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    AP Sources: House GOP bill renews jobless benefit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are drafting legislation to renew an expiring unemployment benefits program, officials said Thursday, and intend to add it to a planned extension of a Social Security payroll tax cut due to run out on Dec. 31.

    The measure is expected on the House floor as early as next week, and marks the second sign in as many days that lawmakers in both parties are eager to close out the year with a compromise on key elements of President Barack Obama's jobs program.
    If it wasn't for the pressure put on the Republican Party by OWS, resulting in their being seen as only for the wealthy, and not for anybody else, I don't believe we would be seeing this.

    This is a good compromise for the GOP to make, and will do much to improve their image in the eyes of independent voters, who they will need if they are going to seriously challenge Obama in 2012.

    Article is here.
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    Re: AP Sources: House GOP bill renews jobless benefit

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    If it wasn't for the pressure put on the Republican Party by OWS, resulting in their being seen as only for the wealthy, and not for anybody else, I don't believe we would be seeing this.

    This is a good compromise for the GOP to make, and will do much to improve their image in the eyes of independent voters, who they will need if they are going to seriously challenge Obama in 2012.

    Article is here.
    now if they can just renew the ss cut and pay for it by a surcharge on income over 1MM.

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    Re: AP Sources: House GOP bill renews jobless benefit

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    If it wasn't for the pressure put on the Republican Party by OWS, resulting in their being seen as only for the wealthy, and not for anybody else, I don't believe we would be seeing this.

    This is a good compromise for the GOP to make, and will do much to improve their image in the eyes of independent voters, who they will need if they are going to seriously challenge Obama in 2012.

    Article is here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    now if they can just renew the ss cut and pay for it by a surcharge on income over 1MM.
    That bill is also being sent through the House by the GOP. They are clearly offering to compromise now.
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    Re: AP Sources: House GOP bill renews jobless benefit

    They could have done far better by putting tight limits on what Bernanke can do.

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    Re: AP Sources: House GOP bill renews jobless benefit

    If the government would stop killing jobs, it wouldn't be an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If the government would stop killing jobs, it wouldn't be an issue.
    Still waiting for you to explain how the government is killing jobs.....
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    Re: AP Sources: House GOP bill renews jobless benefit

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If the government would stop killing jobs, it wouldn't be an issue.
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    Re: AP Sources: House GOP bill renews jobless benefit

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    If it wasn't for the pressure put on the Republican Party by OWS, resulting in their being seen as only for the wealthy, and not for anybody else, I don't believe we would be seeing this.

    This is a good compromise for the GOP to make, and will do much to improve their image in the eyes of independent voters, who they will need if they are going to seriously challenge Obama in 2012.

    Article is here.

    Deeper in the article … we have this

    Senate Democrats want to levy a 3.5 percent surtax on million-dollar tax filers to cover the costs, while Senate Republicans unveiled an alternative on Wednesday that relies on freezing federal workers' pay through 2015 and reducing the government's bureaucracy by 200,000 jobs. The bill also would raise Medicare premiums for the wealthy, and take steps to deny unemployment benefits and food stamps to anyone with a seven-figure income.
    Which clearly shows, once again, that Dem's have no interest in cutting spending. Spend more tax more, that is their only fix for anything.
    But it's going to be interesting, to see how the public sees it. Over bloated federal workers pay, frozen for 3 years, along with reducing federal jobs by 200,000. If the Dem”s don't go for this, then it could be seen by john q public as protecting their own while telling middle class Americans to **** off.

    Of course Democrats will be saying see .. . the Republicans are just protecting the rich like they always do. This time however the Republicans have an alternate plan out there, that many middle class Americans would agree with as well. Be interesting to see how this plays out ..

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    Re: AP Sources: House GOP bill renews jobless benefit

    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    If the Dem”s don't go for this, then it could be seen by john q public as protecting their own while telling middle class Americans to **** off.

    Of course Democrats will be saying see .. . the Republicans are just protecting the rich like they always do. This time however the Republicans have an alternate plan out there, that many middle class Americans would agree with as well. Be interesting to see how this plays out ..
    So in the middle of the economic issues we're in one sides answer is just to tax tax tax and the other sides answer is to increase spending even more and increase unemployment.

    Great...so excited.

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