Senate GOP blocks veterans jobs bill

(AP) WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans blocked legislation Wednesday that would have established a $1 billion jobs program putting veterans back to work tending to the country’s federal lands and bolstering local police and fire departments.

Republicans said the spending authorized in the bill violated limits that Congress agreed to last year. Democrats fell two votes shy of the 60-vote majority needed to waive the objection, forcing the legislation back to committee.

Since it violated their own agreed to spending limits, what is the problem? Everyone thinks their initiative is worthwhile, but they all are not. And I say this as a veteran. Without knowing the bills specifics, and what the cost to benefit ratio is on money spent per job, how can any one have a strong opinion?

I’ll bet that if it was the Dems blocking the bill, the rightwingers would be all over them crying “traitors!”

None of this actually matters.