Enzi Says Dem Jobs Plan Lacked Accounting Reality

U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi
U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi

CHEYENNE (AP) - Sen. Mike Enzi says the $447 billion jobs bill he voted against is an example of a severe lack of accounting reality.

The bill was offered by Democrats and failed on a 50-50 test vote this week.

Enzi says the proposal was fundamentally flawed at many levels, but the most glaring flaw was that it was one-time money.

The Wyoming Republican says it makes no fiscal sense to create permanent jobs with temporary money.

Enzi says the Republican's alternative plan would have repealed what he called a burdensome federal withholding tax provision.

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