Obama Tells Dems He'll Oppose Tax Cut Deal Without Unemployment Benefits, Other Relie

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    So much for bipartisanship and working with the other side.
    Not that anyone realistically expected this poseur of a president to do otherwise. He is politically inept, economically illiterate, and socially flawed.

    Extending unemployment benefits beyond the already 99 weeks is not "taking care" of anyone. It is making a permanent entitlement not to work. With 9.8% unemployment, unprecedented at this stage of any recovery, one would think Obama would be looking for a game changer rather than more of the same.
     
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    Actually studies show you're incorrect. Unemployment benefits do far more good than not.

    Five myths about unemployment
     
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    Will you stop repeating talking points by the MSM? Can you think for yourself?
    If unemployment was so great why don't we just put everyone on unemployment?
     
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    It's a known fact that there are people who refuse to even look for work because there is no reason to if they can just stay home and receive their checks.How long is temporary anyway these days? 99 weeks isn't enough time to find some kind of employment? People on this board are proud that these people are going to be "taken care of" yet again.

    This liberal mentality kills me.Nancy Pelosi has said that paying unemployment benefits do more to get the economy moving then anything else.If that were true then the economy should be booming now having paid a ton of money to the unemployed these past two years.

    Now in today's paper I read that this President wants to give tax breaks to people who don't pay taxes?

    Is he out of his mind?

    The White House is hoping to add breaks for college students and companies that hire the unemployed. They also want to give lower- and middle-class wage earners a tax break, even if they don't make enough to pay taxes to the government.




    Senate GOP blocks Dems' bid to ax tax cuts for the rich; showdown could lead to compromise
     
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    i've know people get unemployemtn benefits over the years. not one of them was happy about it..

    You cons crack me up. You think Unemployed = lazy...BS
     
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    Aww those poor unemployed people, sitting year after year living off the dole. We ought to feel bad for them as we give them money month after month. I guess money isn't enough anymore. They need a hug too.

    Hey, here's a newsflash: No one is responsible to pay your bills except you. Now get off your fat lazy ass and go get a job.
     
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    All I did was disagree and post a link to back it up and. First, nobody said unemployment was good. It's just not stopping people from looking for a job like you say it does.

    So we should just completely do away with unemployment insurance?
     
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    Remember the bUsh tax cuts? Little known was the Dems lobbied to put in a tax credit if people didnt make any money and paid no taxes. So many people ended up just getting a check from the government, never having paid taxes for the whole year.
    This is Democratic Socialism at work. It does nothing to spur the economy and adds to the deficit. But it does get Democrats re-elected, which is its real purpose.
     
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    All you did was post some sound bite that has been floating arounf the media for days, adding a link that repeats that same sound bite.
    That is not debate. That is not anything but flacking.
    Of course it discourages people from taking a job. Why should they when they get gov't checks for sitting on their ass?
     

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