Thursday, October 13, 2011

Just Say Yes.....Once!



Still confused about who the G.O.P. is really representing?  Still think that they aren't in the pocket of the rich and wealthy one percent who have all of the wealth in this nation?
Think I'm just making all of this up?   Read the news lately....?

Yesterday they effectively killed President Obama's jobs bill..A bill loosely based off of ideas that some of them had projected.  It just goes to show that if the President said one plus one is two....They'd say -"No it's not...it's twenty two."


Democrats failed to muster the 60 votes needed Tuesday night to advance a $447 billion job creation and tax bill that President Barack Obama had argued was desperately needed.

At least two Democrats voted with Republican senators to continue debate, essentially killing the bill in its current form.

“I can’t support this bill because it represents billions of dollars in new spending and more taxes,” said Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., explaining his “no” vote on the motion to end debate and move to a final vote on passage of the bill.

Ben Nelson is facing a tough re-election battle next year in a state where Obama got 42 percent of the vote in 2008.

Also facing a re-election battle in 2012 is another Democrat who voted "no," Sen. Jon Tester of Montana, a state Obama barely lost in 2008.

The Senate was holding the vote open until Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. returned from a trip to cast her vote, but the outcome was clear once 40 senators voted against ending debate.

Tax increase on incomes over $1 million
The bill would have spent $447 billion on aid to public schools and other job creation proposals and would have imposed a $453 billion tax increase.

The tax increase would have come in the form of a 5.6 percent surtax on incomes in excess of $1 million.

It would also have cut the Social Security payroll tax rate to 3.1 percent in 2012; the normal Social Security payroll tax is 6.2 percent.

The bill also would have spent:

•$60 billion on grants to states to pay for public school teachers and to renovate and repair school buildings;
•$50 billion for transportation programs;
•$44 billion on extended unemployment compensation for jobless people.
With 14 million people counted as unemployed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobless is now 2.4 million higher than when Obama took office.

President Barack Obama conceded earlier Tuesday that he might need to divide up the proposal in the face of the Senate opposition. "If they don't pass the whole package we're going to break it up into constituent parts," President Obama said on a campaign trip to in Pittsburgh.

More compromise with these knuckleheads...It leaves a bad taste in my mouth...




House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said weeks ago that he was open to the idea of accepting some parts of Obama's proposal.

President Obama's so-called Jobs Council, under the chairmanship of GE Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt, earlier delivered a report in which they proposed steps to foster U.S. innovation and make the country more attractive to foreign investment.

The suggestions include ramping up infrastructure spending, streamlining visa applications to keep science graduates in the United States, and changing student loans to encourage graduates to work for start-up companies.

But many of the recommendations would require support from Republicans to become law — a potentially tall order in a divided Congress in which Republicans control the House of Representatives and Democrats hold the Senate. The Council made some of these proposals in its report in June.

Can these people ever say yes?   Now I want everyone who read this who is still confused about these Republicans to answer me one question....Can you in all honesty vote for these people when it is quite obvious that they don't care about whether you work or not, they don't care about the education of your children...if you are sick, they feel as though it's your fault and you should just go off and die somewhere? Can you honestly vote for them?


Still confused about who the G.O.P. is really representing?  Still think that they aren't in the pocket of the rich and wealthy one percent who have all of the wealth in this nation?
Think I'm just making all of this up?   Read the news lately?

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