Evil Repubs: "We must pay for unemployment benefits" Democrats: "No"

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    Republicans want to pay for unemployment extension without adding to the national debt and Democrats say screw you....

    I guess we know who is really responsible for our debt growing to the size it is.... What's wrong with Democrats? And why can't the US government live by a budget like Obama is telling the US citizens to live by.... Once again more hypocrisy....

    Democrats, are you not embarrassed by your leaders yet????? The same thing that is happening to Illinois is happening to the Federal Government and most of you Democrats either don't give a shit or are just to stupid to understand. Sad....


    Dems refuse compromise to extend unemployment benefits | Washington Examiner
     
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    Republicans: PayGo!

    Democrats: Fuck you!
     
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    But the money hasn't been spent, idiot. If it hasn't been spent, it hasn't been put into the economy.

    And Democrats claim their economic ideas are realistic and workable. :cuckoo:
     
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    The electorate gave a bimbo an American Express credit card and dropped her off on Rodeo drive.


    It isn't their/her credit. Time to pahteeee!
     
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    The Republicans only got fiscal responsibility religion when they were no longer the majority and no longer could dictate where the money was spent. Now that the Democrats can do what the Republicans could do for a decade, suddenly the Republicans are born again deficit hawks.

    I say pay for the the UE extension, and a few other things, by doubling the royalties on oil drilling on federal lands and waters.
     
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    The same thing can be said of the democrats. Two years ago, 0bama was a deficit hawk, until he came into office and spent twice as much as the tax income in a single year.

    Royalties are contracts. The constitution forbids your idea.

    Royalties are also set by auction. Even if it did pass constitutional muster, it would permanently depress the money the government could get out of any future auctions.
     
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    That is nonsensical. Period. The idea that we are permanently locked into the royalty rates we currently charge for is breathtakingly stupid.
     
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    Republicans let PAYGO expire because they couldn't do their tax cuts and Medicare part D, aka budget busters, under PAYGO rules. The deficits created by both of those, plus the ongoing cost of the Iraq war, comprise a major portion of what is called Obama's deficit.
     
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    Dems don't want to raid Obama's Election Stash (Aka: Stimulus Funds)
     
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    If the Dems really wanted to extend unemployment benefits, they could use some of the more than $400B of the original stimulus bill that remains unspent.

    Just sayin'.
     

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