#3073 Nov 2, 2012
6-27-2011: The Republican Congress voted to raise the debt ceiling EIGHTEEN times for President Bush. Now the the GOP is holding collective their breaths and pitching fits, perfectly willing to cause world economic collapse just because that darned old spendthrift Obama wants to eliminate the corporate jet depreciation tax credit for their rich friends. Oy vey.
6-29-2011: Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) spent $9 million dollars of his own money in his race for a senate seat in 2010 but afterwards had his own company pay him back to the tune of $10 million in "deferred compensation". Is this illegal? Very probably, though it oddly resulted in one new American job: Senator Ron Johnson. So way to go, GOP! Only ten million more jobs to go.
7-1-2011: The GOP is on vacation until the 7th of July, even though a world-altering problem with the debt ceiling is looming. But don't worry, Democratic Senator Harry Reid and his left-wing pals are staying in Washington to get some real work done.
7-4-2011: The GOP was off for the 4th of July holidays.
7-6-2011: No new jobs to speak of but the GOP is working diligently to keep their true constituency, Wall Street fat cats, rolling in simoleons by attempting to roll back the financial reforms passed last year.
7-8-2011: Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's bright idea is to close tax loop holes.... and then give the accumulated monies back to the rich in the form of reduced taxes. That's our little non-job-makers!
7-11-2011: Speaker of the House John "Weepy-Boy" Boehner admits that not raising the debt limit will cost jobs. Ahhh, that explains everything. Atta boy, GOP!
7-13-2011: The GOP claims they passed 9 bills that would create 500,000 jobs. Except they didn't create jobs. They really, really didn't.
7-15-2011: Finally. The GOP is doing some investigating, but it's not about Wall Street or Rupert Murdoch. The target in their cross hairs this time is <groan> Planned Parenthood. Again. This is the official definition of insanity, you know.
7-18-2011: Not only does the GOP continue to insist on slashing federal spending, which will cost jobs, jobs and more jobs, but now they want to hack the Constitution.
7-20-2011: Are you ready? The GOP today passed a bill that would "amend the Securities Act of 1933 to specify when certain securities issued in connection with church plans are treated as exempted securities for purposes of that Act." Ooooh, I'm all a-tingle.
7-22-2011: While unemployment claims are rising again the GOP is putting the screws to small airports in order to kill union labor.
7-25-2011: Speaker of the House John Boehner walks out of a debt ceiling meeting because that mean old pwesident Obama wouldn't knife his health care plan. Poor widdle John.
7-27-2011: No new jobs but at least 4000 workers have hit the bricks as a result of the GOP's jihad against airport unions.
7-29-2011: The GOP wasted the past two days on its version of a debt ceiling bill that even its own party won't vote for. John Boehner is a miserable failure as both the Majority Leader and as a shepherd for these hard times.
8-1-2011: The GOP breaks out the fiddles while the economy burns. The tune they favor is the "Screw The Poor and the Elderly" polka, and they're hitting the coda HARD.
8-3-2011: The GOP is screwing everyone over by refusing to fund the FAA. As a result, airlines owners are currently pocketing millions in taxes that should go to the government.
8-5-2011: GOOD NEWS! The GOP has a plan to create 300,000 jobs.... no, wait. That's eliminate 300,000 jobs. Sorry.
#3074 Nov 2, 2012
8-8-2011: The GOP is on vacation but their henchmen continue to usurp the voting process by sending out phony absentee ballots.
8-10-2011: The GOP is proposing something called the REINS act which essentially gets rid of safety inspectors. So less jobs and more poison in your children's food. It's win-win, uh, lose-lose, uh, whatever!
8-12-2011: Employees of Boeing had their jobs illegally pulled out from underneath them. Guess which political party is doing their best to see that these employees don't have their day in court. Bingo!
8-15-2011: Yayyyy! Republican Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee (which investigates government corruption) is keeping his home district busy by securing millions of dollars for road and public works projects. I guess it was just a complete coincidence that most of the work is planned near properties Mr. Issa owns. Uh-oh.
8-17-2011: Republicans Darrell Issa and Dennis Ross introduced a bill in July that would accelerate the destruction of the USPS and put all of its employees, hundreds of thousands of good Americans, out of work.
Damn Darrell Issa and damn Dennis Ross! Fuck 'em until their ancestors rise from the dead and beg forgiveness for ever having sired the malevolent little bastards.
8-19-2011: Hey, look! Good old Darrell Issa, Republican, has hired a guy named Peter Haller to help effect new regulations for banks, like Goldman Sachs. Unfortunately, Mr. Heller used to be called Peter Simonyi when he was a vice president for (wait for it) Goldman Sachs. Oh, you can bet you boots there's nothing underhanded about hiding behind another name. Not a thing. Nada. Zip. Zero.
8-22-2011: The GOP has a new job-creation plan... to have one rammed down their throats. You see, the Democrats want to include a job-creation trigger in the new Super Committee that will require the Republican Party to vote either for or against it. To vote against it would be, uhhh, dumb but I wouldn't put anything past our little conservative pals. Stay tuned.
8-24-2011: The GOP has been quiet on the job front lately so I have a request of Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry...
Re-invest in your porno companies, Rick.
It doesn't have to be a large investment but at the very least you'd put a few porn stars back on the cock, uh, I mean clock. Heck, if you're lucky they might even name a new position after you, one that no doubt involves the same anal lube that keeps your hair in place.
8-26-2011: Hey! It's our old pal Darrell Issa again, and he's hired a very nice man named Kurt Bardella to work for him on the Oversight Committee... only it's the same Kurt Bardella he fired five months ago for breach of trust. Guess this leopard found some really effective spot remover.
8-29-2011: Suppose you have a job but you need help with your mortgage. There's still $30 billion in the Troubled Asset Relief Program but the GOP wants to re-route that money to the federal deficit. This means more people will lose their homes and perhaps become homeless. Eventually jobless. Nice work, GOP.
8-31-2011: When the GOP returns from vacation they plan on voting every week to gut every government regulation within arm's reach because, you know, "regulation costs jobs". What they refuse to acknowledge is that regulation has been proven to actually create jobs.
9-2-2011: After unbridled "success" wrecking the economy once again with their "debt-ceiling" stunt House and Senate Republicans are starting to mumble about stalling the upcoming Highway Bill, costing Americans almost 2 million jobs.(These bills have traditionally been passed by overwhelming margins.)
9-3-2011: A recent CNN poll reveals that those who self-identify as Republicans would rather the president focus on jobs, not the deficit, by a margin of 54%-44%. So why has the Republican Party not proposed one, single jobs bill in nine months?
#3075 Nov 2, 2012
Because they're not Republicans! They're shills for their corporate masters who they can't WAIT to get another Republican stooge in the White House so they can screw the American people all over again like they did from 2001-2009.
9-5-2011: The GOP is on a Labor Day break, which is sort of like atheists enjoying Christmas services with the Pope, so not much in terms of job creation is happening. For now, we'll just have to thank presidential candidate Mitt "Magic Underpants" Romney for hiring all of the workers who will be laboring to quadruple the size of his California beachfront mansion.
9-6-2011: Michelle Bachmann has a brilliant new answer for lots of high-paying jobs... slash the corporate tax rate to zero.... except corporate America is already paying an effective rate of zero. Even so, job creation is down the dumper. Back to the Etch-A-Sketch, Michelle.
9-8-2011: Presidential candidates Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney, and Herman Cain have just announced their jobs programs. It's tax cuts for the rich, tax cuts for the rich, and tax cuts for the rich. Why didn't we think of this before?
9-9-2011: Rick Perry wants to kill Social Security. He also wants to eliminate the FDA, the FCC, the U.S. Post Office and just about all other federal employees except the military, the Supreme Court and himself. It's kind of a jobs plan if you long for 12th century feudalism.
9-11-2011: On Friday President Obama outlined a job's plan that is seen by economists as win-win. The Republican response to the program is to whine about it.
9-12-2011: Not much governance today so I think I'll just make a little comparison... which two types of professions do you think result in more jobs? Wall Street commodity speculators, or educators? And which group do you think the GOP is doing its darndest to reduce in numbers?
9-14-2011: I gotta hand it to the GOP. In this bleak economy they've found a way to increase jobs... in hospital emergency rooms. What they're doing is trying to cut funding in the transportation bill for bike paths and pedestrian walkways, thus ensuring more mayhem on our streets and guaranteed employment for EMT workers. It's pure gee-nyuss I tells ya!
9-15-2011: Today the GOP-led House passed a bill that would make it easier to fire union workers, union organizers, or simply move jobs overseas in order to bust a union. In essence, an anti-jobs bill.
#3076 Nov 2, 2012
9-16-2011: The government has provided loans that help the auto industry create jobs, loans that helped keep the assembly of the Ford Focus and the Nissan Leaf right here on American soil. Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor plans to strip half that money to repair damage from Hurricane Irene... in HIS district.
9-16-2011: President Obama is trying to fast track job creation for a company called LightSquared and Republicans are pissed, evidently because the owner of the company had the audacity to donate to the Democratic Party. He, uh, ahem, also donated equally to the Republican Party.
9-19-2011: Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor is back with a pithy statement about Mr. Obama's jobs bill: "While an all or nothing approach might make sense to some communicators, I hope the President realizes it would be better to work together." This from a man whose stated job it is to say, and I quote, "No" to anything the president proposes. I hope he gets a painful boil on his uvula.
9-21-2011: The leaders of the Republican Party just sent a letter to the Federal Reserve saying "Keep unemployment high." Honestly, the letter says, in essence, "Hey, those guys out there in the ocean are drowning. Hide the life-preservers."
9-23-2011: Look! It's Darrell Issa, Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, creating jobs. He's stumping for a huge loan package on behalf of a company, Aptera, which makes electric cars. This is great news, especially for the green economy, although I wonder if Mr. Issa would be so ecstatic if the company in question wasn't a major contributor to his campaigns.
One more thing... the day after sending the glowing recommendation to the Energy Department Mr. Issa conducted a hearing entitled "How Obamas Green Energy Agenda is Killing Jobs." Double-oops.
9-26-2011: The GOP is being suspiciously quiet so I want to take this opportunity to show you just how badly the Bush administration fucked-over the American people. Here's a chart of the GNP for this country over the past 60 years:
See that massive drop in 2008, the only drop in over 60 years? That's the Bush administration shedding jobs in this country hand over fist, just so the GOP could have the corporate-owned media blame Mr. Obama.
As you can see the GNP has recovered and business in this country is doing fine but they're not hiring and they're not going to hire until Mr. Obama is gone. It's not enough for the Koch's of this world to reap absurd profits. They want it all.
9-30-2011: Here's a novel way that the GOP creates fewer jobs; Refusing to appoint federal judges. Only 62% of Mr. Obama's choice of judges (A record glacial pace) have been approved so far and some have had to undergo the process for over a year. As far as the GOP is concerned, the only good activist judge is a Republican-appointed activist judge.
10-3-2011: Does it come as a surprise to anyone that the GOP is trying to slash job-training programs?
Since: Feb 10
#3077 Nov 2, 2012
Nice try Oblame-O defenders. This entire administration does nothing but lie and blame others for their incompetence and you useful idiots swallow it whole ever time.
"Obamas New Lie No Funding For Embassy Security Was The Problem"
The lies of the administration on the root cause of the assassination of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other men are so well documented that they need not be covered here again.
The real humor in Axelrods trope is the bit about finding those responsible. Team Obamas lead investigators, the FBI (really?), didnt make bombed out embassy for over 15 days. In fact Im still not sure if theyve made it to the scene of the crime.
But the last bit about cutting back on the funding for security is the new big lie from the Obama camp.
Overall budgets for embassy security and construction were not cut. The Heritage Foundation did the research.
Comparing FY 2011 actual funding versus the FY 2012 estimate, there appears to be a reduction in Worldwide Security Protection and Embassy Security, Construction and Maintenance. But that reduction does not account for additional funding in FY 2012 from Overseas Contingency Operations funds amounting to $236 million for Worldwide Security Protection (p. 63) and $33 million for Embassy Security, Construction and Maintenance (p. 467). As a result, total funds for Worldwide Security Protection for FY 2012 are estimated to be $94 million higher than in FY 2011, while Embassy Security, Construction and Maintenance is estimated to be $61 million less than FY 2011. Together, there is a net increase.
And in testimony before Congress today the State Department confirmed that budgets had nothing to do with the manpower and assets in Libya pre 9/11/12.
The $16 billion dollar State Department budget had plenty of money to for other urgent matters like green energy. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) notes in The Washington Times:
The administration had everything they needed, except for a plan.
#3079 Nov 2, 2012
Aug 15 2012 1:53 PM 11 Facts About the Tax Debate Aug 9 2012 11:55 AM President Obama's Tax Cuts for the Middle Class Aug 3 2012 3:38 PM President Obama Continues the Push for Middle Class Tax Cuts .See All Recent News
President Obama on the Middle Class Tax Cuts .
President Obama is calling on lawmakers to extend the middle-class tax cuts that are set to expire in 2012 so that 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small businesses dont pay higher taxes next year.
Nearly everyone in Washington agrees that this is the right thing to do, and the Senate has already passed the extension. Republicans in Congress, however, are holding middle-class tax cuts hostage, refusing to extend them unless tax cuts to the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans are also extended.
#3080 Nov 2, 2012
If Congress sends me a clean bill extending the tax cuts on the first $250,000 of every familys income, I will sign it right away President Obama
#3081 Nov 2, 2012
Here it is in a nutshell!
Jul 9, 2012 In fact, Republicans promise to act soon to extend the Bush tax cuts and they ... because Republicans held unemployment benefits and payroll tax reduction hostages unless they got a two-year extension on tax cuts for the rich..... I will vote for President Obama and I applaud him for his courage in standing ...
#3082 Nov 2, 2012
Governor Mitt Romney...weve got to stop doing [disaster relief] because were jeopardizing the future of our kids, it is simply immoral
#3083 Nov 2, 2012
According to executive director of the National Employment Law Project, Christine Owens, what Republicans in Congress need to focus on to spur job creation is more spending on infrastructure, fiscal relief to states and renewal of federal unemployment benefits, and not more time bickering over extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. President Obama delivered job creation bills to Congress that have languished for nearly a year, and House Republicans dithered away precious time over a transportation bill that would create 3 million jobs repairing the nations infrastructure. Now
#3084 Nov 2, 2012
Republicans are making extending the wealthys tax cuts and repealing the ACA their signature issue as a campaign strategy instead of passing the Presidents jobs bills, or expediting the transportation bill to put 3 million Americans to work right away.
#3086 Nov 2, 2012
#3087 Nov 2, 2012
That's an awful lot of cut and pasting
Unless that is all your own original material
you lose a lot of credibility copying someone else's slanted rhetoric.
If you read the opinion on Congressional goings on that you posted,
even the descriptions of the actions themselves is very jaded and one sided.
"4-1-2011: Approved defunct funding for failed religious schools."
I think the official version is likely worded very differently
That makes all your cut & pasted *work*
the OPINION of whomever actually wrote it.
And your first link to the (r)Rep who 'absolutely' voted against additional funding to the State department is broken.
It doesn't link to a story.
I do believe he voted against an expansion of the State Departments budget
this entire government has operated off budget for 4 years
why justify that by expanding beyond their current unlimited usage?
#3088 Nov 2, 2012
little pansy has to post from his trusty proxy server under another name.
#3089 Nov 2, 2012
PoliticusUSA...really? really? really?
You must be joking...
If not, you need some real help...
#3090 Nov 2, 2012
How is it that Obama didnt have the money for security in Libya or anywhere else in the Middle East? He raised 1 billion dollars.
How is it that Obama keeps claiming that Romney will threatened Roe v Wade? Romney, like many of us, dont think that the majority of abortions should be government funded. Obama is a wasteful spender and does not have his priorities in order. He placed unwanted pregnancies ahead of those serving overseas to make sure our national security is protected. The least Obama could have done is protect our Americans in return.
Obama still needs to answer up for Benghazi
Obama slashed $716 billion in medicare services for the elderly yet will waste money on getting rid of fetuses.
#3091 Nov 2, 2012
As soon as you explain what a "Repblican obstructionist" is I might consider reading your posts.
#3092 Nov 2, 2012
That was the doctors official excuse for using the forcepts on his head during childbirth.
The hospital settled out of court by paying his way through truck driving school.
#3093 Nov 2, 2012
WTF. go write a f book.. Who cares . Who gives a shit.
You must be one lonely A HOLE.
#3094 Nov 2, 2012
O'Bama has the 270
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