"Congress must abandon its politically driven refusal to work with
President Barack Obama and take action on his job proposals because Americans
are demanding help, a top White House aide said Thursday."No,
BO should work with the congress, not the other way around, since we have seen
that his policy, a $787 billion porkulus, failed. One of the first actions the
house took after being seated in January was a jobs creation bill, but clown
prince harry refused to bring for a vote in the senate and BO threatened a veto
if it ever came to his desk. What would the house bill have done? Repealed
Since when has the Republican party ALLOWED the congress to move foward...? *'The Rise Of Cloture: How GOP Filibuster Threats Have Changed The
Senate' - Ben Frumin and Jason Reif - Talking Points Memo - 01/27/10
'When Democrats reclaimed the Senate majority in the 2006 midterm elections,
cloture filings shot up from 68 in 2005-2006 (From Dems) to a record 139 in
2007-2008.' (From Republicans)' *'Senate Republicans Block Defense
Bill, 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Repeal' - By MATTHEW JAFFE and DEVIN DWYER - ABC
News - 09/21/10 *'Republicans kill Senate jobless aid measure' - By
Andrew Taylor - AP - Published by DSNews - 06/24/10 *'Senate
Republicans again kill bill for jobless aid' - By Stephen Ohlemacher - AP -
Published by DSNews - 06/30/10 *Shocker: Fox host calls out
Republicans who blocked 9/11 responders bill By David Edwards The Raw Story
12/21/2010 *Republicans block small business lending bill' - By
Stephen Ohlemacher - AP - Published by DSNews - 07/29/10Line:'The bill would create a $30 billion government fund to help community banks
increase lending to small businesses...'
Why is the President so focused on the Soc. Sec. tax cut. It does nothing for
people, is really a corporate tax break, and robs the entitlement program of
fixed dollars because it is a flat tax. Better if he would demand that the tax
be reinstalled at 6.2% and the salary to which it is applied raised to $200,000.
If what this article outlines is the basis of this administration's proposal to
lower joblessness, then it is certainly correct Congress must act because the
President has surely refused to provide any meaningful leadership to solve the
*'Hatch, Republicans challenge tax cut expiration' - By Becky Bruce, Deseret
News - 12/01/10 'WASHINGTON, D.C. Republicans in the U.S. Senate are
drawing a line in the virtual sand, vowing to keep all legislation off the
Senate floor unless Congress extends the Bush-era tax cuts...' Keep
all legislation, off the senate floor. (After 2010 Midterms) *House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits By Andrew Taylor AP
11/18/10 Result of all this obstruction? *'S&P
warns it may downgrade U.S. credit rating' - By Martin Crutsinger - AP -
Published by DSNews - 07/15/11 *'Dow average plunges 513, worst drop
since 2008' - By David K. Randall - AP - Published by DSNews - 08/04/11 Response? *GOP Senate hopefuls praised for 'no'...on debt bill' -
By Josh Loftin, Associated Press- Published by DSNews - 08/11/11
That's right. The Republican party's continual 'no' on the US
budget... lead to the downgrade of America's credit score. More examples of party, before country.
'No, BO should work with the congress, not the other way around, since we have
seen that his policy, a $787 billion porkulus, failed.' - lost in DC | 8:27 a.m.
Sept. 8, 2011 Then...so did the Republican one.
Stimulus: *'Bush signs stimulus bill; rebate checks expected in May' - CNN
- 02/13/08 'President Bush on Wednesday signed the Economic Stimulus Act
of 2008, calling it a "booster shot" for the American economy.' *Bush signs $700 billion bailout bill AP Published by Denver Post By
Tom Raum 10/03/08 *'Univ. of Maryland study finds Fox News viewers
to be misinformed on key issues' - By Ryan Witt - Examiner - 12/17/10
'Over 40% of respondents said President Obama started TARP even though TARP was
signed into law by President Bush on October 3rd of 2008.'
Our government is buying jobs; actually paying the wages. That is not wisdom,
fairness or sustainable. That increases the cost of government. It is going
the wrong way. God's solution is to back out of lifelong employment
which causes our problems; and return to the land which easily and quickly
solves our many major problems.What man highly exalts is abomination
to God. The Education System took children from their family, made women bored,
so they took a job. Then conflicts have made Child Care, Elder Care and many
restaurant facilities because women were gone from their very important role at
home and community. That took much of the money earned and left the family
poorly nourished and unhealthy, which took more money. God has true
prosperity with no sorrow added. We need to convince President Obama, Congress
and our candidates that God has provided a lifestyle to end our deficits, keep
us healthy and keep our families and communities together in peace; and we want
it.We can choose 100% lifelong employment; or 100% lifelong
retirement-unemployment. It is the difference between enslavement for a
lifetime or true freedom and abundant life and joy for a lifetime.
He wants Congress to support what, exactly? His speech? It certainly can't be
his plan, because we can't know just what's in it yet(from the article):"Obama's American Job Act will be formally sent to Congress next
week, a White House official said."But at least it's paid for
(from the article): "And he will promise a long-term plan to
pay for it all."Translation: His proposal will be for
President Obama to spend the money, and President Romney (or whomever) to repay
the money.So far, there is exactly ONE comprehensive jobs plan
presented. It's in writing, 160 pages long, and was presented a couple of days
ago, without a prepared text or teleprompter. Mitt Romney does understand the
task, and the solution.
One of the things holding this country together is the House of Representatives
opposing the President's cockamamie claptrap. The only action the House
majority should be fostering is a complete repeal of The so called Affordable
Health Care Plan and elimination of the Dept. of Education, EPA, and the Federal
Reserve, just for openers. Bernanke must go. The next thing they should be
fostering is impeachment of the President. This twenty twelve campaign is going
to be ugly.
Re: Pagan | 8:40 a.m. Sept. 8, 2011 "Since when has the Republican
party ALLOWED the congress to move foward...?"Do you want the
exact date? It was October 26, 2010. That was the day Obama said "You can
come along for the ride but you have to sit in back". With an attitude
like that did you really expect the Republicans to get out and push when Obama
got his bus mired in the mud?That is what separates the Obama types
from Chicago from good leaders that encourage compromise.
"While prompt and decisive action to put the federal government's finances
on a sustainable trajectory is urgently needed, fiscal policymakers should not,
as a consequence, disregard the fragility of the economic recovery,"
Bernanke said in a speech in Minneapolis.Do you think the
Republicans want a recovery under Obama? Bernanke does not play the game as the
Republicans want and that is why they want him replaced. Business school
professors know that the student most recruited will be a "C" student
that looks good and has a great personality, i.e. Rick Perry. Rick Perry made
his millions in government. Whose interests did he serve?
pagan,jobless benefits are not jobs bills. I'm GLAD the GOP
has filibustered as much of BO's agenda as they could, I wish they had been
successful in filibusteriung Obamacare.We've made money on the bank
bail-out. BO's porkulus has failedCBO figures are based on models
designed with a result already in mind. A former head of the CBO has said as
much. CBO projections (you have chastised me in the past for using projections,
but it is OK for YOU to use CBO projections to make a point?? double. standard.)
CBO projections showing Obamacare saving $230 billion are based on $500 billion
in Medicare cuts which have not and will not be made.
"Lost in DC" AMEN!!! pagan is really good at cut and paste but not so
much with actual facts. BTW pagan, most of the sources you cite are biased, out
of context, and mostly statements of opinion. Stick to trolling the Trib.
Re: Pagen | 11:23 a.m. Sept. 8, 2011 CNN - Atlanta - "About a
month ago, the dams finally burst as commentators gave voice to the concern
building for some time among everyday Americans: Did we elect a president who
just doesn't have what it takes to lead?"Translation: Obama is