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    Re: Durbin says democrats dont currently have the votes for Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by conservativeguy View Post
    Durbin says Democrats don

    LMAO .... I guess this will stop BO from spewing "Pass the bill. Pass the bill". He can't even convince the liberals tools in the senate to vote on it, and they control the senate. Apparently many liberal senators acknowledge BO's jobs bill is nothing more than a campaign motivated tax hike on the very people that may create jobs. Can anyone explain how taking money from employers will create a better employment environment?
    You are aware that to get the bill to pass the Senate, it would require the votes of 7 Republicans because Republicans filibuster every Democratic bill.

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    Re: Durbin says democrats dont currently have the votes for Obama jobs bill

    It's a shame you liberals don't understand your Messiah's policies.

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    Re: Durbin says democrats dont currently have the votes for Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by conservativeguy View Post
    Durbin says Democrats don

    LMAO .... I guess this will stop BO from spewing "Pass the bill. Pass the bill".
    why would it do that?


    wait, you don't think that he actually wants a bill passed, do you? that would sort of ruin a good portion of his strategy to get reelected...

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    Re: Durbin says democrats dont currently have the votes for Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    You are aware that to get the bill to pass the Senate, it would require the votes of 7 Republicans because Republicans filibuster every Democratic bill.
    Simply add in the trade deals that the President talked about, and I'm betting you could peal 7 with little enough effort at compromising.


    OHHHHH but wait.... those were only talking points - they got pulled out of the "actual" bill (once he got around to writing it) because they tick off his union constituency.

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    Re: Durbin says democrats dont currently have the votes for Obama jobs bill

    The President's American Jobs Act (AJA) does not include tax increases. However, the President's Deficit Reduction Bill (DRB) does provided that Congress:

    - allows the Bush tax cuts on the Middle-Class expire and those on the rich increase as outlined in the DRB.

    - that tax loopholes are eliminated.

    The rest of the revenue to pay for the AJA would come from a variety of spending cuts.

    [And] the plan calls for the Congress to undertake comprehensive tax reform that lowers tax rates, closes loopholes, boosts job creation here at home, cuts the deficit by $1.5 trillion, and observes the Buffett Rule—that people making more than $1 million a year should not pay a smaller share of their income in taxes than middle-class families pay. To assist the Committee in its work, I also included specific tax loophole closers and measures to broaden the tax base. Together with the expiration of the high-income tax cuts from 2001 and 2003, these measures would be more than enough to reach this $1.5 trillion target.

    They include cutting tax preferences for high-income households, eliminating tax breaks for oil and gas companies, closing the carried interest loophole for investment fund managers, and eliminating benefits for those who use corporate jets.

    In sum, the plan I am sending to the Congress today is a blueprint for how we can reduce this deficit, pay down our debt, and pay for the American Jobs Act in the process.
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    Re: Durbin says democrats dont currently have the votes for Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    The American Jobs Act contains no tax hikes, genius. In fact it contains the opposite. Why don't you do some research before you start bull****tin'
    Like hell it don't!


    Obama proposes tax hikes to pay for jobs bill - Yahoo! News
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Durbin says democrats dont currently have the votes for Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by conservativeguy View Post
    Durbin says Democrats don

    LMAO .... I guess this will stop BO from spewing "Pass the bill. Pass the bill". He can't even convince the liberals tools in the senate to vote on it, and they control the senate. Apparently many liberal senators acknowledge BO's jobs bill is nothing more than a campaign motivated tax hike on the very people that may create jobs. Can anyone explain how taking money from employers will create a better employment environment?
    The Dems saw what happen last fall. There's no way they're going to pass this ass wipe bill, with the elections only 13 months away.

    Harry Reid said they have more important things to do...like trying to keep from getting their asses handed to them...again.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Durbin says democrats dont currently have the votes for Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    1) Uhh, no. The tax increases are not part of the Jobs Act itself.
    2) The tax increases are not set to be implemented immediately, but in the future. He is not talking about significantly raising taxes during this weak recovery. You DO realize that the bill itself implements substantial payroll tax cuts on both the employer and employee side?
    Apparently you didn't actually read any of the bill.

    1) the jobs bill does include tax increases, and the companion deficit reduction bill includes massive tax increases
    2) business owners change their strategies the minute they are aware their cost structure is going to go up
    3) substantial payroll cuts? LMAO, you mean substantial like the one we already had that didn't do jackship to jump start the economy? Temporary measures are viewed by business owners as just that, short-term and largely irrelevant.

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    Re: Durbin says democrats dont currently have the votes for Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Dems saw what happen last fall. There's no way they're going to pass this ass wipe bill, with the elections only 13 months away.

    Harry Reid said they have more important things to do...like trying to keep from getting their asses handed to them...again.
    I believe the most pressing matter on Reid's table is to schedule the next senate vacation around a vote to start a trade war with China. The libtards in the senate haven't passed a budget in something like 900 days.

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    Re: Durbin says democrats dont currently have the votes for Obama jobs bill

    you have to admit, though, it's kind of funny.

    Obama promises to send a jobs bill to congress, only he's going to go on paid vacation first

    then they promise to take a look at it, only they're gonna go on paid vacation first


    man, must be nice to be part of the ruling class....

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