Vice President Joe Biden says that Democrats may be in jeopardy of voter backlash in 2010 if they vote for and pass the $900 billion dollar stimulus bill. Read More, photos and video below.
At a House Democratic Caucus gathered for an annual retreat, Biden stated that passing the stimulus would most assuredly result in 30 second â€œthey voted for thisâ€? ads. The Senate is currently debating a $900 billion dollar version of the stimulus package that the House passed last week without a single Republican vote. Biden, however didn’t intend for the Democratic caucus not to act. From Fox News:
“I promise you as [a colleague] once said to me, ‘I’ll come campaign for you or against you, whichever will help you the most in your district.’ And so will the president because, again, we’re all in this together.”
The bill is expected to pass, but just how bi-partisan will it be. Right now just a handful of Republicans are for the bill. The Obama administration had been seeking broad bi-partisan support for the legislation. Pelosi failed to garner any GOP support for the bill, and actually lost 11 Democrats who voted against it. The GOP in the Senate is much more moderate and several left leaning Republicans may vote for the package.
Bidens comments also came with another one of his witty retorts, or some would say gaffe. He stated that no matter what they do, they still have a thirty percent chance of â€œgetting it wrongâ€?. You can always count on Joe Biden to liven things up a bit. I guess he will probably disappear for awhile now like he did during the campaign whenever his tongue got ahead of his brain.
More photos and a video of Joe Biden are below.
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