I haven’t been following the jobs bill as closely as I’d like, but the latest is that Senate Dems are rewriting it to change the way the bill is paid for. Apparently ending tax subsidies to the oil industry made some of them nervous, so they’re revising it to a tax increase on millionaires, possibly a 5 percent surcharge. That’s fine with me, although no one expects the bill to pass this Congress. Republicans apparently decided to block the whole thing, as expected.
See also Greg Sargent, “Obama losing jobs argument with Congress â€” but winning it with the public.”
Elizabeth Warren’s campaign for the Massachusetts Senate seat looks very strong.
Some Republicans are complaining about Grover Norquist.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) thinks only people who pay income tax should be allowed to vote.