Hoyer: Dems have 50-50 shot at House

Hoyer: Dems have 50-50 shot at House

There are 170 comments on the Politico story from Apr 24, 2012, titled Hoyer: Dems have 50-50 shot at House. In it, Politico reports that:

Minority Whip Steny Hoyer was the latest to play congressional oddsmaker, predicting Tuesday that Democrats have a fifty-fifty shot of taking back the House.

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brad

Manchester, CT

#166 May 1, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Trust me, it's not easy being anti-union and living in Michigan. You'd think they could see what the UAW has done to our economy, but they just blame it all on the "greedy CEOs".
I can somewhat relate but not near on the level you must have been exposed to.
Our state was jam packed with defense contractors that were all union.
The old timers still go on about the republicans and ceos that chased all the work overseas.LOL
At one time UTC was the biggest employer and tax payer in the state,these days its the casino.OY
Billy Ringo

Turtle Lake, ND

#167 May 1, 2012
CT is Obama country - he won it by 16 points, and he will easily win it again.
serfs up

Kissimmee, FL

#168 May 1, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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It's not like the GOP has done anything to create jobs.
In fact, your nominee Romney said he'd have let GM go out of business, costing millions of jobs across the country.
Oh yeah, the GOP is really looking out for the 99% of the population that doesn't have an elevator for their cars.....
Come on! We make inferior vehicles. You add that to a hated system of purchasing the same and a more hated system of repairs and there is not much compassion for them. Spending decade after decade purchasing American cars in many families and getting screwed over with false claims while showing some conservative leanings while so called progressives were buying the foreign brands doing their blame others mantras has ended. Soon enough, India and China will be sending cars here. And they will be superior to what we produce. The only reason the industry did not end is because of the brand loyalties that should have ended when the enlightenment began in the early 1970's follows and is not immediate. We are the people that plays the game. Not the ones who create it. That is over.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#169 May 1, 2012
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> Come on! We make inferior vehicles. You add that to a hated system of purchasing the same and a more hated system of repairs and there is not much compassion for them. Spending decade after decade purchasing American cars in many families and getting screwed over with false claims while showing some conservative leanings while so called progressives were buying the foreign brands doing their blame others mantras has ended. Soon enough, India and China will be sending cars here. And they will be superior to what we produce. The only reason the industry did not end is because of the brand loyalties that should have ended when the enlightenment began in the early 1970's follows and is not immediate. We are the people that plays the game. Not the ones who create it. That is over.
I don't support unions and I don't necessarily even support American automakers because they DO make many inferior vehicles. I buy Subarus & BMWs, also made in America but by non-union American workers.

My only point was that we couldn't allow GM to go out of business in '08 and take millions of jobs nationwide with them. That would have put the country into a true depression. The structured bankruptcy allowed GM (& Ford & Chrysler) to renegotiate UAW contracts and get significant changes to the business as usual union contracts.

Now that the economy is recovering we can let GM & Ford & Chrysler survive or fail on their own accord. I doubt the public would support another bailout.
serfs up

Kissimmee, FL

#170 May 1, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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I don't support unions and I don't necessarily even support American automakers because they DO make many inferior vehicles. I buy Subarus & BMWs, also made in America but by non-union American workers.
My only point was that we couldn't allow GM to go out of business in '08 and take millions of jobs nationwide with them. That would have put the country into a true depression. The structured bankruptcy allowed GM (& Ford & Chrysler) to renegotiate UAW contracts and get significant changes to the business as usual union contracts.
Now that the economy is recovering we can let GM & Ford & Chrysler survive or fail on their own accord. I doubt the public would support another bailout.
The economy is not recovering. otherwise we would be getting a healthy interest rate in our bank accounts and free toasters. The housing market would not be in decline still. We are in a depression. Just not the same as in the 1930's. More closer to England's at the time. They did not suffer as much as America in that one. But they came out of the eventual war as a second tier nation although with a still powerful stock market system. The most powerful in the world with New York second. We just do the dirty work now.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#171 May 1, 2012
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> The economy is not recovering. otherwise we would be getting a healthy interest rate in our bank accounts and free toasters. The housing market would not be in decline still. We are in a depression. Just not the same as in the 1930's. More closer to England's at the time. They did not suffer as much as America in that one. But they came out of the eventual war as a second tier nation although with a still powerful stock market system. The most powerful in the world with New York second. We just do the dirty work now.
Now don't go getting completely stupid on me.

The ecomony is growing. It's not great or anything, but we're still having economic growth and jobs being created.
serfs up

Kissimmee, FL

#173 May 1, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Now don't go getting completely stupid on me.
The ecomony is growing. It's not great or anything, but we're still having economic growth and jobs being created.
Nahh not stupid but weary of you. Weary of the ones who show up at the self righthous get to gethers with their caviar and champagne answers to all problems and them at the top. Meanwhile the issues around them decline while they live as kings. Funny you type as blue collar but live as a blue blood. the former governor Granholm after destroying Michigan was even given her own program to keep this idiocy going.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#174 May 1, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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I don't support unions and I don't necessarily even support American automakers because they DO make many inferior vehicles. I buy Subarus & BMWs, also made in America but by non-union American workers.
My only point was that we couldn't allow GM to go out of business in '08 and take millions of jobs nationwide with them. That would have put the country into a true depression. The structured bankruptcy allowed GM (& Ford & Chrysler) to renegotiate UAW contracts and get significant changes to the business as usual union contracts.
Now that the economy is recovering we can let GM & Ford & Chrysler survive or fail on their own accord. I doubt the public would support another bailout.
The UAW was bumped up ahead of the secured lenders, and was given stock in GM....was that legit, or an obama union payoff?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#175 May 1, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
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The UAW was bumped up ahead of the secured lenders, and was given stock in GM....was that legit, or an obama union payoff?
If true, it was probably a payoff to the union.
brad

Manchester, CT

#176 May 1, 2012
Billy Ringo wrote:
CT is Obama country - he won it by 16 points, and he will easily win it again.
That would be my guess.
We had our own form of voter intimidation that went un-reported here.
Thugs also cruised around in open air vehicles destroying all but Obama posters unchecked by the police.
Just kids having fun after the big game attitude.

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