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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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LOL

Bradenton, FL

#1030 Dec 8, 2010
Oval office meeting with obama and mcconnell......

obama: nice tie mitch....

mcconnell: thanks, whos your tailor, great suit.

15 minutes of silence.........

mcconnell: you want to give a press statement today about our ongoing negotiations or you want me to do it......

obama: you can do it today, I need a nap, I'll do it tommorrow.

mcconnell: ok, keep em hangin.

obama: thanks, you too.

“I'm not nuts. Just different”

Since: Mar 08

Cheswold, Delaware.

#1031 Dec 8, 2010
LOL wrote:
Oval office meeting with obama and mcconnell......
obama: nice tie mitch....
mcconnell: thanks, whos your tailor, great suit.
15 minutes of silence.........
mcconnell: you want to give a press statement today about our ongoing negotiations or you want me to do it......
obama: you can do it today, I need a nap, I'll do it tommorrow.
mcconnell: ok, keep em hangin.
obama: thanks, you too.
Probably closer to the truth than anyone wants to admit!
LOL
Uncommon Sense

Phoenix, AZ

#1033 Dec 8, 2010
Wartime wrote:
<quoted text>
ROFLMAO!
I see, so because the Bush RHINO republicans overspent, that makes it ok for the progressive democRATS to double down on it?
And it's ok that the progressive Pelosi/Reid democratic cabal, since winning the 2006 midterms and taking control of the House and Senate, increased it to $455 billion before Bush left office, and ultimately to $1.42 trillion (FY 2009), an increase of $1.26 trillion or 776%?
And it's ok that those same democrats added $4 trillion (+45.3%) to the national debt ($3 trillion under Obama)?
And it's ok that they increased the debt limit by $5.33 trillion (+59.4%)?
And it's ok that they turned the projected $800 billion surplus over the ten-year period FY 2008-2017 into a $9.7 trillion deficit, a $10.5 trillion worsening of the budget outlook?
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The same month Democrats took control of Congress (January 2007), the CBO, under then CBO Director Peter Orszag, projected an $800 billion surplus over the ten-year period FY 2008-2017. Today, covering the same period—including the actual deficits from FY 2008 and FY 2009—as well as what the President proposes in his budget for fiscal years 2011 through 2017, that $800 billion surplus turns into a $9.7 trillion deficit. This is a $10.5 trillion worsening of the budget outlook in three years of Democrat control of the Congress.
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Democrat fiscal damage incarnate, in 5 consecutive posts....
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/T9BKF6...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/T9BKF6...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/T9BKF6...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/T9BKF6...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/T9BKF6...
How much of a MORON are you that you actually think citing a bunch of your OWN MORONIC OPINION POSTS somehow equates to PROOF of yet ANOTHER of your MORONIC OPINION posts?

You're almost too stupid to be believed, moron a.k.a. "The Laughing Liberal" a.k.a., "American_Infidel" a.k.a., "the Messiah" a.k.a., "Vance1" a.k.a. half a dozen other names you use to agree with yourself.

Calling you a retard would be an insult to people who are too retarded to pronounce the word "retard".

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#1035 Dec 9, 2010
Abner wrote:
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Didn't you hear?
Palin and her buddy Michelle Bachman are against earmarks, but feel that some earmarks should be "re-defined" to not include infrastructure projects. Like the bridge to nowhere..
Of course both McConnell and Boehner think eliminating earmarks is "an important move to reduce the runaway deficit".. Even though it accounts for only 1/2 of 1% of the total deficit.
Adding 800 billion to the deficit (that will be borrowed from China and other undisclosed Middle Eastern countries) to extend the bush tax cuts to the wealthiest 2%..is ok, though.
Why are you lying so openly, have you no pride in what your mother would think of you.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#1036 Dec 9, 2010
BobbySomers wrote:
<quoted text>Probably closer to the truth than anyone wants to admit!
LOL
Yep, there must be a secret award in washington for posturing.
MyKidsMom

Puyallup, WA

#1037 Dec 9, 2010
Abner wrote:
<quoted text>
Didn't you hear?
Palin and her buddy Michelle Bachman are against earmarks, but feel that some earmarks should be "re-defined" to not include infrastructure projects. Like the bridge to nowhere..
Of course both McConnell and Boehner think eliminating earmarks is "an important move to reduce the runaway deficit".. Even though it accounts for only 1/2 of 1% of the total deficit.
Adding 800 billion to the deficit (that will be borrowed from China and other undisclosed Middle Eastern countries) to extend the bush tax cuts to the wealthiest 2%..is ok, though.
Painfully true.
They hesitate to call it "trickle down economics" because it's a clear reference to Reagan's voodoo economic plan that Bush resurrected in 2001.
This according to the Bureau of Labor 02/09/2004:
http://www.bls.gov/oco/.04wac_opub2004.htm
"Tax cuts for the wealthy haven't created confidence for U.S. households or employers. There are 2.3 million fewer jobs than in February 2001 -- a month after President Bush took office. That is the worst sustained period of job loss since jobs data began at the end of the Great Depression.."
From the Institute Of Economic Policy"
Unless things turn around very soon, Bush will have presided over the first administration since Herbert Hoover's to end with fewer jobs than it started with.
http://www.epi.org/publications/entry/webfeat...

And yet, the republican party is perfectly comfortable holding the middle class hostage to continue a policy that has been proven to not work, in fact, inflicts serious damage to the economy, especially at a time when the economy is as fragile as it is now.
Abner

Tacoma, WA

#1038 Dec 9, 2010
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>I hope your Grandkids love the 700 billion dollars the Republicans just through on to the national debt.
Tea party republican Andy Harris, a doctor who defeated Democrat Frank Kratovil in Maryland, ran on a platform to "defeat Obamacare" and "stop the deficit bleeding"..even though extending the tax cuts for the wealthy will add 800 billion to the deficit.

Now he's upset because his government health care doesn't start right away.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/451 ...

I remember thinking during the campaign, that for a doctor, he doesn't seem to be very bright.

He says there should be some sort of way to carry over his old insurance or opt in to another plan in the meantime.

There would have been, if not for the republican opposition. It was called the public option.
Shady Lady

United States

#1039 Dec 9, 2010
The meeting to decide what to do with the Obama tax cuts, and 13 month extention for unemployment checks was between McConnell, and V P Biden. Obama wasn't even there. It's a done deal.
Shady Lady

United States

#1040 Dec 9, 2010
The unemployment rate will begin to come down as we begin to see more investment now that the Republicans are in charge of the House. Ford is investing $600 million dollars in a new production plant in Kentucky. They will create 1,800 jobs. The money those workers spend in the community will create hundreds of additional jobs. This is the way to rebuild the economy, not by throwing taxpayer money at the unemployed.
Voice of Reality

Colonial Heights, VA

#1041 Dec 9, 2010
Shady Lady wrote:
The unemployment rate will begin to come down as we begin to see more investment now that the Republicans are in charge of the House. Ford is investing $600 million dollars in a new production plant in Kentucky. They will create 1,800 jobs. The money those workers spend in the community will create hundreds of additional jobs. This is the way to rebuild the economy, not by throwing taxpayer money at the unemployed.
There is another good side on the Ford investment in production in Kentucky, Kentucky is a right to work state. Can we say a fond farewell to the UAW?
Shady Lady

Westmont, IL

#1042 Dec 10, 2010
Kentucky is a right to work state. We have to ask the Unions to be realistic about their salaries, and benefits. They are bankrupting our Corporations. My main complaint about Unions is their work force. Half work their backsides off, and have to cover for the other half that lays around finding places to hide out to take naps, or recover from their hangover. We only had 1 car when we first got out of the Navy, and my husband became a Union pipefitter. I would pick him up after work, and you could tell the workers from the stumble bums.

Since: May 10

Salinas, CA

#1043 Dec 10, 2010
Packing Heat wrote:
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You are correct on some of what you write but it is the,“all other government agencies” part that has me concerned.
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas, which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical.
Thomas Jefferson
PERHAPS CONTEXT?

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." --Thomas Jefferson: Bill for Religious Freedom, 1779. Papers 2:545

http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-jeffq...

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