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    Is Congress quietly set for a jobs compromise?

    Is Congress quietly set for a jobs compromise? - Yahoo! News

    Senate Republicans and House Democrats both released comprehensive plans for job creation this week. That's surprising by itself. Even more surprising: There's a decent amount the parties agree on.

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    Architects of both jobs plans talked up their aisle-crossing potential in interviews. "There clearly are opportunities for us to cooperate and work together toward the goal of creating jobs," said House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., who re-launched Democrats' "Make it in America" jobs platform on Wednesday.


    Added Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, the driving force behind the Senate Republican jobs plan released on Tuesday, "There's no reason that some of these common-sense proposals can't be moved right away with bipartisan support."
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    Re: Is Congress quietly set for a jobs compromise?

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    Working together for common cause. What a concept!
    Streamlining the tax code, good.

    Supporting institutional R&D and further incentivising commuter rail (I think that's what it means), bad.
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    Re: Is Congress quietly set for a jobs compromise?

    See what you did? You made sense for Liberal and I agree with your post.

    Common sense and logic in Washington are 2 very rare commodities.

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    Re: Is Congress quietly set for a jobs compromise?

    They are do-nothings. Always have been. Congress needs a major make-over. No more free anything for these people. Sick of it.

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    Re: Is Congress quietly set for a jobs compromise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Streamlining the tax code, good.

    Supporting institutional R&D and further incentivising commuter rail (I think that's what it means), bad.
    Why do you think that? The government has always funded R&D projects most of which we never hear about. Take the atomic bomb or space flight for example. Bullet prove vests and even telecommunications projects that lent itself to what we now call the Internet. Government funded the Transcontinental railroad and look how beneficial that turned out. High-speed rail is only the next big phase in improving commutor travel, something this country lags way behind in. If it's part of a larger domestic energy policy, I'm all for it! Frankly, I think more states and urban areas should jump on board with it.

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    Re: Is Congress quietly set for a jobs compromise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Why do you think that? The government has always funded R&D projects most of which we never hear about. Take the atomic bomb or space flight for example. Bullet prove vests and even telecommunications projects that lent itself to what we now call the Internet. Government funded the Transcontinental railroad and look how beneficial that turned out. High-speed rail is only the next big phase in improving commutor travel, something this country lags way behind in. If it's part of a larger domestic energy policy, I'm all for it! Frankly, I think more states and urban areas should jump on board with it.


    The first "internet" was invented by Samuel Morse.
    The internet was invented in concept form by Tesla, the monopolies of the railroads had to be bailed out.

    High speed rail is a joke.
    People prefer to drive, the rail lines are monstrously expensive and require lots of expensive upkeep.
    Amtrak is bleeding money.

    Private inventors and researchers can do all they need with their money.
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    Re: Is Congress quietly set for a jobs compromise?

    So, let me wrap my head around this here "bi-partisan" cheering. From 2008-2010 the Dems had unassailable control of the WH, House and Senate in terms of passing basically.. anything they wanted too. However, because they couldn't reach internal partisan compromise, it was the Republicans fault. Now that they House went Right, the Dems are FORCED to compromise and suddenly it's a "Kum baya" affair?
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    Re: Is Congress quietly set for a jobs compromise?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    So, let me wrap my head around this here "bi-partisan" cheering. From 2008-2010 the Dems had unassailable control of the WH, House and Senate in terms of passing basically.. anything they wanted too. However, because they couldn't reach internal partisan compromise, it was the Republicans fault. Now that they House went Right, the Dems are FORCED to compromise and suddenly it's a "Kum baya" affair?
    pretty much

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    Re: Is Congress quietly set for a jobs compromise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Private inventors and researchers can do all they need with their money.
    True, except it's written in the Constitution to "promote the Arts and Sciences" which our government has done since its inception.

    Article 1, Section 8, clause 8:

    To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
    By extension, the government can support high-speed railways as an advancement in "science" for the purpose of improving public transportation. I know...I know...

    Stranger things have happened. Kinda goes back to how the government got so involved in things like the Internet (initially for the transfer of secure information within DoD, as well as between land-grant colleges and universities) or stem-cell research.

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    Re: Is Congress quietly set for a jobs compromise?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    So, let me wrap my head around this here "bi-partisan" cheering. From 2008-2010 the Dems had unassailable control of the WH, House and Senate in terms of passing basically.. anything they wanted too. However, because they couldn't reach internal partisan compromise, it was the Republicans fault. Now that they House went Right, the Dems are FORCED to compromise and suddenly it's a "Kum baya" affair?
    No, they didn't. Senate Dems couldn't pass anything without 60 votes. You know that. Everybody knows that. So why the continual lies from the right? And when are you going to hold Repubs responsible for anything? Just because Dems couldn't get some legislation passed doesn't mean Repubs have no responsibility to govern.


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