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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:41 PM
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This Sharron Angle is a real whackjob
from HuffPost:



....(snip)....

RALSTON: How would you have voted on that bill to extend unemployment benefits?


ANGLE: I would have voted no, because the truth about it is that they keep extending these unemployment benefits to the point where people are afraid to go out and get a job because the job doesn't pay as much as the unemployment benefit does. And what we really need to do is put people back to work. So if you want to ease people back into work, what we need is an unemployment benefit that pays part. You know, you go to work, you have something of a safety net, in unemployment. But just to give them full unemployment benefits and then extend those for two years or more gets them not only out of the working class but it also depreciates their skills, so they're not actually able to go out and compete in that workforce, so what we really want, is we want something that stimulates a group of people to go back into what we know as that free market.


Ralston then played a clip of Angle, explaining her position thusly: "You can make more money on unemployment than you can going down and getting one of those jobs that is an honest job but it doesn't pay as much. We've put in so much entitlement into our government that we really have spoiled our citizenry."

RALSTON: SO you're saying that these tens of thousands of Nevadans, they're sitting on their couches, they're all spoiled, they don't want to go out and get a job, and I'm going to cut off your benefits. That's your attitude.


ANGLE: No, now, come on, John.

RALSTON: Spoiled! You said they're spoiled.

ANGLE: Well, I said that it had spoiled our citizenry. That's a little different. They're not spoiled. What has happened is this system of entitlement has caused us to have a spoilage with our ability to go out and get a job.
.......(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/30/sharron-angles...



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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:45 PM
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1. I guess our people aren't "our citizenry".. Is she counting on
people not knowing the word?.. Jeez what a fool.
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Siwsan Donating Member (385 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:48 PM
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2. I've decided who should play Angle on SNL
They should bring back Cheri Oteri. She can really do that whole not quite connected to reality expression that Angle constantly wears.
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droidamus2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:15 PM
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3. Correct me if I'm wrong
If you are making more than minimum wage on unemployment that must mean you were making a lot more than minimum wage when you were working. If you make the supposition that your financial situation was based on what you were making when you were working (mortgage, car payments, credit cards, etc) then if you lock into a 8-5 minimum wage job you will go bankrupt while working full time. Yes I know you could get a second job but that just means one less job for all the other unemployed people. The argument could be made that unemployment should be more than just a check and I would think most states have other programs that go with unemployment to help people get employed (haven't received unemployment in about 30 years so I wouldn't know for sure). It's real easy for these people that are doing well financially to point fingers at the unemployed. Maybe we should have them live on unemployment for 12 months and see what they think about it then.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 11:33 AM
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4. K & R
:thumbsup:
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 11:34 AM
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5. I think she's trying to out Bachmann, Bachmann.
and that takes a massive amount of crazy.
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KeyWester Donating Member (266 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 11:34 AM
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6. Nevada just went blue
How can she be elected by the same people that just voted for Obama ?

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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 11:37 AM
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7. Okay Sharron - name one job where the unemployment is more than the salary
Just one.

I'll wait.
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Hansel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-03-10 06:22 PM
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10. According to Nevada State's website on benefits:
As of July 1, 2006, the most that anyone filing for unemployment benefits against Nevada can receive for a week is $362.

$18,824 a year. Yes, with generosity like that it's understandable why people would sit by their swimming pools sipping margaritas just waiting for that check every week.

Do Republicans really believe this is a winning strategy? I guess they think that people all imagine brown people when they think of the unemployed and that there are no unemployed whites or Republicans.

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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 11:38 AM
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8. The unemployed are the new "welfare queens"
Edited on Thu Jul-01-10 11:39 AM by JHB
The same shiftless-layabouts-living-high-on-the-hardworking-taxpayers'-dime yapping point, repeated over and over.
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roxiejules Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-03-10 05:56 PM
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9. Angle's husband receives retirement from Federal BLM
How convenient.....

http://www.lasvegascitylife.com/articles/2010/06/17/opi ...

"Of course, the fate and merit of Social Security are merely academic to Angle. Win or lose her Senate race, her golden years are secured in large part thanks to the retirement benefits collected by her husband, Ted, who spent 37 years working for the Bureau of Land Management within the United States Department of the Interior.

When her husband was making most of the family money while she mostly stayed home ("the acceptable and right thing to do"), surely Angle must have determined that the Interior Department and the BLM are constitutional. A self-described constitutional "soldier," surely Angle would not have allowed her family to be supported primarily by a government entity created in direct violation of both the United States Constitution and -- a no less impressive arbiter of truth, justice and the American way -- Sharron Angle's uncompromising and stalwart personal principles."

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