Senate Democrats Block Obama’s “Pass This Now” Tax Hike Bill Because They Want to Keep Big Oil Subsidies!
Dick Durbin says they don’t have the votes for Obama’s jobs bill in the Senate. They never were going to have the votes! They don’t ever intend to vote on this in the Senate. That’s not the point. They don’t ever intend to vote on this in the Senate. That’s not the point. In fact, Durbin even goes so far — this is a story out of our blowtorch affiliate Chicago WLS — goes so far to say that it really is a tax bill.
This is a huge See, I Told You So on several counts. “On Tuesday, President Obama tried to keep pressure on Congress to consider his nearly $450 billion jobs bill, saying it had been two weeks since he sent the bill to Capitol Hill ‘and now I want it back. I want it back, passed, so I can sign this bill and start putting people back to work.'” So why have the Democrats delayed action? Well, Bill Cameron, WLS Chicago, reports his own party has delayed action in the Senate, and he talked to Dick Durbin about it, and Durbin told WLS, “The oil-producing state senators don’t like eliminating or reducing the subsidy for oil companies.” Really?