Americans approve of Obama’s jobs bill

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by AK Forty Seven, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/...a-jobs-bill-unlike-senate-poll-192109731.html

    Americans, unlike the Senate, approve of Obama’s jobs bill, poll says



    Senate Republicans Tuesday may have blocked President Obama's jobs bill, but a new poll suggests that's not what a majority of Americans want.

    Nearly two-thirds of the respondents to a survey from NBC/Wall Street Journal voiced their approval when pollsters were told them the details of the president's "American Jobs Act"-- including that it would cut payroll taxes, fund new road construction, and extend unemployment benefits. NBC reports that 63 percent of respondents said they favored the bill, with just 32 percent opposing it.

    But the numbers for the bill only spike when Americans learn about its provisions in some detail. When NBC pollsters asked for a simple up-or-down appraisal of the bill, minus any policy details, the same group of respondents expressed less than half the level of support that they later showed. "When asked simply if Congress should pass the legislation or not, 30 percent of respondents answer yes, while 22 percent say no; 44 percent have no opinion," according to NBC.

    One element of the bill in particular enjoyed wide support--Obama's proposal to remove tax loopholes for the wealthiest Americans. Sixty-four percent of respondents said it is a "good idea" to raise taxes on the wealthy and corporations. Thirty-one percent said it was a bad idea.

    The poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points is set for release Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET.

    On Tuesday evening, senate Republicans joined together to filibuster the president's jobs bill--denying efforts to begin formal debate on the legislation even though a majority of senators had already voted to advance the bill in a 50-49 vote.

    The president first introduced the jobs bill in early September and has since been traveling across the country to make the case for his proposal.
     
  2. Who were the democrats that prevented it from passing?
     


  3. On Tuesday evening, senate Republicans joined together to filibuster the president's jobs bill--denying efforts to begin formal debate on the legislation even though a majority of senators had already voted to advance the bill in a 50-49 vote.
     
  4. harry Reid voted no.
     
  5. Who controls the senate?
     
  6. Whoever has 60 Senators
     
  7. Lol. sigh...

    Two Dems, Jon Tester of Montana and Ben Nelson of Nebraska, voted no.

    Why?

    I thought this was all republicans blocking this?
     
  8. wjk

    wjk

    You mean the Americans that didn't hear O man and his cronies sitting around the table laughing about shovel ready jobs not being so shovel ready?
     
  9. Since the Republicans never ever had 60 Senators they have never been in charge
     
  10. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    The real story here (not that I expect either the MSM or local moonbat population to see it) is why the President actually thought it was a good idea to send a tried and failed experiment to the Senate to institute again.

    Another payroll tax? Why, because they $30 (annual) we got last time was so helpful? More spending on "shovel ready" projects? Oh yeah, that ol' gag. Extend unemployment benefits? Beyond the 99 weeks they already have? Oh - because unemployment checks create jobs, right Nancy Pelosi?

    Honestly, you have to be a fucking idiot - or the President, I guess - to think that this is going to work when it has already failed before. Spending more money on the exact same thing isn't the solution. Have you heard that old line about doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results? The White House hasn't.

    And from what I gather, the Republicans told Obama and Moonbat Senate that they could have their jobs bill if they just cut spending by the exact same amount from somewhere else. They refused.
     
    #10     Oct 13, 2011