Senator Casey Breaks With President Over Jobs Bill

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pennsylvania’s senior Democratic official is breaking away from President Obama when it comes to his jobs bill.

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey says the president’s legislative strategy won’t work.

Casey was one of the first Democrats to endorse Barack Obama, but now he thinks the president’s jobs bill needs to be broken apart, he told KDKA Political Editor Jon Delano.

“I’m afraid if we tried to pass one big bill, I think there’s a lot of skepticism about big pieces of legislation with all kinds of different component parts. We should break this up.”

Casey says Washington is gridlocked with too much politics to allow passage of a single jobs bill as pushed by the president.

“Even without presidential politics, it’s complicated by the politics of Washington. You’ve got too many people here that spend their whole day trying to score political points instead of working together.”

Casey says given the politics, the only way a Republican House and Democratic Senate will enact any jobs legislation is a different strategy that allows all ideas to be considered separately.

“I believe it would be much more likely if we break it up,” says Casey. “Why not have a series of votes on job creation strategies – five votes, 10 votes, I don’t care if it’s 25 votes.”

“We should stay here as long as it takes to vote over and over on the most important issue that faces the American people and that’s jobs.”

Casey says he doesn’t support everything in the president’s bill but thinks one idea could pass — the extension of the payroll tax cut for working Americans which he says led to job growth earlier this year.

“One of the reasons is that we passed a payroll cut that put a thousand bucks in the pockets of most working families.”

White House: American Jobs Act
U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.
More Politics News

More from Jon Delano

One Comment

  1. Critter says:

    this dude gives new meaning to the word wimp

    1. bruceUSA says:

      Hey Critter, I’d like to see Sen. Casey as part of the President’s cabinet, cause some of the decisions coming out of the Present’s cabinet leave a lot to be desired. Wimp?? please don’t call somebody a wimp and then don’t explain!!

      1. jeffo says:

        Senator Casey needs a good confederate horsewhipping behind the toolshed.

      2. Chaz54 says:

        So now when someone speaks his feelings you Liberals want to physically harm them????

      3. ny9solyndra says:

        If it weren’t for double standards, libunatics would have no standards at all.

      4. Leonard Peracchio says:

        For once this Absolute lap dog of Reid has shown some Spine…Is it due to Elections perhaps?? Or is he getting the fact that the NEW Stimulus is nothing more than another Union Pay out??? If Obama was really into Educating Children he could propose funding Schools in the private sector where kids are actually EDUCATED…and should have build bridges last time e found SHOVEL ready jobs instead of Wasting it all on short term jobs…The Inept is PANICKING and Casey is doing same!

      5. destroyalljobs says:


      6. bob says:

        Alex…you are correct, Casey is a complete drone.

        and in this current political climate he could be beaten. I will help the eventual opposition candidate to the best of my ability,

      7. PASSTHEBILL says:

        And all republicans are corporate DRONES!

      8. MDWhite says:

        And your grandmother was a…uh…aircraft carrier ! So there…!

    2. Gooch says:

      There’s no doubt in my mind that Obozo has claimed that title…

    3. U.S. Common Sense says:

      I disagree. I think we should break up a lot of these big bills. We don’t have to fix things in one giant pass of the brush. In fact, it might be harder for the politicians to slip in pet projects or controversial attachments that would otherwise not be passed.

      1. Hmm says:

        I agree with you. Break up into bills that can be read, understood by both legislators and the public, studied for short- AND long-term consequences, then voted on. Optimistically, this would allow good legislation to thrive, bad legislation to wither. and pork-projects to die.

    4. mourn says:

      He wimped out cause…he saw this lady…a grey coated drug addict dragging on so lonely into a dark
      doorway of an abandoned office tower to keep away from a torrential
      downpour. A lot of us see her. Sickness spills through her eyes as she flics her bic under
      the spoon and the light illumines her face…she looks just like the
      statue in the harbor of the city. She gets her deadly craving ready,
      pulls up her dirty sleeve, ties off her arm for the zillionth time, and
      that sucking sound we hear is America slurping and stabbing her accusing
      heart at once, as she plunges the needle into her track marked vein
      with a $450 billion shot. Since our current national debt of $14.6
      trillion is 146 times $100 billion, we will take 146 years to pay it off
      at the rate of $100 billion per year, interest not included. The
      interest is $250 billion per year. Once we add that in our total pay
      off amount is our actual face: a wasted life forever dead. We plan to
      borrow an additional $7 trillion in just the next 10 years. This will
      mean an additional 70 annual payments of $100 billion each in repayment,
      interest not included. So, our payoff time will increase from 146
      years to 216 years. This is forcing future Americans to pay for our
      problems while we know full well they must also pay for their own
      problems as well. Never misunderstand me: America’s rank selfishness is so
      long it takes over 3 lifetimes to go from one end of it to the other.
      We’re parasites on our own offspring who cry out to us, “Keep away from me.
      Aren’t you tired. Baby.” History will report that our leaders soaked in
      unamerican, unpatriotic, extreme childish lunacy. “Do like I tell you.
      Let us borrow $$$ forever to fund jobs programs, bailouts, stimulus’,
      entitlements,” etc., etc., etc., etc….as if our children will never
      face the same problems in the next 146 – 216 years and never need every
      single solitary one of their hard earned tax dollars to deal with them.
      And maybe a little AAA credit too. But we are so very, very special.
      We borrowed it all and smacked them with it: a $14.6 trillion debt and
      counting, interest not included, a monumental betrayal of our very own
      children. This is taxation without representation. Future Americans
      must not be paying their fair share since their income is zero dollars.
      We won’t shoulder our own misery. We make future Americans who are
      completely innocent and unable to defend themselves against us, pay it.
      “Stay away from me. I don’t know who you are,” they cry. Can you
      imagine? Debtor says, “I want another loan.” Creditor responds, “How
      much do you owe?” Debtor says, “So much it will take 146 years to pay
      it back.” Creditor says, “Tell me your plan.” Debtor says, “I have no
      plan to pay it back. I will only pay the interest.” Creditor asks,
      “You want you kids, grand kids, and great grand kids to pay off your
      loan?” Debtor says, “Do what? This is all about me. It will be very
      painful for me if I don’t get the loan for my needs. I will print some
      $$$ too.” Creditor says, “But…no plan?” Debtor says, “I plan to
      borrow 6.5% more year over year instead of 8% more year over year.”
      Creditor says, “You owe so much it will take 146 years and counting to
      pay it back, you have no plan to balance the budget, you print money,
      you plan to borrow 6.5% more each year than you did the year
      before…forever, you dump all your debt on 3 future generations and
      counting of your very own children, and you want us to believe that you
      have some kind of respectability, and are worthy of full faith and
      credit? You are immune to love and life. Stay away from me.” But the
      Debtor says, “I want what I want when I want it, and I want it right now
      for my needs. Give. me. the. loan.” We have taxed 100 million future
      Americans $14.6 trillion and counting. We use some of their tax money
      to pay for some of their abortions today. Wicked. We assault them some
      of them in the womb and all of them who have. not. even. made it.
      there. yet. There is Heaven to pay. And it will hurt no matter what we do now. (Special acknowledgment to Erna and company for Keep Away phraseology).

      Let’s just all call our congressional leaders and tell them to stop the borrowing. And in 2012 let’s vote the borrowers out. We’ll make history.

    5. JeremyUSA says:

      He is the one playing politics. He did not feel this way about Obamacare!!! Why the change of heart?

      1. aaron says:

        Because Obamacare is a disaster and he’s learning.

      2. Leonard Peracchio says:

        YEAH but what’ll do IF he gets RE-elected?? I bet he goes and sits on the Minority Leader again and follows their “progressive” dictatorial orders… Casey is a HACK!

      3. jhoger says:

        The conservative mischaracterization of PPACA *”ObamaCare”) is a disaster. You folks have done nothing but tell lie after lie about it from Day 1. Death panels, government takeover of health care, blows up the deficit.
        The fact is that it’s paid for, reduces the deficit, leaves private insurance and providers private, and there never was any form of a “death panel.” The very concept is ludicrous and total sci-fi.

      4. Oscarphone says:

        jhoger, you are wrong on all points. We do have “death panels”. When you have a panel of “experts” (like specified in Obamacare) can ration who is getting or not getting treatment, the person(s) who doesn’t get it is given a death sentence. Call it what you like, but “death panel” is apropos. Obamacare wouild regulate one 16th of the economy. In other words, the entire healthcare indudtry. If that isn’t a take-over what exactly would you call it? The horrible deficits come into play after Obama’s second term (assuming he lasts that long). You need to look up the numbers. As for everything else you mentioned, you are wrong on that too. I’d detail it but you are a listener and not a reader. Little sound bits, not educating yourself. A good parrot. But wrong.

      5. Gugenheim says:

        Why the change of heart?? Because even this drone knows he needs to be reelected, so what better time to drum up votes…..another few days and he’ll disappear again.

      6. PASSTHEBILL says:

        Oscarphone FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! Has all the answers to healthcare! Elect him for President!!!

    6. PA Resident says:

      Casey has supported every effort by the Obama Administration so far, except this one. Casey isn’t stupid, he knows he has an election coming up, so it’s time to jump off the sinking ship. But, we in PA, have long memories of his voting record. Combined with the fact that he hasn’t done one thing for PA since taking office except accept collect a payroll check and perks, it’s time for him to collect an unemployment check.

    7. pompey says:

      ……I was impressed that a liberal had finally sobered up….until I realized he is running for reelection…..!

  2. skippy777 says:

    the demon-cratic party: satan’s conspiracy against america

  3. Kevin Alexander says:

    You guys need to spend more time working period !

    1. LittleOldMe says:

      No, they need to spend a lot less time working. The more they work, the worse things are for the rest of us.

      1. earl says:

        in fact with at least 3 goBerents making laws 24/7/365 at what point will ignorance of the law BE an excuse?

      2. Arany says:

        Your are soooo right!

  4. TxnByBrth says:

    He is just one of many who will abandon the administration’s strategy and try and put as much distance between them and Mr. Obama as possible. No one actually believes this nonsense will work…they only support the administration because of what they personally have been promised…

    1. Leonard Peracchio says:

      It is all about RE_ELECTIONS.. The Amoeba is attempting to grow a Spine for 2012

    2. PASSTHEBILL says:

      Do you make over 200,000 a year?

  5. Jeff says:

    Wimp? Wimp??? Are you crazy? This guy has wisdom. He they should stay as long as it takes in order to help the job situation. It reminds me of Senator Marco Rubio’s statement to Congress that they should be focusing on our economic problems “like a laser”.

    1. Sven says:

      All in takes is 1, and the rest of the cattle will soon follow. Cattle are stupid, just like Democrats.

      As for Senator Rubio, he should be the VP Republican Running Mate in 2012, With Gov. Perry !

      P.S., OHIO HATES OBAMA. TELL HIM TO STAY AWAY ! He causes major traffic jams when he is in town. We already decided no matter what, no votes for Obama !

      1. garryj says:

        mannix, I’m afraid your natural brain has been replaced with something else.

      2. Ltpar says:

        mannix, guess you flunked Civics in school or perhaps you are not a citizen of the United States. “Natural born” is where the individual person is born and not his/her parents. Yes, Rubio is qualified to be Vice-President and would be a wise choice for the Republican contender.

      3. Hazmat77 says:


        You appear to be a mannix depressive!

        Natural Born simply means that the individual was born in the USA or a territory under the control of the USA. Place of parents birth is irrelevant.

      4. CB says:

        Mannix – Did your parents have any nauturally born children that lived? Dude, I loathe Obama, but your looking like a fool by making such an asinine statement. You need to take a civics course.

      5. CB says:


  6. earl says:

    should we report him to obama’s brown shirt web site

    1. Rob Roy says:

      Great comment!!! Cudos. Personally, I view them more as a wierd morphing of “red shirts” and “black shirts”,

    2. Joseph Petroni says:

      I already did…HAHAHAHA

    3. Josh Bigglesworth says:

      I already did lol

  7. BD says:

    Casey us angling for the election. Current polling shows Pennsylvanians have a “eh?” opinion of Casey. Pretty much a non-entity and vulnerable to almost any Republican

    1. RLABruce says:

      His vulnerability is why he is distancing himself from Obama; he wants to stay in office. It won’t work because he says he is still in favor of the bill, but for a Lib it’s a major step.

  8. Darrel says:

    Bumbling Barry’s plan will not pass as a whole, and Barry knows that. Barry is using it as a campaign tool, not a jobs tool. Why elese put put a plan with zero chance of passing?

  9. Rob Roy says:

    Not one penny more to bail out State and local public employee union workers’jobs (teachers exepted). The first stimulus package was a huge AFSCME, fireman, and cop union bilout and had virtually no true “stimulus” in it. This bill must be “stimulus” and not “preserve the status quo”.


      And your JEALOUS why??? Not educated enough to get a decent job? GO BACK TO SCHOOL!!!!

  10. MDWhite says:

    Wow…amazing. A democrat who isn’t a drooling, bobble-headed, sycophantic drone.

  11. Terry says:

    Yeah…that thousand bucks is good stuff….provided you have a job. $1000 / 52 = and extra $19.23 per week. I think it is wishful thinking that this is going to stimulate anything. It’s time to abandon the idea of “stimulating” the economy. It’s time for long term structural reforms in taxes and spending.

    1. Pat Puckett says:

      I think most people would rather pay that little bit of “payroll tax” (social security) now and hope that social security not go broke in the near future. How can it prosper when they cut it’s only income?

    2. PASSTHEBILL says:

      Uh Really, Thats included! Support the Bill. Problem is when your tax reform includes asking the very wealthy to just pay their fair share! That just impacts the wallets of your congressman.. nooooooooooo

  12. Paul says:

    FINALLY! This guy is getting some common sense and smarts, or is it just political posturing? Either way he’s right, if passed (which it never would happen) it would be another disaster…

    1. Tim says:

      It is posturing. The state of PA is now leaning Republican and Casey is facing defeat in the next election. The problem is he is worthless no matter which party is in power.

  13. The country strongly suspects that Obama’s highly-vaunted “Jobs Bill” is just another attempt to grab taxpayers’ money and throw it to his political allies in order to win re-election. The only job Obama is concerned about is his own. With a target of $450 Billion (give or take) to work with, it seems like it’s throwing good money after bad. His original stimulus fell flat. Why would this extra chunk o’ change be any different?

    Senator Casey is among the first of the Dem Senators to break rank with Obama on the issue of spending. Let the flood commence!

    Despite this, the Government Sponsored Media wants us to remember: “It’s the evil Republicans and terrorist TEA Party activists who are to blame, because they’re refusing to compromise…” Right…

    When (or if) Harry Reid, Democrat Leader of the Senate decides to get around to discussing the Jobs Bill, it is surely going to be an uphill battle. After all, he’s got far more important issues to worry about – like bike paths for Americans.

    Thank you, Senator Casey for having the political courage to stand up and say, “I don’t think so” on the latest boondoggle being proposed by Obama. As more and more Democrats peel away from the toxic resident in the White House, the message should become clearer that America has had enough of “Hope and Change” that will surely end up with America on the rocks, broke and vulnerable to our enemies around the world…

    November, 2012 can’t get here quickly enough for me!

    1. Erik says:

      Don’t thank this clown, he along with all the other Democrat Senators voted for the 2,700 page Obamacare, the 2,200 page Dod, Frank “financial” reform, etc.

      He is simply trying to save his own job. It is time we punish all these traitors who have used the power we give them to represent us to try and enslave us to an all powerful centralized government and it’s permanent bureaucracy.

    2. missrepublic says:

      Any politician who doesn’t acknowledge that the real goal in DC is to take down the US cannot possibly have an intelligent comment to make. All other conversation is a distraction to make us feel like some of them are really working on something that will be helpful. Don’t be distracted. There is no split in Congress, it is all a show. Prepare and pray.

  14. Pineapple2012 says:

    Likely, he’s just racist for opposing The President. That’s what they’ve told us, right? People oppose *this* president because of race.

  15. frank says:

    The Democrats created this Frankenstein known as Obama, too bad we all have to live with it!

    1. tishiejean says:

      It’s hard to know who created Obama. In a video Louis Farrakhan said, “Before he was E-lected, he was Se-lected.”

  16. stike1 says:

    This kinda negative messaging by a wimp is just what is hurting Obama altho makes him look like he has more cajones then many in his party. Gutless and little thinker, watta wuss.

    1. Michael Bingham says:

      So you would rather him be a drone and just follow because? Which is more spineless? Just like a lib, think like me, talk like me, and look like me or you are less than me.

      Go back to the cave you came from.

  17. Berta Andara says:

    casey breaks with obama because pennsylvania is going to go conservative all around, includiong statehouse and local government. casey is a weak senator and also needs to be dumped. pennsylvania is a great state and deserves better.

    1. Sammy says:

      I agree. Casey is the Wimp of Wimps – Harry Reid’s whipping boy. Having called his DC office many times with regard to expressing my frustration with his vote for the Stimulus and Obama care, I no longer call him. Casey has become a laughing stock of a senator to me. He has to go. He sees the handwirting on the wall that he will be defeated next year. I see through Bob Caseys’ political manuvering – he still beckons and kisses the rear ends of the labor unions and leftists. What a fraud he is.

  18. Cliff says:

    The rats are fleeing the ship, and the fat lady is warming up to sing the swan song for this administration…

  19. astralweeks says:

    There’s something you don’t see much, a democrat being honest.

    1. Hazmat77 says:

      nothing honest about Casey’s position. If he was honest he’d say that Obama’s proposals SUCK and won’t solve any economic problem.

  20. bald_bruce says:

    So he’s not against it, he just want to break it into smaller pieces to make it easier to force down our throats. Slimy, sleaze-ball politicians!! You can tell a politician is lying when his lips are moving……

  21. MikeyMike says:

    Don’t worry, I immeadiatly reported him to AttackWatch. I asked them to make sure he is silenced.

    1. Marc says:

      Oh yeah? Well, I reported you to AttackWatch. I also reported Berta, you won’t be hearing from her anymore. I reported myself, too. I have been having unclean thoughts lately.

      1. MikeyMike says:

        Too late loser! I reported myself the first day it was up! And I reported my neibors and my family, so IN YOUR FACE!

  22. Rob Reagan says:

    Politicians want to “do something” to stimulate the economy. It’s what they’ve done that’s causing the problem in the first place. American businesses will ignite and take off like a rocket if the government removes uncertainty and poorly thought out regulations. I’m speaking specifically of ObamaCare, the Frank Dodd financial “reform” bill, and most of the EPA.

    1. Hwright says:

      Problem with your comment is the so called regulations that you are stating are not even in effect!!!!!! And there is NOT ONE REPUBLICAN OUT THERE THAT CAN TELL YOU WHAT REGULATIONS THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT!!!

  23. Christian Halas says:

    As per usual, the Democrats that come from PA, a rather conservative state, like Sen. Casey and Rep. Altmire, “get it.” Obama and the leftist wingnuts of the Dem. party need to listen to the Dems. from the conservative states. They’d get alot more accomplished that way.

  24. JJ1970JJ says:

    This will give working people $19 a week! Whoopee! I spend $80 a week on gas so …. no nevermind, it doesn’t help much there. Wait, I can take my family to the movies… no wait, 5 of us times $10 is $50. All this is doing is just robbing the social security fund since this is a reduction in that tax so I better save the $19 since kicking the can down the road will mean higher taxes later on.

  25. sc400 says:

    Please! Casey is just trying to save his behind in the upcoming election. I’m from PA and he was just another lemming that voted for the Porkulus bills and Obamacare. Where was the pushback then? Don’t let him fool you, Casey is just a liberal Democrat conveniently talking like a fiscal conservative to save his seat.

    1. TimMD says:

      You’ve nailed it!
      They seem to think that they are dealing with the same old ignorant electorate from the past with short memories. It’s too late Mr. Casey! We know exactly how you’ve voted in the past 3 years. They have no idea how educated we are now and how we absolutely can’t wait to go to the polls in 2012!!!
      “ANYONE” with a (D) after their names isn’t going to be safe!!!

  26. Marc says:

    STOP ACTING STUPID! People, come on! This isn’t a jobs bill. By proposing something so preposterous, the President has hit a home run. 1. Congress can’t pass it, because it is so ridiculous. 2. Congress can’t ignore it without appearing that they don’t care about the unemployed. 3. Obama gets to run around the country campaigning on the taxpayer’s dime while Congress figures out what to do with this pile of garbage that he sent them. 4. When noting gets passed (again, because this is not a proposal that could actually get passed), Obama gets to say, “I tried, but they blocked me.” This is ingenious!! It is so ingenious that every single one of you fell for it. Suckers.

    1. Marc says:

      STOP ACTING STUPID! People, come on! This isn’t a jobs bill. By proposing something so preposterous, the President has hit a home run.

      1. Congress can’t pass it, because it is so ridiculous.
      2. Congress can’t ignore it without appearing that they don’t care about the unemployed.
      3. Obama gets to run around the country campaigning on the taxpayer’s dime while Congress figures out what to do with this pile of garbage that he sent them.
      4. When noting gets passed (again, because this is not a proposal that could actually get passed), Obama gets to say, “I tried, but they blocked me.”

      This is ingenious!! It is so ingenious that every single one of you fell for it. Suckers.

      (sorry, don’t know what happened to the paragraphs first time)

      1. Oscarphone says:

        You’re right-on Marc. Congress is looking at this monster and taking a pass and Obama will throw them under the bus at the first opportunity, for political gain. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Demorat congressmen were in on the scam (It’s OK, make us look bad to get re-elected). What Casey is doing is being kind to the American people. He knows that if you “break it up”, a lot of the garbage, the payoffs, etc.) will get sifted out, thankfully. But the big problem is that this “jobs” bill will do nothing for a very large percentage of the unemployed no matter how many pieces you make it.

    2. NoLimey says:

      Most people see through Obama’s grandstanding and disingenuous, at least the ones I talk to on a daily basis do.

    3. ErikP says:

      Not only that, if Congress do pass some parts of his pile of nonsense, which will not work and he knows it, he will then go around claiming “See! we tried tax cuts and it doesn’t work, we have proof! … then move even farther left with his agenda”

    4. Hwright says:

      A whole bunch of this bill was put together by past bills that the REPUBLICANS have put together!! So your so called rediculous bill was brought on by your buddy REPUBLICANS!

  27. Ron H says:

    It’s going to be great fun watching the Demon Rats desert this sinking ship over the next year and a half. The Democrat party is a cancer on America;

    They stole the social security trust to buy black votes (historical fact, look it up)
    They stole middle class America’s money to buy government union votes
    They encourage continous violence against whites by minorities by contantly denigrating the Tea Party (which is media code for white middle class)
    This, violence is meant to keep us in line. Ask yourself this question,since 90% of interacial crime is black on white (FBI crime statistic) why have no black men been prosecuted under Hate Crime laws? Becasue Hate Crime laws have been passed to curtail white reprisal.
    Their leaders (Richard trumpka) give speaches saying they are going to “take us out’

    Who would be left to pay their freakin salaries????????

    Call me what you want but facts are facts. Do the research yourself.

    I dont know about you the rest of you but I’m done being robbed and raped. It’s time to end the Demon Rats. Once and for all.

    Send the illegals home,
    end the welfare state
    confiscate the assets of all large Democrat contributors to pay for the debt they have run up on our children and grandchildren.

    What do you call a bus load of Democrat protestors going over a cliff??? A darn good start.

  28. JOe Dutra says:

    Senator Casey has had his head up Obama’s bum since the beginning. He would do anything to save his hide, as will many other democratic Senators and representatives. I say, “Let them live with the consequences of their actions.” Vote them out with Obama.

  29. BPatMan says:

    You will see more of this. The smarter Dems realize that the only way to get reelected in 2012 is to run against Obama.

  30. J.V. says:

    The plan that will pass is a bill giving Obama & the entire White House staff a 13 1/2 month paid vacation, slightly more than what he would normally take himself. The longer he does not work and his staff is distracted away from ruining America, America runs better.

  31. firstpoppa says:

    LMAOROTF! Wasn’t that long ago that Barry was telling fellow Dems “Don’t worry, you’ve got ME!”

    Now they’re all trying to put distance between themselves and The One.

    Not bad for a party that came to power in 2008, claiming that they’d rule for a generation.

  32. Hmm says:

    This should have been the approach with health insurance reform, instead of the ObamaCare bill. Break into manageable pieces, manageable in the sense that each can be carefully reviewed and understood, both short- and long-term consequences can be considered, and put up for a vote. Some pieces would be passed, some would be rejected.

    1. oldman3 says:

      I agree completely!

      Two more things are required: 1 – the bills must be in final form, printed and distributed to House and Senate members at least three days in advance of the actual vote: and, 2- Harry Reid must allow all bills passed by the House to be moved to the floor of the Senate and voted on whether he thinks he has the votes lined up for or against in order to get the results he wants.

  33. bob says:

    The proud state of PA is not going to sit back and watch these socialist pigs destroy our country.

  34. Rich says:

    “I believe it would be much more likely if we break it up,” says Casey. “Why not have a series of votes on job creation strategies – five votes, 10 votes, I don’t care if it’s 25 votes.”

    Why didn’t you feel that way when your party pushed through Obamacare? Oh, that’s right your party controlled all three beanches then.

  35. Hank Warren says:

    Obamanomics, yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our rights:
    They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
    They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
    Impeach Obama, vote for Ron Paul.
    (Last link of Banned Book):

  36. NoLimey says:

    Obama has been the best thing for the conservative movement for several decades and will make peole scared of another liberal socialist POTUS for decades to come.

  37. BlownfuelCoupe says:

    No Principles, just Self Preservation

  38. Jason says:

    Although I think he would vote for every single thing Obama proposed, even if it is broken up into pieces, you can certainly tell he is up for re-election next year. I think he knows it won’t pass, so this makes it look like he doesn’t agree with it all even though he does. He supported Obama 100% so far, and he is not going to change that.

  39. EllieEnlightened says:

    Casey had been MIA and a liberall He has no other reason for this but his electionl I know I live here.

  40. EllieEnlightened says:

    So many of you are going on about the Jobs Bill. Do any of you know what’s in it? On page 129 it gives unemployed people the right to sue if they are interviewed and don’t get the job. It also has payouts to people like ACORN. Wake up this is not a bill it is GARBAGE. Try doing some research before you say let’s do this.

  41. Ben says:

    This is all so very political. Casey would be supporting Obama if Obama was popular. Casey is up for re-election and Pennsylvanians are in no mood to elect more Liberals.

  42. /willie B says:

    Why is the Chicago Dunce so secretive about his great plan? As a candidate he toldushe was going to open and above board on everything and he has not publishedone work of his plan. He continues to see supoorton something he will not reveal. Already he has sold too many pigs in a poke.

  43. Daniel Anderson says:

    The dems will send him to school to get retooled get his head right.

  44. LlanoEscatado says:

    Here’s a guy positioning himself for 2012. It’s going to be a tough sell though.
    *Casey voter for the $787 billion stimulus package.
    *He was only 1 of 7 senators to vote against cutting off funds for ACORN.
    *He supports amnesty for illegal aliens.
    *He refuses to support tort reform (can’t bite the hand of those trial lawyers!).
    *He supports ObamaCare, and
    *He sponsored 137 earmarks that cost taxpayers $144 million in order to collect $5.9 million in campaign contributions from the lobbyists who work for those companies who got the cash. Casey Sr. is turning over in his grave.
    Sorry buddy -you’re toast in 2012.

  45. leveldc says:

    I’d be quite happy if london’s vassal on the potomac were hit with a nuclear bomb.

  46. Dean says:

    So tell me-How exactly is raising taxes going to “create” jobs?

    1. Hwright says:

      Can you please tell me how lowering taxes creates jobs? When the same tax code is in place right now on businesses and do you see jobs? Anyways the tax increase will be on the wealthy 200,000- 225,000 and only on the money above that amont at 3%! And they cannot afford that? And by the way its to help fund the jobs bill not to create jobs.

  47. Retired Navy Guy says:

    I bet McCain is laughing behind their backs. He’ll watch the door close behind their sorry butts too. Everybody who voted for Obama should think about this: You trusted and voted for these clowns over a tried and true American Hero who has actually proved he cares about the American people! At times I pity the fools who bought Obama’s grand bed time story.

  48. Bud says:

    The problem with Washington politicians is, they are sent to do a job, but they get corrupted in the process. Why don’t they vote on one important bill at a time, without throwing on all their pork projects? They shouldn’t be allowed to pass or even vote on a bill until they read it and understand it.They’ve been voting on bills that aren’t even finished being written! That’s corruption ! Obama doesn’t have a clue what he is doing, and Reid and Pelosi took advantage of the situation to pass every spending bill they ever wanted. Now the Country is in real trouble, and we are the laughing stock of the world.There are too many lobbiests and politicians on the payroll, to do the job they are elected to do. New rules needs to be put in place and clean house, to get Government back on track and quit this excessive spending and excessive regulations that are killing US industry and jobs.

  49. Jerzey Boy says:

    Just amazing to watch the rats jump the sinking BHO ship.

  50. PierceJ says:

    Wow, who knew PA had two Senators? Try as you might, Bobby, you will not be reelected.

  51. tom says:

    He can run but he can not hide. In the upcoming election you, the voters expose all the thing that Casey has done, promoted all his time as senator of PA people. The more you study this man with all his records will be revealed by study it to yourself not for what he said or his clouds but what he has done- much more damaged, destructiveness that he has done than good. My oppinion is time to lay him off. He is not good at all.

  52. Dobro says:

    I can remember not that many years ago in the south (Texas) we had conservative democrats. This was when the democrats were the party of the working man and not the union bosses and other minority fringe groups. These conservative and moderate democrats have died out or changed parties. The democrats that remain represent pockets of minorities in areas they control. No longer a factor. The union bosses would come and beg for our votes, but when we went behind the curtain, we voted our values rather than their politics. The democrats have morphed into a party of special interest weirdos and no longer represent my values. I guess I am an independant but haven’t voted a Democratic ticket in years.

    1. Hwright says:

      I guess it better to be in the back pockets of the millionaires and billionaires!

  53. kenflot says:

    Casey has proposed little or nothing. While that may be better than what Obama is now proposing, it’s still pathetic, and no one should ever forget that all along Casey has been an Obama enabler.

  54. jeannebodine says:

    Too late. Stick a fork in him, he’s done.

  55. Sam E Moore Jr says:

    Sen Jim Webb of Va has a jumped ship as well .
    the Ohio , NC , Florida , Tenn. Ala , Ark , Louisiana ,Mo , Dem. Senators will as well .
    They have no other Choice .

  56. John Frost says:

    Obongo has 40% approval that’s what scares the hell out of me.
    40% of goons that think Obama should be rel-ected to destroy whatever we have left of America.

  57. Baker6 says:

    Pittsburgh police arrested a Wilkinsburg spook this morning following an apparent attempted robbery and shooting overnight on Pittsburgh’s South Side

  58. Jim in Houston says:

    Maybe he should have ensured OweBlamer was vetted before endorsing him. Would have saved the country an enormous amount of grief.

  59. John says:

    >>> You’ve got too many people here that spend their whole day trying to score political points instead of working together.”

    Translation: The people who believe in principals are getting in the way of the people who want to hand trillions and trillions and trillions to the unions and corporate cronies.

  60. Critter says:

    Casey is the “wimp” who said increasing food stamps helps the economy.

  61. Bill says:

    I say we report the fraud to -Fraud on the American people by the Whitehouse for things like spending tax payer money on Obamacare , the nonhelpful Stimulus,and the upcoming Jobs Bill, that no has even seen yet(but its urgent)

  62. Bob says:

    Lil Bobby Casey here is trying to save his sorry a$$ from what’s coming down the road in 2012. He has been in lock-step with Obama all the way….this little phony break-up at the 11th hour isn’t going to fool anyone.

    The price is wrong bobby…’re going down in 2012.

  63. Bucky Todd says:

    What a racist! Someone needs to take out these tea-bagging SOB barbarians and send them straight to hell!

    (To collectively quote Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, Jimmy Hoffa, Joe Biden, and Maxine Waters.)

    1. bob says:

      Well played sir…the quote indicates an impressive grasp of recent events.

  64. Chaz54 says:

    39% OF THOSE PLLED BY GALLUP STILL SUPPORT THIS MORON….would really like to hear from any of these folks and have them tell me what he has done to make America a better place. A list supporters….thats all I want.

  65. fuzzywuzzy says:

    I just figured out how Boehner can get his legislation through the Senate. Just title it the “Cowboy Poetry Festival Assistance Bill” and Harry Reid will jump on it! Thanks, Nevada, for putting this cadaver back in Congress. Oh wait, never mind, he already thanked you….you have the highest unemployment percentage in the country. All Dirty Harry needed was the casino owners and the unions in his pocket and the rest of you yokels didn’t matter. It’s not who votes that counts, it’s who counts the votes!

  66. John says:

    What a revelation. Obamas plan wont work…..nnoooooo

  67. walter12 says:

    This Monster Obama is a disaster for the nation. Wake up Americans and look around and see the truth.

  68. Kent Beuchert says:

    Obama doesn’t have any answers because neither he nor many of his Democratic
    lackeys even know what a job actually is. They think bribing a company to hire
    another worker will somehow magically increase demand for goods or services, which is the only thing that causes creation of new jobs. I’m ashamed to be living in a country that elected a blithering idiot like Obama. Thank you, Democratic Party, party of LBJ, Carter and fat Al Gore.

  69. snapper says:

    I hope it’s way too late for you, Bobby, to fool the taxpayers of Pennsylvania. You voted for the FAILED stimulus, the UNWANTED healthcare legislation, the taxpayer BAILOUT for the unions, and every other inanity pushed by Obama during his two and a half years in office. You deserve Obama’s fate – one and done.

  70. WriterDudeLA says:

    Any jobs bill that spends more than two hundred thousand dollars to create an eighty thousand dollar job, is doomed to failure. Do the math. Divide the number of jobs that will supposedly be created by the coast of the bill. It works out to more to more than $230,000 per job. No wonder we’re in such a deep mess.

  71. Joey Tomm says:

    lol, you jsut never know what direction these bought and paid for politicians will go!

  72. bob says:

    When Casey is thrown out of office next year for being Obama’s ballwasher he could get a job as a doorman. He always reminded me of Lerch anyway……You rang?

  73. Marie says:

    It’s a good idea, regardless of where it comes from. Politics, re-elections etc notwithstanding, can we just set Casey aside and consider the suggestion?

  74. AtlasObjectivist says:

    Sounds like Sen. Casey is attempting to avoid the unemployment line come 2012.

  75. kenflot says:

    This Obama jobs bill will do a job on every sucker dumb enough to support it.

  76. S Cricket says:

    I have reported Senator Casey to

  77. ny9solyndra says:

    He must be a racist! 😉

  78. Lickerface says:

    We have a jobs bill that WORKS: it is called the US CONSTITUTION, and we need to make the government adhere to it by strictly prosecuting any lawmakers that cross it as traitors to the nation. Until that gets done, forget about jobs.

  79. Foster Glenwood says:

    It’s a Nixon, Carter, Clinton, Bush like creature, that will be remembered as such.

    “No man ever quite believes in any other man. One may believe in an idea absolutely, but not in a man.” ~ H. L. Mencken —

  80. Jim the truck driver says:

    Of course Obama’s “jobs plan” won’t work.All it does is increase the cost of doing business for small and medium companies. It was never intended to work.



  81. Gwilliker says:

    I so so support this BILL it has the RICH wiggling in their undershorts!!!!

  82. PASSTHEBILL says:

    I support the Bill it has the rich wiggling in their underbritches!!!!!

  83. MDBrown says:


  84. PASSTHEBILL says:


    1. schlagmeister says:

      You don’t have to make over $200K a year to know something is wrong with targeting people to take more of their hard earned money. You are the kind that loves to get what you have not worked for. How sad.

      1. PASSTHEBILL says:

        Fair taxation is something I havent earned?????

      2. PASSTHEBILL says:

        I mean really do people making that kind of money struggle? Are they the majority in the US? Problem is they’re not and the people that make a lot less are the ones struggling! And they are the ones that buy the goods and services that support this nation and they cannot now because they are unfairly taxed. You want jobs in this country again Tax the rich what they should be taxed! Create the demand again in America!!!

      3. chris diianni says:

        This is another attempt by Obeyme to create class warfare. Don’t let it happen. We all work hard for our money, even f*&king liberals. Not enough paid saw the video wherein Obeyme told Joe the Plumber about his plan for redistribution of wealth (view the YouTube video from 2001 on redistribution) The “rich” are actually the ones who are shopping at my husbands’ small retail shop, buying jewelry and boats, renovating their homes. In other words, putting money in other people’s pockets. We have to get rid of the progressives in government, get rid of public sector uniions i.e. the governors of state may not care about the cost of the union bargaining since the governor can just raise taxes on the residents of that particular state whereas you and I (the private sector employer) would stand ground instead of giving union bosses everything they want. Look at what happened in WI, IN and other states. What the NLRB is doing to Boeing is fundamentally wrong. Casey is just trying to save his ass like Altimire did when he was permitted to vote NO on Obamacare because Princess Pelosi didn’t need his vote . Anybody but Obama and D’s in 2012.

      4. PASSTHEBILL says:

        You Tube is where everyone should get their political edge!!!!!!! I dont care about your shop I dont shop there and the majority of this country doesnt shop there! If you dont want fair taxation and thats it FAIR TAXATION!!!! Your shop can close for all I care…

  85. schlagmeister says:

    You know it occurs to me about the job situation that there were three previous presidents that told all the illegals in the country that they had to go home so that returning veterans would be able to get jobs. Eisenhower was one of them, and I think also Woodrow Wilson. I am trying to remember the other one. Why doesn’t the current president do the same thing?

  86. schlagmeister says:

    Really you should refrain from using such harsh epithets to describe a race of people. That having been said, why is it that I read almost daily about attacks by blacks on whites? I never saw the frequency until Obama became president. Don’t you all see what has happened? Obama really does show preference to race: the black 50% of his heritage.

  87. Howie Howell says:

    I love how the Dems like to talk about the payroll tax cut and how it helped working families across America. Maybe it did help working families in 49 States, but in Obama’s home State it did nothing because the tax cut went to pay the IL State income tax increase!

  88. Martha Brady says:

    that is what legislation should be – up or down on one item at a time. all this lumping together is just deception -politics- sneaking in what they know they cant pass in the first place!



    You don’t have to make over $200K a year to know something is wrong with targeting people to take more of their hard earned money. You are the kind that loves to get what you have not worked for. How sad.

    The above comment is what the RICH WANNA DO TO OUR COUNTRY!!!!

    1. chris diianni says:

      Obviously, those in favor of this bill (which by the way has never been submited to Congress even though Obeyme had to HAVE a joint session of Congress speech) must not work in the private sector. Mostly like a public sector union member or government employee where the money comes from the owners or taxpayers and those in favor could care less. All public sector unions should be disbanded (we can thank JFK for this mistake through executive order) since the Governor (the one in charge of negotiating with the public union head is working with OPM (other people’s money) and the temptation to buy future votes is very great. Anybody but Obama and the D’s in 2012.

  90. Cromulent says:

    Well, obviously Casey is racist.


  91. whosiwhatzit says:

    Fortunately we don’t have to “Pass the Bill” to find out what’s in the bill. “Son of Stimulus” will be just as useless as the original stimulus boondoggle.

  92. TUNEin says:


  93. Zoeyzotron says:

    Well, the good news is that this bill is the end of obama. Lets just hope we can make it another 14 months!

  94. wombat318 says:

    Before we give Obama another red cent, I want to know WHERE THE MONEY AT SOLYNDRA WENT!! Methinks into the Democratic coffers…that’s where!!

  95. gunclinger says:

    casey is part of the failure. get rid oof the dems .

  96. Bob G says:

    “… I think there’s a lot of skepticism about big pieces of legislation with all kinds of different component parts…”
    Ya think? The entire Constitution is only four to six pages long (depending on font size). And that lays out the workings for an entire government. Why should any individual piece of legislation be longer than that?

  97. chris diianni says:


  98. Ray B says:

    What is needed is an aggressive push to improve this economy asap.
    What is needed the most is INDUSTRY

  99. JcFractal says:

    With spineless Democrats, who needs Republicans.

  100. Dan L says:

    The great Bob Casey Jr supported all of Obama’s other garbage and now that he up for re-election he is going to get smart- hmmmm. Vote this Obamaite out with Obama.

  101. txpatriot1 says:

    Do not believe anything Casey “claims”. He was hidden, protected/shielded from the media to win his senate seat. He accepted one debate, an informal debate on Labor day weekend on a one hour talk/news show. He has no ideas of his own. He follows the libs —-and votes—to win an election. He is simply a sheep in a flock. He fully supports the liberal policies. the 2012 election is leading his talking points, not the policies….as he claims. He is simply SUCKING UP to the Pa voters, don’t buy it.

  102. Jack Kennedy says:

    wow ……………. even democrats are admitting that oblamo is incompetent and clueless

    buh bye…………obama


    i laugh at history repeating itself Santorum got linked to Bush and lost now Casey is getting linked to Obama and rightly so with Obamacare forced down on us like the Communist legislation that it is.
    Lets take over GM like they did in their Communist way, lets spend billions on a green company that went bankrupt.
    And if the country don’t go along lets threaten them with an ACTION WEB SITE or call them racists or terrorists .
    Lets make bills that are so long no one will figure out it only supports UNIONS and others that are in favor by the Democrats.
    At least that’s one thing Casey stated because these bills are to complicated for him also,finally he’s waking up a little to late.

  104. JaneDoe says:

    I think the government should just hand me $80,000 annual salary plus 2% pay increase. I’ve already worked and served my country. I shouldn’t have so injure myself in order to have a retirement.

Comments are closed.

More From CBS Pittsburgh

Play It
Get The All New CBS Local App

Watch & Listen LIVE