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Obama, Democrats push for extension of U.S. unemployment benefits

There are 99 comments on the West Australian story from Dec 27, 2013, titled Obama, Democrats push for extension of U.S. unemployment benefits. In it, West Australian reports that:

On the eve of the expiration of federal benefits for the long-term unemployed, U.S. President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies are stepping up pressure on Republicans to renew the program.

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senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#22 Dec 29, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
The Extension of unemployment benefits would have cost the same amount the Republicans cost the US Treasury and tax payers with that disastrous Shutdown.
The GOP is proving to be the gang that can't shoot straight........ this has become catch up week for Obama, while on Vacation.
Benghazi has been proven to be the scandal that never was and it's turned out the year worth of hearings and speculation and information leaks was a scam to try and change the narrative as I had stated from the real problem of Republican Budget cuts being responsible for the murder of Ambassador Steven.
The Obamacare web site processed more than 1.5 Million consumers from Oct 1 through Nov 31 and is picking up steam to obtain goals before March 30th.
After a year of being on the ropes, Obama has weathered the storm in less than a week from the lying allegations and speculation that pledged him in 2013.......... If the Republicans were smart, which they've proven not to be, they will find a way to restore unemployment and military benefits if not this is only going to add to the baggage they're carrying into the mid terms.
They wasted all that time and money on nothing.......... idiots........
That shut down came as a result of OBAMA SAYING HE WILL NOT NEGOTIATE on Obamacare. The GOP wanted him to give the same extensions to the people that he gave to the businesses and if he would have agreed there would NOT have been a shutdown. HE STILL HAD TO GIVE AN EXTENSION BECAUSE THE PROGRAM COULD NOT RUN and now we have thousands without insurance because the program still is not working correctly. He sure ended up with EGG all over his face - but of course it was the GOP'S fault.

We listened for 4 years it was Bush's fault now we hear it's the GOP fault and the insurance companies fault. Even when he LIED TO THE PEOPLE about keeping your doctors and insurance he NEVER said it was his fault.

Talk about wasted money - look at the million dollar vacations Obama has taken - he could go to Camp David like Bush did.
Cat74

Bolingbrook, IL

#23 Dec 29, 2013
The few vacations President Bush, and Laura, and the girls took they paid for out of their own pocket. That is a wonderful family.

“I laugh at Robo Posters”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#24 Dec 29, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
The few vacations President Bush, and Laura, and the girls took they paid for out of their own pocket. That is a wonderful family.
Yes, they kept going back to their HOMES, that's what families do. I hear Michele is lawyer shopping for January 2016. Barry's little cuddle caught on camera doing selfies showed she was not amused and after Vera Baker.........well, she may join Jesse and cut his nuts off.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#25 Dec 30, 2013
Another threat of impeachment, come on........ ever since Richard Nixon left the White House in complete disgrace, and Ronald Reagan committed impeachable offenses the Republicans have tried to tie a mythical impeachment on a Democrat.......

It's been 34 years since the corrupt Reagan Administration that saw Reagan underlings tossed in prison for conduct of a criminal and the Democrats refused to proceed with impeachment charges against Reagan because they were committed to Country First.

Let it go....... and accept the criminal cartel that the Republicans when in power can be.
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>DNC sends email defending Obama from impeachment possibility...
The DNC, which recently expanded its political tactics to include boycotting independent news outlets, previously supported the last president to be impeached: Bill Clinton.
Obama’s staff changed key talking points on the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack; his Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups during the 2012 election cycle; and Obama personally lied to the American people when he told them that they could keep their existing doctors and health insurance plans under Obamacare.
Obama’s expansion of executive branch authority is “setting the stage for something very dangerous in the future” according to Republican Rep. Justin Amash.
IT IS CLEAR THE LIBS ARE FEELING LESS THAN COMFORTABLE ABOUT 2014.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/28/dnc-sends-e...
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#26 Dec 30, 2013
You believing, as a supporter of the failed ideology of the Republicans that Obama was the cause of the shut down is not uncharacteristic of Right Wing Republicans who frequently refuse to accept accountability for the disasters your policies caused Americans.

That would signify you're an extremist as the majority of Americans have concluded. Most of America is resigned that you and your political beliefs are out of touch with reality.

That is just one of the many reasons that Republicans are irrelevant today.

Good luck on your trip back from obscurity.
senior citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
That shut down came as a result of OBAMA SAYING HE WILL NOT NEGOTIATE on Obamacare. The GOP wanted him to give the same extensions to the people that he gave to the businesses and if he would have agreed there would NOT have been a shutdown. HE STILL HAD TO GIVE AN EXTENSION BECAUSE THE PROGRAM COULD NOT RUN and now we have thousands without insurance because the program still is not working correctly. He sure ended up with EGG all over his face - but of course it was the GOP'S fault.
We listened for 4 years it was Bush's fault now we hear it's the GOP fault and the insurance companies fault. Even when he LIED TO THE PEOPLE about keeping your doctors and insurance he NEVER said it was his fault.
Talk about wasted money - look at the million dollar vacations Obama has taken - he could go to Camp David like Bush did.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#27 Dec 30, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
You believing, as a supporter of the failed ideology of the Republicans that Obama was the cause of the shut down is not uncharacteristic of Right Wing Republicans who frequently refuse to accept accountability for the disasters your policies caused Americans.
That would signify you're an extremist as the majority of Americans have concluded. Most of America is resigned that you and your political beliefs are out of touch with reality.
That is just one of the many reasons that Republicans are irrelevant today.
Good luck on your trip back from obscurity.
<quoted text>
The GOP is going to have to learn how to LIE, LIE, LIE and blame the DEMS for all the screw-ups - just like the DEMS currently do.

“I laugh at Robo Posters”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#28 Dec 31, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
Another threat of impeachment, come on........ ever since Richard Nixon left the White House in complete disgrace, and Ronald Reagan committed impeachable offenses the Republicans have tried to tie a mythical impeachment on a Democrat.......
It's been 34 years since the corrupt Reagan Administration that saw Reagan underlings tossed in prison for conduct of a criminal and the Democrats refused to proceed with impeachment charges against Reagan because they were committed to Country First.
Let it go....... and accept the criminal cartel that the Republicans when in power can be.
<quoted text>
Oh Pookieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee You forgot Clinton.

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#29 Dec 31, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Oh Pookieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee You forgot Clinton.
pookie: A term of endearment used for a loved one. Often used when one is aroused sexually.

lafraud, salivating, anxiously awaits his new year's eve ball drop.
Cat74

Schaumburg, IL

#30 Dec 31, 2013
Problem is we were brought up being told not to lie. People like Obama were told lying was the only way he could get through life in a white community. Neither Barack, nor Michele wanted to be reelected. They would just as soon be retired on their big check, casting the children off on Granny like any other ghetto family.

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#31 Dec 31, 2013
And so scat ends a bitter '13 and begins a bitter '14. LMAO.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#32 Dec 31, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Problem is we were brought up being told not to lie. People like Obama were told lying was the only way he could get through life in a white community. Neither Barack, nor Michele wanted to be reelected. They would just as soon be retired on their big check, casting the children off on Granny like any other ghetto family.
Cnutnip74 ends 2013 on a cnuty note.
Cat74

Schaumburg, IL

#33 Dec 31, 2013
I know the truth hurts. but it is time you took a look at it anyway. You can't run Barack again. Hillary can't out run Benghazi. Uncle Joe will do O K, but I doubt he can win. Every 3 months we have another Obamascam threshold to meet, and it just isn't looking good for your team.
concerned American

Clay City, KY

#34 Jan 1, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
The few vacations President Bush, and Laura, and the girls took they paid for out of their own pocket. That is a wonderful family.
We sure do miss him!!!

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#35 Jan 1, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
The few vacations President Bush, and Laura, and the girls took they paid for out of their own pocket. That is a wonderful family.
The taxpayers paid for their extensive excursion to Africa. Up your aricept dosage. No one misses the murderous flubs.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#36 Jan 1, 2014
senior citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
The GOP is going to have to learn how to LIE, LIE, LIE and blame the DEMS for all the screw-ups - just like the DEMS currently do.
Glad the GOP had zero to do with our economic recovery.....other than causing the need for it.....
Cat74

Des Plaines, IL

#37 Jan 1, 2014
They paid for Hillary and Chelsea to go to Africa, and they took all their favorite people with them. Of course no President in my lifetime ever made the American people provide for his Mother in law. That is that extended family thing the Africans are so proud of, right?

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#38 Jan 1, 2014
We'd all be much better off if the Dems worked as hard at reducing unemployment as they do on giving money to unemployed.

What happened to Obama's focus on jobs? By calling for extending benefits, the Dems are admitting they haven't any plan for improving the job situation. Time to get rid of these incompetents.

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#39 Jan 1, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
They paid for Hillary and Chelsea to go to Africa, and they took all their favorite people with them. Of course no President in my lifetime ever made the American people provide for his Mother in law. That is that extended family thing the Africans are so proud of, right?
Sounds like you've been snubbed and have suffered many extended-family-blowoffs from your own brood. Jealous much? LMAO.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#40 Jan 1, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Glad the GOP had zero to do with our economic recovery.....other than causing the need for it.....
Typical DEM - if its good the Dem's done it if its bad the GOP done it. The Dems have a problem with LYING to the people and when the people realize it was a lie (if you want your insurance you can keep it) then the problem is because the GOP would not help them - the Congress (House and Senate) was held by OBAMA when this POS was signed - and not one GOP signed for it.

Economic recovery - that can't be TRUE don't you remember the GOP shut down the government, threw grandma over the cliff, kept the kids from touring the WH, THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF OBAMA'S LIES.

Economic recovery is done with Obama's people changing FIGURES to read what they want them to read. Like the unemployment rate that was a LIE when he said it went down right before the election, the idiots believed him and the GOP knew better. The economic recovery rate is GOING DOWN - just another LIE FROM THE DEMS. CHECK THE REAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN THIS COUNTRY AND TELL ME HOW GREAT WE ARE DOING.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#41 Jan 1, 2014
SirPrize wrote:
We'd all be much better off if the Dems worked as hard at reducing unemployment as they do on giving money to unemployed.
What happened to Obama's focus on jobs? By calling for extending benefits, the Dems are admitting they haven't any plan for improving the job situation. Time to get rid of these incompetents.
The House wouldn't bring the Jobs Bill up for a vote - forgot that too?

"Washington (CNN)- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor flatly rejected President Obama's call for the House and Senate to hold a vote on his jobs bill by the end of the month, saying Monday the full bill, called the "American Jobs Act," won't get a vote in the House of Representatives.

Cantor criticized the President for continuing to press for a vote on the entire package, saying at his weekly session with reporters on Capitol Hill, "This all or nothing approach is unreasonable."

Instead Cantor announced the House will take up several measures this month that he believes House Republicans and the White House agree on, including the three pending free trade agreements with Korea, Colombia, and Panama."

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/...

Funny how the republicans are all geared up and ready to stick it to the American people with more "Free Trade", but won't vote on a jobs bill.

Another moron.(yeah, that be you)

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