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Dem Sen On Jobs Plan: "Not Going To Be What The President Wants"

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) tells PBS' "Newshour" that President Obama's jobs plan will not pass as it is now because of Republican and Democratic opposition. Transcript:

JEFFREY BROWN, PBS: "Well, Sen. Cardin, we keep circling around these areas where there might be some agreement.

"Even as Rep. Boehner was speaking today, a number of Democrats were suggesting that they can't support the president's plan in full. So, as you look at what's going to happen in the coming weeks here, is it now clear that the full plan doesn't go forward, that this is done piecemeal? What do you see happening?"

SEN. BEN CARDIN (D-MD): "Oh, I think the president has laid out the right plan. I think Democrats and Republicans need to come together.

"It's not going to be what the president wants. We're going to have to be able to develop a plan between the Democrats and Republicans. I hope, though, it will meet the objectives the president has laid out to create the jobs that we need. You mentioned with Sen. Barrasso tax reform. I think tax reform is one area where Democrats and Republicans can come together.

"And if we do tax reform right, we will bring in additional revenues that we can use to help bring our deficit in control in a way that will allow us to be more efficient and have job growth. So I think there are ways that we can do this where Democrats and Republicans can come together. I think the president has laid out the right plan for job growth, and I would think that the Democrats and Republicans both want to see more jobs. We should be able to come together."

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