The House Republicans don't care if their budget proposal puts 800,000 people out of work this year

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    Feb 18, 2011 2:10 AM GMT
    http://www.epi.org/analysis_and_opinion/entry/6756/

    http://azstarnet.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/article_3db86d63-951f-5716-83d8-84cb0061cf14.html

    Repub House Speaker John Boehner, when asked how he feels about so many Americans being put out of work by his party's policies said, "so be it".

    2.6 million jobs were lost during the Bush administration.

    Apparently, it's the "Job-Killing" Republican party.
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    Feb 18, 2011 2:14 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    rickrick91 saidhttp://www.epi.org/analysis_and_opinion/entry/6756/

    http://azstarnet.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/article_3db86d63-951f-5716-83d8-84cb0061cf14.html

    Repub House Speaker John Boehner, when asked how he feels about so many Americans being put out of work by his party's policies said, "so be it".

    2.6 million jobs were lost during the Bush administration.

    Apparently, it's the "Job-Killing" Republican party.


    Oh dear, the RickRick propaganda machine is once again spewing.

    That's right, Republicans just don't care.




    FYI - It's not propaganda to quote Mr. Boehner's own words.
    His own words make his lack on concern perfectly clear.
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    Feb 18, 2011 2:33 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    rickrick91 said
    FYI - It's not propaganda to quote Mr. Boehner's own words.
    His own words make his lack on concern perfectly clear.


    That's right RickRick. That's right.



    Thank you for conceding that Mr. Boehner's lack of concern is indeed obvious.
  • conservativej...

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    Feb 18, 2011 2:54 AM GMT
    Those 800,000 jobs would be lost because fewer taxpayer dollars would be spent I assume is your argument?

    If that is the case, I have no problem with it. Those 800,000 need to find productive work in the private sector. Then perhaps they can earn their keep.
  • GQjock

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    Feb 18, 2011 3:12 AM GMT
    Those 800,000 need to find productive work in the private sector. Then perhaps they can earn their keep.

    You're kidding me right?
    What do you think those 800.000 people are doing? Watching paint dry?

    You have a Government that for the last 10 years has been opening up the Federal coffers as if there was a fire sale and they couldn't give it away fast enough

    and now they wanna recoup it on the backs of those who can afford it least

    So be it?

    That's your party's answer to this crisis?
    After they were the most guilty for causing it in the first place

    I think that was a ... Let'em eat Cake moment

    The latest fashion statement in the House chamber...
    A number of House Democrats are now sporting large, red buttons that read "So be it."
    http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/02/17/democrats-wearing-big-red-so-be-it-buttons-vote-series
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    Feb 18, 2011 3:42 AM GMT
    conservativejock saidThose 800,000 jobs would be lost because fewer taxpayer dollars would be spent I assume is your argument?

    If that is the case, I have no problem with it. Those 800,000 need to find productive work in the private sector. Then perhaps they can earn their keep.



    Again -
    The "JOB-KILLING" REPUBLICAN PARTY doesn't care about putting 800,000 Americans out of work.
    After promising to CREATE jobs all throughout campaign 2010.

    If you right-wingers think that people who get paid with "taxpayer dollars" don't do "productive work" - then the REPUBLICAN POLITICIANS IN CONGRESS - who get paid with taxpayer dollars - need to get booted out in 2012, so they can "find productive work in the private sector".
    "Then perhaps they can earn their keep" - and stop killing jobs.
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    Feb 18, 2011 3:47 AM GMT
    Madison Protests May Spark a New Era of Protest Politics

    * February 17th, 2011 10:16 pm ET
    Wisconsin is not the only state in the country proposing serious budget cuts. The Center for Budgetary Priorities (CBP) reports that some 31 states throughout the country are proposing serious cuts to education, health care and other social service programs. The CBP claimed that these cuts are often more severe than the fiscal situation warrants because elected officials have adamantly refused to use other strategies – such as raising taxes on the wealthy and corporations or using reserve funds – to cover deficits.
    http://www.examiner.com/bronx-county-independent-in-new-york/madison-protests-may-spark-a-new-era-of-protest-politics

    So be it* icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 18, 2011 4:37 AM GMT
    GQjock saidMadison Protests May Spark a New Era of Protest Politics

    * February 17th, 2011 10:16 pm ET
    Wisconsin is not the only state in the country proposing serious budget cuts. The Center for Budgetary Priorities (CBP) reports that some 31 states throughout the country are proposing serious cuts to education, health care and other social service programs. The CBP claimed that these cuts are often more severe than the fiscal situation warrants because elected officials have adamantly refused to use other strategies – such as raising taxes on the wealthy and corporations or using reserve funds – to cover deficits.
    http://www.examiner.com/bronx-county-independent-in-new-york/madison-protests-may-spark-a-new-era-of-protest-politics

    So be it* icon_wink.gif


    Yup.
  • Webster666

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    Feb 18, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    Businesses are the number one problem.
    Exxon paid ZERO taxes last year, even though they made many billions of dollars in profits.
    That's just one example of the corporations who aren't paying their fare share.

    All the Republicans can think of is to give businesses more and more tax breaks and no regulations to ensure public health and safety and legal business practices. And, all the while, businesses are sitting on tons of cash, and refusing to hire any more employees.

    Freezing Federal hiring is the wrong way to go.
    A job is a job, regardless of who the employer is.
    The Federal government should give temporary jobs to millions of people.

    People with jobs spend money and pay taxes.
    The more people who have jobs, the more money is spent, creating a greater demand for goods and services, and, consequently, a need to hire more employees.
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    Feb 18, 2011 5:45 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidBusinesses are the number one problem.
    Exxon paid ZERO taxes last year, even though they made many billions of dollars in profits.
    That's just one example of the corporations who aren't paying their fare share.

    All the Republicans can think of is to give businesses more and more tax breaks and no regulations to ensure public health and safety and legal business practices. And, all the while, businesses are sitting on tons of cash, and refusing to hire any more employees.

    Freezing Federal hiring is the wrong way to go.
    A job is a job, regardless of who the employer is.
    The Federal government should give temporary jobs to millions of people.

    People with jobs spend money and pay taxes.
    The more people who have jobs, the more money is spent, creating a greater demand for goods and services, and, consequently, a need to hire more employees.



    Based on what they're doing, one would think that the Repubs are deliberately trying to make the economy WORSE.
    It's as if they're trying to kill the Obama Recovery.
    To try to make it more difficult for President Obama to get reelected.
    But, that would be so unpatriotic and UN-American.
    They wouldn't do something like that, would they?
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    Feb 18, 2011 1:28 PM GMT
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    Feb 18, 2011 1:57 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidBusinesses are the number one problem.
    Exxon paid ZERO taxes last year, even though they made many billions of dollars in profits.
    That's just one example of the corporations who aren't paying their fare share.

    All the Republicans can think of is to give businesses more and more tax breaks and no regulations to ensure public health and safety and legal business practices. And, all the while, businesses are sitting on tons of cash, and refusing to hire any more employees.

    Freezing Federal hiring is the wrong way to go.
    A job is a job, regardless of who the employer is.
    The Federal government should give temporary jobs to millions of people.

    People with jobs spend money and pay taxes.
    The more people who have jobs, the more money is spent, creating a greater demand for goods and services, and, consequently, a need to hire more employees.





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    how's that "trickle down" tax rate working for us now?

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    Feb 18, 2011 2:11 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    rickrick91 saidhttp://www.epi.org/analysis_and_opinion/entry/6756/

    http://azstarnet.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/article_3db86d63-951f-5716-83d8-84cb0061cf14.html

    Repub House Speaker John Boehner, when asked how he feels about so many Americans being put out of work by his party's policies said, "so be it".

    2.6 million jobs were lost during the Bush administration.

    Apparently, it's the "Job-Killing" Republican party.


    Oh dear, the RickRick propaganda machine is once again spewing.

    That's right, Republicans just don't care.





    SB, exactly what part of this post do you consider to be "propaganda" icon_question.gif
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    Feb 18, 2011 2:55 PM GMT
    lol as an exercise I think SB and conservativejock should post up jobs that these people should go and do.
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    Feb 18, 2011 3:52 PM GMT
    "so be it", huh?


    http://azstarnet.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/article_3db86d63-951f-5716-83d8-84cb0061cf14.html



    ah yes, bone-head is truly "a man of the people".

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    Feb 18, 2011 4:58 PM GMT
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    rickrick91 saidIt's as if they're trying to kill the Obama Recovery.


    That would be a very good start in getting the country back towards more economic growth, more jobs and less debt.

    So yes, RickRick, I do hope that they're trying to "kill the Obama Recovery."



    Why do you hate America, SB?
    The Obama Recovery has brought back economic growth, ended the Bush Recession, and is bringing back some of the 2.6 million jobs lost during the Bush Administration.
    What we need now is MORE job growth.
    And yet you approve of implementing the Republican's "Job-Killing" budget proposal that would put 800,00 Americans out of work?
    What happened to "Country First"?
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    Feb 18, 2011 5:05 PM GMT
    From what I'm reading Boner and his troops stand on cuts and the loss of jobs that would follow are being used against them to good effect from the Dems, Their new question of them is WHERE ARE THE JOBS ?? LOL !!


    Only about a third of the number of jobs under Obama's 2 years, is all that the repubs can show for 8 years under Bush's "job creating" money transfer to the top 5% of US Population. SO WHERE ARE THE JOBS REPUBLICANS ??


    Boner claimed "SO BE IT" in reference to all the jobs lost over his proposed cuts, then stated that "tough decisions have to be be made", well then lets make them where it hurts the least and will affect the economy the least by starting with cutting the pentagon by about 25%, then cut off all Big Business Subsidies, that largely go to those Corps who take jobs overseas, and the Billions in Give aways to Big oil Corps for exploration, Tighten up the tax loopholes big corps use to hide money overseas while they get tax refunds back here in the US. THESE ARE WHERE THE CUTS SHOULD BE ! not cuts that reduce jobs at home and thereby cut back money circulating in our very weak economy.
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    Feb 18, 2011 6:03 PM GMT
    SB likes to crow that a gay man making 250K a year is not wealthy, so what do you call a university educated teacher making a top wage of under 56k a year?

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    Feb 18, 2011 6:08 PM GMT
    meninlove said SB likes to crow that a gay man making 250K a year is not wealthy, so what do you call a university educated teacher making a top wage of under 56k a year?




    LOL!
    It's funny how that works, isn't it?
    The right-wing definition of wealthy seems to change depending on what pro-right-wing bit of BS they're trying to push.
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    Feb 18, 2011 6:25 PM GMT
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    rickrick91 saidWhy do you hate America, SB?
    The Obama Recovery has brought back economic growth, ended the Bush Recession, and is bringing back some of the 2.6 million jobs lost during the Bush Administration.
    What we need now is MORE job growth.
    And yet you approve of implementing the Republican's "Job-Killing" budget proposal that would put 800,00 Americans out of work?
    What happened to "Country First"?


    That's right RickRick. That's right.




    I almost feel sorry for you, SB.
    You clearly have no effective right-wing talking point to offer as an excuse for the Republican's "JOB-KILLING" budget proposal, and have been reduced to just admitting that I'm right.
    It's sad.