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House Dem: Unemployed Will Vote For Obama To Keep "Their Benefits"
realclearpolitics ^ | 4/26/12

Posted on 04/26/2012 7:01:41 AM PDT by pabianice

"We're headed in the right direction. Unemployment continues to drop and those people who are unemployed, they're not going to be voting for the party who wants to cut their benefits, cut access to food stamps, cut job training," Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) said on MSNBC's Al Sharpton program.

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This is as blatant an admission of Obama's corruption as I have seen. Vote = taxpayer money to you.

Fattah's son involved in ongoing criminal activity

1 posted on 04/26/2012 7:01:43 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

That’s going to be a tough sell this time around.


2 posted on 04/26/2012 7:05:00 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: pabianice

Want a job? Vote Republican.

Want to stay on the government teat for the rest of your life? Vote Democrat.


3 posted on 04/26/2012 7:05:17 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: pabianice
What happens when the dollar becomes worthless and EBT cards stop being able to buy anything?

It is going to happen with the way the left is bankrupting us.

4 posted on 04/26/2012 7:05:55 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: FreeAtlanta
What happens when the dollar becomes worthless and EBT cards stop being able to buy anything?

Riots, confiscation of property of the "rich" or anyone else who has anything.

5 posted on 04/26/2012 7:07:42 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: pabianice
He does realize that we are three years into Obama’s depression and that by now most of their benefits have run out.
6 posted on 04/26/2012 7:08:27 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

That is....”the plan”.....


7 posted on 04/26/2012 7:09:23 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

What will the riots look like when that teat dries up and can’t give any more milk?

How bad will the riots be when their is no more milk to give?


8 posted on 04/26/2012 7:09:34 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: pabianice
those people who are unemployed, they're not going to be voting for the party who wants to cut their benefits, cut access to food stamps, cut job training

DEAR LEADER and his fellow progs have nothing to run on but FEAR.


9 posted on 04/26/2012 7:10:14 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: pabianice
It's actually an admission of a total Democrat blindspot about unemployment.

We are short about 20 million jobs. 53% of college graduates for the last 5 years are unemployed, and 47% of them are employed outside the fields they trained for.

If you've never had a job you don't get unemployment payments. Plus, what "Job training" are you going to give someone when there are no jobs to go into?

The Democrats are stuck in the UNION trickbag. They cannot connect with the voting public on the "jobs" issue.

10 posted on 04/26/2012 7:10:27 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: pabianice

Job training? There aren’t any bloody jobs and the people reclining in the government hammock aren’t interested in any training.


11 posted on 04/26/2012 7:11:47 AM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: pabianice

In order to keep their benefits they have to remain unemployed. So I guess this is an admission that unemployment will remain high or get higher under obamas second term.


12 posted on 04/26/2012 7:12:01 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: pabianice

Chaka Fatah?

On Al (Skillets) Sharpton?

On MSNBC?

Really? I mean, REALLY?

Can we hear also, what Sam Kennuck, of Providence Rhode Island, who is committed to the Kent Center Mental Institution, has to say about the election?

It matter about as much.


13 posted on 04/26/2012 7:12:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: muawiyah

Not many people will see that admission.

Most people see unemployment and dependence as a bad thing.
Democrats see it as a permanent voting block.


14 posted on 04/26/2012 7:12:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: FreeAtlanta
What happens when the dollar becomes worthless and EBT cards stop being able to buy anything?

They will demand that you take their worthless money under threat of arrest and imprisonment. It is the way of thugs. That is why the shelves were always empty in communist countries. Lots of junk money, noting to buy with it.

"
15 posted on 04/26/2012 7:14:38 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: pabianice

As was the plan all along by extending and extending and extending their unemployment benefits... =.=


16 posted on 04/26/2012 7:14:38 AM PDT by cranked
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To: FreeAtlanta

Totally agree! This is not a choice between entitlement cuts or entitlement increases, this is a choice between some cuts to save the programs or no programs at all (when they dry up). If they want to keep their benefits they should vote for the cuts. Someone needs to wake these folks up.


17 posted on 04/26/2012 7:15:57 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: FreeAtlanta

Guess the commies are pretty confident now.


18 posted on 04/26/2012 7:16:29 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Lazamataz

Who is Chaka Fatah? Didn’t she once sing with Rufus?


19 posted on 04/26/2012 7:16:36 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: pabianice
"they're not going to be voting for the party who wants to cut their benefits, cut access to food stamps, cut job training,"

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury.

And the tipping point has been reached...............

20 posted on 04/26/2012 7:16:36 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
What will the riots look like when that teat dries up and can’t give any more milk?

Joke's on them. The welfare hammock they've created has given them a generation that is too lazy to get off the couch, turn off Jerry Springer and go outside for a good riot.

You need race-baiting to instigate a good riot these days.

21 posted on 04/26/2012 7:17:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: pabianice
Unemployed Will Vote For Obama To Keep "Their Benefits"

And hence, the Democrat goal is to keep this voter block as large as possible.

22 posted on 04/26/2012 7:19:16 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

23 posted on 04/26/2012 7:20:06 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: pabianice

Promising freebies is all the Demonrats have left.


24 posted on 04/26/2012 7:21:42 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: pabianice

Perhaps those that would rather have benefits than a job. They were Obama voters anyway, though.

SnakeDoc


25 posted on 04/26/2012 7:24:55 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: FreeAtlanta
What happens when the dollar becomes worthless and EBT cards stop being able to buy anything?

Here's what I think will happen. Those of us that are self-reliant will suffer mightily from a worthless dollar. Those EBT cards will no longer register in "dollars", but credits. Their credits will be worth far more than the dollars in our pockets and the entitlement crowd won't skip a beat until us producers are all completely tapped out; until no other country will lend to us; until there is no wealth left to pillage and re-distribute via the Government (and that is a long way off; why, there is still our personal retirements to steal from, plenty of "dollars" still out there).

Make no mistake, the politicians will fight tooth and nail to take care of the looters first because they know the producers will be to busy working for our very survival.

26 posted on 04/26/2012 7:25:46 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: pabianice
Here is an idea for a nice black propaganda trick. Create a genuine looking 'secret' Dem memo that talks about how unemployment benefits must be cut regardless of the impact on the poor. Then it can say that the Repubs must be painted as wanting the cuts prior to the election. Make a prominent statement to the effect that those on unemployment will believe this because they tend to be poor, uneducated and are easily misled. Once Buraq is reelected the Dems can pass legislation drastically cutting the bennies and blame the Repubs. "After all, the Repubs wanted to cut the bennies, didn't they. We told you before the election!"
27 posted on 04/26/2012 7:27:06 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: rightwingextremist1776
That is....”the plan”.....

Yep...I'm curious as to a.) What the increase in welfare/IBT recipients is since Bamster took office, and b.) What is the increase in the number of grocery stores that now accept IBT cards, since he took office.

The first question's been answered on various sites/Rush's show, etc., but I don't recall the exact number. I can't ever seem to find an answer to the second question.

28 posted on 04/26/2012 7:28:51 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: pabianice

obvious game plan is ... obvious

every conservative knows their plan.

the ‘republican leadership’ can’t seem to figure it out.

why? because the GOP was infiltrated by progressives decades ago


29 posted on 04/26/2012 7:28:56 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
I wonder if trained groups have lists of the people who got us into this mess (media, financiers and politicians) so when there is a civil war, the guilty will not emerge on the other side of it.

The people who are creating the chaos should not be rewarded the way Lenin, Mao, Castro, Chevez, Mugabe and others have been. I know those people will face justice upon Christ's return, but I really hope that the people making the mess today will face justice in this life.

30 posted on 04/26/2012 7:29:25 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: NRA1995

I thought Chaka Fatah was a musical about Jihad.


31 posted on 04/26/2012 7:30:04 AM PDT by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

It will give them an excuse to nationalize anything associated with food production.

I also think that is the idea behind driving up fuel cost.

Give them an excuse to nationalize the mineral wealth, oil, gas, coal, etc., owned by private individuals under their land.


32 posted on 04/26/2012 7:31:13 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: commish; pabianice
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury.

Which is why our forefathers formed a REPUBLIC.

And the tipping point has been reached

We are well on our way to a SOCIALIST DEMOCRACY.

Don't worry though. Other than the ruling elite, everyone will be equal and have the same rights. None.

33 posted on 04/26/2012 7:35:31 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: luvbach1
Promising freebies is all the Demonrats have left.

That's why Barry will get more traction out of his Student Loan scam. The thought of forgiving loans an opening up a lot of space in the family budget will appeal to large numbers of middle-class people.


34 posted on 04/26/2012 7:39:24 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
" You need race-baiting to instigate a good riot these days."

As if we don't have that in abundance right now, thanks to the MSM, the POTUS, the AG, black "leaders" like Jackson and Sharpton, the NBPP, the NAACP.........tell me when to stop.

35 posted on 04/26/2012 7:43:52 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: pabianice

Yet it’s somehow “shocking” and “uncivil” if we say that the Democrats’ real goal is for the country to fail...


36 posted on 04/26/2012 7:45:19 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: pabianice

Unfortunately, they are correct...
It’s pretty clear that neither side has a plan, or even a desire to tackle the unemployment problem...
People aren’t going to worry about next year when they are too busy worrying about next week...


37 posted on 04/26/2012 7:45:30 AM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: IMR 4350
Give them an excuse to nationalize the mineral wealth, oil, gas, coal, etc., owned by private individuals under their land.

Well... they have to pay off those Chinese loans somehow. Since the politicians pocket most of the cash, one must barter. The government cannot 'barter' what it doesn't 'own'. So... it must take it away from the citizens.

38 posted on 04/26/2012 7:45:54 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: ILS21R

I’m currently unemployed, and I’d rather have a job. I had one when George Bush was President.


39 posted on 04/26/2012 7:46:26 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: pabianice

Whoever here coined the term “FSA” (as in Free $hit Army) was right on the money.


40 posted on 04/26/2012 7:47:08 AM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: pabianice

A small issue is being left out..........I thought the law was that how long you can collect has to do with the States unemployment rate. Like Wisc. rate went down so their unemployed will not get to collect as long as other states with higher unemployment rates................


41 posted on 04/26/2012 7:57:17 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Qbert
Yet it’s somehow “shocking” and “uncivil” if we say that the Democrats’ real goal is for the country to fail...

Democrats, my foot...It's time for you people to wake up...

"It is the sacred principles enshrined in the United Nations charter to which the American people will henceforth pledge their allegiance."

President George Bush
addressing the General Assembly
of the U.N., February 1,1992

Obama and Romney are on the same team...

42 posted on 04/26/2012 8:14:17 AM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: pabianice

Good. Go for it.

The unemployed who prior to being on the dole had good jobs and good prospects don’t like this.

Welfare recipients like being welfare recipients.

Those who worked and cannot find jobs aren’t going to SETTLE for a life with no prospects and no hope.

88 88 88 88 88 million are out of work and off the rolls with no hope because of the democrats.


43 posted on 04/26/2012 8:22:19 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Want to stay on the government teat for the rest of your life? Vote Democrat.

Until America becomes a pure dictatorship and the money stops flowing to those on welfare. Dictators do not share. Democrats are communists.

44 posted on 04/26/2012 8:23:53 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I like to tell people...”Want the GOVERNMENT running your life? Vote DEM.”


45 posted on 04/26/2012 8:26:10 AM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: muawiyah

Can I steal what you said and put it on my FB? Freepers say things so well!!! Also, I think I will add...and who do you think will pay for the INTEREST on your student loan? Small Business! Businesses who, then, will NOT have the money to HIRE YOU!


46 posted on 04/26/2012 8:29:41 AM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: pabianice
Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) said on MSNBC's Al Sharpton program.

This makes as much sense as tupac shakur, back from the dead, doing an interview with "Matta Worldpeace" about black violence and how to stop it.

47 posted on 04/26/2012 8:30:03 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Greece.


48 posted on 04/26/2012 8:31:58 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

With the real unemployment number in the 15% area, where will the jobs come from to fufill all this “job training”? This has always been a pet peeve of mine, job trainig is just another money transfer program.


49 posted on 04/26/2012 8:34:32 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: pabianice

The unemployed must vote on Wednesday November 7, 2012.


50 posted on 04/26/2012 8:41:01 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968- I have now gone pecan.)
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