Today, in the U.S. Senate, the Republicans were involved in more roadblocks to the economic recovery of families and the nation.
Republicans in the Senate have killed legislation sponsored by President Obama to spend $60 billion on building and repairing roads, rail lines and other infrastructure to help kick-start the sluggish economy.
The 51-49 vote fell well short of the 60 votes required under Senate procedures to start work on the bill. The infrastructure measure is the third in a string of Senate defeats for Obama's stimulus-style jobs agenda, which would be financed by a tax surcharge on the very wealthy....
The Republicans keep protecting the 1%, while the 99% just try to make it day to day.