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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    At least we figured out the magic of it all. Obama should have named his original Stimulus Bill as the Jobs Bill, and then it would have really worked to fix everything, and we would have had two Recovery Summers by now.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by conservativeguy View Post
    Are you saying the $800 billion Porkulus I didn't keep unemployment well below 8%, as promised?
    I wonder if you wouldn't mind quoting where that promise was made? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    I wonder if you wouldn't mind quoting where that promise was made? Thanks in advance.
    The frustrating part is it's likely this has been posted countless number of times.

    Economist Christina Romer regrets saying jobless rate would stay below 8 percent

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post

    The frustrating part is it's likely this has been posted countless number of times.

    Economist Christina Romer regrets saying jobless rate would stay below 8 percent
    I asked to see where a promise was made, not where Romer regrets saying it.

    I don't see a promise there ... What I do see Christina Romer saying in the report she published:



    "It should be understood that all of the estimates presented in this memo are subject to significant margins of error. There is the obvious uncertainty that comes from modeling a hypothetical package rather than the final legislation passed by the Congress. But, there is the more fundamental uncertainty that comes with any estimate of the effects of a program. Our estimates of economic relationships and rules of thumb are derived from historical experience and so will not apply exactly in any given episode. Furthermore, the uncertainty is surely higher than normal now because the current recession is unusual both in its fundamental causes and its severity." ~ Christina Romer


    That's not a promise ... that's an estimate.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    I asked to see where a promise was made, not where Romer regrets saying it.

    I don't see a promise there ... What I do see Christina Romer saying in the report she published:



    "It should be understood that all of the estimates presented in this memo are subject to significant margins of error. There is the obvious uncertainty that comes from modeling a hypothetical package rather than the final legislation passed by the Congress. But, there is the more fundamental uncertainty that comes with any estimate of the effects of a program. Our estimates of economic relationships and rules of thumb are derived from historical experience and so will not apply exactly in any given episode. Furthermore, the uncertainty is surely higher than normal now because the current recession is unusual both in its fundamental causes and its severity." ~ Christina Romer


    That's not a promise ... that's an estimate.
    This is one of those conservative canards that just won't die no matter how many times you point out it's falsity -- like "Al Gore claims he invented the internet."
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Once again conservatives in Congress demonstrate that they are a greater threat to the well being of the nation that bin Laden ever was.
    No, they are the only ones keeping Obama from spending this nation into collapse. Well, not the only ones...some Democrats have joined them.
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Once again conservatives in Congress demonstrate that they are a greater threat to the well being of the nation that bin Laden ever was.
    Hahahaha, silly girl.
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Or maybe how the Republicans voted actually IS the Republicans' fault!

    It's becoming increasingly clear that the Republicans would be quite happy to see a double-dip recession if it means beating Obama in '12.
    Here is another twist. So your really saying its the peoples fault who voted the Repubs in office.
    Seems the Dems are terrible in selling their ideas. Didn't a few Dems vote no on the job bill?

    and yes, I hope Americans wake up enough to not vote for Obama. Four more years would do us in.
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Conservatives prove yet again they don't want the economy to improve while Obama is president.

    What's bad for America is good for Conservatives.
    Democrats run the Senate; you're being ridiculous.
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    I'm glad it was voted down. This is just another spending bill with the label of "job creation" smacked onto it. It's Democratic tactic to try and sensationalize a bill's name to make voters think it's really some magic thing that will fix everything. The facts are that we are in a spending crisis, and this bill wants to spend more money. It's nothing short of illogical partisanship to say Republicans are terrorists or that they hate America because they voted down this bill.
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