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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    "Democrats brought the measure to the floor under fast-track rules that required a two-thirds vote to pass, so the measure fell despite winning a 258-154 majority."

    Use of the fast track procedure in the lame duck session was nothing more than a political stunt designed to make leftists look good. The Democrats knew the proposed legislation was doomed, but brought it up anyway in a lame duck session where time is of the essence. This is nothing more than guerrilla theatre.
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

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    Clearly, it only make republicans look bad to those that happen to catch a blurb or two from the LSM. People, as evidenced here in this thread, that actualy understand what happened, are not fooled, nor are they swayed.
    So how many people is that exactly?
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Finally a good move.

    Liberals start now and you can cry me a river.

    Here is Pelosi either showing that she's a total fool, retarded, a dumb ass or my vote which is all three.
    Pelosi: Unemployment Checks Fastest ... Create Jobs -

    I believe people seriously look for work just before benefits run out.

    I think it's time to hold Obama and the current Congress responsible for wasting nearly $787 billion dollars to create a net ZERO jobs while continuing to lose millions.

    Congrats to the "Trifecta of Doom," Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and the rest of the "Blame America Firsters," for all the waste.

    From now one they will be called "Firsters" by me and they will remain last in my book and always hold a place as Anti-Americans.

    Let the name calling begin.
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits - Politics - Capitol Hill - msnbc.com

    okay, your thoughts.

    republicans are going to have tough pub with this one........deserved or undeserved.
    my thoughts:

    1. the fact that they are only blocking this so that it can be paid for hardly puts them in opposition to unemployment benefits.

    2. i wish they were. extending unemployment benefits at this point only extends unemployment

    3. that being said, there is one big giant silver lining to a 8-9%-ish unemployment rate come November 2012. I'll have to comfort myself with that.

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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Good for the Republicans.......Unemployment is tax payer money and is not a bottomless pit....This **** has been going on for 2 years.....Maybe some of these free loaders will get off their lazy ass and get a job now...............
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Good for the Republicans.......Unemployment is tax payer money and is not a bottomless pit....This **** has been going on for 2 years.....Maybe some of these free loaders will get off their lazy ass and get a job now...............
    There are a lot more unemployed than there are job openings. What do you think the others should do? Rob a bank?
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
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    Democrats brought the measure to the floor under fast-track rules that required a two-thirds vote to pass, so the measure fell despite winning a 258-154 majority.
    Why did they fast track it, knowing they would need a 2/3 vote? Playing political games, perhaps?
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    There are a lot more unemployed than there are job openings. What do you think the others should do? Rob a bank?
    If the government would get the hell out of the way, those numbers would flip-flop.
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If the government would get the hell out of the way, those numbers would flip-flop.
    The government was out of the way from 2001 to 2008 and look where that got us.
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Generally speaking, I think it can probably be proven that the longer the benefits last, the longer the beneficiaries take to find gainful employment. I would bet a dollar to a donut that if the teat went dry the unemployment percentages would drop.

    I know that I was reading something a while back about how one country, I'm wanting to say Norway, cut unemployment extensions and people went back to work much faster than they did when they had years and years of unemployment benefits. I'll try to find that link.

    One thing for sure, it's just human nature to try and ride the cash cow when/if you can. A poor guy working all week just to bring home 500.00 bucks probably wouldn't mind taking a two year vacation, making only 150.00 bucks a week less than he would make busting his ass. Got no link for that but it's just common sense to me. I don't need a link to tell me it's raining outside.

    I'm all for helping out a man down on his luck. But this is just freakin' rediculous.
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