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  1. Rinata
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    In their first 100 days, House Republicans have stood up for Big Oil's taxpayer subsidies, protected tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas, repealed health insurance reform for their constituents while keeping it for themselves, passed a budget that would cost 700,000 jobs, and even focused on an extreme right-wing social agenda that nearly shut down government. Republicans have done all that and haven’t done a single thing to focus on the top priority of the American people – creating jobs.

    Report Card: House Republicans First 100 Days on the
     
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    You forgot the parts about repubs wanting the chillus to be ign'int and granny eating dog food. :rolleyes:
     
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    They've tackled the really tough issues. Third Rail issues!

    National Public Radio and Planned Parenthood.

    Once these two deficit busters have been cleared from the decks, serious budget cutting can finally take place. No revenue issues, mind you. We can't afford to piss off the millionaires and billionaires who footed the bill for these Conservatives campaigns. But what has Big Bird done in the name of Conservative policy lately? He sings to minorities (who are either illegal immigrants or secret Muslims like Obama).

    poppycock and gobbledygook
     
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    When are you people going to realize that the reason companies are shifting jobs overseas is because you

    1) Overtax them
    2) Artificially inflate labor costs through overregulation.

    You want them to stop, you are going to have to stop doing those things.
     
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    Did you miss it?

    Since the GOP took the House, unemployment came down around 1-2%

    sorry about that.

    http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.us.htm

    It's ~ 1%

    Imagine how lower it could have gone had we taken all of Congress!!

    :mauhaha:
     
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    They already receive in excess of $2.2 trillion in revenue...Spending and excessive bureaucracy are and will remain the problem.
     
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    Yep the WALL erected by gubmint has to be torn down. Until that happens? The exodus will continue...to the few that remain? Obama has already announced his plans...He's gonna tax you outta the country as well.

    Oddball had a good comment...the spending by Congress has to cease...
     
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    I'm torn between fear that the 'reformed' GOP will cave and not force the reforms they have promised and encouragement that they have at least initiated a small start. I can't give them the A that some have given them thus far, but they at least merit a C+ for doing better at reclaiming fiscal integrity than anything the Democrats have attempted since they gained the power in 2006.

    I won't believe they are really serious until they start passing legislation cutting off funding for Obama's czars and his other non essential staff and ratcheting down funding for perks for the House and Senate and their staffs--let's let THEM participate in the 'sacrifice' for awhile.

    And then when they start through the budget line by line chiseling out EVERY unnecessary expenditure and EVERY program that the Federal government doesn't have to do, I'll start seeing A plusses on that report card. Not until then though because until they are willing to do that, they aren't really going to be serious.
     
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    First Read - Ryan budget plan passes House; only 4 GOP reps vote no

    Ryan budget plan passes House; only 4 GOP reps vote no

    That's a B+

    At the very least.
     
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    Damn. Sounds like a start to me.
    The Dums are screaming like stuck pigs. The GOP must be doing something right.
     

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