Thus, global warming just saved taxpayers $80 billion! Of course, when they all get back, they're promptly going to create an entirely new government agency to study global warming. Personally, I'd suggest just buying a few snow plows, but that's just me. Anyway, given the huge dumping of snow, we must also conclude that Al Gore was in town, too.
Much of Washington is at a standstill today because of the heavy snow that has blanketed the district. The Senate has delayed its work schedule for a day, including a vote on a jobs bill — but it appears to be more than just the snow delaying Senate action.
“We do believe very emphatically that we’re going to be able to have a bipartisan bill on Monday,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said last week. Reid said Democrats would introduce legislation with or without Republican support, even though they need at least one GOP vote to get past a filibuster.
Lawmakers are still negotiating, however, over issues such as how to pay for the legislation, Politico reports. Republicans are reportedly opposed to using returned bank bailout funds for the bill, which Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch estimated would cost $80 billion. The centerpiece of the bill is likely to be a tax credit for small and medium-sized companies that hire new employees.
On a completely unrelated note, Rasmussen tells us that a whopping 75% of Americans are angry about Washington's current policies.
There's my two cents.