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noOne
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I would figure rather than worrying about who gets more vacation days, people would join together and picket the airport and roadways where they will be travelling with signs stating "WHERE THE HELL IS MY OBAMA CARE", "DID YOU FORGET ABOUT US?", "HOW ABOUT THE FOLKS LIVING HERE WHO DON'T QUALIFY FOR MEDICAIDE"?

This is a great idea!

I third that.

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Posted : December 29, 2013 12:23 am
DixieChick
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Hope he asks our govt what happened to the
Money we loaned u to fix your roads

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Posted : December 29, 2013 11:57 am
Tiberius
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These people should have vacations. They should be on their own dime for the most part, but security is extremely important, what with them doing one of the most important jobs in the world.

Neither one of those effin idiots deserve vacations or anything else for that matter until they fix what's wrong with this country! Four million people losing their unemployment benefits and have no idea how they're going to support their families and these 2 A-Holes are having a blast on the taxpayers. SCREW THEM!!

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Posted : December 29, 2013 2:58 pm
Alana33
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As I recall, the reason people are losing those benefits are because of the republicans.

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Posted : December 29, 2013 3:13 pm
Linda J
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And congress in general.

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Posted : December 29, 2013 3:23 pm
CruzanIron
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Alana33, please explain to us what you recall. Thanks.

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Posted : December 29, 2013 3:26 pm
loucypher
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It's a blame game. He wanted obama care and vacations, congress cut unemployment. They want them to go out with a wimper. More cuts on the way.

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Posted : December 29, 2013 4:04 pm
Alana33
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CruzanIron
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No, actually I do not watch the news at all. Too slanted.

I'm sorry that you can't put into words what you recall.

Sourcing left wing sites already shows your slant.

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Posted : December 29, 2013 4:32 pm
Linda J
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Martha Stewart also on island.

And it is a fact that congress voted not to extend unemployment payments.

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Posted : December 29, 2013 6:00 pm
loucypher
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Don't you watch the news?

Here's a couple of links you can check out.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/business/july-dec13/newswrap_12-05.html

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/353433/gop-taxpayers-were-against-subsidies-except-if-theyre-rich-farmers-veronique-de-rugy

http://truth-out.org/news/item/14672-raising-the-minimum-wage-is-good-for-business-but-the-corporate-lobby-doesnt-think-so/blockquote >

Do You? Obama has stated more then once that the "private sector is doing just fine". So how hard did he fight for extended benefits etc. He needs to pull his head out of his delusional ass.

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Posted : December 29, 2013 6:08 pm
rotorhead
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Instead of extending unemployment benefits they need come up with government work-fare. We have much crumbling infrastructure on island and in the US. They should get paid to WORK. During the great depression they came up with CCC.

This is better for everyone. No one gets something for nothing and it gets long term unemployed used to getting out of the house and going to a job.

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Topic starter Posted : December 29, 2013 6:48 pm
Tiberius
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Instead of extending unemployment benefits they need come up with government work-fare. We have much crumbling infrastructure on island and in the US. They should get paid to WORK. During the great depression they came up with CCC.

This is better for everyone. No one gets something for nothing and it gets long term unemployed used to getting out of the house and going to a job.

That's a great idea. I know lots of people that would looove to have a job. After all, they're all getting rich on unemployment. Too bad obama's entire administartion is in denial.

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Posted : December 29, 2013 6:56 pm
CruzanIron
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LindaJ, there was no such vote NOT to extend the benefits. That is the fact.

The 6 month extension was not included in the budget since there was no funding source.

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Posted : December 29, 2013 8:11 pm
stt007
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The way to get people employed is for the government to stop piling on the private sector with more regulations and taxes that cost companies money, obamacare that costs companies money, etc, etc. These costs raise the price of goods and prevent growth. Take the shackles off and then business owners can grow instead of implementing strategies to just survive (eg, lower costs by eliminating people from their rolls). I love that most people think of government as the solution. More money, more money from the government. And where does this money come from? Obama's stash? No, the producers. The government produces nothing. It confiscates money and spends it. Unfortunately most people have never run a business and have little understanding of Big or small economics, or how the producers are the people who create jobs and hire people. Soon, those that create and sell things will have no incentive to do so because the result of their hard work gets confiscated.

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Posted : December 29, 2013 8:48 pm
Alana33
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Yet lobbyists spend millions courting to have new legislation go against the best interests of our environment, air, water, earth, health, wildlife and people and exploit the planet for their benefit. They get their way, especially when $$ goes into pockets. The majority of people are apathetic and that includes the majority of all of us here that do not speak out and do something.
We all must become a call for change or be the lone wolf howling in the wilderness waiting to be killed. (or Orcas & Dolphins) in the tank as it is)

Some people tend to forget that our wars and recessions started in the republican Bush (both senior and junior) era.
It's been a long haul to get back to here we are today. Especially with a republican majority that blocks Obama at every course of action.
I am not affiliated with any 1 party. I prefer to choose who I believe in that has not already led us down the path to doom.

Yeah! I know many in disagreement but I'm done here.

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Posted : December 29, 2013 10:24 pm
CruzanIron
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You can keep your doctor, and you can keep your insurance....

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Posted : December 29, 2013 10:42 pm
Linda J
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Congress made a choice to not extend benefits. Worst congress in history.

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Posted : December 29, 2013 11:10 pm
terry
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The Work-fare program is a great idea.
25 or so years ago there was a segment on 60 Minutes about a town that had a Work-Fare program. Everyone loved it including the people who were on it. Then someon from, I believe it was the ACLU, took the town to court. The court found that if the people who were on it lived anywhere else they would not have to work for their money and it was found unconstitutional so the program went away.
Congress will never come up with a program as it would make some of their voters angry that they now have to work instead of sitting on their asses.

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Posted : December 30, 2013 1:50 am
stt007
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Yes, alana33, it is very obvious you are not affiliated with any one party.

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Posted : December 30, 2013 4:13 am
Exit Zero
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Is Martha Stewart still on STX -- is she still looking for date-able males online?

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Posted : December 30, 2013 4:29 am
loucypher
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The way to get people employed is stop sending jobs over seas.

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Posted : December 30, 2013 3:07 pm
CruzanIron
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But is it perfectly OK for the US to take jobs from other countries?

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Posted : December 30, 2013 3:20 pm
loucypher
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Such as?

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Posted : December 30, 2013 3:22 pm
CruzanIron
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Honda, for example....built in the USA and exported to Korea (for example) ...those could have been built in Japan and kept Japanese people employed. They are complaining that Honda is outsourcing their jobs - TO THE USA!

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Posted : December 30, 2013 3:42 pm
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