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Cut off unemployment to 2 million folks who have been out of work, but searching (you have to show proof that you have attempted/applied for work to receive unemployment compensation), suspend government pay raises, suspend or cut SS benefits and Medicare benefits and extend tax cuts to the wealthy. All this to cut the Federal deficit and promote job growth?
All this does is transfer the burden from the Federal Budget to State and local governments and it increases the demand for social and financial services since more folks will default on their mortgages, become homeless while the wealthy get richer. This is stupid!
And the Democrats who have controlled the WH for two years and both houses for four — and still do 'til the end of the lame duck session — have just rolled up into the fetal position and showed the Right where to put it and hold the Vaseline thankyouverymuch.
As sick as I am of the Republicans, I'm even more sick of the spineless Left. And I swear, if I hear Obama utter the word "bi-partisan" one more time, I'm gonna throw up! The Democrats didn't lose a single seat they didn't deserve to lose.
And I really don't wanna hear any more a/b how much this administration has accomplished in two years. Before I quite nearly 35 years ago, I burned through four packs of cigarettes a day. Sounds like a lot, no? Except that I never smoked more than half a cigarette before stubbing it out. See my point?
"As sick as I am of the Republicans, I'm even more sick of the spineless Left. And I swear, if I hear Obama utter the word "bi-partisan" one more time, I'm gonna throw up! The Democrats didn't lose a single seat they didn't deserve to lose."
I wish there was something I could add. There isn't. You've nailed it.
OK wait. How's this? Really smooth of Obama to kinda leave this all up to Congress, huh? No dirty hands over at the WH. Slick. Really slick. Seriously, of all the Presidents I wouldn't want to have my back in a bar fight?
I hope another Dem does challenge his wimpy ass come 2012. And I know just the woman who could do it. "If Hillary gave Obama just one of hers, he'd finally have one and she'd still have a pair." Have no idea who said that, but yeah. It's true.
Not bad for somebody who didn't have anything to add, huh?
_________________________ I always deserve it. Really.
Really smooth of Obama to kinda leave this all up to Congress, huh?
The Constitution kinda dictates that legislation get passed that way. Like the House just passing with 230 votes to extend tax cuts to the middle-class.
No dirty hands over at the WH. Slick.
As Boner says, "that's chickencrap!" So that's why the rightwing is at this moment attacking Obama's negotiations to extend the middle-class & small-business tax breaks/credits that were in the Stimulus package, and not giving in to tax breaks for billionaires.
Obama cannot control how the Senate votes, and Blue Dog Dems are in the pocket of big corporate money. The GOP can block every single legislative action, as they have, and they will continue to do so so they can claim Obama raised your taxes, or Obama stopped your unemployment insurance benefits.
Okay, I'll buy that. Obama needs to look to the future. He needs to very loudly call out the Senate GOP obstructionists .... when McConnell filibusters this middle-class tax cut, Obama needs to use that as his Flux Capicitor to get this thing in gear. And to add to it, without Senate Blue Dogs willing to support the President he's stuck in time.
The President said he will deny an unfunded tax break for the top 2%. He may need to veto. Outside of all the hyperbole of the weak and spineless Obama, he hasn't caved on this issue. The Senate dems have. And Obama needs to open a can of whoopass on them too. Obama wanted this vote before the midterm elections, but the Senate dems were to pussified to do it.
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