By Mark Trumbull,Christian Science Monitor
Senate Democrats are Voting against their President
A dozen Senate Democrats joined Republicans in voting against a stimulus package that would add about $80 billion to the deficit. President Obama says it will save state and local jobs.
In a vote Wednesday,the US Senate showed a restrained appetite for more economic stimulus spending.
The vote was a procedural one,but it suggested that a stimulus package backed by President Obama couldn’t pass without being scaled back in cost. It would have added an estimated $80 billion to the federal deficit over the next decade.