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Some Dems Against Jobs Bill

Was Obama speaking to members of his own party when he repeatedly said “Pass this bill” during his jobs speech? It appears that some Democrats are not in full support of the bill—although how many is hard to attain, since some are afraid of further dividing their party. A recent Gallup poll  found that a majority of Americans want their elected representatives to vote for Obama’s $447-billion jobs package, but Bloomberg News reported Wednesday that 51 percent of Americans doubt the package will actually help create jobs. In a sign of the bills’ lackluster support among Democrats, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said he will put the package on the legislative calendar, but he has not mentioned a specific date yet.

September 14, 2011 11:18 PM