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Bipartisanship raspberry: Reid kills Baucus-Grassley jobs bill

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

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Harry Reid gives Max Baucus the raspberry:
Reid kills Baucus-Grassley jobs bill

Members of the Senate Finance Committee unveiled a long-awaited bipartisan jobs bill Thursday morning — only to have it scrapped within hours by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Reid killed the bill after hearing complaints from members of his own caucus who argued that Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) had gone too far beyond the core goal of job creation in order to win Republican support.

It was a major rebuke for Baucus, who’d spent weeks working with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking Republican on his committee, trying to come up with a bill that Republicans would support.

It doesn’t matter whether the jobs bill would be effective. Harry didn’t want Max to “go too far”.

Harry extends a hand with a middle finger to his own Finance Committee Chairman.

How’s that for bipartisanship?

UPDATE:
Ace:

This guy isn’t even pretending to talk about jobs — he’s just telling the press flat-out the political message he wants to get out by spending a $100 billion. And they don’t even seem to notice.