Dems - call for an up or down vote on unemployment NOW!

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    I wish Democrats would quit screwing around.

    They still have the house majority. CALL FOR AN UP OR DOWN VOTE ON UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS. Make the Republicans block that so everyone can see how they support the middle class.

    AND YES, IT'S JUST THAT EASY!
     
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    What can the minority party "block," without the help of dissidents from the majority party?
     
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    Me confused. Are you saying they did call for a vote or should call for a vote?
     
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    If they had the votes they probably would have by now, don't you think...?
     
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    No bill supporting the middle class would get through the Senate. Republicans squat on the middle class. We expect that. It's nothing new.

    But in the House, Democrats still have the majority. Bring an up or down vote on unemployment benefits up for a vote since they still control the agenda. You would get the Democrats supporting the middle class and the Republicans, once again, squatting on the middle class, but it would leave the emperor without any clothes.

    Then, once it's passed the house, it could be brought up in front of the Senate. Then you would have all the house Republicans having squatted on the middle class as usual, and the Senate Republicans with their "filibuster minority" who would vote against the middle class once again.

    At the very least, we could all take another good, long look at the Republican contempt for the non millionaires.

    Just now on "Last Word" a Republican Congressman was asked, "How many millionaires were in his district"? He said, "Uh, well, I suppose there must be some".

    You see, this fucker is supporting millionaires over the middle class and he didn't even know if there were any in his district. Who the fuck is he supporting?

    I want to hear Republicans SAY they support the Middle Class and follow that up with some substance. But we ALL know that is NOT going to happen.
     
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    Which party controls the Senate?
     
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    The filibuster party.
     
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    The Republican Party. It's called the "filibuster". It's when 41 beats 59.

    Notice how you can never get Republicans to SAY they support the middle class? In fact, many times, the leadership "chokes" from just saying the words.
     
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    Republicans support middle class tax cuts.
     
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    Dependence on unemployment compensation is poverty. Poverty is not middle class.
     

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