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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:16 PM
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Senate Republicans have blocked a Democratic measure to extend the payroll tax cut.
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 03:16 PM by brooklynite
Source: CNN

(Banner) Senate Republicans have blocked a Democratic measure to extend the payroll tax cut.

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Either the GOP leadership has lost control of its Caucus, or they've decided they don't care how bad they end up looking.
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Harmony Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:18 PM
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1. Payroll tax holiday needs to cease
and all tax cuts to expire.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 04:22 PM
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6. Yes.
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RBInMaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 07:58 PM
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11. BULLSHIT ! You keep the payroll tax holiday and pay for it by taxing the rich.
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:20 PM
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2. REPUBLICANS ARE RAISING YOUR TAXES!
This is how they play the language game. It's way past time we beat them over the head with it.
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savalez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:29 PM
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3. +10000000000
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riverbendviewgal Donating Member (377 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:54 PM
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4. The republicans are really mean
and they are the party of hatred.

I think there should be a lot of PR and info going out that the pipeline will not be providing all these jobs like the republicans say they will. I feel so sorry for the USA but then again, I am starting to worry about my Canada with Stephen Harper in power...He is a bush boy.

check out this
http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-11-13/green_sh...

Excerpt: Here are the facts:

In an interview on CNN, a TransCanada executive admitted on camera that permanent jobs would only number in the hundreds, not the thousands: http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201111110019

The Washington Post reported that TransCanada said the project would likely yield only half the current talking point number of 20,000, mostly short-term temporary jobs. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/k...

The Cornell University Global Labor Institute analysis says that the project will produce fewer than 5,000 jobs at best---and could cost the nation jobs. http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/globallaborinstitute/researc...

The Council on Foreign Relations Michael Levi, who is actually a proponent of the project, blogged that U.S. Chamber of Commerce numbers were based on a dead wrong study. http://blogs.cfr.org/levi/2011/10/27/keystone-oil-jobs /

The State Departments own analyses estimated 5-6,000 jobs. http://www.keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov/clientsite/key...

Preying on Americans desperate for work with puffed up job numbers is a cynical way to advance this dangerous project. We hope you will inform your readers of the facts.

Sadly, the jobs canard is not the only distortion being perpetrated by pipeline boosters.
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:55 PM
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5. And according to the Baggers and Crazy Shelly...Tax cuts don't create jobs!!!
I LAUGHED how the Thugs and Bullys have tried to say that cuts don't create jobs.

The LET the BushCo. tax CUTS, expire!!!!
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Iliyah Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 04:41 PM
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7. American people
are waking up to the party of no and the party that only care about the 1%. 2012 will be their waterloo.
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FarLeftFist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 05:00 PM
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8. Hang this around their necks.
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 06:29 PM
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9. Quick! Someone call Grover Norquist!
He's gonna have to find about forty-five primary candidates to run against the Republicans for voting to raise taxes. Remember, as we were all programmed this time last year, letting a tax cut expire is raising taxes.

And by the way, since we're talking about terrorists and those, like Grover, who represent them, let me be the first to note that also in Washington today officials from Virginia Tech were making the rounds, trying to appeal their fines from the previous mayhem. So the necessary distraction from this vote may well have knocked on their very doors.... Something to think about as that story unfolds.
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 07:02 PM
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10. They think Super Pac money will wipe the slate clean. "GOP Steals $1500 from each American worker!"
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