GOP Lie # 10,189: Democrats Had Supermajority

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    “First, they never had a supermajor*ity, in 2009 they had 58 Senators, in 2010 57. You need 60 Senators to have a supermajor*ity. Second, in 2009 the two Independen*t Senators helped those 58 Senators pass some historic economic emergency measures. And what happened? When Bush left, GDP was at -7% . When it's at -10% you have a depression*. That's what we were heading to, as each quarter GDP become more and more negative. We also had a downward spiral when it comes to jobs. We were losing each month 100,000 jobs more than the previous month, and when Bush left lost already 800,000 jobs a month. LESS THAN A YEAR after Obama's emergency measures were implemente*d, GDP was back at +6.4%, and monthly job numbers were back to pre-recess*ion levels (= an average of 150,000 new private sector jobs a month). Things only started to slow down when at the beginning of 2010 the GOP acquired the legal power to block bills in the Senate and ... started to BLOCK a vote on every single serious jobs bills the Dems continued to pass in 2010 (bills that were fully paid for, in other words didn't add a DIME to the deficit!). But to slow down still means that GDP is positive, so the risk of a depression has been averted, and since almost two years we're no longer in a recession. The only problem is that if you want to accelerate job creation, which is necessary if you want to get those 6 million people who lost their job during the 2007-2009 and who didn't find work since 2009 yet (2 of the 8 million who lost their job in 2007-2009 already found a new job), back to work, then sooner or later we'll need a jobs bill. The GOP knows this. And that's PRECISELY why they're blocking every jobs bill, as their first priority is to make Obama fail, which will only be possible if they make the country fail ...”

    Beatriz09: First, they never had a supermajor­ity, in 2009 they had
     
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    I remember all of the others, but...

    ...what was number 10,188?
     
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    The independents caucused with them.

    Tissue?
     
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    "We own the Economy" -- DNC, July 2011
     
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    How stupid can you get?

    What exactly did the Dems do with the power they had for 2 years?

    Not a fucking thing that helped the country.

    They couldn't even pass Obamacare without making backroom deals and bribing each other.

    And what did they do for jobs? Not a fucking thing, they spent the full 2 years on the non-shovel ready non-stimulus and the unwanted unneeded Obamacare.

    I don't even think the few numbers you posted are even accurate. But hey, thanks for playing.

    Whats the Dem plan for the debt? Spend more?
     
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    Dems Theme: It wasn't me
     
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    But look what we inherited....Never mind that they owned congress for 2 years prior....
     

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