#21 Aug 3, 2012
The House of Representatives (primarily Republicans) along with house Democrats just in March put forth a jobs bill with a BIPARTISON APPROVAL of 390 to 23, so we have Democrats and Republicans working together in the house...
what happened to the bill?
32 bills created by the House of Representatives stuck in the Senate and will sit there...
so continue to blame Republicans for no jobs.
We have representatives in our House of Representatives that are both Democrat and Republican that have tried numerous times to get some things moving and are being stalled by the DEMOCRAT controlled Senate and Obama in the Whitehouse...don't believe the hype that Republicans are at fault...blame the Senate and Obama for doing the same thing Democrats did in the last two years of Bush's presidency...they will do whatever they can to control us.
#22 Aug 3, 2012
3 separate bills from the House of Representatives were put forward on a budget and financial resources, in an effort at establishing a national budget and reducing our debt...
ALL 3 BILLS ARE STALLED IN THE SENATE...what are the Democrats doing???
#23 Aug 3, 2012
The American Jobs Acts is a 199 page document and provides the following for a price tag of $ 450 BILLION.
Protectionisim for the American Steel Industry (Page 9)
No project under the Act can employ workers without paying prevailing wage (page 9)
Prevention for teacher layoffs (page 19), govenor must apply within 30 days or lose funding to other states
Prevention for Police and First Responder Layoffs (page 20), govenor must apply within 30 days or lose funding to other states
Repair and Renovation of Schools (page 21) this of course will be UNIONIZED LABOR ONLY
Infrastructure Improvements (page 29) airport improvements MUST comply with the Buy American Act and the labor will be unionized labor for all projects
Creation of the American Infrastructure Financing Authority (A GOVERNMENT CORPORATION)(page 43) The board of Directors will be 7 voting members appointed by the president...what a surprise!! The new agency will be responsible for providing loan guarantees (taxpayer money)for public infrastructure projects...don't we already have agencies for these things? Why do we need an agency that is handled by people only responsible to the president? Loan Guarantees start out at 10 BILLION per year and are as high as 50 BILLION dollars per year in year 10 and above.
#24 Aug 3, 2012
Additional Funding for entities under the Housing and Community Development Act(page 61). This would provide MORE funding for rehabilitation of abandoned and foreclosed properties.
EXTENSION OF EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION PROGRAM(page 95). Now we're getting to the heart of something, extend unemployment because we have no idea how to help businesses create jobs.
Re-Employment NOW program (page 100). States would apply for funding for back to work programs, and if a person took a position at 25 hours per week, the wages would be deducted form their unemployment.
Short Time Compensation Program (page 109). employees whose workweeks have been reduced by at least 10 percent, and by not more than the percentage, if any, that is determined by the State to be appropriate (but in no case more than 60 percent), are eligible for unemployment compensation. PUT MORE PEOPLE ON UNEMPLOYMENT??
Offsets – How they will pay for these programs.
Increased taxation on the following groups: Married Filing Jointly = 250,000
Head of Household = 225,000
Married Filing Separately = 125,000
200,000 for all others.
Change Depreciation for Private Jets from 7 years to 12 years. This means that business owners have to depreciate their property for longer, which means they pay higher taxes.
Deletion of Oil Subsidies and Depletion Expenses
Change Amortization for Geological and GeoPhysical Operations from 2 years to 7 years. This means higher taxation for companies performing exploration.
So it appears that the "Jobs Bill" that Obama put forth was the usual attempt at feeding his union workers and labor unions at the expense of the higher income people, AND NO JOBS FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE FOLKS THAT NEED JOBS.
IT IS NO WONDER TO ME THAT EVEN DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE DIDN'T VOTE FOR IT...IT IS A DISGRACE!!
#25 Aug 3, 2012
Just what are you trying to say? That unions are destroying this country. What about the teachers union? I'm going to ask you a question and I want you to think real hard before you answer. Do you think you could show a child how to trace their hand on a piece of paper with a crayon and then make it look like a Thanksgiving turkey... well do ya punk?
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