In the hours after President Obama's jobs speech to Congress Thursday, pundits marveled that the president had pulled off the impossible--he looked strong while offering a proposal that appeared so bipartisan Republicans would have a hard time opposing it. Senator Scott Brown's reaction--"It's time to unite. Who doesn't want good roads and bridges?"--wasn't that surprising, given he's a Republican in Massachusetts, but House Republican leader Eric Cantor's was: "There are certainly goals the President outlined that we can work with him on. We should work quickly to pass the areas where we agree." But now that Obama's detailed how, exactly, he wants to pay for the plan--spiking tax credits for wealthy people and some companies--the GOP has found its footing. It is now safe for Republicans to say Obama's jobs plan isn't so great after all.
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