House GOP blocks bill to extend joble...

House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

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Republicans in the House Thursday blocked a bill that would have extended jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed beyond the holiday season.

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Lawrenceville, GA

#1 Nov 18, 2010
Cut something to pay for it. That's all.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Lawrenceville, GA

#2 Nov 18, 2010
On second thought; WHERE ARE THE JOBS Blobama?

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Lawrenceville, GA

#3 Nov 18, 2010
Thirdly, What happened to "Recovery Summer?" What about "Recovery Winter?"

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Lawrenceville, GA

#4 Nov 18, 2010
Obama's "Recovery Summer" a Punch Line

Bad news follows more bad news

By Jeannine Aversa, The Associated Press
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fed concluded that economic growth had slowed over the summer.

That’s all too clear to the nearly 15 million Americans out of work, some of whom scoffed at news earlier this week that the recession had technically ended in June of last year.

Voters will go to the polls Nov. 2 for midterm elections, and polls have suggested two things:

1- They’re worried about the economy more than any other issue.
2- And they’re ready to punish Democrats.

President Barack Obama’s Democrats are at risk of losing control of the House and perhaps the Senate as well. Both parties agree there’s little the president and his party can do to change voters’ attitudes before the election.

Obama acknowledged the economic hardships many Americans are enduring, saying Monday:
"If you’re out of work right now, the only thing that you’re going to be hearing is, when do I get a job? If you’re about to lose your home, all you’re thinking about is, when can I get my home?"

The central bank’s statement Tuesday didn’t explicitly mention deflation. But it said inflation measures are "somewhat below" what’s desirable for the economy. Some economists have raised fears about a deflationary spiral ? a widespread drop in wages, prices of goods and services and the value of stocks and homes.
"They are more worried about the economy and deflation than I thought they would be," Sung Won Sohn, an economist at the Martin Smith School of Business at California State University, said of Fed officials.

If the economy keeps losing momentum, the Fed will be likelier to act when it meets again, either at its meeting Nov. 2-3 or its last regularly scheduled session of the year on Dec. 14.
If the Fed does act, chairman Ben Bernanke last month indicated a preference to buy large amounts of government debt ? a move to lower rates on mortgages, corporate loans and other debt and get people and businesses to spend more money.

Unconventional steps like that, known in economic circles as "quantitative easing," have helped the Fed’s balance sheet balloon to $2.3 trillion, nearly triple its level before the financial crisis.

Even if the Fed made such a move, economists don’t think it would help much. Already low interest rates haven’t managed to get Americans to spend much more. Companies and people alike have remained cautious as they rebuild their finances and pare debt.

Economic growth slowed in the second quarter, advancing at a pace of just 1.6 per cent, compared with 3.7 per cent growth in the first three months of the year. Growth in the third quarter is expected to be similarly weak. That raises the likelihood that the unemployment rate, already high at 9.6 per cent, could climb even higher in the months ahead.

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#5 Nov 18, 2010
The laughing liberal wrote:
On second thought; WHERE ARE THE JOBS Blobama?
Oh...

Why worry?

The jobless will just starve to death, as will their children...

Who cares?

Not you.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Lawrenceville, GA

#6 Nov 18, 2010
Federal jobless payments, which last up to 73 weeks, kick in after the state-funded 26 weeks of coverage expire. These federal benefits are divided into tiers, and the jobless must apply each time they move into a new tier.

Congress has extended the deadline to file those applications four times in the past year. The last jobless benefits extension -- which lasted six months and cost $34 billion -- faced a lot of opposition on deficit conscious Capitol Hill before it finally passed in mid-July.

The $12.5 billion bill that was on the floor Thursday needed two-thirds approval, or 275 votes, a tough hurdle. The vote was 258 to 154.

Still, the bill was the opening salvo in what's likely to be a highly charged debate on extending the safety net for the nation's millions of unemployed. While the next step is unclear, it's possible the extension will resurface in a larger bill, such as one that would extend the Bush tax cuts.

But it's also likely lawmakers won't meet the Nov. 30 deadline, meaning hundreds of thousands of people will start losing benefits. In the past, Congress has made the extension retroactive, so the jobless ultimately received all their checks.

Both House and Senate Democrats have said they would have liked to extend the deadline by a year, but the House settled on three months in hopes that it would pass more easily.

A growing chorus of Republicans say they will only support an extension if it is paid for -- which it is not at this point. They point to unspent stimulus funds as a potential pot of money.

http://money.cnn.com/2010/11/18/news/economy/...

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#7 Nov 18, 2010
heresiarch wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh...
Why worry?
The jobless will just starve to death, as will their children...
Who cares?
Not you.
We need JOBS, not more welfare dumbarse. No one starves. Plenty of churches with food kitchens and Obama has a record for FOOD STAMPS.

Simply cut something out of Obama's bloated Budget if you want more welfare sonny.
PARTISAN AHOLES SUCK

Phoenix, AZ

#8 Nov 18, 2010
heresiarch wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh...
Why worry?
The jobless will just starve to death, as will their children...
Who cares?
Not you.
Well ... seeing as how we're approaching the Christmas season, it's quite fitting for the scumbags in Washington - and their equally ambivalent scumbag lemming supporters - to adopt the Scrooge mantra:

"Are there no prisons? Are there no work-houses? If the poor are going to die, let them be on about it and further decrease the surplus population."

But at least the teabaggers in their trailers should be happy: These are the people they elected because "only Republican politicians care about the middle and lower class."

Remember, these are the same people who brought you: "Keep your god-damned government hands off my Medicare!"
Seeking truth

Dearborn, MI

#9 Nov 18, 2010
"For every dollar spent on unemployment insurance, economic activity increases by $2."

http://www.goiam.org/index.php/imail/latest/8...

The effect would be far greater and unemployment would be far lower, if our tax laws favored creating manufacturing jobs in the US, instead of encouraging the off-shoring of jobs.
PARTISAN AHOLES SUCK

Phoenix, AZ

#10 Nov 18, 2010
The laughing liberal wrote:
Cut something to pay for it. That's all.
Okay. let's bring *ALL* the troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan tomorrow and stop spending $20 BILLION PER MONTH to fund the unmonitored, unaccounted contractor gravy train in both countries.

Then we can also eliminate 20% of the Department of Defense budget that serves as support for Iraq & Afghanistan operations.

Then we can also eliminate the $22 BILLION PER MONTH paid for Pentagon contract maintenance.

All totaled: An INSTANT savings of more than $100 BILLION PER MONTH.

Let's see one of your beloved right-wingers - or any left-wingers for that matter - get behind THAT proposal.

Otherwise, every word spoken about the subject is bullsh*t.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#11 Nov 18, 2010
The laughing liberal wrote:
On second thought; WHERE ARE THE JOBS Blobama?
They are all offshore in tax shelters where the Republicans sent them. Where the F do you think they are?

Since: Mar 10

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#12 Nov 18, 2010
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>We need JOBS, not more welfare dumbarse. No one starves. Plenty of churches with food kitchens and Obama has a record for FOOD STAMPS.
Simply cut something out of Obama's bloated Budget if you want more welfare sonny.
Good.

Let's cut war funding.

I'm for that.
Mothra

Othello, WA

#13 Nov 18, 2010
Lots of unspent stimulus money left.

Pelosi: Unemployment insurance is one of the biggest stimulants to our economy and it creates jobs.

Wasn't Obama's stimulus plan supposed to create jobs and stimulate the economy?

Hmmm.... unspent money to stimulate the economy and a program that stimulates the economy.....

Can no one connect the dots?

Since: Mar 10

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#14 Nov 18, 2010
PARTISAN AHOLES SUCK wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay. let's bring *ALL* the troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan tomorrow and stop spending $20 BILLION PER MONTH to fund the unmonitored, unaccounted contractor gravy train in both countries.
Then we can also eliminate 20% of the Department of Defense budget that serves as support for Iraq & Afghanistan operations.
Then we can also eliminate the $22 BILLION PER MONTH paid for Pentagon contract maintenance.
All totaled: An INSTANT savings of more than $100 BILLION PER MONTH.
Let's see one of your beloved right-wingers - or any left-wingers for that matter - get behind THAT proposal.
Otherwise, every word spoken about the subject is bullsh*t.
Well said.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#15 Nov 18, 2010
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>We need JOBS, not more welfare dumbarse. No one starves. Plenty of churches with food kitchens and Obama has a record for FOOD STAMPS.
Simply cut something out of Obama's bloated Budget if you want more welfare sonny.
Unemployment benefits are not welfare. It is insurance you pay for while working. But like all other insurance they are fast on taking your money but when it come time for them to pay it is a all together different story.
Reality Check

Houston, TX

#16 Nov 18, 2010
The laughing liberal wrote:
Cut something to pay for it. That's all.
Let's cut ALL CONGRESSIONAL SALARIES and PRESIDENTIAL SALARY, LL CZARS, and CABINET MEMBERS..........that would be a good start.
NW Hominid

Auburn, WA

#17 Nov 18, 2010
PARTISAN AHOLES SUCK wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay. let's bring *ALL* the troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan tomorrow and stop spending $20 BILLION PER MONTH to fund the unmonitored, unaccounted contractor gravy train in both countries.
Then we can also eliminate 20% of the Department of Defense budget that serves as support for Iraq & Afghanistan operations.
Then we can also eliminate the $22 BILLION PER MONTH paid for Pentagon contract maintenance.
All totaled: An INSTANT savings of more than $100 BILLION PER MONTH.
Let's see one of your beloved right-wingers - or any left-wingers for that matter - get behind THAT proposal.
Otherwise, every word spoken about the subject is bullsh*t.
Sounds like the best option to save funds, bring our troops home!
Lance Winslow

Los Gatos, CA

#18 Nov 18, 2010
PARTISAN AHOLES SUCK wrote:
<quoted text>
Well ... seeing as how we're approaching the Christmas season, it's quite fitting for the scumbags in Washington - and their equally ambivalent scumbag lemming supporters - to adopt the Scrooge mantra:
"Are there no prisons? Are there no work-houses? If the poor are going to die, let them be on about it and further decrease the surplus population."
But at least the teabaggers in their trailers should be happy: These are the people they elected because "only Republican politicians care about the middle and lower class."
Remember, these are the same people who brought you: "Keep your god-damned government hands off my Medicare!"
Republicans will support the working class as soon as they figure out how to make a buck out of it.

Since: Mar 10

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#19 Nov 18, 2010
Reality Check wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's cut ALL CONGRESSIONAL SALARIES and PRESIDENTIAL SALARY, LL CZARS, and CABINET MEMBERS..........that would be a good start.
Don't forget Congressional healthcare for life... and their families...

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#20 Nov 18, 2010
PARTISAN AHOLES SUCK wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay. let's bring *ALL* the troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan tomorrow and stop spending $20 BILLION PER MONTH to fund the unmonitored, unaccounted contractor gravy train in both countries.
Then we can also eliminate 20% of the Department of Defense budget that serves as support for Iraq & Afghanistan operations.
Then we can also eliminate the $22 BILLION PER MONTH paid for Pentagon contract maintenance.
All totaled: An INSTANT savings of more than $100 BILLION PER MONTH.
Let's see one of your beloved right-wingers - or any left-wingers for that matter - get behind THAT proposal.
Otherwise, every word spoken about the subject is bullsh*t.
The reich wingers are not getting behind anything. They asked Michelle Bachman and a number of the Teapublican big mouths if they would like to sit on the Appropriations Committee. That is the committee that decides what money is to be spent and how it is to be spent. It is the committee that decides how much we will cut or increase the budget. They all declined because they all prefer sitting around criticizing everybody else’s decision while refusing to make any of they own. This is so typical Teapublican. They don’t actually stand for anything. They are just against Democrats so they must wait for Democrats to announce their position first before the Teapublicans can now what their own position on an issue is.

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