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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:45 PM
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House GOP leaders want changes in Dems' $825B bill
Source: CNN

WASHINGTON (CNN) House Republican leaders Wednesday asked for a meeting with President Obama on Thursday to offer major changes to the $825 billion economic recovery package proposed by House Democrats last week.

"The challenge as we see it is to create a plan that helps middle class taxpayers and small businesses without wasting money or exploding our national deficit," the leaders wrote in a letter to the new president. "We believe the economic recovery plan should primarily create real, long term jobs, encourage entrepreneurs, and help average Americans keep more of their money to save and invest."

Rep. Paul Ryan, the top Republican on the House Budget committee, slammed
the Democrats' proposal.

"We can do better than this. We have to do better than this. This bill is not worthy of our new president's signature," he told reporters Wednesday.



Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/01/21/house-g... /
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:47 PM
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1. How does it feel to want?
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:55 PM
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2. of all the people that Obama could take advice from
House republicans doesn't rank very high imo.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:55 PM
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3. Do I hear the sound of toothless gums flapping? nt
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:56 PM
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4. Hey, Repukes! Want in one hand and shit in the other. Let me know which hand fills up first.
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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:00 PM
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5. Exploding our national debt? Who the fuck did that, assholes?
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:20 PM
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10. they have very short memories
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:05 PM
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6. Well, see Republicans, the problem is we want jobs in the US, not China.
So another enormous tax cut for the wealthiest Americans won't do jack-shit to help with that. After all, the Bush administration cuts their income taxes and capital gains and dividend rates enormously in 2001 and 2003 and neither of those did squat, aside from driving up the national debt precariously.

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Belial Donating Member (503 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:08 PM
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7. Rep or Dem.. no point in throwing good money after bad..
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:14 PM
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8. The republicans had their chance to take care of things
They just fucked it up worse. They can go to hell now! FUCK EM!
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:19 PM
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9. But of course....the Republicans are just being *cautious* with taxpayer's money, just like
they were for the last 8 deficit-exploding years. Wait... what?
:eyes:
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:15 PM
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26. Middle Class
Yeah, taking care of the middle class, right???!!! (Sarcasm intended).
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Baby Snooks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:30 PM
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11. To save and invest?
Most Americans have no income left over to save and invest. And quite a few of them no longer have income left over to save and invest because of their having lost everything they previously "saved and invested" with the crooks the Republicans "deregulated" as part of their "Contract with America" or whatever Newt Gingrich called it.

The Republicans only care about the people with money. The Democrats need to care about the people with no money and keep in mind the reason why they have no money is the Republicans. Someone needs to send Barack Obama a little plaque for his desk. The Buck Stops Here. And the buck that's left needs to go the people. Take care of the deficit by taxing the rich. Maybe when some members of Congress have to pay 50% in income tax they will not be so willing to waste the taxpayer's money.

Raise the taxes and close the loopholes. Tell Congress to eat cake.
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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:19 PM
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28. You shouldn't even want people to save or invest right now
The best way to stimulate the economy is to get cash into the hands of people who will spend it as fast as possible -- which typically means the poorest Americans. Last year's tax rebate fizzled because people used it to pay down debt. Saving or investing is just as useless.

This is GOP code for "more tax cuts" -- which would be as useless for getting us out of this situation as Bush's massive tax cuts were for preventing it in the first place.

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:31 PM
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12. Elections have consequences, and bipartisanship with Republicans is date-rape. n/t
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:36 PM
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13. No thanks, Repubes
Your only 'encouragement' for entrepreneurs is "tax cut, tax cut, tax cut." You guys know nothing else. The deficit has and will continue to explode. The federal government earns nothing if nobody has decent jobs.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:36 PM
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14. 257 (D) vs 178 (R)
Gotta give them credit for "big balls"
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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:37 PM
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15. "not worthy of our new president's" - whoa, stop right there
guess again.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:46 PM
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16. When they have a majority in the House again, they can
change all the legislation they want.

But right now, "UP OR DOWN VOTE, MOTHERFUCKERS!!!"

and, oh, BTW, "EAT SHIT AND DIE YOU TRAITORS!!!"
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Baby Snooks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:54 PM
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18. And that's what they want...
They want to ensure the economy doesn't improve so they can use the bad economy as a reason to "vote Republican" the way they did in 1980. And in the meantime, well, they themselves are doing just fine. So who cares about anyone else? Especially if making sure the economy doesn't improve gives them back a political advantage beginning in 2010. "The Democrats have ruled Congress for four years, the White House for two years. Are you better off today?"

And once again there will be Democrats who are desperate enough to believe it and vote for Republicans. Hoping it "trickles down." Forgetting what "trickled down" once before.
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:51 PM
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22. ding ding ding we have a winner!
:thumbsup:
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:00 PM
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24. That's right. The GOP are trying to sabotage the economy to run on a bad one. (nt)
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:48 PM
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17. Republicans: We tried it your way; it didn't work...(nt)
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:55 PM
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19. The House Republicans should be ignored
They don't have the votes in the House. They can't stop it, so they can go whine on a street corner or something.

Unfortunately, the Senate Republicans have to be at least acknowledged, due to not having the 60 votes to clear cloture. But even there, Obama should be trying to peel off a blue state Republican or two, rather than working with Mitch McConnell and the leadership.
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:01 PM
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20. The republicans for 8 years never gave a shit about deficits, workers, middle class or small buiness
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 02:07 PM by GreenTea
now that the Dems want to spend money for the middle class workers & poor, instead of republican corporations, (subsidies, bailouts & tax cuts) republicans all of a sudden now say they are worried about the "national deficit" that Bush exploited up to almost eleven trillion dollars and still growing because of Bush & the republicans bullshit wars, and corporate economy.
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COLGATE4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:18 PM
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21. FUCK'EM
If they can't take a joke!
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Sinistrous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:55 PM
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23. $825,000,000,000.02
There. Now get down to business.
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santamargarita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:57 PM
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25. Fuck you GOP assholes - You don't count!
Somebody needs to turn the House Floor lights out; then see if any of the right-wing assholes are left standing
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:26 PM
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27. Paul Ryan is a fraud. He voted for the pork-laden defense bills.
Why does Paul Ryan take money from a dirty, earmarking politician? The Brawler's said it before and he'll say it again: Paul Ryan is a fraud. On Iraq, on fiscal conservatism (i.e., voting for the Bush prescription drug bill is not fiscal conservatism), on "entitlement" reform, the man is a standard GOP hack who gets portrayed as a visionary. Could it be because of his hair (and how much does he spend on that conk?)Ryan hates earmarks, seeing them as a symptom of Washington's spending problem. Indeed, he cast himself as the successor to the great Proxmire, who introduced the golden fleece awards for wasteful fed guv spending, by unveiling the "budget boondoggle awards" blasting earmarks in October 2007.

Now, not only did he have the gall to claim the mantle of Proxmire despite voting for budgets and pork-laden defense bills that have sunk us deeper into the hole.


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