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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bipartisan Jobs Bill Passes Senate

“Five Republican senators broke ranks with their party on Monday to advance a $15 billion job-creation measure put forward by Democrats, a rare bipartisan breakthrough after months in which Republicans had held together to a remarkable degree in an effort to thwart President Obama’s agenda…. The bill was drafted by Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, and is built around an approach that has won bipartisan support in the past: a $13 billion plan to give companies who hire unemployed Americans an exemption from paying payroll taxes on those workers through the end of this year. It also provides a $1,000 tax credit to employers who keep new workers on the payroll for at least for 52 weeks.” (New York Times, Tuesday)

Wrong is wrong, even if with bipartisan support.

FEE Timely Classic
“Why Government Can’t Create Jobs” by Mark Ahlseen