Dick Durbin (D) is the senior Senator from Illinois and Senate Majority Whip. He is one of the most liberal members of the Senate.
“[Republicans are] simply standing back while trying to design the bumper sticker for the 2012 election instead of designing the economy to put Americans back to work.”
“When I look around this room, I see America’s future, our doctors, our teachers, our nurses, our engineers, our scientists, our soldiers, our congressmen, our senators, and maybe our president.”
“Unfortunately our Republican colleagues in the House and Senate are driven by putting one man out of work — President Obama.
You can see in the way that the Republicans are acting on the floor of the Senate and the House, that is their goal — their only goal.
They want to play political games at the expense of getting this economy back on its feet. They believe a weak economy is their best chance of winning the next election.”