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tomg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 03:39 PM
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61. Congratulations and deepest joy
on your son being home. I am glad he won't have to deploy again. But wouldn't it have been better if they had really made real veteran benefits part of the package? Make it point for point. They want 700 billion. Okay so do we. Oh? the deficit. You get 350 we will take 350. That is negotiation.

The rich want their taxes cut. Good. Make them pay for them in other ways. Your son - as a vet - has earned benefits that morally go far beyond what he has now. How about a new GI Bill as part of the "compromise"? The only way to negotiate is to know what our non-negotiables are. how about the unemployed? How about the vets? How about health care. They should be our non-negotiables.

We know the other sides non-negotiables. Cold hard cash. And again, I am very happy your son does not have to go back. But we, as a country, have an obligation to him to make sure he has a job and peace and security to come home to. He did his part ( and I am a pacifist opposed to the war - in fact I am a c.o - but your son has done right by our country as he knows it to be) - we have not done ours.

Again, peace to you and yours.

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  -Thank you Mr. President. Now my brother in law won't have to apply for welfare and food stamps Windy  Dec-07-10 09:04 AM   #0 
  - But, arguably, in the not too distant future most of the rest of us will. n/t  theophilus   Dec-07-10 09:06 AM   #1 
  - At least your brother had welfare as a saftey net  Larkspur   Dec-07-10 09:06 AM   #2 
  - Yes, that's true. If their spouses have a job, no matter how low paying  Windy   Dec-07-10 09:09 AM   #8 
     - I'm pretty sure that's inaccurate  Cal Carpenter   Dec-07-10 09:26 AM   #21 
  - Your kids may need to apply, however  DisgustipatedinCA   Dec-07-10 09:07 AM   #3 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-07-10 09:11 AM   #9 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-07-10 09:29 AM   #23 
        - He Had A Sound Point Up To The Name Calling  DemocratSinceBirth   Dec-07-10 09:58 AM   #33 
  - How dare you thank the President.  Scurrilous   Dec-07-10 09:07 AM   #4 
  - If you take the last two years as a whole, yes, Obama is a caver.  Cal33   Dec-07-10 12:43 PM   #56 
  - The extension is life for the unemployed.  jaxx   Dec-07-10 09:07 AM   #5 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-07-10 09:40 AM   #27 
     - How inappropriate.  jaxx   Dec-07-10 09:44 AM   #29 
  - I agree.  PinkTiger   Dec-07-10 09:08 AM   #6 
  - they are complaining because they aren't unemployed and it doesn't effect them.  Windy   Dec-07-10 09:12 AM   #12 
     - the unemployed are not a bargaining chip..  frylock   Dec-07-10 11:00 AM   #37 
        - Send it to the Republicans.  Ikonoklast   Dec-07-10 12:21 PM   #51 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-07-10 01:59 PM   #58 
        - PRESIDENT Obama already knows this....  polmaven   Dec-07-10 02:22 PM   #60 
  - It is my hope, that welfare and food stamps  Autumn   Dec-07-10 09:09 AM   #7 
  - Wouldn't it have been better if Mr. Prez had done what it takes to create jobs?  ClassWarrior   Dec-07-10 09:11 AM   #10 
  - what the hell are you talking about? Jobs have been created and saved  Windy   Dec-07-10 09:14 AM   #14 
  - That is what he has worked on since taking office  karynnj   Dec-07-10 10:05 AM   #34 
  - I hope your holidays are celebratory, and that new employment comes to your loved ones soon.  TBF   Dec-07-10 09:11 AM   #11 
  - I so feel for your family. Don't you think this situation is  Lint Head   Dec-07-10 09:13 AM   #13 
  - that needs to be addressed, but not at the expense of the massive numbers of unemployed  Windy   Dec-07-10 09:16 AM   #17 
  - And if the Dems and Obama had grown a spine, your brother would have been fine,  MadHound   Dec-07-10 09:15 AM   #15 
  - +1  Little Star   Dec-07-10 09:24 AM   #20 
  - Why not  theaocp   Dec-07-10 09:15 AM   #16 
  - Unemployment benefits are stop gap. What the unemployed really need is  LibDemAlways   Dec-07-10 09:20 AM   #18 
  - If your friend's husband has been on unemployment for two years this deal will do nothing for him..  Fumesucker   Dec-07-10 09:21 AM   #19 
  - K&R!  bushisanidiot   Dec-07-10 09:27 AM   #22 
  - I see. You got yours. Screw everybody else.  aquart   Dec-07-10 09:29 AM   #24 
  - Thats it! Attack the poor over their relief! Get em PROGRESSIVE!  phleshdef   Dec-07-10 09:31 AM   #25 
  - They didn't get any relief. That's what you don't get.  aquart   Dec-07-10 09:38 AM   #26 
  - If you unemployment was about to expire and you aren't a 99er, then you absolutely did.  phleshdef   Dec-07-10 09:48 AM   #31 
  - How is fighting for the poor attacking them?  Dawgs   Dec-07-10 09:44 AM   #30 
  - Thanking someone directly implies "screw everybody else?"  LanternWaste   Dec-07-10 11:18 AM   #43 
  - This wasn't his only option. He screwed ALL OF US later to get something now.  Dawgs   Dec-07-10 09:43 AM   #28 
  - How Will Getting An Unemployment Insurance Check Not Help An Unemployed Person?  DemocratSinceBirth   Dec-07-10 09:52 AM   #32 
     - It will help none of them get a job.  Dawgs   Dec-07-10 10:57 AM   #35 
        - But It Will Prevent Them From Starving Or Freezing To Death Until They Find One  DemocratSinceBirth   Dec-07-10 10:59 AM   #36 
           - and obama stated that this deal will create MILLIONS of jobs..  frylock   Dec-07-10 11:01 AM   #38 
           - Those Are Talking Points  DemocratSinceBirth   Dec-07-10 11:07 AM   #40 
              - obama's entire campaign was comprised of talking points..  frylock   Dec-07-10 02:00 PM   #59 
           - Uh, because of this "deal" they WON'T find one.  Dawgs   Dec-07-10 12:15 PM   #50 
  - And now the wealthy don't have to create any jobs  gratuitous   Dec-07-10 11:07 AM   #39 
  - What exactly is wrong with applying for "welfare and food stamps?" n/t  Gormy Cuss   Dec-07-10 11:14 AM   #41 
  - My Mom Worked For AFDC  DemocratSinceBirth   Dec-07-10 11:26 AM   #45 
  - a safety net is a safety net, no matter what you call it  northernlights   Dec-07-10 11:15 AM   #42 
  - I just wonder if welfare will still be there when that time comes.  dgibby   Dec-07-10 11:22 AM   #44 
  - In another year's time he'll still be screwed...  Dappleganger   Dec-07-10 11:28 AM   #46 
  - I believe that the unemployment extention will not apply to your friend  Angry Dragon   Dec-07-10 11:28 AM   #47 
  - Yet... n/t  leeroysphitz   Dec-07-10 11:29 AM   #48 
  - Congratulations to the Republicans.  tomg   Dec-07-10 11:59 AM   #49 
  - +1  AndrewP   Dec-07-10 12:50 PM   #57 
  - Yet.  Jakes Progress   Dec-07-10 12:24 PM   #52 
  - The 99ers get NO HELP in this measure  prolesunited   Dec-07-10 12:33 PM   #53 
  - It is a good thing  ismnotwasm   Dec-07-10 12:38 PM   #54 
  - Congratulations and deepest joy  tomg   Dec-07-10 03:39 PM   #61 
  - If he's already been out of work for 23 months yes he will  Yo_Mama   Dec-07-10 12:39 PM   #55 

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