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He's not quite so hunky dory among senate Democrats.
If you are emerging from a private meeting of the Senate Finance Committee today.
Publicly criticizing -- Business and individual tax cuts.
In the president elect's plan especially a 3000 dollar tax credit for companies that hire workers Democrat Kent Conrad doesn't flip over it and John Kerry thinks the money could be spent better elsewhere.
Trouble -- democratic paradise.
-- cents Washington democratic senator Maria Cantwell senator good to have you thanks Neil good to be with you.
What do you make.
Acted as too strong a word but.
Disagreement tension over some of these provisions among democratic senate.
Well first of all everybody wants a recovery plan.
And when you come to the senate to look at that recovery plan people are gonna focus on what are the investments and what is the job creation avenue.
In this bill and so that was the discussion today and I think my colleagues as the presidents details become more and more public.
Will focus on what exactly are the provisions that will create jobs and get our economy moving again.
It's still a timeline -- woods to get this done those senator I mean I keep hearing talk.
Early February at the latest earlier talk was maybe by January 20 it's just out the -- I guess that was unrealistic but.
What what do you think.
A deadline figure.
Well I think our economy is suffering we'll hear more about job numbers tomorrow so I think it's imperative that we move as quickly as possible.
We wanna give people -- and that is input on both sides of the aisle.
But the president made it clear that he would like to wrap this up by the end of February.
Or at the very very beginning.
March and so.
I think Broxton need that time frame is to start having hearings.
And to start marking up legislation.
All right so.
If there is this disagreement over tax credits or breaks for companies that hire workers did -- issues potentially senator.
That car issues -- your colleagues John Kerry.
Could this be protracted could this -- I want.
Well I think if you look at what happened to last year's stimulus bill that President Bush put on the table.
Even the best of plans and that there can be.
Nearly unanimous agreement on still take a little bit of time.
And I think that what Senator Obama is saying I -- president elect Obama is saying is that.
He wants this to go as smoothly as possible as quickly as possible so that -- militant activity.
-- and reinvigorate the marketplace.
With the kinds of incentives that we think will be good for the American economy so my colleagues are going to be on board with that.
There's going to be as I said their ability today at -- -- and I know that.
We had a discussion today about also being more robust about energy investment because it really does lead to job creation.
Things that can be done for those various sectors of the energy economy whether it's solar or wind or manufacturing that could really lead to job creation.
And I think that's where you're going to find the -- in looking at the -- And putting anything.
Onto the senate floor.
Is what are the real numbers for job creation and how will it impact our economy in 2009.
Senator thank you very very much good having you -- unions.
Productive and the revealing.
Senator up for.
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