They won't admit the GOP held millions of unemployed hostage for Bush tax cuts

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    Unemployment benefits: not until Bush tax cuts pass, Senate GOP says - CSMonitor.com

    Senate Republicans pledge not to take up any issues, including extending unemployment benefits, until the Bush tax cuts and federal spending bills are sorted out.

    Unemployment benefits extended in tax-cut deal

    MinnPost - Unemployment benefits: not until Bush tax cuts pass, Senate GOP says

    Unemployment benefits extension avoids holiday cutoff for 2 million Americans, says White House, which agreed to extend Bush-era tax cuts for everyone, including the rich.

    The inaction means the imminent loss of unemployment compensation for some 800,000 out-of-work Americans, with nearly 2 million long-term unemployed expected to be affected by Jan. 1, according to the Labor Department.
    US Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, speaking Wednesday at a press conference organized by Democratic congressional leaders, said that by next spring, another 6 million unemployed workers will lose benefits if Congress does not act. “Millions of families are going to struggle to put food on the table or put gas in the gas tank,” she said.

    U.S. Senate Extends Bush Tax Cuts | Sunshine State News

    Besides extending the Bush tax cuts, the deal passed by the Senate -- which was backed by the White House and Republican leadership -- extends unemployment benefit funds to the states for another 13 months.

    Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl has raised eyebrows by insisting that emergency aid to unemployed people -- what he called a "necessary evil"

    It's Unanimous! GOP Says No To Unemployment Benefits, Yes To Tax Cuts For The Rich

    To be sure, a few moderate Republicans have supported the idea of extending unemployment benefits without paying for them. But, as Kyl implied, they are the distinct minority.

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    I've pointed out that Republicans held millions of American hostage by theatening their unempoloyment benefits unless the rich get their tax cuts. These right wingers have been calling me a liar.

    GO ahead. Prove what happened a few months ago didn't.

    And please, run on the idea that helping unemployed Americans (who, according to Republicans, could be under cover drug addicts) is nasty socialism. Use that in your campaign. How would you phrase it? al Qaeda uses "death to America". What should Republicans use? Because if Americans helping Americans is a "bad thing", then why are we defending America? When Americans stop helping Americans, then America ceases to be. Is that really the Republican goal?
     
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    T'was Obama wot made the threats. The New Messiah had the ability to choose what bills went unpaid and he immediately went into campaign mode.

    Not that it did him any good......
     
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    Their memories are short...and not very big around.
     
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    What part of, "Unemployment benefits: not until Bush tax cuts pass, Senate GOP says" did you not understand?

    It's been less than a year. Don't Republicans keep track of their leaders actions?
     
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    Didn't get the memo?

    You're supposed to say it's all Bush's fault.
     
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    Better than obamaturd, pisslosi, and reidick forcing that socialist healthcare bill down our throats. Go cry in russia socialist.
     
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    they dont need to Dean.....they have you to do it for them.....now if you only paid this much attention to your leaders...if you did not have your lips galvanized to their asses.... you might be able to see how they do their type of manipulating.....
     
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    When do you socialists keep track of your socialist leader obamaturds actions?
     
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    Don't you lefties get dizzy with all the spin? Obama extended the Bush tax cuts 12/17/10 (for two years)while democrats still held the majority in congress.
     
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    so essentially, another case where Obama Got rolled, and you are proud of this?

    The problem I see here is that this guy doesn't know how to play the game, and when he gets snookered, he whines.
     

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