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erinlough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:15 PM
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The final hope for unemployment extension fails
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 09:16 PM by erinlough
and the Senate goes on vacation until July 12th. I watched the whole thing and the last thing that the Republicans said is that they would have voted for it if the money was taken out of the stimulus money. Now I'm all for a Democrat win on this, but people are really hurting. Why couldn't money meant for stimulus not be used to continue this stimulus? I am pretty mad at all of them and I'm not picking on the Democrats, but someone please explain it to me. Explain it to all of us who are barely existing on Unemployment Insurance why compromising in a situation this dire is not a good idea.

(Just for the record: I am a die-hard Democrat, I have NEVER voted Republican, I have a lower post count but I come here to read every day and came because I felt like I was going crazy during the Bush years.)
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:19 PM
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1. The poor and middle class are going to be screwed
Ugh.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:22 PM
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2. I think the reason is because the stim money is already allocated
to people who are working because of stim plans. It's not something you can just reallocate; takes some planning to get programs in place.

I know it's cold comfort to just say 'blame the rethugs' (and Nelson).

I wish the Dems would address this debacle, and wonder why they don't/haven't.
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erinlough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:23 PM
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3. I do blame the Repubs believe me,
I just know that I don't have a clear understanding on why this money can't be used. Your explanation helps, thanks.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:26 PM
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4. It's a slippery slope.
Republicans are trying to effectively un-approve stimulus funding by diverting its money elsewhere. This is not the first time they have tried to pull just such a trick and it won't be the last.
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erinlough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:30 PM
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7. That makes total sense
and I have personal experience with that when I have negotiated contracts with school boards.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:26 PM
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5. Has anyone checked to see how much $$ remains in the stimulus fund?
I swear, all I've heard from the Pubs, on any bill they don't want to vote for is "Take it out of the stimulus fund." It's similar to the Dems saying they'regoing to pay for "almost everything" out of the $$ from the demise of the tax cuts for the rich. I can agree on both tactics, but at some point, the pot's not BIG ENOUGH!

I honestly don't know the answer to that question, but I'd sure love to.
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Imajika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:25 PM
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10. I believe the stimulus...
...has around 150-200 billion unspent funds.

The unemployment extension will pass when the Senate comes back. After the break the Governor of WVA will appoint a Democrat to replace Byrd and we will have the votes to get the unemployment extension done. This assumes Snowe and Collins don't back out. We are really only 1 vote short.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:28 PM
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6. Ending the fucking occupations is a better idea to me. Warmongers suck ass.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:35 PM
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8. Let us know when you can contribute something valid to
this.

Yes, war sucks ass, but that's not what this was about. :hi:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:11 PM
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9. Thanks queenie. My post was a direct response to OP. Not you.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 12:30 AM
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11. Again the problem is the Democrats don't get mad enough
to take to the streets, get on TV and write letters, and visit their representatives offices. We need organizations like the republicans have. Not just those that send out emails constantly asking for money.

I am so sick of them I am going to start to mark them all as spam and relegated to the junk mail file.
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