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Pelosi: Tack cost of more unemployment benefits onto deficit
Washington Times ^ | 12/23/13 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 12/23/2013 1:31:41 PM PST by Libloather

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Monday she’ll push for a vote for more unemployment benefits and said the additional $25 billion cost should be tacked onto the deficit rather than paid for by cuts elsewhere.

On a conference call with fellow House Democratic women, the California lawmaker said Republicans acted “cruelly” when they went home for a three-week vacation earlier this month without approving more weeks of unemployment payments for the long-term jobless.

As many as 1.3 million people will lose benefits on Saturday, when enhanced benefits expire.

Republicans have said they would consider taking up a bill, but will insist it be “paid for” by other spending cuts or future reductions future entitlement programs. But Mrs. Pelosi said with the poor economy, the money should be tacked onto the deficit.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benefits; deficit; pelosi; unemployment
Pelosi's war on grandchildren.
1 posted on 12/23/2013 1:31:41 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Who is going to pay all this back?! B****!


2 posted on 12/23/2013 1:33:31 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all my fellow Americans. "Whatever" to everybody else!)
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To: Libloather

Pelosi - Why should we actually pay for anything? Just put it on the tab.


3 posted on 12/23/2013 1:34:37 PM PST by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: Libloather

They’ll do the same thing with Commiecare.


4 posted on 12/23/2013 1:35:44 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Libloather

What harm could a few Trillion more democrat IOU’s do?


5 posted on 12/23/2013 1:35:51 PM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: Libloather

Pay people not to work!

What could go wrong?


6 posted on 12/23/2013 1:36:28 PM PST by donmeaker (The lessons of Weimar will soon be relearned.)
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To: Libloather

Yeh, God forbid we quash our Head start baby sitting program.


7 posted on 12/23/2013 1:36:58 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Libloather

The Gay State Broom Pilot says “Charge it!”


8 posted on 12/23/2013 1:37:23 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Libloather

The inmates are definitely running the asylum.


9 posted on 12/23/2013 1:40:50 PM PST by Revel
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To: Libloather

Insanity continues


10 posted on 12/23/2013 1:47:11 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: RoadGumby

everything should be “free” like her free tax payer funded trip to Hawaii


11 posted on 12/23/2013 1:47:46 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Who is going to pay all this back?!

Who friggen cares anymore?


12 posted on 12/23/2013 1:53:44 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: Libloather

Surprise!

Is Paul Ryan so politically STUPID he could not see this coming when he negotiated the GOP budget surrender?

The Democrats and MSM will be right back in shrieking, vicious “Frontal Assault Mode” in January.

Democrat goals?

Restore Food Stamp cuts, restore unemployment cuts, and raise the minimum wage.

Republicans will be maligned 24-7 as cold hearted greed heads.

Republicans gain NOTHING when they compromise with the Left.

NEVER!


13 posted on 12/23/2013 1:54:35 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: Libloather

Go Nancy,
What? Only $25,000,000,000 for those poor (long term?) unemployed for another 6mo.?, 3mo.?, 1yr?, whatever. We got a whole $6Billion by just cutting military pensions for only 10 years, lets just soak them military guys some more. Yeah, that’s the ticket! /S


14 posted on 12/23/2013 1:57:41 PM PST by HippyLoggerBiker (Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.)
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To: Libloather

At this point, with the TRILLION$$ being given to Democrat-supporting Wall Street Bankers to prop the Stock Markets, I say What-The-Hell, why not??

It’s not like any of it is going to get paid back, anyway. Might as well hasten the crash.

Responsible people aren’t motivated enough to get off their asses and protest any of it, so I’m close to no longer giving a damn.


15 posted on 12/23/2013 1:59:09 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Libloather

Does that make her a child abuser?


16 posted on 12/23/2013 2:10:11 PM PST by ully2
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To: Libloather

3 years ago she said “Unemployment checks are the fastest way to create jobs.” After 3 years why do we need to have unemployment benefits. We should be in high cotton.


17 posted on 12/23/2013 2:15:25 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Starstruck

Wasn’t she also the Pay as you go person back in 2007?

Nancy Pelosi, 2007:

“After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: pay-as-you-go, no new deficit spending. Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt.”


18 posted on 12/23/2013 2:20:57 PM PST by Engedi
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To: Libloather
What's the difference? It's only Chinese money anyhow.

Oh, wait a minute. The Chinese stopped playing our lending scam and now the Fed is printing money to cover our own worthless debt paper. What could possibly go wrong with a financing plan like that?

19 posted on 12/23/2013 2:24:57 PM PST by Gritty (Liberals think living your life free of welfare, EBT, and government nannies is "cheating"-J Hawkins)
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To: ully2

It’s taxation without representation - People (future generations) are being taxed who don’t have a vote on that taxation.


20 posted on 12/23/2013 2:26:07 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Engedi
Wasn’t she also the Pay as you go person back in 2007?

I think now she would tell you now, that was her stance on pay toilets.

21 posted on 12/23/2013 2:27:33 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Libloather
Here in post 27 I predicted they would blame Republicans for the cuts, even though it was a bi-partisan deal and no democrat objected to the cut in unemployment

This just in: GOP remains stupid party. Analysts think GOP is likely to be stupid for the foreseeable future.

22 posted on 12/23/2013 2:38:09 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: Rodamala

Somehow I do no doubt for a second that is a real ad. This is the country we live in today, Free money for EVERYBODY! Yippeeee! Why work when you can get FREE money! The whole purpose of money is not to exchange goods and services but to do absolutely NOTHING and have OTHER people do it for you!! Yes!


23 posted on 12/23/2013 2:40:57 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Libloather

Sooo, Nannygoat is ADMITTING that the current administration has created ZERO life supporting jobs only a sham health insurance debacle that is on life support itself.
They should ALL be recalled for creating nothing but a huge government hog that feeds off of the private sector like a grotesque PARASITE.
OUR ENTIRE GOVERNMENT IS ON LIFE SUPPORT.
IT’s time to pull the plug!

Hey Nannygoat!
Why don’t we take the extra unemployment benefits money out of YOUR BANK ACCOUNT, you bunghole?


24 posted on 12/23/2013 2:46:37 PM PST by doc maverick
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To: Libloather

Our unborn grand-children are being taxed right now to pay for things not necessary to the survival of the nation.
This needs to end. Even if people starve or go without medical care.


25 posted on 12/23/2013 2:52:45 PM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Libloather

Why are they even having this discussion when the economy is doing so great?/s


26 posted on 12/23/2013 2:53:41 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: Libloather

I’m confused. I thought the economy is humming along with growth and jobs being created. Who are all these people who are unemployed? /s

Obama and Pelosi speak with forked tongues like a Massachusetts senator.


27 posted on 12/23/2013 3:02:14 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Yes... a real ad. I don’t own a television set anymore... but I recall commercials with “the guy with the Riddler’s jacket” hawking books on how to get all kind of grants and handouts from the government.


28 posted on 12/23/2013 4:46:41 PM PST by Rodamala
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