AP reported President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan has passed the Senate and is on its way to difficult House-Senate negotiations.
Where it will grow even more.Just three Republicans helped pass the plan on a 61-37 vote and they're already signaling they'll play hardball to preserve more than $108 billion in spending cuts made last week in Senate dealmaking.
Ooh. They will play hardball. Like Collins helping to break the fillibuster (60 votes), and then saying she may vote against passage (50 votes required), and then did not even do that.Obama wants to restore cuts in funds for school construction jobs
Like the money they included for school construction in Minnesota, when most school districts in Minnesota are steadily losing enrollment and shuttering schoolsand help for cash-starved states.
All states, or just Blue states?Those cuts are among the major differences between the $819 billion House version of Obama's plan and a Senate bill costing $838 billion.
The Senate added a bunch of their pork, and then was pround of the pork from the house that they cut, and still turned out a more expensive bill.Obama has warned of a deepening economic crisis
Politics of fearif Congress fails to act. He wants a bill completed by the weekend.
Because the longer they wait, the more people turn against the planned spending.As David Keene said Mr. Obama’s idea of a “bipartisan,” “post-partisan” or “trans-partisan” America is becoming clearer every day; it’s an America in which everyone, regardless of party, agrees with him.