Big Labor Blasts "Jobs" Bill – Not Enough Taxpayer Money!

Despite his role in marshalling the passage of  a trillion dollars on previous stimulus legislation, Big Labor bosses are blasting Sen. Harry Reid for his new spending proposal (aka “Jobs Bill”).  “If this $15 billion was the only thing [that passed], that would be like having an amputated arm and sticking a Band-Aid on the end of it,” said Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, on a conference call.  Lawrence Mishel, head of the union-backed Economic Policy Institute think tank, described the $15 billion bill being pushed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) as “small, puny.”