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Dean Heller turns GOP ‘pit bull’ over jobs (helps the democrats, gets a Politico puff piece) ^ | 3/31/14 | Burgess Everett

Posted on 03/31/2014 5:42:25 AM PDT by cotton1706

Every morning when Dean Heller walks into his office, he tracks these Nevada commodities on a bulletin board in his reception area: silver, gold, copper, wheat, milk — and jobs.

That last subject has weighed heavily on the GOP senator’s mind since long-term jobless aid expired. In fact, it has turned Heller into something of a Republican “pit bull” — as one Senate colleague dubbed him — in a dogged crusade since December to restore benefits to Nevada, where the unemployment rate remains third-worst in the nation.

Through his work on the issue, Heller has even forged a significant working relationship with his former political rival and Nevada’s senior senator, Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid.

“It’s the issue for Nevada right now,” Heller said in an interview last week. “So it’s not difficult for me to take the lead on this when I have to look at that number every day and know where Nevada’s coming from.”

The Senate is poised this week to pass a package that Heller helped painstakingly craft, though House Speaker John Boehner has indicated he won’t hold a vote on it. But Heller’s activism on the issue, along with the support of four Republicans who signed on to the deal that he brokered, may help protect the GOP in an election year from the notion that it doesn’t care about the needy.

It’s a decidedly more progressive stance than some of Heller’s more conservative ones. Although the Nevadan worked to pass immigration reform last summer, he opposed continuing federal health care contributions to lawmakers and staffers and voted against bipartisan deals to reopen government and establish a two-year budget.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
Dean Heller (Harry Reid's fellow senator) has become a reliable vote for every democrat priority. So in return for his helping out with unemployment extensions, etc, Politico is praising him to keep him on their side (they'll destroy him later). So transparent!
1 posted on 03/31/2014 5:42:25 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
So extending unemployment benefits demonstrates a concern about "jobs?"

I fail to see how taxing/punishing employers even more creates incentive for them to hire anybody.

2 posted on 03/31/2014 5:45:57 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: cotton1706

Job posting, are we expecting something?

• AFIMAC• 3/1/2014
Job Description
AFIMAC is a full-service crisis response company. We have served industrial, commercial, and institutional customers across the country for over 25 years. We have assisted our clients nationwide in planning for and responding to natural disasters, labor strikes, industrial accidents and other types of business disruptions. Through AFIMAC’s umbrella of services, we provide our clients a one-stop contingency resource, including strike security, mobile catering and logistics, and a contingent workforce of both skilled and unskilled personnel experienced in working under difficult conditions.
Pay range is in the $12 - $30/Hour based on your skill and level of experience.
Airfare and hotel are provided for at no cost and a daily per-diem of $35 is paid for your meals.
These positions are working inside various large industrial facilities 7 days a week, 12 hours per day.
Currently we are looking for the following:
Millwrights……Mechanics……Industrial Electricians…...Automation Technicians…..Boiler Operators…Fitters…Welders
Process Operators……Chemical Operators…….Control Room Operators …..Plant Operators……
Food Production & processing…Cookers…Millers….Pellets….Batch mixing….Finished Foods
Sanitation…..Waste Feed….Clean up…..Floors….
Packaging….Machine Operators…Carton Machine Operator…..Unitizer… Kone Operator….Pre-Glue Operator
Material/ Warehouse & Supply….Rail Car….Bulk Plant Operator…Clamp Truck…Forklift…..Yard Hostler

3 posted on 03/31/2014 5:49:37 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The democrats and their allies seem to think that it is “good for the economy” to pay people not to work. It is not. It even is not good in Nevada, a fantasy land with a very artificial economy.

What is Nevada’s economy? It has retirees, desert, gambling, desert, some legalized prostitution, desert, some tourism, and more desert. Why should the rest of the country pay to support people who chose to live there unemployed?

For example, why should someone who lives and works in NJ, where things are crowded, the legal system is corrupt and allows no 2nd Amendment rights, taxes are high, the state finances are near collapse, city crime is rampant — why should a NJ resident have to pay for someone to live in sloth in Nevada? If we can work, they can work.

4 posted on 03/31/2014 6:13:32 AM PDT by docbnj
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To: cotton1706
Between the first quarter of 2000 and the first quarter of 2013, the native-born population accounted for two-thirds of overall growth in the working-age population (16 to 65), but none of the net growth in employment among the working-age has gone to natives.

The overall size of the working-age native-born population increased by 16.4 million from 2000 to 2013, yet the number of natives actually holding a job was 1.3 million lower in 2013 than 2000.

The total number of working-age immigrants (legal and illegal) increased 8.8 million and the number working rose 5.3 million between 2000 and 2013.

5 posted on 03/31/2014 6:56:13 AM PDT by kabar
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To: cotton1706

Maybe they’ll start calling him ‘Maverick’ so he thinks he is like Tom Cruise or something

6 posted on 03/31/2014 7:41:34 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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