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Old 01-06-2014, 01:29 PM
 
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Looks like the Senate is going to nominate the public figure head of the shadow government that runs our country called the federal reserve at 5:30 est. then vote on unemployment after that.

 
Old 01-06-2014, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Florida
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You should not only write or call your own congressperson. You should also email Boehner who may or may not care, and Rand Paul who is the self-appointed spokesman for the republicans who do not want to renew the extension.

No more free passes for Rand Paul
 
Old 01-06-2014, 03:20 PM
 
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I just watched Senator Sessions speak on CSPAN about unemployment benefits. He said he is not opposed to an extension but simply wants to see it paid for. He went on to say that a big part of our problem is off shoring of jobs and we need to also do something to correct that. I can't say I disagree there. I am seeing many republicans say they would support an extension if it was paid for. I am also seeing the democrats refuse to look at ways to pay for it and refuse to budge an inch on that. The question here is will the democrats do the right thing here and at least try to negociate a deal with republicans so we can get an extension passed or will they allow an extension to fail so they can blame republicans in hopes they can get people to forget about Obamacare come election time?
 
Old 01-06-2014, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Well, as Sperling said this morning, three months would give both sides time to figure out a "compromise" on where to cut - and revisit program with possibly further changes to EUC (i.e. cuts in weeks, etc.), extending to end of year.

Playing devil's advocate - Why is it impossible to extend without offsets for only a three month extension?
 
Old 01-06-2014, 03:46 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I've got to say that 3 months is a good start compared to nothing right now. I'll be hoping to have a job soon enough though. I'm not following the news except for what is being said here. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it goes through and there won't be a big blip in payments.
 
Old 01-06-2014, 03:51 PM
 
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odds are this won't pass and they will have to come up with another bill that makes the republicans happy by making cuts to pay for it. i feel that that won't happen until february
 
Old 01-06-2014, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Originally Posted by Mosin Nagant View Post
I just watched Senator Sessions speak on CSPAN about unemployment benefits. He said he is not opposed to an extension but simply wants to see it paid for. He went on to say that a big part of our problem is off shoring of jobs and we need to also do something to correct that. I can't say I disagree there. I am seeing many republicans say they would support an extension if it was paid for. I am also seeing the democrats refuse to look at ways to pay for it and refuse to budge an inch on that. The question here is will the democrats do the right thing here and at least try to negociate a deal with republicans so we can get an extension passed or will they allow an extension to fail so they can blame republicans in hopes they can get people to forget about Obamacare come election time?
How about the House Republicans who shut down the government and cost the country/government/taxpayers about $24 billion, pay the country back for that and co-incidentally, it will cover the extension. Does that work?
 
Old 01-06-2014, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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How about the House Republicans who shut down the government and cost the country/government/taxpayers about $24 billion, pay the country back for that and co-incidentally, it will cover the extension. Does that work?
You got that right. Principle means nothing to these people, the American people mean nothing to these people - winning is everything.
 
Old 01-06-2014, 04:18 PM
 
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You got that right. Principle means nothing to these people, the American people mean nothing to these people - winning is everything.
That is equally true of both sides of the false left right paradigm.

Anyways it looks like the vote on the extension bill was postponed until 10 am tomorrow.
 
Old 01-06-2014, 04:20 PM
 
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Vote postponed until 10 AM Tomorrow. 17 Senators were not there.
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