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.