Are you in favor of the slimmed-down jobs bill proposed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev)? See what our readers had to say and weigh in with your comments.
Here we present the results of the Feb. 16 ASI
Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev, is proposing a slimmed-down version of the
jobs bill covering only a fraction of the provisions in the Baucus-Grassley
bill. Reid's bill would not include extending the deadline to file for federal
unemployment insurance, providing a subsidy for Cobra health insurance or
extending many tax and health care provisions from last year. However, it would
exempt employers from Social Security payroll taxes on new hires who were
unemployed, and extend a tax break for businesses that spend money on capital
investments like equipment purchases. Are you in favor of the slimmed-down
If this bill passes, would your company hire in
the next three months?
If this bill passes, would your company spend
money on capital investments in the next three months?
with the various stimuli. The private sector will right itself without
government involvement, not with.”
“(Politicians) want to get the economy running again? Put a
two-year moratorium on any and all new laws! Uncertainty is what is bogging us
all down. We're terrified of new laws, regulations, taxes, etc.”
“Republicans and Democrats who refuse to work together on
behalf of the American people need to move on. They are killing America.”
UPDATE: The firedoglake (FDL) blog
reports that Harry Reid does not have the votes necessary to start his jobs
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