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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Oh that's an easy one - because bipartisanship only exists if you adopt the Democrat viewpoint. If Reid sponsored a bill forcing people to eat cat feces while locked in an iron maiden, they would accuse Republicans of partisanship for voting no.

    The last president who had a Congress worth a damn was Clinton. That was true teamwork.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post

    The American people gave the Republicans the biggest landslide victory in 60 years, so they could stop insane bills, just like this one. Ultimately, the Republicans are doing the job they were hired to do.
    Uh, yeah ... I don't think so ...


    Americans, unlike the Senate, approve of Obama’s jobs bill, poll says

    Nearly two-thirds of the respondents to a survey from NBC/Wall Street Journal voiced their approval when pollsters were told them the details of the president's "American Jobs Act"-- including that it would cut payroll taxes, fund new road construction, and extend unemployment benefits. NBC reports that 63 percent of respondents said they favored the bill, with just 32 percent opposing it.


    ... anything else you wanna make up?
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Know what that tells me? It tells me that 32% actually read two or three paragraphs of the bill, while 63% looked at the name of it.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    What was the percentage of Egyptians that protested?
    Don't know...

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    And what percentage is required to affect decisions by the public?
    It's not the number, it's the reason... if there's a good enough reason that resonates --- the numbers will follow. So far, the numbers are not significant because there is no clear reason.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Know what that tells me? It tells me that 32% actually read two or three paragraphs of the bill, while 63% looked at the name of it.
    That's not what the article states. It states that the Dems supported it and the rest of the country didn't.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Was it not Reid who change the Obama bill? seems he said "no" to Obama's plan.

    So for you all bills must be approved down party lines. Care to explain why two dems voted it down. If it was a good bill, some repubs would most likely vote for it.
    I can only gather from that you don't know what Reid voted against his own bill. That aside, I don't believe Congressional Republicans want the economy to improve under Obama. They woull vote down any measure he tries to pass.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post

    The vote was to overcome the filibuster, not a vote to pass the bill. Did you read the article?
    No, you don't say.

    Again, Democrats had the4 votes to pass the bill had Republicans not filibustered it.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    This wasn't Reid's bill. It was Obama's, and he used his executive strong-arm powers to essentially put Reid's name on it.

    Why? He didn't want any part of it - evidenced by the fact that it had no co-sponsor.

    Apparently in the Oval Office, the pen is indeed mightier than the sword.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    I can only gather from that you don't know what Reid voted against his own bill. That aside, I don't believe Congressional Republicans want the economy to improve under Obama. They woull vote down any measure he tries to pass.
    your opinion which I do not share.
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post

    That not a single one would sign on to it says a lot about it's chances if there had been an actual vote on it. The GOP was elected to vote "no", so why shouldn't they?
    If Republicans don't filibbuster and the bill is voted against because of lack of Demcorat support, Republicans come out smelling like a rose while Obama gets embarrassed because his own party doesn't support his jobs bill.

    If the bill dies because Republicans kill it with a filibuster, Democrats come out smelling like a rose and Republicans come off like they are blocking a jobs bill.

    If the bill had no chance, Republicans would not have needed to stick their neck out like a chicken on a chopping block. They filibustered because they knew the bill would pass.

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