Page 1 of 67 1231151 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 666

Thread: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

  1. #1
    pirate lover
    liblady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    St Thomas, VI
    Last Seen
    03-14-16 @ 03:55 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    16,165
    Blog Entries
    1

    House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    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.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


  2. #2
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:50 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    89,626

    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Ebenezer Scrooge would be proud. I first heard this on Thom Hartmann's radio show. It is sad that Republicans would get behind this while advocating hundreds of billions in tax breaks for the upper 2%.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  3. #3
    Filmmaker Lawyer Patriot
    Harshaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:45 AM
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    29,500

    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    You know, it's funny; Congress is still controlled by Democrats who don't need Republican help to pass this thing. It failed, so . . .
    “Offing those rich pigs with their own forks and knives, and then eating a meal in the same room, far out! The Weathermen dig Charles Manson.”-- Bernadine Dohrn

  4. #4
    Norville Rogers
    Kernel Sanders's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Last Seen
    07-23-12 @ 10:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    3,730

    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    You know, it's funny; Congress is still controlled by Democrats who don't need Republican help to pass this thing. It failed, so . . .
    From the article

    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.

  5. #5
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:50 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    89,626

    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    You know, it's funny; Congress is still controlled by Democrats who don't need Republican help to pass this thing. It failed, so . . .
    If you read the linked article Harshaw you would have discovered the reason why it is the fault of the GOP despite the current make up of the body.

    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. Republicans blasted the move since it denied them an opportunity to try to offset its cost.
    I see that KS posted this also.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  6. #6
    Sage

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Undisclosed
    Last Seen
    03-18-13 @ 02:59 PM
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    5,544

    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    "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.

  7. #7
    Filmmaker Lawyer Patriot
    Harshaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:45 AM
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    29,500

    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    No one made them go fast-track with it. They set the legislative agenda. Everyone knew when these things expired. This could have been handled a while ago with a majority vote.

    This, of course, is 100% accepting the idea that it should have been extended, giving no consideration to any arguments why it shouldn't be.

    Fact is, if the Democrats wanted it, then they could have had it, and blaming everything that fails on the minority is just plain lame. Which, I have no doubt, is one of the reasons why a lot of them will be unemployed themselves in January.
    “Offing those rich pigs with their own forks and knives, and then eating a meal in the same room, far out! The Weathermen dig Charles Manson.”-- Bernadine Dohrn

  8. #8
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:50 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    89,626

    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Well it looks like the House Dems finally learned something from the GOP. Its not about laws or people or the nation but rather the most important thing is making your opponent look bad. Thanks for the lesson Republicans. We hope to see more of it in the future.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  9. #9
    Filmmaker Lawyer Patriot
    Harshaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:45 AM
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    29,500

    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Well it looks like the House Dems finally learned something from the GOP. Its not about laws or people or the nation but rather the most important thing is making your opponent look bad. Thanks for the lesson Republicans. We hope to see more of it in the future.
    Good God; even when scolding Democrats, Republicans are STILL to blame.
    “Offing those rich pigs with their own forks and knives, and then eating a meal in the same room, far out! The Weathermen dig Charles Manson.”-- Bernadine Dohrn

  10. #10
    Sage
    Hicup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Last Seen
    12-07-17 @ 03:18 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    7,846

    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Well it looks like the House Dems finally learned something from the GOP. Its not about laws or people or the nation but rather the most important thing is making your opponent look bad. Thanks for the lesson Republicans. We hope to see more of it in the future.
    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.

    Harshaw brings upa good piont though. The central point of whether extending the benefits is a good idea, was not even debated on the floor. 99 weeks for unemployment insurance? Seriously?


    Tim-
    “When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” - P. J. O’Rourke
    “Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money” Margaret Thatcher

Page 1 of 67 1231151 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •