What's new
US Message Board - Political Discussion Forum

This is a sample guest message. Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Status of Obama's Jobs Bill?

Amelia

Rookie
Joined
Feb 14, 2011
Messages
21,830
Reaction score
5,443
Points
0
Location
Packerland!
What's happening with it? Is it really DOA?

Has anyone presented it formally? Who is signing onto it?
 

Grampa Murked U

Diamond Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2011
Messages
86,949
Reaction score
28,370
Points
2,275
Location
Kansas City
Yes, its been presented. Most GOP leaders have already stated that the tax increases and big spending portions of it are DOA. It will be a couple weeks most likely before we see the reworked version put forth by the House.
 
OP
Amelia

Amelia

Rookie
Joined
Feb 14, 2011
Messages
21,830
Reaction score
5,443
Points
0
Location
Packerland!
I'm not sure I asked right. Is it an official bill yet?



Aw heck, I probably don't know enough about how something officially becomes a bill. I need to go review my schoolhouse rock lessons.
 

Charles_Main

AR15 Owner
Joined
Jun 23, 2008
Messages
16,692
Reaction score
2,248
Points
88
Location
Michigan, USA
What's happening with it? Is it really DOA?

Has anyone presented it formally? Who is signing onto it?

Kinda Depends. If Obama and the Democrats insist on an all or nothing, up or Down vote on his package as is. It's DOA. If he will accept revisions, and only Parts of it being passed. There are Compromises that can be made.

The Main Problem is Obama's assertion that it's Paid for. The last page of the Bill spells out how it is paid for. Basically it says, you know that super Committee. the one that is suppose to cut 1.5 Trillion even though Nobody believes they will ever be able to agree on anything? Well I want them to change that to 1.95 Trillion, and if that does not work, Raise taxes on the rich, Eliminate the Right off for Charitable Contributions. Etc.

So the real test is now. Is Obama serious about this plan, and willing to compromise to get key elements of it passed, or is he just trying to set him self up to run against a "do Nothing" Congress by giving them a bill and insisting they accept it as is or not at all, when he knows they can not accept it as it.
 

Grampa Murked U

Diamond Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2011
Messages
86,949
Reaction score
28,370
Points
2,275
Location
Kansas City
I'm not sure I asked right. Is it an official bill yet?



Aw heck, I probably don't know enough about how something officially becomes a bill. I need to go review my schoolhouse rock lessons.

I'm just a lonely bill on capital hill lol
 

DontBeStupid

Look it up!
Joined
Jun 23, 2011
Messages
4,463
Reaction score
429
Points
48
Location
Los Angeles, CA
What's happening with it? Is it really DOA?

Has anyone presented it formally? Who is signing onto it?

Kinda Depends. If Obama and the Democrats insist on an all or nothing, up or Down vote on his package as is. It's DOA. If he will accept revisions, and only Parts of it being passed. There are Compromises that can be made.

In other words, if Obama excepts every demand by the GOP and the bill gets watered down to the point of impotency, then maybe a few GOP will vote for it.
 

USMB Server Goals

Total amount
$280.00
Goal
$350.00

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Forum List

Top