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The bill advanced by a 61-38 tally that ensures the measure will pass the Senate on Wednesday or Thursday. The House may return early during from its August recess for a final vote that would deliver the bill to President Barack Obama, his larger jobs agenda curtailed by Republicans who argue against the spending it would entail.
Moderate Republican Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine cast the key votes to break the GOP filibuster.
The bill would extend programs enacted in last year's stimulus law to help preserve the jobs of teachers, police officers, firefighters and other public employees.
Originally posted by Baloney
If it were a bill to benefit WEALTHY CEO's of this country, you can bet EVERYTHING that you own that the Republicans would vote UNANIMOUSLY in FAVOR of it!!!
The Republicans HATE the middle class and do NOT want to see Obama turn this BUSH-screwed economy back around.
UNLIMITED money for WAR, but AS ALWAYS, Republicans CANT help the middle class and HARD-WORKING Americans.
The Republican MADNESS NEVER CHANGES people, WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!
Republicans in office= TERRIBLE economy, WAR, tax breaks and perks for the WEALTHY which BARELY if ANY ever trickles down for a FEW!!!!
[edit on 4-8-2010 by Baloney]