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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:13 PM
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Currently... On The Front Page Of HuffPo...
SCREWED AGAIN



The Senate rejected Wednesday -- for the fourth time -- a bill that would have reauthorized extended benefits for the long-term unemployed, by a vote of 58 to 38. Democrats will not make another effort to break the Republican filibuster before adjourning for the July 4 recess.

By the time lawmakers return to Washington, more than 2 million people who've been out of work for longer than six months will have missed checks they would have received if they'd been laid off closer to the beginning of the recession.


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Final Financial Reform Bill Passes House



Yawn... whatever...

Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com /

:wtf:

Side by side... NOT good!

:banghead:
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:03 PM
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1. See ..... we did a good job ........we still have ours'
Referring to the second picture
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 04:31 PM
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11. riots ahead, food riots, shootouts at foreclosed homes, violence.
its coming.
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:26 PM
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2. Poor us. nt
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:30 PM
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3. Those lazy people taking 'vantage of teh sistem, Benefits pay more than work!
Sharron! Sharron! USA!


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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:30 PM
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4. I sure hope those who are affected and supported Republicans KNOW their
Senator screwed them.

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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:42 PM
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5. You're blaming Democrats??
Excuse me but don't you think you might want to blame the conservatives who don't give a shit???
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 12:11 AM
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6. Even Politico's cover is better then Huff Post but HP loves to blame Dems for crap
Edited on Thu Jul-01-10 12:14 AM by Pirate Smile
the Republicans do - the Hamsher crowd around here loves it and pushes it as much as possible.

Dems in a jam as jobs bill falls short
By DAVID ROGERS | 06/30/10 10:38 PM

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is one vote short of the 60 needed to cut off debate. | Reuters Photo
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Who is f#$king trying to help the unemployed and get it passed and who is blocking it? Democrats with two Republicans (Collins & Snowe) are desperately trying to pass it (now without Byrd we are one vote short) and Republicans with Ben Nelson are stopping it. Acting like Dems and Repubs are ALL the same is TOTAL F#$KING BULLSHIT! We are heading into an election and instead of making that point clear, we have supposed left leaning websites trying to muddy up that fact. It's disgusting.

Edit to add - we have to wait for Byrd's replacement. Sucks, of course, but not exactly surprising. Ben Nelson & Scott Brown are both a disgrace. Brown should have stuck with his Maine twins and Nelson should act like a friggin Democrat.
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 12:46 AM
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7. Arianna is a closet corporatist. Very money hungry.
I have little faith that her morality, such as it is, provides her an agenda that parallels a Progressive's.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 01:02 AM
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8. Well, the extension and $25 a week was peanuts
Do you remember that response, every time someone pointed to unemployment as just one thing Obama had done for the people. Pssht, who cares, peanuts.

Now those same people are up in arms over the benefit that they called shit just six months ago.

And don't see their own damn idiocy on the subject, or consider that their disdain contributed to the apathy that people have over what that stimulus actually provided.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 01:28 AM
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10. Not to mention the fact that Obama & the Dems in Congress subsidized people out of work's COBRA
payments which are insanely expensive otherwise.

Any credit? Of course not. They are just smeared as being the same as Republicans while the Republicans scream about them being socialist big-spenders bankrupting the Country.

The idea that people who've lost their jobs or are otherwise struggling in this economy would turn around and vote for the people who fought against giving them any type of help or assistance just seems idiotic and mind-boggling to me.

The idea that left-leaning websites or pundits would help promote this "blame the Democrats" meme is just too stupid for words. How much additional assistance do they think people will get if they help flip the House or Senate.

It is the definition of cutting off your nose to spite your face.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 01:08 AM
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9. Why of course. Dems are weak and have no backbone. But they actually wanted
the benefits passed. Rethugs would never have attempted a vote in the first place had they been in control of Congress. Tell me again why I shouldn't bother voting Dem in 2010?
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Raineyb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 04:33 PM
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12. Newsflash! Some of those conservatives who don't give a shit ARE Democrats. n/t
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 10:40 PM
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13. Uh ---- ONE!!!
Ever wonder why people vote against their own best interests?

People like you told them Democrats and Republicans are all the same.
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