Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The House passed the state aid and jobs bill today after the Senate overcame GOP opposition to pass it last week. The House GOP also voted against the bill pretty much in total. The bill is paid for and won't add to any deficit though the food stamp program took a big hit. The GOP opposition in both houses should remind Americans of all political stripes which party has the American people first. President Obama will reportedly sign the bill tonight. This aid will go a long way in preventing further teach, firefighter and police layoffs and insure Medicaid is funded properly for at least a little while longer.