the GOP has blocked pro-growth policy and backed job-killing austerity

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    Did Republicans deliberately crash the US economy? | Michael Cohen | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk



    So why does the US economy stink?

    Why has job creation in America slowed to a crawl? Why, after several months of economic hope, are things suddenly turning sour? The culprits might seem obvious – uncertainty in Europe, an uneven economic recovery, fiscal and monetary policymakers immobilized and incapable of acting. But increasingly, Democrats are making the argument that the real culprit for the country's economic woes lies in a more discrete location: with the Republican Party.

    In recent days, Democrats have started coming out and saying publicly what many have been mumbling privately for years – Republicans are so intent on defeating President Obama for re-election that they are purposely sabotaging the country's economic recovery. These charges are now being levied by Democrats such as Senate majority leader Harry Reid and Obama's key political adviser, David Axelrod.

    For Democrats, perhaps the most obvious piece of evidence of GOP premeditated malice is the 2010 quote from Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell:

    "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."

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    The GOP wants to empower foriegn money to influence our democracy
     
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    You can come along for the ride, but you are going to have to sit in the back seat.

    The adults will soon be in charge.
     
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    this AGAIN

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Well, what do you think the problem is?

    How do you think the all mighty and powerful GOP and Republican party is going to save us all and improve our economy?


    If they fail, I demand $4,000 a month (with value compensation since inflation will happen), Benefits, etc.
     
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    The republicans are yet to explain how throwing thousands of government employees out of work while doing nothing to create or protect a job for them in the private sector is supposed to stimulate the economy.
     
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    they only seek to weaken the government of the US.

    why?

    so they can drown it in the bathtub as planned
     
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    What happens to a country that only lowers taxes and NEVER raises them?

    it dies
     
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    I think the problem is you can't tell the difference between a blog and a legitimate OpEd. And it's from the (notoriously left wing) Guardian... therefore it is biased.

    The GOP is not gonna 'save us' and improve our economy... any more than the Democrats will. You clearly don't understand how we got here (clue: it wasn't the GOP or the Dems that did it)... and until the country understands why we are where we are, we don't stand a snowball's chance in hell of working our way out.
     
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    Republicans have a majority in 1/2 of 1/3 of the government.

    I will 'splain it for the brain impaired. There are three co-equal branches of the US government. Legislative, Executive and Judicial. The House of Representatives, a majority of the seats held by Republicans, is 1/2 of the Legislative branch. The Senate, a majority being held by Democrats, is the other half.

    The Executive branch is held by a Democrat, and the Supreme court is non-partisan and does not make economic policy.

    A pissant blaming the Republicans is ludicrous.
     

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