Wednesday, March 17, 2010

No-Bipartisanship Counterexample

A jobs bill has passed the Senate and is headed to the President's desk.

It passed 68-29. That means that at least ten Evil Republicans broke ranks with the Prince of Darkness to support it.

Our guess is that the bill will prove impotent, as it's extremely similar to something that failed in Carter's time. Yet we rejoice that this vote is a sufficient counterexample to disprove the assertion that bipartisanship is impossible presently. As this bill is only mildly stupid, not profoundly so like ObamaCare, it can pass handily.

Permanent reductions in the rate of corporate and individual income taxes would provide more assurance to employers to up their payrolls than do temporary tax breaks for specific behaviors, in our view. But that's another matter for another time. Just note that the Senate isn't broken.


Chief Grinder said...

Hey SWNID needs to get one thing straight...the ideological concoction of Harry Pelosi is the true Prince of Darkness. However, you are on point on bipartisanship. I sit in wonderment in how I sat on my couch in '09 and told the Mrs. that if I were BHO I would lead with a jobs bill which would require bipartisanship and not allow for the "party of no" strategy in the present political climate, only to see my man go all Obamacare due to the evil influence of Harry Pelosi and his posse of Ivy league type advisers. I guess my dumb 'ol Bible College edumacation trumped them unfortunately.

Jon A. Alfred E. Michael J. Wile E. SWNID said...

Darkness has never been darker than in the present congressional majority leadership. Agreed entirely.