Reid Refusing To Pass Bill Obama Said He Wanted Passed Now
Remember that jobs bill that Obama stood in front of Congress and demanded that they pass right away? Harry Reid seems to have forgotten:
President Obama still is pressing Congress to pass his jobs stimulus bill immediately, but his own party leaders in the Senate, where Democrats have a majority, have pushed that vote off yet again.
Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, said Monday night that when the Senate returns from a weeklong vacation, the chamber will work instead on a bill that would push to label China a currency manipulator, which would make retaliatory steps in order.
I guess the only jobs the Senate Democrats are interested in are their own… if they vote on the Obama bill, regardless of whether they vote yea or nay, the people will hold them accountable. But if Harry Reid delays it, they think, they can get away with “voting present.”
I, personally, don’t think they’ll actually get away with it, especially now that the ploy has been revealed.