Brown jobs bill
The Hiller Instinct: Brown jobs bill
It may not be possible for one vote to thaw the partisan freeze that's paralyzed the U.S. Senate, but if it is, then Scott Brown's vote may be the one that can do it.
Brown, a Republican, voted with the Democrats on a jobs bill. And simply by doing that, Brown may change the political dynamics of congress.
He said he would be independent, and not an automatic Republican vote, and today he proved it.
What he also proved was that there is legislation that can win votes from both parties, as long as the parties work in the people's interest, and not their own.
Brown wasn't the only Republican voting for the jobs bill, but after the vote, the Democratic majority leader called it a new day in the Senate, and said Brown may have helped create it.
I don't know what more Massachusetts could want from its new senator.
I’m Andy Hiller, and that’s my instinct.
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