2012

    October 12, 2011 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  2. California Conservative

    Sorry dems but the days of you ramming through your far left agenda are over.

    October 12, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  3. ConservaFASCISTS/TEAliban/TEAhadists

    Every piece of legislation that has passed the 111th and 112th Congress is more conservative than progressive. So it baffles me that TEApublicans are upset. This is watered down legislation with no teeth. We need strong progressive legislation that won;t be compromised on. The days of compromise are over.

    October 12, 2011 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  4. Orchid333

    This just sucks. So sick of the political in-fighting and name-calling.

    October 12, 2011 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  5. Ray E. (Georgia)

    There was an election last year. Phe people soundly defeated Obama tactics. Why doesn't Obama get it? The reason the country is in such trouble today is because of Political Activisim over the last 75 years. Big Social Programs put in place that have ultmantly failed. A lot of people think that the Government should do something. They did. It has all come home to roost. The Govermnent has no business in any business. The Government only has to make the laws as fair as possible within the confines of the Constitution. The people are very capable of taking it from there.

    October 12, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    California Conservative wrote:
    Sorry dems but the days of you ramming through your far left agenda are over.
    I love the way conservatives play unfairly, and then accuse the other side of doing exactly what they had done themselves, even though the other is not doing it.

    It was Republicans who jammed Reagan's tax cuts down our throats. It was Republicans who jammed Gingrich's contract without American support down our throats. It was the current group in Congress who twice jammed the Bush Tax Cuts down our throats. First in 2001, and again in 2003. Did you know, or have you forgotten, that it was VP Dick Cheney who cast the deciding vote in 2003 to pass the BTCs? Almost every greedy-ological piece of legislation that GWB signed was pushed throught the Senate bypassing the filibuster process. How many times have Democrats done that?

    October 12, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  7. catwill

    How can anyone be against a jobs bill with so many people out of work. Vote all who voted against it out so they can be looking for a job that is not there. Gracious!

    October 12, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  8. jsmoulder

    Hey RUDY the democrats continued the Bush tax cuts, for election purposes but it was to late for them.

    October 12, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  9. kat

    Wait til 2012, maybe then we can get an administration who actually care about WE THE PEOPLE and get something done. Face it, the clowns we have now are a joke.

    October 12, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  10. vic , nashville ,tn

    President you send bill like Terri Schiavo this congress will work long hours will fight hard to pass the bill
    Jobs bill this congress don’t care they don’t have any clue about economy if its social issue they will try their best because they win the election on that platform

    October 12, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  11. Larry L

    Great comments from Rudy NYC!

    It's time for a recall election of every Republican in the Senate. They are political terrorists!

    October 12, 2011 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |