Unemployment Funding: Which Is The Party of No?

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  1. Annie
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    What might happen more with term limits and standing for what's right. He's not running...

    Let's see, "Pass it and fund it with money from stimulus..." OR "Just pass the damn thing, we don't need money to cover..."


    2,000 Furloughs Linked to Impasse in Congress - NYTimes.com

    The senator who dared believe in 'paygo'

     
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    It's impressive how posters here have been very happy to make Bunning out to be a monster who hates poor unemployed people. In fact, all he asked was that they do exactly what they are supposed to do. Fund it to spend it. Not rocket science, but apparently still above the intellectual pay grade of some on the left.
     
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    Truly, Bunning has exposed PayGo for the fraud that it is. It's too bad that all people care about these days is getting the government cheese and won't look past their own sense of entitlement to look at the larger message. It's disgusting actually. :eusa_sick:
    The more appropriate thing to do, rather than complain about Bunning, would be for people to call their Senators and ask WHY they refuse to fulfill their commitment to PayGo and fund this bill.

    Bunning has a great point... "If we can't find $10 billion to pay for something we all support, we will never pay for anything on the floor of this U.S. Senate" . He's right. If they can't fund a bill that they all feel motivated by... they won't ever fund anything.

    We've got some problems right now in this country. But if you ask me... none of them are bigger than our debt problem. These people have got to quit spending. If they need that money, they need to move it from someplace where they need it less.
     
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    Exactly. And meanwhile back at the ranch... they haven't bothered to demand that Congress KEEP ITS PROMISE on PayGo. They're spending without funding their bills... again. And somehow, Bunning is the bad guy? :rolleyes:

    Hey, if it's important... let them take it out of the carve-outs they've set aside for their pet projects and giveaways in the Porkulus bill.
     
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    Hooray for Bunning. May he continue to pull these kinds of tricks. The more the better. Shut down the whole government the way Gingrinch tried to do. Yessirreee........ go, Bunning, go!
     
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    You right wing scum bags are like dogs chasing their tails. No matter how you spin, it's always the same story...punishment for the people that can least afford to be cut off or sent home from WORK without pay...it's never big defense contractors that have been caught numerous times defraud the government out of $billions or people like the almighty Senator from Kentucky who runs a scam operation to steal a hundred thousands of dollars a year with a phony corporation paying himself to signing his OWN autograph.

    Suddenly the almighty Senator found a conscience...something he never found before in all his years in Washington, when he voted all of Bush's unfunded spending or Bush's tax cuts that cost Americans TWICE as much as the proposed health care reform.

    A representative government relies on informed citizenry... as Albert Camus said, "It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners."

    And a large segment of our population JUMP in line to put their mouth over the gas pipe.
     
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    How much support in Congress does Bunning have on this?
     
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    I don't know...how much does he need?
     
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    Which should make you ineligible to vote.
     
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    Total bullshit. Everybody knows that Bunning is "retiring" because he HAS TO. He doesn't have the political support to run for reelection.
    Under Pressure to Retire, Bunning Announces Plans to Quit Senate - washingtonpost.com

    But even a clock is right twice a day. So... the big question for you libs... is WHY don't you have a fucking peep to say about the abandonment of PayGo??? :eusa_eh:
    One can only assume that it was more of your usual subterfuge all along, and that Bunning is right... You didn't have any intention of actually funding your legislation.
     
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