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Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless
AP ^ | 20/6/10

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.

See full article from DailyFinance: http://www.dailyfinance.com/article/obama-says-gop-making-life-harder-for/683117/?icid=sphere_copyright

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How predictable.
1 posted on 06/19/2010 4:06:26 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Wait... wait... don’t tell me... BUSH’S FAULT!!!!


2 posted on 06/19/2010 4:09:26 PM PDT by Nat Turner (Escaped from NY in 1983 and not ever going back....)
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To: Eleutheria5

Before God I swear that I hope that this November the GOP puts a lot of Democrats out of work.


3 posted on 06/19/2010 4:09:26 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: Eleutheria5

While I don’t wish unemployment on most people, I do wish the current regime and the AP sycophants are unemployed-soon.


4 posted on 06/19/2010 4:10:47 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Eleutheria5
"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."

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.

5 posted on 06/19/2010 4:10:59 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Eleutheria5

The opposition party that has no power to make new laws or anything is making life harder for the jobless??

How does that work?


6 posted on 06/19/2010 4:11:47 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: Eleutheria5

7 posted on 06/19/2010 4:12:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: GeronL

They...they...filibustered. It’s not like he was trying to appoint a judge or anything. How could they. How dare they. How?


8 posted on 06/19/2010 4:14:07 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 ( Two-state solution: A bad idea whose time has gone.)
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To: Eleutheria5
'OBAMA GOES GOLFING'


9 posted on 06/19/2010 4:14:56 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Obama wants Marxist control and he wants it NOW! Damn Republicans.


10 posted on 06/19/2010 4:15:59 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Nat Turner

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?


11 posted on 06/19/2010 4:16:53 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: Eleutheria5

Really,

How so Mr. pResident?

The last I checked you have done nothing but destabilized the American economy, and further disabled employment in Louisiana.


12 posted on 06/19/2010 4:16:56 PM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Wow. That drive was farther out than the projected deficit! Now watch this swing!


13 posted on 06/19/2010 4:17:20 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 ( Two-state solution: A bad idea whose time has gone.)
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To: Eleutheria5

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.


14 posted on 06/19/2010 4:18:10 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Eleutheria5

obama breaks someone’s legs then chastise the republicans for denying buying a crunch for the person


15 posted on 06/19/2010 4:18:53 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Brilliant

No. It’s the Republicans’ because only one of them crossed party lines, instead of all of them.


16 posted on 06/19/2010 4:19:28 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 ( Two-state solution: A bad idea whose time has gone.)
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To: Eleutheria5

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?


17 posted on 06/19/2010 4:19:56 PM PDT by erkyl (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office --Aesop (~550 BC))
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To: Enterprise

I hope it nukes the Democrats entirely. I can hope.


18 posted on 06/19/2010 4:20:19 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: Eleutheria5

At least we’re trying to stop making any more of them.


19 posted on 06/19/2010 4:20:26 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Eleutheria5

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*.


20 posted on 06/19/2010 4:20:31 PM PDT by austinaero ((More Bark, Less Wag))
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To: Eleutheria5
There goes the little whiner pointing his boney@ss finger at everyone else....again.
21 posted on 06/19/2010 4:20:48 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: dr_who

I’m ever hoping to see a political chemotherapy on this cancer called the Democrat Party.


22 posted on 06/19/2010 4:22:27 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: Eleutheria5
When are Republicans going to raise the point that chronic unemployment is not good in the nation's interest?
23 posted on 06/19/2010 4:22:34 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: Nat Turner

That won’t work anymore. Voters are getting hip now. Ras has it at a virtual tie between Bush and BO on who is to blame for the bad economy.


24 posted on 06/19/2010 4:22:54 PM PDT by princeofdarkness ("Obama Lied. Liberty, Morality, and Prosperity Died.")
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To: Eleutheria5

Obama is making life harder for the jobless by making them jobless.


25 posted on 06/19/2010 4:29:08 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Eleutheria5
Obama: "If this obstruction continues, unemployed Americans will see their benefits stop. 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."

From the next paragraph: "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."

There's your simple up or down vote Jack. You LOST. Now stuff it!

26 posted on 06/19/2010 4:36:49 PM PDT by upchuck (Don't let freedom slip away. After America, there is no place to go ~ Kitty Werthmann - Google her.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

Obama probably doesn't even see the irony in this headline.

27 posted on 06/19/2010 4:45:30 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Eleutheria5

And you’re making more jobless, so were even.

Pray for America


28 posted on 06/19/2010 4:46:23 PM PDT by bray (Did Rush say Complete Failure?)
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To: skeeter
Just when, I pray, will nobama become jobless? His illegal alien aunt, his wife and his hanger-on mother-in-law are. Knowing this family of losers they are somehow finagling “benefit” checks.
29 posted on 06/19/2010 4:49:04 PM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) amounts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Obama and the democrats own both the House and the Senate. They are in charge and no one can stop them. That makes the blame all theirs. In fact, they’ve been in charge of House and Senate since 2006.....2 years before Bush was gone. So, they’ve owned the BUDGET for that long.

Why in the world anyone would want to give the Obama crew oversight of a 20 billion dollar personal slush fund to reward those he likes is beyond me.

BP should pay to those who are injured and not to Obama.


30 posted on 06/19/2010 4:50:39 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Who created the jobless to begin with?


31 posted on 06/19/2010 4:56:04 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: hal ogen

I’d gladly pay the lot of them if they’d go somewhere else to live happily ever after. I can’t stand the sight of his face nor the sound of his voice.


32 posted on 06/19/2010 4:56:13 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: himno hero
So, if everyone is working for the government, who is paying the taxes to cover payroll?

It's a classic Ponzi Scheme.

33 posted on 06/19/2010 4:56:31 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (He's just a clueless hump. A dangerous clueless hump.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Hey,Obama.....


34 posted on 06/19/2010 4:56:36 PM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: Eleutheria5
"Teachers and firefighters will lose their jobs"

this is the biggest bit of propaganda since the USSR went out of business. first of all, they probably won't. states should make budget choices. but the education system in many states is so fat that it SHOULD be cut.

you simply shouldn't measure the quality of our education system based solely on the number of teachers that are employed. it's ludicrous.

35 posted on 06/19/2010 4:56:37 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Eleutheria5
Yo B'rack? This is what you need to do, asswipe:
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36 posted on 06/19/2010 4:58:00 PM PDT by mkjessup
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To: Eleutheria5

And I bet they are all mooslem countries.

Of course, that does make sense in a rational sort of way.

They can use the towels on the head to soak up all the oil.


37 posted on 06/19/2010 4:58:20 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

dagnabit, this reply was meant for a totally different thread. How in the world did I do that! (dunce hat on for 15 minutes).


38 posted on 06/19/2010 4:59:41 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Eleutheria5

....scoffs.

Well the man is known liar. Do expect him to tell the truth now?


39 posted on 06/19/2010 4:59:43 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: ntmxx

Now comrade, let’s not confuse the facts withe truth! /off

You and I are not Kool-aid drinkers, but so many of them are!


40 posted on 06/19/2010 5:01:30 PM PDT by sig229 (The loonie left "FLUNKED" human nature 101)
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To: Eleutheria5
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.

Like the moratorium that just did in some 145,000 jobs?

Some of those rigs have already whipped out the force majeure clause in their contracts and are headed for different waters. You don't leave $700,000,000 worth of equipment sit idle when it could be bringing in a million dollars a day.

41 posted on 06/19/2010 5:02:28 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: sig229

with the truth

Dang, long day


42 posted on 06/19/2010 5:03:43 PM PDT by sig229 (The loonie left "FLUNKED" human nature 101)
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To: Eleutheria5

there are no jobless. the obamagastic stimulus plan employed them all.


43 posted on 06/19/2010 5:04:01 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: mkjessup

Obama = Whiny little girl


44 posted on 06/19/2010 5:07:54 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Eleutheria5

BUSH’s FAULT!!!!


45 posted on 06/19/2010 5:08:31 PM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: Eleutheria5
B.S. It's not republicans who are doing their damnedest to reproduce the economic malaise we suffered through in the 70s.


46 posted on 06/19/2010 5:10:15 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Eleutheria5

He is making it hard on the jobless because he is the reason they don’t have jobs. He has done absolutely nothing to put small businesses and corporations at ease to help encourage hiring and investment. Either way people shouldn’t expect unlimited unending unemployment. It encourages them to stall on their job searches. People need to realize that they will have to take jobs that are probably not what they are used to in terms of salary and benefits. Paying them to sit idle is just a ploy by Obama to do exactly what he is doing here which is blame the GOP for not cutting them a check for sitting on their duffs while he does nothing at all to encourage job growth.


47 posted on 06/19/2010 5:17:52 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Tyranny thrives when the people are silent.)
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To: himno hero

The Greeks already have your answer... the GERMANS!!!


48 posted on 06/19/2010 5:18:13 PM PDT by Nat Turner (Escaped from NY in 1983 and not ever going back....)
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To: princeofdarkness
A tie is better than nothing... although you notice how oil prices are NOT spiking... even with libtards threatening to nationalize BP and a Exxon-Valdez size leak every 10 days.

I think they are really trying their best to prop up the "O" as opposed to 2008 when they wanted to sink anything with an (R) on it in DC.
I am all in favor of the economy sliding headfirst into the toilet in an election year when the rats are in charge!!

Even olberdork and missy chrissy mathews are saying the emperor is naked now..

49 posted on 06/19/2010 5:22:37 PM PDT by Nat Turner (Escaped from NY in 1983 and not ever going back....)
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To: Eleutheria5

Well, he trumps that by being the one to CREATE the jobless!!!


50 posted on 06/19/2010 5:23:45 PM PDT by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!....I can see November from my house!)
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