Klobuchar dives into partisan Senate jobs fight

  • Article by: JEREMY HERB , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 29, 2011 - 1:51 PM

Sen. Amy Klobuchar is introducing the Senate's next jobs bill, which has been panned by Republicans.

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fortherecordOct. 28, 11 6:32 PM

It's so nice to have someone who stands up for the 99% of us who can't afford the Kochs to fight our battles.

dansteelyOct. 28, 11 6:34 PM

"During an online production of NBC's Meet the Press this week, Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland said white voters support Cain to show they aren't racist. “I think when [members of the Tea Party] can vote for a Herman Cain and hear him say the things that he says they feel like, ‘Well, you know, I can, I support this guy and...so it shows that I’m not racist and I’m supportive,'" Cummings told host David Gregory." This is who you people are...unbelievable...really

righteeeoooOct. 28, 11 6:49 PM

Amy - This is no jobs plan... It will create no jobs...

The only thing this package does is to pay back the unions and all of Obama's democratic cronies... And stiff the taxpayers with additional debt...

It is obvious that Amy is just a pawn of Obama's....

Obama and Amy are pulling out all stops in an attempt to buy their next election on the backs of the hard working American taxpayers....

webfootOct. 28, 11 6:56 PM

The Republicans are balking at a 0.7% raise in their income taxes? Really? Really? This isn't about jobs for them, or fixing the economy, and we all KNOW THAT. We know what it is...do they really think most Americans are that stupid? This is the scariest bunch of goof balls I have ever seen, and what's even scarier is that people actually voted for them?

Truckman182Oct. 28, 11 7:12 PM

Amy working hard on jobs? LOL that's a good one. Last I heard she was doing battle with YouTube over copyright issues. There is no softball consumer issue she won't tackle......

price300Oct. 28, 11 7:13 PM

I think this article is appropriately titled. The bill in question that Senator Klobuchar is introducing has had widespread bipartisan support prior to Mr. Obama's election. It's evident in Mr. Sutton's remarks that the Republican party is not, and has not been, willing to move the country's priorities forward because because they perceive that obstruction will result in some sort of partisan gain. This shameful Republican partisanship is crass, profoundly ignorant of the dire state the middle class finds itself in, and, in the final analysis, is disturbingly un-American.

cole0199Oct. 28, 11 7:25 PM

Paragraph 6: "The Minnesota Republican's willingness to take the lead on a bill that's likely doomed to party-line defeat highlights Klobuchar's strong election prospects one year from her first re-election race." Since when is Klobuchar a Republican? Aren't the STrib journalists and editors supposed to check the facts?

MickeyOct. 28, 11 7:29 PM

I don't think it matters how much money Klobachar gets. She has to run on her Obama supporting record. That is what is going to take her down, not the dollars the other candidates don't have.

naomijillOct. 28, 11 7:42 PM

Why are Republicans so profoundly bad at textbook econmics? Any nonpartisan economist would agree that hiring unemployed construction workers to repair our crumbling infrastructure is a far more productive use of money than allowing the millionaires who tanked the world economy to keep a tiny additional fraction of their war chests. The reason is that not only will we get the improvements which we need to get goods to markets, BUT when middle class people have any additional $ in their pockets they are sure to spend it. By contrast, the wealthy are more likely to just sit on their piles of cash which does nothing to bolster consumer demand and provide the incentives businesses need to hire workers and expand.

mcgibbonsOct. 28, 11 7:53 PM

re: MickeyOct. 28, 11 7:29 PM I don't think it matters how much money Klobachar gets. She has to run on her Obama supporting record..... You're dreaming. Klobachar is incredibly popular. She will win easily. It won't be quite so easy for Obama but the Republicans are guaranteeing his reelection as well.


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