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    Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Saturday pinned blame on Republicans for making life harder for the unemployed and for those who could lose their jobs without new federal intervention. He did so even as he sought to distance himself from the "dreary and familiar politics" of Washington.
    Capping a week in which the administration scored a victory - a $20 billion fund to be paid by BP for the victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill - Obama reserved his radio and Internet address to focus on the work that didn't get done.
    His main concern was the rejection of a bill in the Senate that would have provided more money for the long-term unemployed, aid for strapped state governments and the renewal of popular tax breaks for businesses and individuals.
    "If this obstruction continues, unemployed Americans will see their benefits stop," Obama said. "Teachers and firefighters will lose their jobs. Families will pay more for their first home. All we ask for is a simple up or down vote. That's what the American people deserve."
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    Re: Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Perhaps not, but cuttings benefits, including medical insurance which the GOP is pretty much doing by refusing to allow such bills to go forward is making life harder for the jobless.
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    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.
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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.
    Guess which senate minority leader was in office when the GOP was blowing the bank?
    Guess which house minority leader was in office when the GOP was blowing the bank?

    Funny, I never heard anything about Republicans bashing their Congressional representatives when they shutout the lights on the few deficit hawks that remained.

    There's one difference between Democrats and Republicans.

    One pretends they hold different beliefs.
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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.
    Have you considered that maybe the policies that you are so fond of, have helped keep Unemployment where it is now... and more Gov't is going to help how?

    The more people rely on Gov't to get by, the more the problem will escalate.
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    Re: Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Have you considered that maybe the policies that you are so fond of, have helped keep Unemployment where it is now... and more Gov't is going to help how?

    The more people rely on Gov't to get by, the more the problem will escalate.
    It's unlikely.
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    Re: Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

    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."

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    Re: Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It's unlikely.
    I'd love to see an explanation of how stabilization of credit markets, the prevention of fire sales of financial assets, the reduction of the TED rate to normal levels, resumption of normal money velocity, tax cuts, bonus depreciation and other incentives to invest made things worse.

    But what do I know? I work in the financial related industry. Let's just ask those with no actual knowledge beyond what they get from Fox.
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    Re: Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It's unlikely.
    That you would stop to think that massive Gov't expansion is hurting the free market and keep unemployment high? Yes, I suppose one like you wouldn't stop to consider that.
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    Re: Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    I'd love to see an explanation of how stabilization of credit markets, the prevention of fire sales of financial assets, the reduction of the TED rate to normal levels, resumption of normal money velocity, tax cuts, bonus depreciation and other incentives to invest made things worse.

    But what do I know? I work in the financial related industry. Let's just ask those with no actual knowledge beyond what they get from Fox.
    Yes because that was all I was talking about. And yes, the Gov't backed TARP and other economic gimmicks DID and ARE screwing things up. Short term save, long term damage. Way to go.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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