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Major Typo Found in GOP Jobs Bill



    Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.) opposes a House Republican bill that is designed to freeze major government regulations until the unemployment rate reaches 6 percent or below.

    However, the way the bill currently reads makes him want to oppose it even more.

    A typo was made when the bill was drafted. And the result turned the goal upside down, according to the Associated Press.

    The bill debated Wednesday says the freeze should stay on until the employment rate equals 6 percent or less. That means there would be a freeze until the unemployment rate reached 94 percent.

    Chairman Darrell Issa of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee -- the bill's chief supporter -- said the mistake was made by professional staff without any partisan motive.

    In case you're wondering, the current unemployment rate is 8.2 percent.