Earmark Fight Poses Problem for Harry Reid, Dean Heller

Feb 27, 2012 Full story: Roll Call 16

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will open himself up to conservatives' criticism if he fights for a $45 million earmark that would create jobs in his home state of Nevada.

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Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#1 Feb 27, 2012
But LORD forbid you pass a budget in the past 3 years, right ???

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Since: Feb 08

Norman, Oklahoma

#2 Feb 28, 2012
"[W]ould create jobs," is the part of the sentence that the GOP hates the most...

Since: Dec 07

Flint, TX

#3 Feb 28, 2012
Michael Allred wrote:
"[W]ould create jobs," is the part of the sentence that the GOP hates the most...
So tell us what jobs were created by the dems from 2006 to now?

Shovel ready, zero. Cash for clunkers,nada, Solyndra, bankrupt (execs will get millions from taxpayers), Fisker, bankrupt
Obamacare already prevnting compainies from hiring.

Red states--created millions of jobs, nobama takes credit. It's come out later in the year.

Please don't bore us with the "saved the auto industry" line. GM is not the entire auto industry, and Bush gave them their first loan.

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Since: Aug 08

usa

#5 Feb 28, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
So tell us what jobs were created by the dems from 2006 to now?
Shovel ready, zero. Cash for clunkers,nada, Solyndra, bankrupt (execs will get millions from taxpayers), Fisker, bankrupt
Obamacare already prevnting compainies from hiring.
Red states--created millions of jobs, nobama takes credit. It's come out later in the year.
Please don't bore us with the "saved the auto industry" line. GM is not the entire auto industry, and Bush gave them their first loan.
hey, give him a little credit, at least he didn't play the race card!

Since: Dec 07

Flint, TX

#6 Feb 28, 2012
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
hey, give him a little credit, at least he didn't play the race card!
I must've hit a nerve, he was the one probably had the post removed! LMAO
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#7 Feb 28, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
So tell us what jobs were created by the dems from 2006 to now?
Shovel ready, zero. Cash for clunkers,nada, Solyndra, bankrupt (execs will get millions from taxpayers), Fisker, bankrupt
Obamacare already prevnting compainies from hiring.
Red states--created millions of jobs, nobama takes credit. It's come out later in the year.
Please don't bore us with the "saved the auto industry" line. GM is not the entire auto industry, and Bush gave them their first loan.
House Republicans have had their majority since 2010 and
haven't produced a single jobs bill. They will get credit for nothing.

“Put the X Back in X-Mas.”

Since: Feb 08

Norman, Oklahoma

#8 Feb 28, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
So tell us what jobs were created by the dems from 2006 to now?
Oh, yeah, you're using that GOP math where lowering unemployment numbers mean that more people are out of work.

But as you brought up the topic, what happened to all the jobs Bush's tax cuts were to create? Again, according to your math, the 2008 crash should never have happened and everyone in the country would be working full-time jobs.

I mean, if the 1% are really the job creators...

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Since: Feb 08

Norman, Oklahoma

#9 Feb 28, 2012
carey529 wrote:
hey, give him a little credit, at least he didn't play the race card!
You mean the card played by the tea bagger from Alaska who filed for Obama to be removed from the ballot on the basis of race?

You guys are far more transparent than you hoped...; heh

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Since: Feb 08

Norman, Oklahoma

#10 Feb 28, 2012
Gary wrote:
House Republicans have had their majority since 2010 and haven't produced a single jobs bill. They will get credit for nothing.
They've introduced countless measures to attack pretty much anyone who's *not* a white, male, rich fundementalist Christian. They paired this with a bizarre obsession with inserting foreign objects into women against their will.

Plus, they tried to destroy Medicare, Social Security and pretty much anything designed to help people who make less than a million dollars a year.

Oh, and they also tried to destroy all of those pesky rules for clean air, safe food and water, and roads and bridges not falling on people.

So, no, the GOP wil certainly get credit for all of that...

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Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#11 Feb 28, 2012
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
House Republicans have had their majority since 2010 and
haven't produced a single jobs bill. They will get credit for nothing.
It's NOT their job to produce a "jobs bill".

The Senate has been controlled by the Democrats since The Obamaniac took office and they have NEVER passed a federal budget. NOT ONCE ! Are you aware of that ???

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Since: Feb 08

Norman, Oklahoma

#12 Feb 28, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
It's NOT their job to produce a "jobs bill".
So, you agree with the GOP/Tea Bagger caucus that the job of the House of Representatives is to take as many vacations as possible.

Well, in that case, if your position is that their only purpose for existence is to take up space hand out grants to oil companies, bankers, and corporations sending all the jobs overseas, then I can see why you'd support them...

Since: May 11

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#13 Feb 29, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
So tell us what jobs were created by the dems from 2006 to now?
Shovel ready, zero. Cash for clunkers,nada, Solyndra, bankrupt (execs will get millions from taxpayers), Fisker, bankrupt
Obamacare already prevnting compainies from hiring.
Red states--created millions of jobs, nobama takes credit. It's come out later in the year.
Please don't bore us with the "saved the auto industry" line. GM is not the entire auto industry, and Bush gave them their first loan.
If Obama had single-handedly saved the Titanic from sinking, you would find fault with it.

Not sure where you live, but my state is one of the one's where unemployment was very high, businesses were closing and foreclosures ranked 2 or 3 in the country. We are NOW seeing some recovery. Businesses are opening. Hiring is going on. The housing market is still bad because greedy contractors and banks allowed overbuilding, but foreclosures are slowing down.

There is a recovery going on, you just refuse to admit it. I remember who was president when the economy crashed. Hasn't been that long ago. And I refuse to vote for another of that party knowing that they never have and never will have the best interest of Americans at heart.

A few years back the company I work for sent out a message saying "no overtime unless it has a documented reason and is signed off on." Hmmmm. Overtime was never a problem in the past, so we chalked it up to powers-that-be getting cheap.

Later we found out, it wasn't our company at all, but changes that worthless GWB made to labor laws to yet screw the working class even more.

Bush attack on overtime pay passes House
By Joanne Laurier
29 July 2003

On July 10 the House of Representatives voted 213-210 for a measure, proposed by the Bush administration, that represents an historic attack on the 40-hour week and gives employers the power to extract overtime without compensation. The measure would overhaul rules for overtime pay adversely affecting millions of working people.

The House passed regulatory changes first proposed March 31 by the Department of Labor (DOL) that could make millions of white-collar employees ineligible for overtime pay. By revamping standards for the classification of salaried workers, employers will be able to transfer millions of hourly workers to salaried status, thereby exempting them from being legally eligible for overtime pay.

Over 8 million white-collar workers making between $22,101 and $65,000 could become ineligible to receive overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week, according to a briefing paper released by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a liberal think tank with links to the trade unions.

“The administration’s proposal would create, in effect, a massive subsidy to employers paid for by their employees,” said EPI study author Ross Eisenbrey in an institute press release.“As more employers take advantage of the new rules, it will create a rush-to-the-bottom pressure that will eventually force even reluctant employers to participate in order to keep their labor costs competitive.” The report criticizes DOL estimates that minimize the effects of the proposed regulation which could be in place by the fall.

Although the DOL’s new proposal would raise the salary level under which all employees are protected from $155 ($170 for professionals) to $425 per week, it will over time protect fewer and fewer workers because it is not indexed for inflation.

Do you think for one minute Republicans give a DAMN about PEOPLE????? NO, they do NOT! Continue to vote for these bastards and the majority of Americans will find themselves working for less and less while a select few in this country grow richer and richer.

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#14 Feb 29, 2012
Michael Allred wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you agree with the GOP/Tea Bagger caucus that the job of the House of Representatives is to take as many vacations as possible.
Well, in that case, if your position is that their only purpose for existence is to take up space hand out grants to oil companies, bankers, and corporations sending all the jobs overseas, then I can see why you'd support them...
I see you edited out my second paragraph. Why is that ?

Why have teh Democrats in the Senate not passed a federal budget the entire time that The Obamaniac has bene in office ???

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Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#15 Feb 29, 2012
PayThat CEO wrote:
<quoted text>
If Obama had single-handedly saved the Titanic from sinking, you would find fault with it.
Not sure where you live, but my state is one of the one's where unemployment was very high, businesses were closing and foreclosures ranked 2 or 3 in the country. We are NOW seeing some recovery. Businesses are opening. Hiring is going on. The housing market is still bad because greedy contractors and banks allowed overbuilding, but foreclosures are slowing down.
There is a recovery going on, you just refuse to admit it. I remember who was president when the economy crashed. Hasn't been that long ago. And I refuse to vote for another of that party knowing that they never have and never will have the best interest of Americans at heart.
A few years back the company I work for sent out a message saying "no overtime unless it has a documented reason and is signed off on." Hmmmm. Overtime was never a problem in the past, so we chalked it up to powers-that-be getting cheap.
Later we found out, it wasn't our company at all, but changes that worthless GWB made to labor laws to yet screw the working class even more.
Bush attack on overtime pay passes House
By Joanne Laurier
29 July 2003
On July 10 the House of Representatives voted 213-210 for a measure, proposed by the Bush administration, that represents an historic attack on the 40-hour week and gives employers the power to extract overtime without compensation. The measure would overhaul rules for overtime pay adversely affecting millions of working people.
The House passed regulatory changes first proposed March 31 by the Department of Labor (DOL) that could make millions of white-collar employees ineligible for overtime pay. By revamping standards for the classification of salaried workers, employers will be able to transfer millions of hourly workers to salaried status, thereby exempting them from being legally eligible for overtime pay.
Over 8 million white-collar workers making between $22,101 and $65,000 could become ineligible to receive overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week, according to a briefing paper released by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a liberal think tank with links to the trade unions.
“The administration’s proposal would create, in effect, a massive subsidy to employers paid for by their employees,” said EPI study author Ross Eisenbrey in an institute press release.“As more employers take advantage of the new rules, it will create a rush-to-the-bottom pressure that will eventually force even reluctant employers to participate in order to keep their labor costs competitive.” The report criticizes DOL estimates that minimize the effects of the proposed regulation which could be in place by the fall.
Although the DOL’s new proposal would raise the salary level under which all employees are protected from $155 ($170 for professionals) to $425 per week, it will over time protect fewer and fewer workers because it is not indexed for inflation.
Do you think for one minute Republicans give a DAMN about PEOPLE????? NO, they do NOT! Continue to vote for these bastards and the majority of Americans will find themselves working for less and less while a select few in this country grow richer and richer.
The Obamaniac is an Evil man. It's really just that simple. Why ? BECAUSE he is a socialist. He has NO RESPECT for the U.S. Constitution, and the Liberties and RIGHTS it protects. He SWORE to protect and defend it, and instead he trashes it. He's a socialist who worships ONLY at the alter of Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin & Uncle Joe Stalin.

He is Evil. PURE EVIL.

Yes, it's really just that simple.

And ONCE AGAIN, I have been Fair. And Balanced.

“Put the X Back in X-Mas.”

Since: Feb 08

Norman, Oklahoma

#16 Feb 29, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
I see you edited out my second paragraph. Why is that ?
Because you don't actually understand what editing means.

I addressed the only point you were ineptly trying to make.

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Since: Feb 08

Norman, Oklahoma

#17 Feb 29, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
He is Evil. PURE EVIL.
Wow, you must cross the street when a black person walks across your television screen...

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