Jobs Bill Could Have Real Shot In Senate

7:01 AM, Oct 11, 2011   |    comments
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President Obama at NC State (Getty Images)

Greensboro, NC -- The Senate will soon vote on President Obama's Jobs Bill plan. You've been hearing about it for months.

Mileah Kromer with Elon University's Political Science Department stopped by WFMY News 2's Good Morning Show to talk politics. She shared with our viewers that the jobs bill has a real shot in the senate and that it could pass.

The measure calls for an extension and expansion of the current payroll tax cut, an extension of jobless benefits to help the unemployed, new tax credits for businesses that hire the long-term unemployed and additional money to help save and create jobs for teachers and first responders. The total package would cost $447 billion.

It needs a 60 vote threshold to clear the Senate.

WFMY News 2

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