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phleshdef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 01:51 PM
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9. Obama has extended the hell out of unemployment compensation, as much as they'll give him.
There are valid criticisms and then there are statements that are nothing more than an attempt to blindly villainize Barack Obama. One thing this President has definately done RIGHT is to try and keep unemployment going for as many people as he can squeeze through Congress. There are a lot of people that would have been cut off a whole lot sooner if it wasn't for President Obama's persistence on that issue.
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  -7-7-7: Jobless? Face It. Obama's Not That Into You defendandprotect  Dec-03-11 01:24 PM   #0 
  - Yet another bullshit column from someone who doesn't understand what a LOAN is. nt  TheWraith   Dec-03-11 01:25 PM   #1 
  - Eliot Spitzer agrees with Ted Rall.  Octafish   Dec-03-11 01:58 PM   #13 
  - True -- and Sen. Bernie Sanders has been telling us this story for years now -- !!  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 03:35 PM   #34 
  - a 0.01% interest loan used to purchase bonds with a 3% yield  Motown_Johnny   Dec-03-11 02:00 PM   #15 
  - I guess you haven't been reading the news.  sabrina 1   Dec-03-11 02:16 PM   #21 
  - yet another bullshit comment from someone who doesn't understand what MALINVESTMENT is.  girl gone mad   Dec-03-11 03:02 PM   #32 
  - Since when did Obama become dictator? He has a Republican house  pnwmom   Dec-03-11 01:34 PM   #2 
  - Probably when he appointed his Wall Street Team ...  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 01:36 PM   #4 
  - In 2008 the GOP began to use a tactic that kept Obama from passing legislation  pnwmom   Dec-03-11 01:45 PM   #7 
     - Again -- it's a threadbare argument -- quite like "a perfect president" and pink ponies!  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 01:47 PM   #8 
        - The WH team is not relevant to the fact that  treestar   Dec-03-11 01:53 PM   #11 
           - OWS is relevant -- and Obama is a Wall Street president -- look at the team -- !!  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 01:59 PM   #14 
              - It doesn't matter who gets appointed to that team  treestar   Dec-04-11 10:54 AM   #56 
                 - Appointing the very people who created the financial coup doesn't mattere? ROFL  defendandprotect   Dec-04-11 11:59 AM   #58 
  - It's always King Barack's fault. If he has missed out on some halfassed  MADem   Dec-03-11 02:42 PM   #27 
  - I knew you were going to say that. nt  Vanje   Dec-03-11 03:39 PM   #38 
  - I have not seen one situation where the OP and another that posts  bluestate10   Dec-03-11 04:27 PM   #43 
  - Sigh.  Itchinjim   Dec-03-11 01:34 PM   #3 
  - Someone is missing a douchebag - Obama was not president on the bank's "neediest" day  jpak   Dec-03-11 01:37 PM   #5 
  - Obama continued the bailouts -- in fact defying advice to nationalize banks -- !!  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 02:00 PM   #16 
     - So, he should have let the banking system collapse? And where would we be now if he did??  jpak   Dec-03-11 02:04 PM   #17 
     - FDR NATIONALIZED the banks ... as Obama was advised to do ....  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 02:08 PM   #19 
        - The banks that failed are under the control of the FDIC - not all banks needed to be "nationalized"  jpak   Dec-03-11 02:30 PM   #25 
        - Who said we should nationalize a bank that wasn't in trouble? Only YOU ....  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 03:38 PM   #37 
           - Yes - Obama is the third Koch Brother - by another mother  jpak   Dec-03-11 03:56 PM   #40 
              - If you say so -- ????  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 04:36 PM   #47 
        - FDR did NOT nationalize the banks. I wish he had - n/t  coalition_unwilling   Dec-03-11 02:44 PM   #28 
        - Actually FDR did nationalize the banks for four days -- "Bank Holiday" --  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 04:21 PM   #41 
           - You're using a highly arbitrary and ad hoc meaning of the word  coalition_unwilling   Dec-03-11 04:54 PM   #48 
              - The banks were closed and taken over by government .... and not permitted to reopen  defendandprotect   Dec-04-11 12:19 AM   #50 
        - if he had nationalized the banks  backwoodsbob   Dec-03-11 02:46 PM   #30 
           - ROFL ... there is also concept of banks becoming "wards of the state" when they take taxpayer $$ --  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 04:23 PM   #42 
     - "he settled for less" - sorry - no one knew at the time how bad things were  jpak   Dec-03-11 02:28 PM   #22 
        - Obama asked for 20% of what his advisers told him was necessary, then compromised with GOP for less!  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 04:34 PM   #44 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-04-11 02:32 AM   #52 
  - k & r  girl gone mad   Dec-03-11 01:37 PM   #6 
  - Obama has extended the hell out of unemployment compensation, as much as they'll give him.  phleshdef   Dec-03-11 01:51 PM   #9 
  - True and that is a good point.  Rex   Dec-03-11 01:54 PM   #12 
  - True -- and a lot of profit for GOP in that deal as well -- !! Extended tax cuts for rich --  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 02:29 PM   #24 
     - So frigging what? Extending unemployment is more important to me than not extending the tax cuts.  phleshdef   Dec-03-11 11:17 PM   #49 
        - Unemployment was also very important to many others ---  defendandprotect   Dec-04-11 12:30 AM   #51 
           - The Democrats never had a true majority in the Senate and you know it.  phleshdef   Dec-04-11 10:53 AM   #54 
              - People who talk about "trashing" Obama aren't going to be interested  defendandprotect   Dec-04-11 12:02 PM   #59 
                 - Prove everything you just said. I want links and references and I want them now.  phleshdef   Dec-04-11 03:05 PM   #64 
  - Banks do have jobs, you know  treestar   Dec-03-11 01:52 PM   #10 
  - People create economies -- not banks. Banks and financial institutions manipulate economies ....  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 02:05 PM   #18 
  - Not entirely. Suppose you work as accountant or  treestar   Dec-04-11 10:54 AM   #55 
     - An economy is based on transactions between citizens --- banks and financial institutions  defendandprotect   Dec-04-11 12:09 PM   #60 
  - Only because taxpayers have kept the banks propped up -- this is the 3rd time around -- !!!  defendandprotect   Dec-04-11 12:11 PM   #61 
  - The outrage is not that the Fed rescued the financial system, the outrage is that they had to  roseBudd   Dec-03-11 02:09 PM   #20 
  - All of these businesses should have been NATIONALIZED ... not rescued -- !!  defendandprotect   Dec-03-11 02:32 PM   #26 
     - Which would have guaranteed a GOP WH victory in 2012, and a GOP Congress sooner than that.  MADem   Dec-03-11 02:45 PM   #29 
     - The GOP doesn't hate socialism..  Fumesucker   Dec-03-11 03:36 PM   #35 
        - I'd say they like welfare for the one percenters, but point noted. nt  MADem   Dec-03-11 03:38 PM   #36 
     - I agree with you. When banks got 'bailed out,' as the saying goes,  coalition_unwilling   Dec-03-11 02:49 PM   #31 
  - Recommend  xchrom   Dec-03-11 02:29 PM   #23 
  - 1. Fuck Ted Rall...  SidDithers   Dec-03-11 03:08 PM   #33 
  - vaht? vas you saying shumtin.. tawking to meee? i can't here vaht you said... can you ...repeat that  dionysus   Dec-03-11 04:36 PM   #46 
  - kr  Norrin Radd   Dec-03-11 03:41 PM   #39 
  - reince priebus applauds you. nt  dionysus   Dec-03-11 04:35 PM   #45 
  - Like the GOPers wish Americans had more jobs....as they obstruct Obamas job bill  opihimoimoi   Dec-04-11 02:40 AM   #53 
  - Obama Bad Obama Bad Obama Bad  JoePhilly   Dec-04-11 10:55 AM   #57 
     - So does the campaign machine. nt  TBF   Dec-04-11 12:12 PM   #62 
     - Only Obama is responsible for his record --  defendandprotect   Dec-04-11 12:16 PM   #63 
 

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