Here's what I don't get about the jobs bill.
The idea behind the jobs bill is simple - suspend payroll taxes on new employees and give tax breaks to companies that make new hires before December. But there's a contradiction in here for both sides of the political aisle, and it is this: Liberals have long argued that higher taxes don't affect employment much, yet are touting a break from taxes as a big job-creator. Conservatives have argued that lower taxes create jobs, but are arguing against a tax break for new hires on the grounds that it will not do anything.
What. The. Hell?
Oh, and here's a fun fact - the cloture motion on the jobs bill passed 62-30. The bill itself passed 70-28. Doesn't the vote usually go the other way - people are willing to let the Senate vote on it but want to vote against it themselves? What's the rationale behind trying to block a bill but then voting for it?