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Pelosi cool to Senate jobs bill

Updated 6:20 p.m.
By Ben Pershing
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) planned job-creation bill is getting a cool reception from Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), whose assent will be required to get the measure enacted into law.

Reid frustrated Senate Republicans and some fellow Democrats on Thursday by scrapping a bipartisan $85 jobs measure negotiated by Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa). Instead Reid said he will push a smaller bill, stripped of many elements sought by Republicans.

The move immediately prompted the question of whether Reid will be able to muster the 60 votes necessary to move his measure forward in the Senate. But there is little evidence that Pelosi likes either version of the jobs bill much.

In a statement Friday, Pelosi said the House "looks forward to reviewing the Senate proposal" but offered no praise for it. And she made clear what she thought was missing from the measure.

"We will work to ensure that critical pieces of the House-passed Jobs for Main Street Act are enacted into law - including investments in our roads, bridges, and public transit systems, support for job training initiatives, and funding to keep police and firefighters on the streets and teachers in the classroom," Pelosi said.

Pelosi spokesman Nadeam Elshami said the Speaker's statement did not imply she was cool to the Senate's proposal. "We look forward to Senate action on their jobs bill and we will work with them to send a bill to the President as soon as possible," Elshami said.

Jobs bills have been a raw subject between the two chambers since December, when the House narrowly passed a hastily assembled $150 billion measure. Senate Democratic leaders pointedly declined to take up the House bill, suggesting in the ensuing two months that whatever measure they considered would be much smaller.

Both the Baucus-Grassley jobs bill and Reid's stripped-down version feature a provision giving companies a break from paying Social Security taxes for the remainder of 2010 on any new hire who has been unemployed for more than 60 days. The plan is a variation on hiring tax credit proposals made by Senate Democrats and by President Obama.

But Pelosi isn't a fan of the idea. According to news reports, she told Obama on Tuesday, during a bicameral leadership meeting at the White House, that she doubted whether such a tax credit plan would do much to actually create jobs.

Reid's measure also doesn't contain her desired extra infrastructure spending, nor aid to state and local governments to help them avoid laying off key personnel. Reid has said he wants to extend unemployment insurance and COBRA health benefits, as the House bill does, but he plans to move those items as part of a separate, later bill.

A Senate Democratic leadership aide said Reid didn't have the option of moving the House bill through his chamber even if he wanted to.

"Different bodies have different rules, but the fact is [the House] passed a bill that didn't get any Republican votes, and we can't afford to do that in the Senate," the aide said.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), meanwhile, may not be on the same page as Pelosi.

Asked during a roundtable with reporters in Annapolis Friday if the House would be willing to accept whatever pared-down jobs bill might pass the Senate, Hoyer said, "The answer's yes. We will be very inclined, if the Senate can pass something, we're going to pass that and we know we can pass that."

Staff writer Aaron C. Davis contributed to this report.

By Ben Pershing  |  February 12, 2010; 2:26 PM ET
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Her private pilot is on the government's payroll. Industry should absorb this staff of highly skilled people, and she fly commercial.

Posted by: RayOne | February 17, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

dove369:
"15BILLION ON THE JOB BILL IS A GREAT START.

WE DON'T NEED TO KEEP PILING ON DEBT.

I WAS SO PISSED WHEN I HEARD THEY WERE GOING TO ATTACH "RE-INSTATEMENT OF THE PATRIOT ACT" AND "CUT TAXES FOR RICH" ON THE 80 BILLION JOB BILL"
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15 billion is not going to help the job situation.

Jobs are needed to fix the deficit, cutting spending alone won't do it. Now cutting wasteful spending that goes to more government jobs and spending on creating business jobs will create an economy that can help lower the deficit and the debt.

There was no taxes for the rich in the bipartisan bill. It was expired business taxes and individual taxes that help quite a few lower and middle class people.

The tax extensions were actually included in the house jobs bill, so its odd the progressive left now roars they do not contribute to jobs.

They do help jobs, the biodiesel tax contributed to the loss of 29,000 in that sector and is threatening 23,000 other jobs. Biodeisel producers in 44 states need that extension to keep employees on. The other taxes contribute to jobs in much the same way.

The parts of the Patriot Act extension is backed by Obama. I agree it should not be in there. If Obama wants it so bad he should have to get it from his fellow Democrats. I know Feinstein and other Democrats back it as well as Republicans. I am not sure who put it in the job bill.

Posted by: win1 | February 13, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

I can't help thinking Soloflexerus's description of "Pelosi's disease" is more likely a description of what the rules are in Soloflexerus's home.

Posted by: cmckeonjr | February 13, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

once again, democrats prove they need no help from republicans when it comes to obstructing.

@ss clowns

Posted by: dummypants | February 12, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

There is not one person in the Obama Administration who has as much as one day of experience in creating jobs. Their proposals, like the stimulus bill is like amateur night in the nation's capital.

Posted by: mike85 | February 12, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

I DISAGREE WITH CHRIS HAYES...

15BILLION ON THE JOB BILL IS A GREAT START.

WE DON'T NEED TO KEEP PILING ON DEBT.

I WAS SO PISSED WHEN I HEARD THEY WERE GOING TO ATTACH "RE-INSTATEMENT OF THE PATRIOT ACT" AND "CUT TAXES FOR RICH" ON THE 80 BILLION JOB BILL

OBAMA TRAPPED HIMSELF IN WHEN HE TOOK ON RAHM EMMANUEL...THIS GUY IS NOT TOO BE TRUSTED

PRESIDENT OBAMA

WHEN ARE YOU GOING TOO LET GO OF THESE BLUEDOGS....DAMN....THEY ARE NOT A NATIONAL FEVER IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

IT FELT GOOD TO SEE HOWARD DEAN YESTERDAY

SEND TIM KAINE BACK TOO WHERE HE BELONGS...

I DON'T KNOW WHAT MADE YOU THINK HE WAS VP MATERIAL??? WAS IT AXEROD

TELL RAHM EMMANUEL...THIS ISN'T HIS PRESIDENCY....

RAHM AND AXEROD....ARE REALLY MAKING ME SICK DAY BY DAY

Posted by: dove369 | February 12, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

THANK YOU SENATOR REID!

YOUR DEMOCRATIC AND INDEPENDENT VOTERS WILL APPRECIATE YOU FOR THIS AND WILL COME OUT TOO VOTE FOR YOU IN NOV' 2010

LEARN FROM PELOSI...SHE DOESN'T CARE WHAT THE RIGHTWING SAY ABOUT HER...AND HER CONSTITUENTS APPRECIATE HER FOR STANDING UP TOO THEM

REID...GET HEALTHCARE PASS...IF NEED BE...GO RECONCILIATION...IF IT'S GOOD FOR THE RICH...IT SHOULD BE GOOD FOR THOSE WHO ARE DYING

I LOVE IT!!!

REID TOOK THE BULL BY THE HORN...SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG FOR ME TOO RESPOND...JUST LEARNED ABOUT IT ON OLBERMANN

GO REID GO!!!!!

Posted by: dove369 | February 12, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

all of this over an $85 job bill? doesn't seem like much =)

think the editor should have put billion somewhere there...

Posted by: calben007 | February 12, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

The Government has no quick fixes. The Government cannot and should not offer jobs. Extend the dole and the Cobra benefits. No one will object to pulling out the marooned for some time more..and the money will not be much. Else, let the economy take steam and move on. Demand..then supply..that is the way the market grows..

The Soviet Union is the icon of the Government offering evrything...the collective farms and everything..where is it now?

Posted by: mdsubramonia | February 12, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

The government is paid by the taxpayers to govern.
Why isn't the government working in the best interests of the populous?

America needs jobs.
America needs Universal Health Care.
Why? Because so many jobs have been outsourced and
the jobs that exist rarely pay full medical benefits for employees.

Posted by: blakesouthwood | February 12, 2010 7:58 PM | Report abuse

WHERE IS OBAMA?? WHERE IS HIS LEADERSHIP?

He sure has time to muck around with a health care bill that the majority of the citizens do not want. And when it is not OBAMACARE, then his time is spent on giving terrorists American civil rights at taxpayer expense!! This guy has just become GOFFY!!

DOES HE REALIZE THAT HE IS ONLY HURTING JOBS WITH HIS HINT TO TAX FOLKS MAKING UNDER $250K; OBAMACARE; and Cap & Tax??

Does team Obama have the foggiest idea of what they are doing??

Posted by: wheeljc | February 12, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

You know what the progressive-destructive democrats did not count on? The vulgarly conceited, self-centered egotists that head their party and insist on having their own way in every little thing!

Posted by: prossers7 | February 12, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

This is just unbelievable. I am left of most of the Democrats and am about to abandon the party in favor of the Tea Party nuts. Sometimes no government is better than a destructive government. At least do no harm....why should I believe you. You are the same folks who voted for the Iraq war.

Posted by: ndmyr | February 12, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

The dems have always been the Obstructionest.

Pelosi is the queen, of the progriseive white trash movement.

Posted by: dashriprock | February 12, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Reid showed what he thinks of bipartisanship, he threw it in the garbage to introduce his (non-amendable) bill. Pelosi wants her Democratic bill (no Republicans needed).

These two despots are trying to impose their wills and, luckily, they tend to cancel each other out. Thank goodness they are both ignoring Obama and what he says he wants.

Posted by: kitchendragon50 | February 12, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

The tax break looks silly..because it is a needless concession and will be painful to retract once granted. Extending Cobra coverage and unemployment dole may be good..just see the unemployment numbers. Drop everything else.. as the private sector will take care of this as demand and supply grow..Instead of breathing out words and getting caught in them like in a spider's web because of ego..the President should be silent..digest things to entirety and refelct deeply and take a step..no need to jump in and start fanning the fire on half-baked pies..Silence is golden.

No bonanzas..

"I have nothing to offer you but blood, toil, sweat and tears" - W. Churchill.

Posted by: mdsubramonia | February 12, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

THE ONLY TIME THEY FIND TIME FOR 'BIPARTISAN' FOLLY IS WHEN THEY ARE GOING TO SHOVE MONEY ON THEIR BUSINESS CAMPAIGN DONORS. REMEMBER BUSH'S TAX CUT FOR THE WEALTHY? ALL THESE CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRATS WERE FOR IT. PRACTICALLY THE MINORITY PLUS THE CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRATS ARE CALLING THE SHOTS.

Posted by: bluelagoon21 | February 12, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Reid is toast, not that he wasn't already burnt before this.

Posted by: _Cowabunga_ | February 12, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Queen Nancy the First may be the only Speaker of the House of Reprensatives to have an ailment named after her.

Pelosi's disesase, symptoms;

1. Screw what the voters want!

2. Screw what is good for America!

3. The President is irrelevant!

4. The Senate is irrelevant!

5. I know what is best!

6. I am in charge here.


Posted by: Soloflexerus | February 12, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Pelosi offers the "radical" idea the House of Representatives should play a role in the passing of legislation. Whereas Obama and Reid seem to think only the Senate should have the power to draft laws, with the House of Representatives rubber stamping whatever Senators agree to.

Posted by: Aprogressiveindependent | February 12, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

The trio of Obama, Reid and Baucus are, with this pathetic bill, continuing their aping of the GOP's failed tax-cuts-fix-all stupidity.

The unemployed aren't going to be helped by an estate tax cut! The Democrats are just terrible, weakness incarnate.

This bill, an insult to the nations unemployed, is this trio's follow-up to their diasterous, opportunity squandering, insurance company giveaway of a health care bill.

Thank god for Pelosi. She is the only Democratic leader who acts like a Democrat.

Posted by: toc59 | February 12, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Since Pelosi is like the "ice queen" this must be her season to be cold.

Posted by: GaryEMasters | February 12, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Nancy looks cool to everything, she is a wing nut and needs to be voted out!

Posted by: astro2009 | February 12, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

You know the democrats are really in trouble when they can't even agree how much money to steal from taxpayers and spend on pork barrel projects...

Posted by: DavidInTexas | February 12, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Crazy pelosi: the gift that keeps on giving, and giving, and giving to the GOP, Conservatives, REAL Americans, The Tea Party and everyone else who is not a loony-left extremist.

Posted by: TeaPartyPatriot | February 12, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Can we please make Steny the speaker?

Posted by: annegreen | February 12, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Can we make Steny speaker, please?

Posted by: annegreen | February 12, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

nancy never say die. how bout P for POTUS.could not be much worse.this person is a disgrace

Posted by: pofinpa | February 12, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Obama, Pelosi, Reid AKA the Three Stooges.

Posted by: JCM-51 | February 12, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Obama, Pelosi, Reid...the Three Stooges.

Posted by: JCM-51 | February 12, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

the guestion now is- the papers and news media are going to have to start running the stories of dem hold house and senate hostage and refuse to pass bi patiian bills.grid lock by dems.something stinks in the senate reid agrees to and then backs out over a bipritian jobs bill.that smell has all the earmarks of emanuel crring a message to reird from obama.

Posted by: dagner49 | February 12, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Nothing pleases me more than to see this wacko elitist showing the country what happens when you put democRATS in charge of this country.

"TOLD YA SO!"

Posted by: cschotta1 | February 12, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Hmmmm, if Pelosi doesn't like it, then maybe it's a pretty good bill after all!

Posted by: bubba31138 | February 12, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Pelosi is more interested in taking these overseas junkets with her buds on the taxpayers money! She is as corrupt as they come.

Posted by: Jimbo77 | February 12, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

NO INFRASTRUCTURE, NO PEACE!

It's only bargaining when you fight for America, instead of try to destroy America as the Republic Party of No does.

Posted by: WillSeattle | February 12, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

People do not want the FDR temporary job that disappears in a year, they want long term employment on a massive scale.
A flat 5% redistribution of income tax should be levied on corporations and individuals. The money will be disbursed via a bank issued credit card with corresponding photo-id. Voting registration, additional security services (like airport pre-clearance with background check), census should all be available. A full share goes to Americans 18-65, a third share for seniors and dependents, a 2% share for wards of the state. The money can only be spent on American made goods, medical (incl cosmetic), education (incl parochial), public transportation, adoption, and funeral costs. To qualify and stay qualified for a full share you must make $20,000 or work 1000 hours or similar combined time doing community service. Housewifes/husbands, clergy, students, the handicapped, people caring for the elderly, sick, handicapped or raising children are all exempt. A free full physical, paid from this tax, available every three years, submitted once every ten years, would allow early diagnosis of disease and cheaper treatment. The fine for washing credit card dollars is a years denial for the seller and a $5000 fine for the buyer. The Reagan investment tax credit should be passed to quicken the rebuilding of our manufacturing base. A giant national manufacturing mutual should be created for cash poor filers to pledge their credit. Cash investments in ground up, ecologically safe, fuel efficient plants and industrial parks can bring the ITC to 15%. The hit on the treasury will be enormous and the ITC should end when we have rebuilt our manufacturing base. The rebuilding of the base will create 10 million jobs and the restored base 20 million. Even Republicans would agree this is a tax cut for investment in America (5% vs 10-15%). No tax credits allowed against redistribution tax.

Posted by: jameschirico | February 12, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Pelosi needs to be removed/fired as Speaker. She's been a complete embarrassment....she's better off as the majority whip than as Speaker of the "HOUSE," not the Dems....

Posted by: WildBill1 | February 12, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Pelosi's not interested in a small potatoes jobs bill- she's into spending trillions of dollars we don't have. Why don't liberals ever point out the greed of liberal Democrat tax and spenders? The press could do it but they're in the tank for high-living, high-spending liberal Democrats as well. Newspapers are in as bad financial straits as is the government Democrats are in complete charge of.

Posted by: mhr614 | February 12, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Gotta laugh when people say " vote them out of office and make them get a real job"
The truth is....When they are voted out of office they get a pension ,mostly more than we will ever get paid,and they receive all kinds of perks. I'm sure there must be a web site with all their perks on. You would not believe what they get.

Posted by: captgrumpy | February 12, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

If you take heed of republicans actions last year, you'd guess that even so they were projecting agreement on this bill, that they would turncoat in the end because of the various pork projects, or not- if key republicans were happy to have there own pork too.

All in all however, this bill, and I have not crossed any experts to attest to, that this bill would in any fashion create many jobs.

Washington is a disgusting fruitless old folk's home. Republicans currently are obstructionist and Democrats as a whole are weak, dim in the mind, incredibly embarrassing and bought off like every one else.

Posted by: yarbrougharts | February 12, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone seen a Blue Dog Democrat since the debates early in the year? What ever happened to Blue Dog. We saw these conservative Blue Dog Democrats vote for everything the Speaker wanted early last year but other than apparently having a pass to speak out, nothing. Someone needs to call the dogs and see why that even with an apparent pass to speak out we have not seen hide or hair of them. We miss them, they looked foolish then but we need another laugh.

Posted by: ibralph | February 12, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

what cool is she will not nominate herself again in the next election.......

Posted by: langdu1 | February 12, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's planned job-creation bill is getting a cool reception from Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), whose assent will be required to get the measure enacted into law."

Who the hell is this woman?

The President of HER party brought the Congress together on an issue, maybe for the first time since January 20, 2009, and Queen Nancy the First is cool to the idea? Even after Senator Reid porked up the bill?

Why? It doesn't fit in with her wing nut politics? Because there is not enough pork in the for HER favorites?

The President worked with Congress and came up with a solution. Now both Senator Reid and Speaker Pelosi want the Country to think the two of them saved the Nation in its hour of greatest need.

Shameful, just shameful.

Posted by: Soloflexerus | February 12, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

JOB CREATION IS YET ANOTHER LIE. CONGRESS WANT TO GIVE AWAY $ 5000 FOR EVERY NEW JOB CREATED. WTF IS THAT? DO THESE CROOKS IN CONGRESS BELIEVE WE ARE THAT DENSE? SO THE RATIONAL IS THAT BUSINESS PEOPLE WILL HIRE PEOPLE BECAUSE THIS $ 5,000 AND END UP WITH EMPLOYEES THEY DON'T REALLY NEED? F...ING RETARDED PEOPLE.

Posted by: bluelagoon21 | February 12, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

HughJass:
The Repubs actually walked away from the bipartisan bill (the first one) because they want more perks for big business... What do you expect? They don't give a rats whether Joe the plumber gets a job..

Posted by: phorse | February 12, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse
--
ok num nuts.

How about we have NO private business. absolutely NONE.

The only job to have is the government, OK
the government will farm the land, not private farmers.
The government will manufacture ALL goods used by the citizens, not private business.
The government will transport ALL goods to market, not private transportation companies.
the government will SELL all goods, not private stores.
ALL jobs will be provided by the government, NO jobs will be allowed to be provided by private business.

There you happy now? Good, now get the fk out of the United States and move to RUSSIA. Wait, EVEN RUSSIA allows private business's.

Move to North Korea you scum bag, because THAT is the ONLY nation LEFT that has YOUR f'd up way of thinking. And look where they are scum bag. What percentage of the population starving.

Posted by: LiberalBasher | February 12, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

The original bill had won support from across the political spectrum and from President Obama.

Now, Senator Reid is packing in the pork; and Speaker Pelosi is peeved no one consulted her.

Republicans, Democrats, and the President agreed on a plan. Now the self-centered leadership of the House and of the Senate want it their way, the Country be damned.

President Obama has the opportunity to regain America's trust, and provide real, sincere, and actual leadership, by insisting on the original bi-partisan bill.

Give us some change we can believe in Mr. President.

Don't play politics as usual.

Lead!

Posted by: Soloflexerus | February 12, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Once the dims were a great party. That was, however, back in the 50s(Adlai Stevenson). Now it has degenerated into a socialist, elitist group whose primary goal in life is the destruction of America and its people.

Pelousi, Reid, and "the anointed One" are the result of how far this "group" of flim flam artists has dragged down our country. I haven't forgotten the repugnuts. They are just as bad. Both partys have placed personal gain above the will and welfare of our country.

Change comes this year. Get rid of the bottom feeders. Elect true patriots.

BTW, the tea party is a group of concerned Americans who were at one time repubs or dims. Now they are concerned citizens angry with the way our inept congress and administrative branch is mismanaging the store.

Vote them all out. Send them to the streets to discover how the rest of the country is suffering. Let them sell flowers on the street corners or carry signs: "Will work for food."

Posted by: Rick013 | February 12, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Okay, it's not like I've been thrilled with the output of Congress for a while, but since WHEN did the Speaker of the House have the right to uphold the passing of any bill he or she sees fit?

Political posturing? Sure. Juggling the calendar? To be expected, unfortunately. But between taking the impeachment of George W. Bush "off the table" and her recent statements about what will and won't come out of Congress, I fear Mrs. Pelosi needs a refresher on her rights as Speaker.

This is a mid-term election year, folks. I believe letters need to be written to your representatives, urging a change in the Speaker.

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | February 12, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Everytime the republicans look like they are the sham that they really are, the Deems. step in and steal the show.
Nancy and Harry STEP DOWN!

Posted by: crrobin | February 12, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Reid is in trouble in his state and Polesi SHOULD be in trouble. These two are the worst leaders we could possibly have....ooopppss except for the one at the very top....the man-child President.
Actually they are just playing games with each other -- trying to distract us from the fact that this is another non-producing stimulus bill.

Posted by: ReneesOpinion | February 12, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse


How can the Dems put together a 326-page bill so fast?

They must have had their wish lists of pork projects prepared beforehand.

Shameful.

Posted by: Soloflexerus | February 12, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

The wheels are off - Obama, Reid and Pelosi have not been working together for a long time, and the prospects are horrible - the election will not help.


It is time for Obama to admit failure and leave office.


.

Posted by: 37thand0street | February 12, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Why won't Pelosi help citizens get jobs? Why does she despise America so much?

She rides in a 200 seat jet, swills free booze, and takes vacations all over the world at the public expense.

I am quite sure she would feel differently if she actually had to work for a living. Instead she has spent her entire life vampiring off of the body politic.

Send this shrew home and make her work for a living. Once she has to pay for her life out of her pocket she'll start singing a different tune.

I'm so happy the Democrats are the party of the people. I'm just trying to figure out which "people" that is so I too can get hooked up to the public treasury.

Posted by: krankyman | February 12, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

But Pelosi isn't a fan of the idea. According to news reports, she told Obama on Tuesday, during a bicameral leadership meeting at the White House, that she doubted whether such a tax credit plan would do much to actually create jobs… Reid's measure also doesn't contain her desired extra infrastructure spending, nor aid to state and local governments to help them avoid laying off key personnel.

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Typical Democratic bias on display towards anything perceived as benefiting business. Who the hell do they think hires…could it be businesses?

As for the much needed infrastructure spending that Democrats love to go on about: why did they accede to Feminist demands and gut the much needed infrastructure spending in the initial stimulus towards teachers and health care workers if it was so important?

I wouldn’t be surprised if once again the primary benefits of this new job bill are teachers, unions, and other Democratic special interest groups.

Posted by: moebius22 | February 12, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Pelosi, you represent everything that is wrong with Washington.

Posted by: liberalsareblind | February 12, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Why isn't the clueless Democrat Party restructing the stimulus bill?

You know the $787 billion stimulus?

Now then want to add $85 billion more to the stimulus for "public works" jobs........reminds me of the Carter years.

.......$ 787 billion stimulus
........$ 85 jobs bill
===================

New spending total $872 billion "borrowed" dollars.

The GOP should say No.........NO to this new borrowing and spending and force the cluless Dems to restructure the $500 billion of unspent stimulus money.......

Apply the $85 billion to the $1.6 Trillion dollar deficit...........

Posted by: allenridge | February 12, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Is it dawning on Pelosi that no one wants her back?

Posted by: dottydo | February 12, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

In other words "Where's the pork!"

Posted by: ASKENNEDY | February 12, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Pelosi will cave. She always does.

Posted by: solsticebelle | February 12, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Since when is the federal government supposed to fund firefighters and cops and teachers? Until recently, and forever before that, these were local issues and local jobs.

Oh wait, I get it, they are government union jobs and they should never not be funded.

Bah. Will this woman and her freak show never go away?

Posted by: bandmom22 | February 12, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

"Evil woman, E~vil woman, E~vil woman..." Ooops sorry, just listening to ELO's Evil woman from the Tea Party's Greatest Hits album.

I dunno about tax relief stimulating the economy. I do know Voodoo economics could take a hit from the latest Conservative Economic report released by the Whitehouse this past snowy week. Seems to me investment has been down since 2001 ? Why is that ? I thought all those breaks to One-Percenters were to trickle down, no ?

I like the Investment Recovery Act Ver. 2.0- John Q. Public or Main Street America if you like. Oh baby it's cold outside.

Black Sabath's Evil Woman-

"I see the look of evil in your eyes
Woman filling me all full of lies
Sorrow will not change your shameful deeds
You will pass someone else's bitter seed

Evil woman don't you play your games with me
Evil woman don't you play your games with me..."


Posted by: truthhurts | February 12, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

It's all Bush's fault!

Posted by: SeniorVet | February 12, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

lowellatkinson wrote:

Democrats will continue to benefit as long as we are the only ones working toward progression

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Lowell. Ha, ha. Wait for it... drum roll. Actually, the Republicans are working and the Democrats are on the federal dole. Ha, ha. Thanks for reminding us.

Posted by: jhpbriton | February 12, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

No jobs means no economy.

Posted by: blakesouthwood | February 12, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

I don't blame her, she should stay in the house! A job in the Senate is not worth a thing, all you can do is vote straight party line and then party with the entitled lords of hazzard(and war)!!

Posted by: Wildthing1 | February 12, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Pelosi has lost her effectiveness. She has become the issue. time for a change in Democratic leadership.

Posted by: NJIND | February 12, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse


Democrat definition of "bipartisanship" = do it our way.

Now we know that Harry the horse's asp Reid is a charlatan, and that "bipartisanship" is a farce.

That goes double for Pelosi now.

Posted by: screwjob2 | February 12, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Did you read the article? The Democrats are now the party of "Gosh, I'm just not sure..."

Posted by: dcseth | February 12, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Jimbo77:Hear Pelosi got on her broom and headed for Hatti! Guess she needed another taxpayer paid vacation.
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With 11 Democrats and ONE Republican!

Posted by: warhawk911 | February 12, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

"Where's all this bi-partisanship we're supposed to have now? Are the Dems now the "Party of No"?"
Posted by: HughJassPhD
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Pretty close - but I think it's actually the party of 'Nyet'.

Posted by: jahoby | February 12, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

to lufrank...lot of anger there...hard to blame the Repubs for Pelosi and Reid not agreeing on stuff and even harder to blame them for not voting for some of this idiotic crap emanating from your brilliant leadership..eg Pelosi and Reid. But since you asked..why did you vote for these clowns????

Posted by: bz11 | February 12, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

HughJass:
The Repubs actually walked away from the bipartisan bill (the first one) because they want more perks for big business... What do you expect? They don't give a rats whether Joe the plumber gets a job..

Posted by: phorse | February 12, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Republicans have and always will be the party of NO as long as they continue resistance to real change for the American people. Where are your leaders....Rush, Palin, Steele, Boehner (Mr. No himself) it's a joke from which we Democrats will continue to benefit as long as we are the only ones working toward progression.

Posted by: lowellatkinson | February 12, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Except lufrank, that we the people are TIRED of Congress doing this! Enough is enough!

Let us retake our government!

Posted by: warhawk911 | February 12, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Hear Pelosi got on her broom and headed for Hatti! Guess she needed another taxpayer paid vacation.

Posted by: Jimbo77 | February 12, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Will our Democratic leaders EVER learn? WE who voted them in are tired of the wimpy CRAP. GW Bush and his GOP leaders smashed anything they wanted through Congress. In effect, they said, "To H___ with the Democrats.

IT's PAST TIME, %$##@__**& for the Dems to TAKE CONTROL and IMPOSE their 51 Majority Power over the Corporate Owned GOP.
(Better get a warning grip on our "Blue Dog traitors as well)!!!!

Why do you think that we voted for OBAMA and a for Democrat Majority ??????

Posted by: lufrank1 | February 12, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Gotta love party in-fighting!

Posted by: warhawk911 | February 12, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Where's all this bi-partisanship we're supposed to have now? Are the Dems now the "Party of No"?

Posted by: HughJassPhD | February 12, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

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