Some Dems Against Jobs Bill

    CAMP LEJEUNE, NC - FEBRUARY 27:  President Barack Obama pauses as he delivers an address to Marines and other military personnel at the largest Marine base on the East Coast on February 27, 2009 in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. President Obama outlined in his speech plans for the gradual withdrawal of troops out of Iraq after nearly six years of occupation.  (Photo by Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Barack Obama

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    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.

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