Tuesday’s Washington Times posted an article pointing out that newly-elected Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown was one of five Republicans who voted for the jobs bill and avoided a filibuster. The bill comes up for a final vote today.
According to the article:
“The bill would increase business tax write-offs for expenses, continue funding for the national highway-building program and offer a payroll tax holiday for businesses that hire unemployed workers. The payroll tax break would apply to every worker hired in 2010 who had been unemployed for at least 60 days, and businesses would be given a $1,000 credit for each employee retained a full year.”
According to the article, Senator Brown released the following statement:
“This Senate jobs bill is not perfect. I wish the tax cuts were deeper and broader, but I voted for it because it contains measures that will help put people back to work,”
The headline on the article on the same subject in the Washington Post reads:
GOP’s Brown branded turncoat for jobs bill vote
Good Grief! The man has voted twice in the Senate that I am aware of. One vote I agreed with and one vote I have mixed emotions about, but let’s give the man some space! I voted for Scott Brown because I felt he would vote according to his conscience. He is proabably not as conservative politically as I am, but he was elected in Massachusetts to fill a seat held by Ted Kennedy since the 1960’s. Give the man a break.