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Democrats cling to Empire State of mind, face possible loss of seats in tough election year

There are 27 comments on the WPMT-TV York story from Jul 10, 2010, titled Democrats cling to Empire State of mind, face possible loss of seats in tough election year. In it, WPMT-TV York reports that:

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Since: Sep 09

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#24 Jul 11, 2010
independent wrote:
The democrats had it all, the Presidency, congress and the media, but they couldn't handle the power. They would not listen to what the American people wanted and needed, they had their own agenda.
And that is why in Nov. the Dems will be put out in a lot of areas. Yeah some will hold their seats.
In those districts it will be those die hards who do not see what is happening, and will vote for the same demoloser who sold them out.
independent

United States

#25 Jul 11, 2010
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Their agenda was doing what the majority elected them to do in '08. I agree they haven't done ALL that the people wanted, but they still have 6 more years to finish the job. It will be much easier once the rest of the teabagging GOPasaurs are finally gone.
The majority did not want health-care shoved down their throats with out knowing what it entailed, they do not want amnesty, they do not want open borders, they do not want 10% unemployment, they do not want cap and trade, they do not want tax cheats, they do not want communist sympathizers, they do not want raciest in charge, they do not want Obama NOW!

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#26 Jul 11, 2010
Thirty-four states already cut higher education aid and twenty-five states already reduced grade school aid. Twenty-Seven states have reduced health care benefits for low-income people. Twenty-six states have hiring freezes. Twenty-two states have lowered employee''s wages. Thirteen states have announced layoffs. Federal aid to the states has already being reduced. The worst is yet to come. 2010 will bring the loss of many jobs in public sector as well as the private sector. Experts say any chance of a turn around will not happen now. The US is broke and has the worst debt in the world.
The bankruptcies should happen in 2010 and many of the other problems have already begun. In 2010, 37 Governors face re-election and 46 states will chose their legislatures. The reality is to keep the states spending budgets up; taxes will have to be increased. When you have a lot of people out of work and a lot of failed businesses this means big tax hikes and raising taxes for those able to survive in a down economy is just going to make it harder for them to make it in the long run. Of course out of work people are short term oriented and can care less about down the road.
Things look like the politicians are going to try and run with upside down budgets but they will run out of money and then have to make some hard choices when they are up against the wall. In a state with high unemployment, who is going to vote for a politician who says we need to pull our belts in and run with a balanced budget and a sound economic policy and this will mean spending cuts and job cuts. Now the politician who says well we need to make jobs, extend unemployment benefits, send the kids to school and college, keep the medical aid coming, and keep the spending up is going to get elected. Then when the spenders get elected what are they going to do?
A study, conducted by the Pew Center on the States, found that California, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island and Wisconsin are among the most bankrupt states in the country. The only ones not run top-to-bottom by Democrats were Arizona, Florida and Nevada…all of which have huge illegal immigration problems.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#28 Jul 11, 2010
independent wrote:
<quoted text>The majority did not want health-care shoved down their throats with out knowing what it entailed, they do not want amnesty, they do not want open borders, they do not want 10% unemployment, they do not want cap and trade, they do not want tax cheats, they do not want communist sympathizers, they do not want raciest in charge, they do not want Obama NOW!
The majority also don't want to return to the days of Bush & the GOPasaurs, which is why they will swallow their bitter pill and re-elect the Dems, including Obama in 2012.

“"Beau-Se'ant”

Since: Jan 09

Manchester

#29 Jul 11, 2010
call me roy wrote:
Thirty-four states already cut higher education aid and twenty-five states already reduced grade school aid. Twenty-Seven states have reduced health care benefits for low-income people. Twenty-six states have hiring freezes. Twenty-two states have lowered employee''s wages. Thirteen states have announced layoffs. Federal aid to the states has already being reduced. The worst is yet to come. 2010 will bring the loss of many jobs in public sector as well as the private sector. Experts say any chance of a turn around will not happen now. The US is broke and has the worst debt in the world.
The bankruptcies should happen in 2010 and many of the other problems have already begun. In 2010, 37 Governors face re-election and 46 states will chose their legislatures. The reality is to keep the states spending budgets up; taxes will have to be increased. When you have a lot of people out of work and a lot of failed businesses this means big tax hikes and raising taxes for those able to survive in a down economy is just going to make it harder for them to make it in the long run. Of course out of work people are short term oriented and can care less about down the road.
Things look like the politicians are going to try and run with upside down budgets but they will run out of money and then have to make some hard choices when they are up against the wall. In a state with high unemployment, who is going to vote for a politician who says we need to pull our belts in and run with a balanced budget and a sound economic policy and this will mean spending cuts and job cuts. Now the politician who says well we need to make jobs, extend unemployment benefits, send the kids to school and college, keep the medical aid coming, and keep the spending up is going to get elected. Then when the spenders get elected what are they going to do?
A study, conducted by the Pew Center on the States, found that California, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island and Wisconsin are among the most bankrupt states in the country. The only ones not run top-to-bottom by Democrats were Arizona, Florida and Nevada…all of which have huge illegal immigration problems.
Great post Roy. Figure New York in that mode, bankrupted by the democratically controlled Governor, Assembly, and Senate. Over 9 billion in debt right now, projected to 44 billion next year if massive cuts don't happen.
They've made one move already, and it's significant for the future: all new incoming state employee hires will have to work until the minimum age of 65 to retire, as opposed to the previous minimum age of 55.
Rex Wayne

Belle Vernon, PA

#30 Jul 11, 2010
The laughing liberal wrote:
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I watched the (D) Chris Matthes show this morning and his poll asked "Why is Obama doing so Poorly":
Answer: INCOMPETENCE
When this kenyan first showed up I knew he was incompetent but I also knew that the weak liberals wanted to please the Muslims so they figured if we give this Obama guy the green light to run for President we can exert control over the people of our country which has been the DNC's objective forever. Carter flunked , Clinton flunked, and when Bush took control the liberals went completely insane so they begin a campaign to discredit everthing Bush did. Today we have trillion dollar deficits, terror attacks on US soil and military bases, an oil disaster which the liberals love and hope it will not be fixed anytime soon. Saul Alinsky and Karl Marx would be very proud of the brainless scum who can't get to a dictatorship fast enough and with an undocumented president no less!

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#36 Jul 12, 2010
The laughing liberal wrote:
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Great Post.
I'm honored to get a "great post" reply from you...Thanks!

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