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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.
    An implicit promise was made every time BO mentioned that projection in a speech as the justification to pass the Porkulus I bill. I could do a Lexis/Nexis search to find those quotes but lack the desire to spend an additional minute of time on this matter.
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

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    An implicit promise was made every time BO mentioned that projection in a speech as the justification to pass the Porkulus I bill. I could do a Lexis/Nexis search to find those quotes but lack the desire to spend an additional minute of time on this matter.
    Ok, you're on record as not proving your claim. I have no problem with that.

    And still, it was an estimate, not a promise ...



    "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


    ... and lastly, unemployment was already up to 8% when his stimulus did pass, so who expected unemployment to remain below 8% because of the stimulus? The stimulus never project reducing unemployment from the moment it was passed.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by conservativeguy View Post
    BO finally got a bipartisan vote ...... Republicans and democrats came to together and gave a thumbs down to BO's plan. Way to go BO.
    Oh, he's had several bipartisan dissent votes. There was bipartisan dissent vote against the debt ceiling. Bipartisan dissent vote against Obama's budget (I think 1 person voted for that??). There was bipartisan dissent vote against his UHC precursor plan known has Obama-care. I'm pretty sure there are more...but there has been almost nothing Obama has put forth that got bipartisan support. It has always been bipartisan dissent.
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post

    So what, I think they planned to be on record all along. Apparently only you thinks this is something noteworthy.
    Not exactly sure how it is you blame Democrats for blocking a bill that was filibustered by Republicans, but if the bill had no chance at passing anyway, why did Republicans filibuster it?

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by conservativeguy View Post

    it is readily apparent you do not have a clue how the senate functions.
    Why don'tcha put some meat behind that insult and tell me which part I got wrong?

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Of course it matters since had Republicans not initiated the filibuster, it would have passed in the Senate. There is absolutely no rational way you blame Democrats for Obama's jobs bill to die in the Senate.

    Republicans are now on record for blocking it.
    I'm not blaming them...I'm giving them credit....THEY DID THE RIGHT THING!
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by conservativeguy View Post
    LMFAO....only 50 lib senators voted for BO's Porkulus II
    That supposedly proves that it's all the Republicans fault. I seem to recall the bill was not co-sponsored, and the sponsor didn't sign up for it either and it was put forward "by request". Also, all the Republicans fault apparently.
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Why don'tcha put some meat behind that insult and tell me which part I got wrong?
    The vote they had yesterday was not on the actual bill, it was a procedural vote to advance the bill so that it could be voted on in the future. Numerous liberals senators said they were either not going to vote for the bill or they were leaning against supporting it. Those senators were given a gift yesterday by Dingy Harry. Dingy allowed the senators to vote on considering the bill, knowing full well it wouldn't pass the 60 vote mark, so that the lib's could claim they want to help create jobs. Had the actual bill been voted on, the dem's would not have received even 48 votes in it's favor.
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

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    Once again conservatives in Congress demonstrate that they are a greater threat to the well being of the nation that bin Laden ever was.
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