Is the GOP intentionally preventing a recovery?

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    Some people are saying no, see the 'argument' against, here:

    Schumer's conspiracy theory: GOP sabotaging recovery | David Freddoso | Beltway Confidential | Washington Examiner

    The evidence suggests Schumer's on to something. The House of Representatives has offered no debate on the issue of unemployment and has passed only 18 bills since taking control in January. 15 of those bills were passed to name federal buildings after someone. This do-nothing congress sees no urgency as millions of Americans are out of work, work one or two or three part time jobs simply to pay rent or the morgage on a home underwater.

    The GOP leadership in both houses of congress has opposed all efforts by the president, and even turned down an offer by President Obama to reduce the payroll tax for businees. It seems ideology is only an excuse, the real reason is their lust for power.
     
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    Well of course we are. Everyone knows we've all got so damn much money we can weather the economic storm we're creating. It's really a no-brainer, sure fire way to send the community agitator packing. Strategery! Works every time.
     
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    15 out of 18 bills passed are for naming new buildings?

    Fire them all.

    Of cousre partisan hacks on both sides will be busy re-electing them.
     
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    Shumer is as stupid a New Yawker as I've ever seen. What a partisan asshole.
     
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    Yes.

    Next question.
     
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    yessss yes, they are pushing grammie off a cliff and keeping people po'...I for one since my wife and I "living in the bay area" and earn over 250k are going to take our private jet to the Koch compound in Utah this weekend for July 4th......

    Scalias manning the BBQ, soy marinated puppies with arugula walnut salad ( yes cons eat arugula too you know)...
     
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    What a most unsurprising unruly surmisation by the op ed. He mentioned nothing about the do nothing congress from 2006-2010. Well, we did receive a trillion dollar unstimulating bill that did nothing for our economy.
     
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    I think the left has become a very desperate bunch of losers. I hope so anyway. If we can just keep them from digging up dead people and making them pay taxes.
     
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    Schmuck Schumer is the epitome of ugly and dirty politics and the fact he keeps getting reelected doesn't say positive things about New York.
     
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    And how much initiative is the Senate taking? I seem to recall they are part of congress as well.

    The president could use the senate to try to start non revenue bills, as his party controls it, but I guess blaming the other guy is more effective. Maybe THEY are setting up for the next election.

    Or maybe its just politics as usual. That would be my guess.
     
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