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Qtec
06-24-2011, 01:27 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 14pt'>Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer Accuse GOP Of Sabotaging Economy For Political Gain</span>

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>Republicans are sabotaging economic recovery efforts </span><u>because it will help them win in 2012, Senate Democratic leaders charged Wednesday.</u>

“Unfortunately our Republican colleagues in the House and Senate are driven by putting one man out of work — President Obama,” Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) declared at a Capitol Hill press conference called the day after Senate Republicans blocked an economic development bill that they have backed in the past.

Durbin pointed to remarks made by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), in which he said the top goal of Republicans should be to make Obama a one-term President.

Durbin added that “their only goal” is to defeat the president, adding, “They believe a weak economy is there best chance of winning the next election.”

This isn’t subtle. Durbin is saying that Republicans are deliberately holding back the economy for purely partisan reasons. It’s an explosive charge, and as of today, he’s not the only one making it.

The rhetorical shift appears to the result of last night’s vote on the Economic Development Administration, a successful program that provides federal grants to local projects. Republicans have repeatedly said that they believe the EDA is great for economic growth and job creation, but they nevertheless linked arms and killed the bill. This comes after Republicans balked at a payroll tax cut intended to spur hiring, another measure the GOP has traditionally supported — until now.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the number three Democrat in the chamber, told reporters this morning, “If they oppose even something so suited to their tastes ideologically, it shows that they’re just opposing anything that helps create jobs. It almost makes you wonder if they aren’t trying to slow down the economic recovery for political gain.” </div></div> link with video (http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/senate-democrats-call-out-republicans-sabo)


This explains why the GOP have yet to come up with a Jobs Bill...they WANT high unemployment.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">As Schultz and Alter pointed out in the clip above and as Steve wrote in his article, <span style='font-size: 17pt'><span style="color: #3333FF"><u>Republicans are voting against all kinds of proposals to promote job growth that they were formerly on record as supporting</u> </span>and as he noted, McConnell's on record saying his top priority is not job creation, but making Barack Obama a one term president.</span> </div></div>

Q

LWW
06-24-2011, 05:12 AM
The regime can always count on you and Charlotte to parrot the regime's talking points.

BRAVO!

Gayle in MD
06-24-2011, 09:52 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 14pt'>Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer Accuse GOP Of Sabotaging Economy For Political Gain</span>

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>Republicans are sabotaging economic recovery efforts </span><u>because it will help them win in 2012, Senate Democratic leaders charged Wednesday.</u>

“Unfortunately our Republican colleagues in the House and Senate are driven by putting one man out of work — President Obama,” Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) declared at a Capitol Hill press conference called the day after Senate Republicans blocked an economic development bill that they have backed in the past.

Durbin pointed to remarks made by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), in which he said the top goal of Republicans should be to make Obama a one-term President.

Durbin added that “their only goal” is to defeat the president, adding, “They believe a weak economy is there best chance of winning the next election.”

This isn’t subtle. Durbin is saying that Republicans are deliberately holding back the economy for purely partisan reasons. It’s an explosive charge, and as of today, he’s not the only one making it.

The rhetorical shift appears to the result of last night’s vote on the Economic Development Administration, a successful program that provides federal grants to local projects. Republicans have repeatedly said that they believe the EDA is great for economic growth and job creation, but they nevertheless linked arms and killed the bill. This comes after Republicans balked at a payroll tax cut intended to spur hiring, another measure the GOP has traditionally supported — until now.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the number three Democrat in the chamber, told reporters this morning, “If they oppose even something so suited to their tastes ideologically, it shows that they’re just opposing anything that helps create jobs. It almost makes you wonder if they aren’t trying to slow down the economic recovery for political gain.” </div></div> link with video (http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/senate-democrats-call-out-republicans-sabo)


This explains why the GOP have yet to come up with a Jobs Bill...they WANT high unemployment.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">As Schultz and Alter pointed out in the clip above and as Steve wrote in his article, <span style='font-size: 17pt'><span style="color: #3333FF"><u>Republicans are voting against all kinds of proposals to promote job growth that they were formerly on record as supporting</u> </span>and as he noted, McConnell's on record saying his top priority is not job creation, but making Barack Obama a one term president.</span> </div></div>

Q </div></div>

Wrecking Crew is exactly what they are.

First, they destroy our economy through all of their policies, then they work as hard as they can to block the recovery.

There must be SOME Americans, smart enough to see through this disgraceful behavior!!!

Gallop, Quinipac and Pew Polls are certainly showing disgust with Repiglicans.

G.

eg8r
06-24-2011, 10:24 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Republicans are voting against all kinds of proposals to promote job growth that they were formerly on record as supporting</div></div>Can someone please identify the specifc proposals that "Steve" is referring to in this quote? I would like to know why if the Reps supported them before did they not get passed? Was it because the Dems were against them at the time? Were the Reps really "for" these or were they consenting these to get something else at the time? This is the problem wiht the way legislation is carried out these days. One bill may have a ton of other crap that is completely non-related and if one person votes for the bill (for its true purpose) then he gets tagged as a supporter of all the fluff that was added in just to agreement from everyone on the original issue.

eg8r

LWW
06-24-2011, 03:49 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 14pt'>Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer Accuse GOP Of Sabotaging Economy For Political Gain</span>

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>Republicans are sabotaging economic recovery efforts </span><u>because it will help them win in 2012, Senate Democratic leaders charged Wednesday.</u>

“Unfortunately our Republican colleagues in the House and Senate are driven by putting one man out of work — President Obama,” Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) declared at a Capitol Hill press conference called the day after Senate Republicans blocked an economic development bill that they have backed in the past.

Durbin pointed to remarks made by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), in which he said the top goal of Republicans should be to make Obama a one-term President.

Durbin added that “their only goal” is to defeat the president, adding, “They believe a weak economy is there best chance of winning the next election.”

This isn’t subtle. Durbin is saying that Republicans are deliberately holding back the economy for purely partisan reasons. It’s an explosive charge, and as of today, he’s not the only one making it.

The rhetorical shift appears to the result of last night’s vote on the Economic Development Administration, a successful program that provides federal grants to local projects. Republicans have repeatedly said that they believe the EDA is great for economic growth and job creation, but they nevertheless linked arms and killed the bill. This comes after Republicans balked at a payroll tax cut intended to spur hiring, another measure the GOP has traditionally supported — until now.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the number three Democrat in the chamber, told reporters this morning, “If they oppose even something so suited to their tastes ideologically, it shows that they’re just opposing anything that helps create jobs. It almost makes you wonder if they aren’t trying to slow down the economic recovery for political gain.” </div></div> link with video (http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/senate-democrats-call-out-republicans-sabo)


This explains why the GOP have yet to come up with a Jobs Bill...they WANT high unemployment.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">As Schultz and Alter pointed out in the clip above and as Steve wrote in his article, <span style='font-size: 17pt'><span style="color: #3333FF"><u>Republicans are voting against all kinds of proposals to promote job growth that they were formerly on record as supporting</u> </span>and as he noted, McConnell's on record saying his top priority is not job creation, but making Barack Obama a one term president.</span> </div></div>

Q </div></div>

Wrecking Crew is exactly what they are.

First, they destroy our economy through all of their policies, then they work as hard as they can to block the recovery.

There must be SOME Americans, smart enough to see through this disgraceful behavior!!!

Gallop, Quinipac and Pew Polls are certainly showing disgust with Repiglicans.

G. </div></div>

There is no such thing as a "GALLOP" poll.

Sev
06-24-2011, 03:51 PM
I beg to differ. HEH HEH HEH.

Soflasnapper
06-24-2011, 05:15 PM
There is no such thing as a "GALLOP" poll.

What a devastating talking point!

Qtec
06-26-2011, 12:05 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Can someone please identify the specifc proposals that "Steve" is referring to in this quote?</div></div>


Its right there in the post.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The rhetorical shift appears to the result of <u>last night’s vote on the Economic Development Administration, a successful program that provides federal grants to local projects.</u> Republicans have repeatedly said that they believe the EDA is great for economic growth and job creation, but they nevertheless linked arms and killed the bill. <u>This comes after Republicans balked at a payroll tax cut intended to spur hiring, another measure the GOP has traditionally supported — until now.</u> </div></div>

More detail. [ the link to this was in the link I posted!]

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June 22, 2011 8:00 AM <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Killing the Economic Development Administration
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By Steve Benen
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Congress isn’t likely to do much to create jobs anytime soon, so when opportunities arise, ideally lawmakers would take advantage of them. Yesterday in the Senate, for example, members were asked to reauthorize the Economic Development Administration, a successful program that provides federal grants to local projects.

There was at least <u>some hope</u> that Republicans could support this. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), for example, said yesterday of the EDA,<span style='font-size: 14pt'> “I have seen firsthand that it has led to the creation of jobs in my home state and has been a catalyst for private sector investment.”

Sounds good, right? Wrong. Collins, a few hours later, voted to kill the Economic Development Administration.</span> Indeed, Democrats needed 60 votes to overcome a Republican filibuster, and didn’t even come close.

A bill to fund the Economic Development Administration (EDA), a measure Democrats characterized as a “jobs bill,” was stopped from advancing in the Senate Tuesday in a 49-51 vote.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was unable to find a path forward through nearly 100 mostly nongermane amendments offered by Republicans and Democrats.

Reid said the fact that <u>only one amendment actually dealt with the EDA was an indication that Republicans don’t actually care about job creation.</u></span>

In fairness, this wasn’t entirely partisan. Most of the superfluous amendments came from the GOP, but Dems had about 30 of their own. And while <u>every single Republican</u> voted to block an up-or-down vote on the measure, four Senate Dems gave them a hand.

But let’s be clear about what transpired yesterday: <span style='font-size: 20pt'>Republicans who’ve praised the Economic Development Administration for years voted in lock step to kill a measure that would have created jobs.</span> They did so in part because they wanted to waste time on a bunch of irrelevant amendments and Harry Reid didn’t want to let them.

The result is the apparent end of a program that even the most far-right members have embraced in the recent. <u>Hell, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), arguably the Senate’s most right-wing member, held a workshop last year to help South Carolina businesses and organizations take advantage of EDA opportunities. Yesterday, DeMint led the fight to kill the EDA.</u>

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas)</span> said last month that funds from an EDA grant “would pave the way for the creation of new jobs and business opportunities, which will strengthen the region’s economy.” He voted to kill the program, too.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)</span> said just two weeks ago that an EDA grant would bring “a much needed boost to the local economy.” He voted to kill the program, too.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.</span>) has called EDA projects “key to our region’s future economic development.” He voted to kill the program, too.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) </span>recently boasted, “I have long been a supporter of EDA programs.” He voted to kill the program, too.

It’s bad enough when Republicans rely on a bizarre ideology to stand in the way of good ideas. But <span style='font-size: 26pt'>what are we to think when Republicans won’t even allow a vote to fund a program they claim to like?</span> </div></div>

Q

eg8r
06-27-2011, 08:02 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">In fairness, this wasn’t entirely partisan. Most of the superfluous amendments came from the GOP, but Dems had about 30 of their own. And while every single Republican voted to block an up-or-down vote on the measure, four Senate Dems gave them a hand.

But let’s be clear about what transpired yesterday: Republicans who’ve praised the Economic Development Administration for years voted in lock step to kill a measure that would have created jobs.</div></div>Seems like they didn't singularly vote against EDA but they voted against all the other superfluous ammendments (their own and 30+ from Dems). This is EXACTLY what I was getting at and for some reason you chose NOT to increase the font size or bold this section. Why? Seems like all you hear is creating jobs but you did not bother to look at EVERYTHING ELSE involved in getting this passed.

eg8r

LWW
06-29-2011, 05:12 AM
This thread is yet another example of how the party elite can lead the mob around by the nose, simply personally an issue and giving them some hate filled images ... it doesn't take much to get the mob to ignore the truth. They simply feel they must fit in with the rest of the mob.

This forum, again, has it's own little Orwellian "TWO MINUTES HATE" moment.