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Nambe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 10:18 AM
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McCain: Economic 'strength' is with workers
Source: CNN

Sen. John McCain said Tuesday that American workers are "the fundamental strength" of the U.S. economy and that the country will rebound with their help.

Sen. John McCain has started calling for more regulation to help the economy.
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McCain softened his earlier comments that "the fundamentals of the American economy are strong."

"What I obviously was saying, and I believe, is the American workers, the most productive and the most innovative -- they are the fundamentals of our economy and the strength of it and the reason why we will rebound," he said Tuesday on CNN's "American Morning." ...

... Also appearing on "American Morning," Sen. Joe Biden said that to boost the economy the incoming administration would have to "create jobs, keep people in their homes and increase regulatory oversight of the very people John has refused to regulate." ...

Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/16/campaign.wra...



McCain should not try to walk with giants. Way to go Joe!
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nickyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 10:21 AM
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1. Now is this the same guy who said American workers won't pick lettuce for
fifty bucks an hour? Cuz if it is, then I am seriously confused.
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VWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 10:28 AM
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4. Yeah, same guy, different face nt
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 10:49 AM
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10. that would be a kick ass campaign ad
show excerpts from the $50 an hour lettuce speech then cut to the fundamentals are strong/workers speech. flip,flap,flop! :thumbsup:
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Pete2069 Donating Member (301 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 12:49 PM
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17. Same guy which help give send our jobs overseas--
While telling workers these jobs are not coming back ,,,, But
we will create new ones....
Where in the h... is this lying sack of s... going to create
new jobs from...
 Cleaning his 7 plus houses. 

****
http://blog.aflcio.org/2008/03/12/mccain-stiffs-us-workers-helps-europeans-win-air-tanker-deal

McCain Stiffs U.S. Workers, Helps Europeans Win Air Tanker
Deal  
  
At a time when American jobs are disappearing and our
manufacturing base is being decimated, working people are
outraged that Republican presidential nominee John McCain
played a key role in the Bush Defense Departments decision
to award one of our largest military contracts to a foreign
company.  
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Democrats_win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 10:24 AM
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2. Would that be the same workers that Republicans have been screwing for 8 years?
Edited on Tue Sep-16-08 10:24 AM by Democrats_win
The same workers who are now being asked to bail out Republican cronies? The same workers who have been gouged by Enron, Exxon, Haliburton and about every corporate hog in America?

American workers have long ago had it with the Republican party. Calamatiy McCain means tragedy for America's workers.
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Tyler Generation Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 10:27 AM
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3. All that backpeddling
Must make for good exercise for the old man.
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 10:28 AM
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5. Is McCain running on a platform of a "workers' utopia" now?
n/t
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 10:30 AM
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6. Hell yeah! He's right and they're in the process of stripping those
fodder units American workers of their hard-earned savings, cash and DDA deposits as we speak. You're gonna "lend" that money via your bank to those investment banks that have no actual balance sheet - you're just not gonna get compensated for the risk.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/9/16/54230/2116/741/...

BUSH'S "INAUGURATION GIFT"
The Bush Administration, in nothing less than a boldfaced effort to cast blame for our country's sorry economy upon their successor (and in a last-ditch effort to shrug off the now-apparent legacy of Bush being the worst President in U.S. history, on par with Herbert Hoover), casually announced that they now intend to dump all of this mess in Obama's (and our) lap come January 20th. (Actually, it'll be January 30th. Read below.)

Is your curiosity piqued? Everyone: "Assume the position..."



http://d2cft.volantis.net/d2c/0.0?feed-article-id=136a2...

World's biggest banks join forces

snip>

The Federal Reserve announced a dramatic easing of the terms under which it lends to primary dealers most of whom are investment banks under the Primary Dealer Credit Facility. Dealers will now be able to pledge a wide range of assets including equities, whole loans and sub-investment grade debt.

The Fed which meets on Tuesday to set interest rates also announced that it was broadening the range of assets that can be pledged in exchange for loans of government bonds under its Treasury Securities Lending Facility to include all investment-grade debt, increasing the size of this scheme from $175bn to $200bn and increasing the frequency of its auctions.

The Fed added that it was suspending a rule that normally prohibits deposit-taking banks from using deposits to help finance their investment banking subsidiaries to allow them to fund activities normally funded in the repo market on a temporary basis until January 30 2009.

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biermeister Donating Member (425 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 11:14 AM
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12. fodder units! I like that- can I use it too?
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 04:48 PM
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19. I swiped it from the Bush clan years ago. Just googled and seems most references
have been "scrubbed". :shrug:
But by all means, help yourself.

http://www.greatchange.org/ov-martin,case_for_sedition....

The Case for Sedition

snip>

The Bush idea was (I remember Jeb used to say this) that, "Look, you hit them in every single hat they wear." That was the idea. He used to call them fodder. You hit the fodder in their hats as Taxpayers. You hit them in their hats as Investors and Savers. You hit them in their hats as Insurance Policy Owners through all these insurance scams his brother was involved in. Then there was, of course, Jeb's International Medical Corporation. Jeb also liked health care scams. But that was the idea the Bushes had, that you take the American taxpayer (which they called "One Fodder Unit," or OFU) and you hit them in every single hat they wear.

I don't know where the term came from, but "One Fodder Unit" became a popular term on the Republican cocktail party circuit in 1985. According to them, each individual American citizen equals One Fodder Unit.



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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 10:36 AM
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7. McCain's a commie??!!!
Nice work, Comrade!
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thunderchicken Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 10:37 AM
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8. workers strength
Yep, we're the backbone of this economy and we're all laid off, thanks to Bushco sending all our jobs outta the country.
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 10:37 AM
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9. If American workers are "the fundamental strength" of the U.S. economy
shouldn't we make sure they have decent health insurance to keep them strong? Seems like it would be in our best interest John.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 10:51 AM
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11. and by 'strength' he means the ones who get screwed in order to enrich
his base.
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MetaTrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 11:19 AM
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13. Good thing those workers are all in Mexico and China
where they're safe from the Patriot Act.
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SCBeeland Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 11:25 AM
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14. OMG I can so relate! What a Maverick
:puke:

Maybe his talk of regulation will turn off some republicans and get them to vote for Barr
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 11:27 AM
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15. Day late, Dollar short... It's true, he's just like Bush. n/t
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 11:28 AM
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16. John Walesa?? hunh???
F him.
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4lbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 01:57 PM
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18. Ask one of McCain's supporters Carly Fiorina...
about HP's laying off of more than 26,000 of these pieces of "economic strength".

Her grand unification plan that merged HP and Compaq is still having repercussions several years after she left.

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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 05:07 PM
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20. McSame is one confused politician....
:rofl:
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all.of.me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 06:30 PM
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21. Backpedal much?!
Ya can't make everybody happy. Just stick to your original stupid thoughts, cuz this is making you look much worse. :eyes:

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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 09:08 PM
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22. This should be easy pickin's for Democrats
First: The GOP has lead the onslaught AGAINST decent wages and benefits for American workers and their families FOR DECADES ..... I believe their success in this endeavor has left the electorate strangled and reduced to a subsistence existence ....

No more new cars and fancy computer controlled washing machines for us: We cannot afford them anymore ...

Second: The GOP's 'Raison De Etre' has been to ELIMINATE regulations .... it is their EVERY CAUSE ... it is the FOUNDATION of their philosophy ..... and they have been absolutely successful in reducing regulation to near zero ....

We now reap their whirlwind ....

SLAM these bastards ..... They have FUCKED UP ROYALLY, and deserve the backhand of every wage earning American ....

Furthermore: The entrepreneurs in the smaller businesses need to take note: Denying decent pay to average working Americans REDUCES your chance of amassing wealth, by eliminating the disposable income we would need to purchase your goods and services .... You want to get rich ? .... Then SUPPORT higher wages for American families .....

You wanted the world, and you got what you wanted .... NOW look what the fuck is happening ...

It is an ABSOLUTE TRAVESTY that that bastard McCain can stand on that stage and PRAISE Americans workers ....

SHUT THE FUCK UP, John ..... you have no right ....

:grr:

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