Once again, Republicans reject their own plan

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Typical

Lemont, IL

#1 Aug 4, 2013
Only hours after President Obama proposed a new "grand bargain" for job creation, Republican leaders quickly condemned the idea. On Tuesday, the President spoke at an Amazon.com warehouse in Tennessee, where he unveiled a new plan that paired corporate tax cuts with infrastructure spending, in an effort to gain bipartisan support. However, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was quick to criticize the president's proposal, saying, "It's just a further-left version of a widely panned plan he already proposed two years ago, this time with extra goodies for tax-and-spend-liberals."


The Republican lawmaker refused to acknowledge that President Obama's plan did exactly what GOP leaders have been calling for - lower the corporate tax rate and simplify the tax code. Instead, Senator McConnell focused in on infrastructure spending, calling it "extra goodies," and ignoring the fact that it would put many Americans back to work. This out-of-the-gate obstruction is just more Republican economic terrorism. They will oppose anything that the President proposes, no matter how many Republican ideas are included.


Republicans in Congress would rather create another manufactured debt crisis, so that they can blame President Obama for the damage that crisis inflicts on our economy. But, more and more Americans are recognizing that the goal of the GOP's insurgency strategy is not to help our economy, or put Americans back to work - it's simply to oppose anything and everything President Obama stands for.


As the President said during a speech last week, it's time for Republicans to stop being against everything, and tell the American people what it is they actually stand for. Because as it looks now, the only thing Republicans will spend their time on, is making sure that nothing the President proposes ever actually gets done.
Lockport Opinion

Lockport, IL

#2 Aug 5, 2013
Many Republicans aren't trying to fix the economy, they are trying to prove that a black president will destroy our country, ruin our financial system and bring in his muslim buddies to take over.

It's absolutely insane. He could put forth the exact same bill or plan and they would veto it.
Lockport Local

Lockport, IL

#3 Aug 5, 2013
Lockport Opinion wrote:
Many Republicans aren't trying to fix the economy, they are trying to prove that a black president will destroy our country, ruin our financial system and bring in his muslim buddies to take over.
It's absolutely insane. He could put forth the exact same bill or plan and they would veto it.
How many Trillion of debt with a T has he run up in the last 5 years? This is not leadership!
wrongo

Lemont, IL

#4 Aug 7, 2013
Lockport Local wrote:
<quoted text>How many Trillion of debt with a T has he run up in the last 5 years? This is not leadership!
Nowhere NEAR as much as your buddy George Dubya!!

Wanna talk about "leadership"?? Here's all of George Dubya's "LEADERSHIP" accomplishments:

•Attacked and took over two countries.
•Spent the surplus and bankrupted the treasury.
•Shattered record for biggest annual deficit in history.
•Set economic record for most private bankruptcies filed in any 12-month period.
•Set all-time record for biggest drop in the history of the stock market.
•First president in decades to execute a federal prisoner.
•First president in U.S. history to enter office with a criminal record.
•First year in office set the all-time record for most days on vacation by any president in U.S. history.
•After taking the entire month of August off for vacation, presided over the worst security failure in U.S. history.
•Set the record for most campaign fundraising trips than any other president in U.S. history.
•In his first two years in office over 2 million Americans lost their job.
•Cut unemployment benefits for more out of work Americans than any president in U.S. history.
•Set the all-time record for most foreclosures in a 12-month period.
•Appointed more convicted criminals to administration positions than any president in U.S. history.
•Set the record for the least amount of press conferences than any president since the advent of television.
•Signed more laws and executive orders amending the Constitution than any president in U.S. history.
•Presided over the biggest energy crises in U.S. history and refused to intervene when corruption was revealed.
•Presided over the highest gasoline prices in U.S. history and refused to use the national reserves as past presidents have.
•Cut healthcare benefits for war veterans.
•Set the all-time record for most people worldwide to simultaneously take to the streets to protest him (15 million people), shattering the record for protest against any person in the history of mankind.
•Dissolved more international treaties than any president in U.S. history.
•His presidency is the most secretive and unaccountable of any in U.S. history.
•Members of his cabinet are the richest of any administration in U.S. history (the 'poorest' multimillionaire, Condoleezza Rice, has an Exxon oil tanker named after her).
•First president in U.S. history to have all 50 states of the Union simultaneously go bankrupt.
•Presided over the biggest corporate stock market fraud of any market in any country in the history of the world.
•First president in U.S. history to order a U.S. attack and military occupation of a sovereign nation.
•Created the largest government department bureaucracy in the history of the United States.
•Set the all-time record for biggest annual budget spending increases, more than any president in U.S. history.

WHOA!! DIDJA catch that last one!?!?!? ALL-TIME RECORD FOR BIGGEST ANNUAL BUDGET SPENDING INCREASES!!! So, STFU!
wrongo

Lemont, IL

#5 Aug 7, 2013
OMG! THERE'S MORE!!!:

•First president in U.S. history to unilaterally attack a sovereign nation against the will of the United Nations and the world community.
•First president to run and hide when the U.S. came under attack (and then lied saying the enemy had the code to Air Force 1)
•First U.S. president to establish a secret shadow government.
•Took the biggest world sympathy for the U.S. after 9/11, and in less than a year made the U.S. the most resented country in the world (possibly the biggest diplomatic failure in U.S. and world history).
•With a policy of 'disengagement' created the most hostile Israeli-Palestine relations in at least 30 years.
•Fist U.S. president in history to have a majority of the people of Europe (71%) view his presidency as the biggest threat to world peace and stability.
•First U.S. president in history to have the people of South Korea more threatened by the U.S. than their immediate neighbor, North Korea.
•Changed US policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded government contracts.
•Set all-time record for number of administration appointees who violated U.S. law by not selling huge investments in corporations bidding for government contracts.
•Failed to fulfill his pledge to get Osama Bin Laden 'dead or alive.'
•Failed to capture the anthrax killer who tried to murder the leaders of our country at the United States Capital building.
•Following the 9/11 attacks he successfully prevented any public investigation into the biggest security failure in the history of the United States.
•Removed more freedoms and civil liberties for Americans than any other president in U.S. history.
•In a little over two years created the most divided country in decades, possibly the most divided the U.S. has ever been since the Civil War.
•Entered office with the strongest economy in U.S. history and in less than two years turned every single economic category heading straight down.

Yeah, those Republicans sure know ALL ABOUT "Leadership!!" Don't EVEN get me started on Reagan!!
get real

Chicago, IL

#6 Aug 8, 2013
How long are you going to keep up the
"blame Bush" act?

he sure was not one of the better Presidents,
Obama is even making Jimmy Carter look good.

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