From the Las Vegas Sun:
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Republicans won’t support President Barack Obama’s jobs plan, but he still wants them to vote on the sweeping $450 billion economic recovery effort.
“We are going to have the Republicans belly up to the bar to turn down this plan,” Reid said during a virtual town hall meeting with supporters Wednesday.
Reid said he won’t immediately take up Obama’s plan because the Senate must tackle other issues first. He didn’t specify which bills would receive priority over Obama’s economic solution…
Anyone have an idea of what other, crisis issue we have before us which pre-empts jobs?
What is really happening here is not a Reid worry that the GOP will uniformly vote it down, but that half a dozen vulnerable, 2012 Democrats will vote against it, as well. The last thing Obama, Reid and the Democrats need is for the Obama jobs bill to die in the Democrat Senate. So, Reid’s “I’ll force them to vote” is just bluster…he won’t move until the House does.