“They Won’t Even Vote on It”

That’s the subject line of an Obama campaign email blast sent out yesterday afternoon, attacking House Republicans for not yet voting on his American Jobs Act:

“Though it’s been nearly a month since he laid out this plan, House Republicans haven’t acted to pass it,” Obama campaign manager Jim Messina writes in the email. “It’s not clear which part of the bill they now object to: building roads, hiring teachers, getting veterans back to work.”

Of course, Republicans might lob the same charge right back at the Democrats. The Senate GOP tried to force a vote on Obama’s jobs act yesterday, but were blocked by Harry Reid, who simply doesn’t have enough Democratic votes to pass the bill:

Indeed, three weeks after Obama called on Congress to pass his jobs package “immediately,” the Democratic-led Senate has yet to vote on it.

The RNC compiled a handy roundup of the 16 Senate Democrats who have indicated varying levels of opposition to the bill. According to Reid, the main sticking point is Obama’s proposed offsets to pay for the plan. Democrats and Republicans alike have been skeptical these offsets will be effective, and members of both parties have criticized the tax hikes included. While some of the plan’s Democratic critics sound like they might be open to supporting it if changes are made, Obama has insisted his plan pass in its current form, with the offsets included.