Live blog: US Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren debate in Springfield
FACT CHECK: Warren said Brown has voted against three jobs bills
Brown sided with Republicans in opposing three bills proposed by President Obama. In each case, he said it was not worth the trade-off, raising taxes on upper-earners, a group he says is most responsible for employing workers.
On Oct. 20, 2011, for example, Brown and every other Senate Republican voted to block an Obama jobs bill that would have funneled $35 billion to the states for teachers, police officers, and firefighters, to be paid for by a surtax on the those earning more than $1 million annually.
On Nov. 3, 2011, Brown again joined every other Senate Republican to block one of the president’s jobs bills that would have spent about $50 billion on transportation and infrastructure projects, to be paid for by a surtax on the wealthy. by Noah Bierman edited by Teresa Hanafin, Boston.com 10/10/2012 11:03:31 PM