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Fri Jun 22, 2012, 11:07 AM

Everyone’s a hostage until the GOP gets its way-Politics before country-the Republican Party’s motto

Everyone’s a hostage until the GOP gets its way
Posted on June 22, 2012
Politics before country — the Republican Party’s motto.

Think Progress:
Republicans Holding Nearly 3 Million Transportation Jobs Hostage For 6,000 Temporary Oil Jobs

With as many as 2.9 million new and existing jobs on the line, House Republicans are refusing to pass a transportation reauthorization bill, even after the Senate’s version of the bill overwhelmingly passed through the upper chamber in a 74-22 bipartisan vote. The deadline for new transportation funding is June 30, and if the calendar flips to July without a compromise, as many as 1.9 million workers could lose their jobs, at least temporarily. The Senate version of the bill, if adapted, would create an additional one million new jobs as well, according to Department of Transportation projections.
So why are House Republicans holding nearly three million jobs hostage? Because they want approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to be included in the bill.

The State Department estimates that roughly 6,000 jobs would be created if the Keystone XL is approved, but as few as 20 of them will be permanent.
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/06/21/504120/republicans-jobs-hostage-keystone/


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Fri Jun 22, 2012, 11:13 AM

1. What happens when people give in to hostage takers?

 

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Fri Jun 22, 2012, 11:51 AM

2. Their threat: We'l destroy everything unless

You let us destroy everything by not letting you pay for it with increased taxes.

When can we call it TREASON?

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