"Republicans in the US Senate have blocked President Barack Obama’s jobs bill in a procedural vote.
Forty-six Republican senators joined with two Democrats to filibuster the $447bn (£287bn) bill.
[…]Republicans opposed the measure over its spending to stimulate the economy and its tax rise on millionaires.
[…]The president has spent several weeks promoting the jobs bill in a campaign-style tour across the country. The plan would have included $175bn in infrastructure spending and aid for local governments to avoid layoffs, as well as Social Security payroll tax cuts for workers and businesses.” (BBC News)
Gee, what a surprise…!
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