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    Re: Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Gotta love political grandstanding with things like unemployment benefits in a time with close to 10 % unemployment.
    What's hilarious is extending unemployment benefits for longer than a year. That's freaking hysterical. Maybe if the state capitalists in power would actually do something other than further cripple the economy through their theft and redistribution then maybe we could actually improve the unemployment rate itself rather than putting a band-aid on a slit throat.

    What makes it hilarious is these same republicans who voted against this because of the debt had no problem squandering the near balanced budget Clinton left them.
    The Republican controlled Congress balanced the budget and forced Clinton into welfare reform by shutting down the federal government. Clinton did everything within his power to insure that the budget wouldn't be balanced, oh and FYI the national debt went up every single year of the Clinton administration.
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    Re: Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Well, we could always try Reagan's plan. Cut taxes some more and simultaneously raise spending through the roof. That was pretty good for us in the long term!
    How about cut taxes and spending?

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    Re: Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    How about cut taxes and spending?
    Dude... that's just silly talk.

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    Re: Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Gotta love political grandstanding with things like unemployment benefits in a time with close to 10 % unemployment. What makes it hilarious is these same republicans who voted against this because of the debt had no problem squandering the near balanced budget Clinton left them.
    You if they had voted for spending on benefits: "What makes it hilarious is that the same republicans who shout and scream about spending are now voting for a spending bill."


    Actually, that would make a lot more sense to criticize them for, rather than for finally voting for what they say they believe in after having done otherwise in the past.

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    Re: Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Gotta love political grandstanding with things like unemployment benefits in a time with close to 10 % unemployment. What makes it hilarious is these same republicans who voted against this because of the debt had no problem squandering the near balanced budget Clinton left them.
    Quite obviously YOU sir are no economist.

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    Re: Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

    When President Obama comes up with policies that don't add to the national debt, then I'll believe what he says about the GOP.
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    Re: Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

    Quote Originally Posted by Areopagitican View Post
    The fact is, if Obama cared for the jobless at all, he'd actually put them on the top of his agenda. Yet, of course, first came banks, then an ad hoc insufficient stimulus that was largely ineffective, then healthcare, healthcare, healthcare... healthcare healthcare healthcare... jobs... healthcare healthcare healthcare.

    He's a buffoon if he thinks anyone is buying his "oh, I actually care about the poor. It's those other out of touch richies who don't."
    INteresting. What would you have him do? Please be as specific as you can be.

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    Re: Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

    Quote Originally Posted by Goyboy View Post
    When President Obama comes up with policies that don't add to the national debt, then I'll believe what he says about the GOP.
    You mean like the GOP did?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    You mean like the GOP did?
    I didn't say that the GOP members were any better at reducing the national debt. They are equally guilty of adding to the national debt.
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    Re: Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Method used high US Debt, Gov't control and heading down the road, the raised expectation that if things go south the Gov't will "Just bail us out". Like I said, short term save, long term fail.
    So no actual answer. Why am I not surprised?

    Do you even know how they stabilized the credit markets?

    I'd ask you to explain the TED rate and money velocity, but frankly, you are one of the most uneducated about what actually happened.
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