Boxer, Democrats Face GOP Opposition On $4 Billion Jobs Bill

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A White House plan that could create thousands of jobs in California is getting a major endorsement from one of the state’s Democratic leaders.

KNX 1070’s Charles Feldman reports on what could be a tough job for Senator Barbara Boxer: selling the public on the need for more federal help in job creation.

A fervent supporter of President Obama’s proposed “American Jobs Act”, Boxer (D-CA) thinks the passage of the bill would give the unemployed in California some much-needed hope.

The plan calls for nearly $4 billion tagged for highway and transit projects that could create up to 51,000 jobs in the short-term.

“This is going to mean jobs, jobs, jobs for our people, businesses for our private business,” said Boxer in a conference call with reporters.

Democrats will have to overcome heavy partisan resistance before Obama can get congressional Republicans to support the bill.

Despite the stiff opposition, however, Boxer said she remains optimistic.

“I think we have a very good chance of moving forward on this because the people want us to do it, people are hurting, construction workers are hurting,” said Boxer.

  • Guapi

    Madame Boxer… People are hurting because of President Obama’s wasteful stimulous spending on phony green jobs like Solyndra.

    Beyond that… You know as well as the president (because this is your game) that this bill is dead on arrival. The dirtly little secret is Democrats don’t want Rebublicans to vote for it so they can say… Oh those evil Republicans are against job creation!

    Sorry, the public is getting wise to your political folly.

    • Irene Grooms

      True they can’t fool us no more with there lies.

    • Ron

      Guapi, you are ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. Obama already wasted the money on the solar company and did NOT do due diligence on the company before making and guaranteeing the loan.

      Those SUPPOSED JOBS will benefit almost, if not entirely UNION workers. What a SURPRISE?

  • Igor Doublebubblevich.

    California old hags: Boxer, feinstein,Pelosi, waters and Hahn, probably more, time for them to retire, none ever held a job, married the rich and nepotism.

  • Whisky…Tango… Foxtrot

    Obama promised he would close Guantanamo the first year of his administration; for two years the Democrats had the majority in the house and senate, they could have done anything they wanted. This just proves how ignorant the Democrats are when it come to real world operations, and outside of raising taxes and creating unneeded government jobs the Democrats don’t have a clue on how to turn the economy around. I’m really no fan of the Republicans but Dems really do not have that great of a record to cheer about.

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