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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Disgusting. Why do repubs wish for people to die..
    For money, of course.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

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    Unfortunately, you're forgetting about the TP: Toilet Pa-I mean Tea Party.
    The tea party has waned, as evidenced by the number of conservatives willing to accept Romney as their leader.
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Disgusting. Why do repubs wish for people to die..
    I don't think any Republicans wish for people to die. There are many however that do not care if they die or not, if it comes between them and their tax cut.
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Its not surprising that Republicans voted against Obama. That has been their game plan the whole time. Despite their partisan reasons, Obama's job bill sucks. Like most of his economic policies, it is completely terrible.

    Here is a nice summary whyat this is another terrible economic policy coming out from the Obama administration.
    What Do You Call a Jobs Bill That Begets No Jobs?: Caroline Baum

    Plus, maybe its time to start getting honest and stop calling these job bills. Obama's job bills aren't job bills. Its been over two years of economic recovery and we are still at 9.1% unemployment with the actual unemployment being much higher than that.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Antiderivative View Post
    Its not surprising that Republicans voted against Obama. That has been their game plan the whole time. Despite their partisan reasons, Obama's job bill sucks. Like most of his economic policies, it is completely terrible.

    Here is a nice summary whyat this is another terrible economic policy coming out from the Obama administration.
    What Do You Call a Jobs Bill That Begets No Jobs?: Caroline Baum

    Plus, maybe its time to start getting honest and stop calling these job bills. Obama's job bills aren't job bills. Its been over two years of economic recovery and we are still at 9.1% unemployment with the actual unemployment being much higher than that.

    Here's another opinion on the President's Jobs plan:


    The American Small Business Chamber™ of Commerce Calls for Passage of The American Jobs Act of 2011


    "The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce™ (The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce) calls for the immediate passage of The American Jobs Act of 2011 and continued actions to build a business climate in which America's small businesses can thrive and fuel job creation.

    "Main Street America is desperately in need of business leaders who care about our families and our communities, and who will grow businesses in our neighborhoods restoring economic vibrancy and community vitality," says Terry Williams, CEO of The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce. "Passage of The American Jobs Act of 2011 will support small business growth and job creation and help our country progress towards greater economic security and prosperity."

    "Small businesses can't wait; we're losing strength and opportunities for growth every single day. These opportunity losses produce failed hiring opportunities, declining consumer demand, and a growing uncertainty about our future," adds Williams. "We need leaders in Congress who support Main Street America -- leaders who care about our future. The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce calls upon Congress to act now to support America's Main Street Businesses through the immediate passage of The American Jobs Act of 2011."

    "The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce supports the combination of short-run stimulus that will spur business growth and job creation with measures that will reduce the deficit over the long term," says Terry Williams. "This legislation is a win-win for the American economy. There can be no excuses to delay."
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Here's another opinion on the President's Jobs plan:
    That is a puff piece with without substantiation. It doesn't even tell us why they support it. They just glow about it.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Antiderivative View Post
    That is a puff piece with without substantiation. It doesn't even tell us why they support it. They just glow about it.
    Here is why small business is "glowing" about the American jobs act:

    Count Them: 5 Tax Benefits of The American Jobs Act

    "If you’re a small business owner, the impact of the American Jobs Act may be significant. Here’s an outline of some of the initiatives you should be tracking over the coming months:

    1. Payroll tax cuts: The plan cuts the employer share of payroll taxes to 3.1 percent on the first $5 million in wages. According to the White House, this tax cut would benefit the 98 percent of businesses with wages below $5 million. By halving the payroll taxes on the first $5 million, the President hopes to stimulate job growth among smaller companies.

    In a U.S. News & World Report article, Todd McCracken, president and CEO of the National Small Business Association, was quoted as saying: “The impact of payroll tax cuts is fairly substantial. It gives [businesses] the cash flow that they need to think about expanding. If they’re thinking about hiring, it’s going to make it more affordable for them in the near term.”

    2. Payroll tax holiday: The plan would eliminate the entire 6.2 percent payroll tax on any increase in payroll (for added workers or increased wages) up to $50 million above the prior year.

    3. Extend 100 percent expensing into 2012: Companies can fully depreciate certain purchases in the first year (instead of having to amortize these purchases over as long as 20 years). The goal here is to encourage new investment.

    4. Tax credits for hiring the long-term unemployed: The plan proposes a $4,000 tax credit for any business that hires an individual who has been unemployed for at least 6 months. And considering that a recent review of job vacancy postings on sites like Monster.com by the New York Times revealed that employers have a strong preference for people who are still employed or just recently laid off, the long-term unemployed need all the help they can get.

    5. “Returning Heroes” tax credit for hiring veterans: If a company hires a veteran, the tax credit increases to as much as $5,600, and reaches $9,600 if the veteran became disabled in the course of serving. Unemployment rates among veterans are truly shocking (13.3 percent), so most would agree with the idea of encouraging the private sector to hire or train our veterans.

    Of course, since the initial framework of the plan was first revealed, many in the small business community have expressed their disappointment that the plan doesn’t address one of the biggest challenges facing small business success and growth: the difficulty startups and small businesses face in securing credit from banks.

    And here’s where one of the more compelling initiatives from the Administration comes in. The White House plans to ask the SEC “to reduce the regulatory burdens on small business capital formation in ways that are consistent with investor protection, including expanding ‘crowdfunding’ opportunities and increasing mini-offerings.”

    I know that many are skeptical of Washington’s ability to help the private sector. But the potential to get money flowing to startups and Main Street businesses could be a game changer. Small businesses should closely monitor the progress of the above proposals over the course of the next few months."
    Small Business Tax Benefits: American jobs Act



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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Disgusting. Why do repubs wish for people to die..
    Quote Originally Posted by The Dragon View Post
    For money, of course.
    Damn! you guys are on to us.....

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Antiderivative View Post
    Plus, maybe its time to start getting honest and stop calling these job bills. Obama's job bills aren't job bills.
    that's not entirely true. they are about saving or supporting his job.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    After 30 years of being pissed on, I don't think they are falling for it again ~
    I'm betting they do. I'll bet not only that, they will defend it. ie: Solyndra, Libya, etc.

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