Maybe, maybe not:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is rewriting a jobs bill after Democrats complained of too many concessions to Republicans.
Reid announced Thursday that he would cut drastically back on the jobs bill Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) introduced only hours earlier, essentially overruling the powerful chairman.
The Finance Committee estimated that Reid’s proposal would cost approximately $15 billion.
The Baucus bill, which was estimated at $85 billion, included $31 billion in tax extenders that Reid has decided to leave out. A Senate Democratic leadership aide said Reid decided to drop the tax extenders after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declined to endorse the Baucus package.
I’m glad he is learning to not let Baucus screw up every god damned thing that goes through the Senate, and I’m glad he is saying to hell with the Republicans.
Now, could someone tell me exactly wtf he thinks he is going to accomplish with a piddling 15 billion dollar jobs bill with 9.7% unemployment in a $15 Trillion economy. Even if he gets everything he wants, this is so small it is laughable. You might get unemployment down to what- 9.67%. Heckuva job, Harry.
How do so many worthless human beings stumble their way into so much power? Where do I go to get Krugman in charge of the Senate?
(via Talk Left)