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Old 07-30-2010, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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The party of "no" has again blocked a bill with the sole intention of denying the democrats a win before the midterms. The reason given was that the dems refused to add several "relative" amendments to the bill. Examples of the "relative" amendments included the estate tax, nuclear loan guarantees, border security and the expiring Bush tax cuts.

The bill would have created a $30 billion lending program within the Treasury Department, to be administered through local banks. It would also provide more than $12 billion in tax breaks, and would expand or enhance existing lending programs. It's laughable that the republicans advertise themselves as the party that supports small businesses.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/30/us...gewanted=print
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Indeed. It is now clear Republicans are deliberately trying to make the economy worse believing that will improve their odds in the next election. I really miss the days when country came before party.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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The Republicans (along with their representatives on this board) are intentionally attempting to delay an economic recovery for the most cynical of political purposes. They are already celebrating the anemic 2nd quarter growth numbers this morning. They have been so terrified of a successful rebound before November that they have actually taken steps to prevent it.

I gotta tell you, I originally left the Republican Party because of its intolerance. I never dreamed though that it would ever sink so low as to actively contribute to the suffering of the American people because they found it politically advantageous.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Here we go again.

And yet the Dems have gotten everything they've wanted passed PASSED.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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The Right Wing is desperately trying to resume their control over our politics and economy so they can return to the looting of the middle and working classes they have done since Ronnie Raygun. They planned to run up the war deficit to extraordinary levels to prevent any new spending on anything else but the war industries they own. They are, and will always be, run by their need for social status and unlimited greed.

Hopefully the smaller scale businessmen can join with the working and middle class to keep these people from gaining power ever again.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Indeed. It is now clear Republicans are deliberately trying to make the economy worse believing that will improve their odds in the next election. I really miss the days when country came before party.
This is exactly my thought. There will be no more unemployment benefit extensions after the Nov. election, which will cause millions of Americans to be even worse off, send people to the streets, and cut all that money that's now flowing directly into the economy, essentially guaranteeing a double dip recession. The Republicans care not one bit about America or average Americans! Their goal is to finish running the economy into the ground, destroying the middle class, and then try to blame Obama for it and regain power, re-implementing the policies that destroyed the economy in the first place. Unfortunately, there are enough Americans out there dumb enough to buy the Republican lies and vote against their own well being. I suppose if you're a heartless millionaire, you must love living in the USA.

How do I get into Canada now?
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Here we go again.

And yet the Dems have gotten everything they've wanted passed PASSED.
Oh? Then what happened here? Exactly?
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The Right Wing is desperately trying to resume their control over our politics and economy so they can return to the looting of the middle and working classes they have done since Ronnie Raygun. They planned to run up the war deficit to extraordinary levels to prevent any new spending on anything else but the war industries they own. They are, and will always be, run by their need for social status and unlimited greed.

Hopefully the smaller scale businessmen can join with the working and middle class to keep these people from gaining power ever again.
That has been going on for a few years under a Dem Congress.
Do you not see they are one in the same ?
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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That has been going on for a few years under a Dem Congress.
Do you not see they are one in the same ?
Based on who is trying to get stuff done and who is obstructing, no.

I do not see them as one and the same.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Inyokern, CA
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The party of "no" has again blocked a bill with the sole intention of denying the democrats a win before the midterms. The reason given was that the dems refused to add several "relative" amendments to the bill. Examples of the "relative" amendments included the estate tax, nuclear loan guarantees, border security and the expiring Bush tax cuts.

The bill would have created a $30 billion lending program within the Treasury Department, to be administered through local banks. It would also provide more than $12 billion in tax breaks, and would expand or enhance existing lending programs. It's laughable that the republicans advertise themselves as the party that supports small businesses.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/30/us...gewanted=print

Geez! I would also vote NO! I give accolades to those politicians, whatever party, who will stand up and vote NO against very bad legislation that bodes very ill for our country. Quit the spin crap!
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