The GOP "Growth" Plan

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  1. DontBeStupid
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    DontBeStupid Look it up!

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    Senate Republicans push alternative jobs bill - Times Union

    Kind of interesting to not see any conservatives on here supporting this plan. Could that be because it's absolutely nothing new?

    So, it'll create 5 million jobs ... uhm ... eventually. You know, some day, it'll happen. Just don't hold the GOP to it.

    My favourite part was this:
    So, let me get this straight Johnny, you're releasing this now not because of Occupy Wall Street, not because of 9.1% unemployment, not because you honestly want to help make the country better, but solely to get back at Obama?

    Awesome. Way to put country first, Republicans.
     
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    Repeal ObamaCare and all FDR labor Laws, we'll save or create 50MM jobs
     
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    And take a step toward the people taking over thier destiny instead of nameless/faceless bureaucrats.
     
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    And those jobs will employ 13-year olds who make $4/day.
     
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    FAIL!

    Did you even READ the article?


    WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 13: (L-R) U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), and U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) arrive for a news conference on Capitol Hill to introduce a Republican jobs proposal to compete with that put forward by President Obama on October 13, 2011 in Washington, DC. The legislation targets the tax code, spending, and regulation in an attempt to grow the private sector. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
    WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 13: (L-R) U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), U.S....


    WASHINGTON -- A group of Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a plan they said would spur hiring and revive the flagging economy, the latest sign that President Barack Obama's full-throated attacks over jobs may be leaving wounds.

    The new bill was outlined by a cross-section of lawmakers and was notable not for its fresh policy approach, but for its clear admission that the party feared losing the rhetorical fight over job creation.

    Republican leaders in the Senate have for months put the onus on the White House to outline and sell a strategy for economic recovery -- and then blasted the President and his fellow Democrats for not pushing a bill that could win bipartisan support.

    GOP lawmakers have offered a raft of proposals but have resisted presenting them as a single bill that could be evaluated, attacked and -- likely -- killed in the politically divided Congress.

    But restlessness with that approach is clearly growing. Obama has been touring the country promoting his jobs bill and repeatedly calling on Congress to "pass the bill." After slow-walking the vote, Senate Democrats brought up a version of the legislation this week. It was blocked by Republicans, resulting in headlines that seem to have accelerated the new strategy.

    "We just thought it was time to put this all into a package. I will freely admit to you that part of it is in response to the President saying we don't have a proposal," said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. McCain led the effort to write the legislation along with Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.

    "From the Republican point of view, this is a breakthrough," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., another supporter of the bill. "We have to be for something."

    The bill is something of a greatest hits of Republican economic proposals.

    It calls for repeal of the new health care law, a balanced budget amendment, expansion of off-shore oil drilling and a tax overhaul that lowers rates and eliminates corporate loopholes.
    Paul said the bill would create 5 million new jobs -- although he did not offer a specific time frame.

    On Thursday, the Republican senators sought to distinguish their approach from the President's, saying it would create jobs by addressing structural problems in the economy, rather than aiming for immediate job growth through government spending.

    "This is a pro-growth proposal to create the environment for jobs, and that's as opposed to the short-term sweetener approach of the Obama administration that simply hasn't worked," Portman said.

    Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., quickly blasted the Senate proposal as "a political fig leaf that would likely add to the deficit while doing nothing to create jobs."

    A Washington Post/ABC poll released last week found that the President had a 15 percentage-point advantage over congressional Republicans when it comes to the public's trust in creating jobs. In September, the two were evenly split at 40 percent each.

    Numbers like that could spell disaster for lawmakers in tough races across the country next year; it's one reason the senators were far from alone in wanting to fight back with a stronger punch. McCain said "all but a handful" of Senate Republicans had signed on to the bill.



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    Is that all you are willing to pay? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Are 13 year olds as YOURSELF allowed to work...BOY?
     
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    C'mon DBS...answer me...or are you a PUSSY?
     
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    Notice how the dialog has changed to jobs lately? The GOoPers only wanted defiicit/debt reduction not too long ago.


    Wonder what changed....
     
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    YOU entered the fray. Shaddup asswipe.
     

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