Skip to comments.Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless
Posted on 06/19/2010 4:06:26 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
WASHINGTON -President Barack Obama on Saturday pinned blame on Republicans for making life harder for the unemployed and for those who could lose their jobs without new federal intervention. He did so even as he sought to distance himself from the "dreary and familiar politics" of Washington.
Capping a week in which the administration scored a victory a $20 billion fund to be paid by BP for the victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill Obama reserved his radio and Internet address to focus on the work that didn't get done.
His main concern was the rejection of a bill in the Senate that would have provided more money for the long-term unemployed, aid for strapped state governments and the renewal of popular tax breaks for businesses and individuals.
"If this obstruction continues, unemployed Americans will see their benefits stop," Obama said. "Teachers and firefighters will lose their jobs. Families will pay more for their first home. All we ask for is a simple up or down vote. That's what the American people deserve."
The broad economic bill failed Thursday when Democrats could not muster the 60 votes needed to end debate. The 56-40 vote fell four shy of the total required to break the GOP filibuster. Republicans support many of the policies in the legislation but are demanding changes to shrink its toll on the deficit.
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Wait... wait... don’t tell me... BUSH’S FAULT!!!!
Before God I swear that I hope that this November the GOP puts a lot of Democrats out of work.
While I don’t wish unemployment on most people, I do wish the current regime and the AP sycophants are unemployed-soon.
EMERGENCY EMERGENCY EMERGENCY - bla bla bla bla bla - he's like the little boy who cried wolf, go away obama, the American people deserve to have a competent president and you sir, are far from it, go away, just go away.
The opposition party that has no power to make new laws or anything is making life harder for the jobless??
How does that work?
They...they...filibustered. It’s not like he was trying to appoint a judge or anything. How could they. How dare they. How?
Obama wants Marxist control and he wants it NOW! Damn Republicans.
I dunno... when you are pointing fingers, there is one pointing forward and three back. In the case of Obama, bigger government as the employer is the cure all and end all. So, if everyone is working for the government, who is paying the taxes to cover payroll?
How so Mr. pResident?
The last I checked you have done nothing but destabilized the American economy, and further disabled employment in Louisiana.
Wow. That drive was farther out than the projected deficit! Now watch this swing!
Looks like one of the Republicans voted did not vote for the filibuster, and that means that the Dems could have broken the filibuster if they’d all voted to do so. But they did not, so that makes it the Democrats’ fault, Barak.
obama breaks someone’s legs then chastise the republicans for denying buying a crunch for the person
No. It’s the Republicans’ because only one of them crossed party lines, instead of all of them.
Hey Obama. They’re not making life harder for the jobless, they’re trying to keep the unions from spending our money on their freakin’ pensions.
We’re not as stupid as you think we are. If teachers and firemen and police lose their jobs it won’t be because of the GOP, it’s because of the unions.
It’s really pretty entertaining to watch him coming unhinged, isn’t it?
I hope it nukes the Democrats entirely. I can hope.
At least we’re trying to stop making any more of them.
If the President was so worried about the jobless, he and HIS Congress would quit creating so many who are jobless.
I suspect many see through his faux complaint. The kettle is see-through compared to this *pot*.