Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Glimpse Into the Scott Brown Era??

I have no strong feelings about the stripped-down jobs bill passed by the Senate today since I think the non-highway fund spending (which was going to happen anyway) will materialize. The rest is largely tax credits intended to spur employment, and I've never heard of a company taking on a salary and benefits expenses due to a tax credit.

The interesting outcome from this bill may actually be the insight the vote itself may have provided. Newly seated MA Senator, Scott Brown, sided with two extremely moderate Republicans from Maine (Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins) and two retiring Republicans (Sens. Kit Bond and George Voinovich) to ensure the bill's passage.

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