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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Republican Mission to Kill US Economy

If you happen to be one of the millions of people that is out of work and can not find a job then you need to look at the big picture that is the United States Congress come this fall election.  If you happen to be one of the people that took any job even if it was half of what you were making before the economy crashed just to have a job then you especially need to look at the big picture.  The Republican Party in both houses has killed every effort by the President to get the people that need work jobs.  And they have been doing it as long as Barack Obama has been President of the United States.  Any legislation he proposes that will create jobs for the American people, the Republican lead House attaches deep tax cuts for the rich to kill it or filibuster to kill any jobs bill.  They are doing everything they can to screw the American people over while they waive the flag.  End result, no jobs.  But it is the President’s fault?  I dare say no.  Below are some links to various articles where the GOP has purposefully killed everything and anything that would create jobs.

The Republican Party and its political contributors to all campaigns has a scorched earth plan when it comes to fixing this economy and creating jobs in America.  It is not going to happen when there is a Democrat in the White House. 

July 19, 2012 

Senate Republicans kill Obama-backed measure to cure job outsourcing

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Thursday killed a measure backed by President Barack Obama that would encourage companies to bring overseas jobs back to the United States.

October 11, 2011

Senate Republicans kill Obama’s jobs bill

Senate Republicans have voted to kill the White Housejobs bill despite weeks of campaign-style barnstorming by President Barack Obama across the country.

Forty-six Republicans joined with two Democrats to filibuster the $447 billion plan.
That vote was not final. The roll call was kept open Tuesday night to allow Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire Democrat, to vote. But it would have taken 60 votes in the 100-member Senate to keep the legislation alive.

The plan would have included Social Security payroll tax cuts for workers and businesses and other tax relief totaling about $270 billion. There also was to be $175 billion in new spending on roads, school repairs and other infrastructure — as well as jobless aid and help to local governments to avoid layoffs of teachers, firefighters and police officers
Republicans opposed the measure over its spending to stimulate the economy and its tax surcharge on millionaires.

 June 24, 2010

Republicans Kill Senate Unemployment Bill

Republicans on Thursday defeated Democrats' showcase election-year jobs bill, including an extension of weekly unemployment benefits for millions of people out of work more than six months.

The 57-41 vote fell three votes short of the 60 required to crack a GOP filibuster, delivering a major blow to President Barack Obama and Democrats facing big losses of House and Senate seats in the fall election.

January 23, 2012

Crooks and Liars

Crooks and Liars website has reported an in-depth list of Bogus GOP job bills.  Must read if you think the GOP really gives a shit about you or your lot in this life and economy.  They see you and just don’t give one single thought about you.  You do not matter because you can not write a check for what you used to make to a political campaign.    

HR 1633 - Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011
This bill prevents the EPA from issuing or finalizing regulations revising air quality standards under the Clean Air Act, and excepts farm dust from all references to "particulate matter."
No jobs there, but if anyone has ever suffered from Valley Fever, they might object to exempting dust, particularly farm dust, from the definition of particulate matter.
HR 10 - Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2011
Guts the regulation process by mandating that every regulation promulgated by approved by Congress after an onerous submission process, while exempting any Congressional finding from judicial review. Call this one the Carte Blanche For Congress To Kill All Regulatory Authority Bill.
What it is not: A jobs bill.
HR 3010 - Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011
HR 3010 is a modified, somewhat less onerous version of HR 10, setting guidelines for whether any regulations are warranted at all even if called for under a statute. Calling an anti-regulatory statute a jobs bill is a little like calling a half-built bridge infrastructure. So again, not a jobs bill.
HR 527 - Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011
Ostensibly, HR 527 would reduce regulatory requirements on small businesses by forcing an impact study with specific focus on small business before regulation is adopted. It would limit EPA, OSHA and CFPB regulations while presumably protecting "small" closely-held Subchapter S corporations like Koch Industries. Not a jobs bill.
HR 3012 - Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2011
HR 3012 would expand job immigration beyond current limits by eliminating employment-based immigrant visa caps and raising the percentage of total visas granted to 15% from 7%. For this one, I'll say it IS a jobs bill, but not a jobs bill for American workers. It is the "Elite Immigration Jobs Bill of 2011".
HR 3094 - Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act
HR 3094 redefines collective bargaining units and makes significant changes to election procedures, including one intended to intimidate employees: an employer-supplied list of eligible voters with contact information provided by the employee.
Not a jobs bill. A union-buster bill.
HR 2930 - Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act
HR 2930 exempts startups raising less than $1 million in venture capital from small investors from SEC registraiton and oversight.
Not a jobs bill. An anti-regulatory bill.
HR 2940 - Access to Capital for Job Creators Act
HR 2940 repeals prohibitions on solicitation or advertising of a securities offering. It's a companion to HR 2930, and is intended to allow people with no relationship to a startup company to invest in it without any oversight by the SEC. Let's call this and its evil twins HR 2930 and HR 1965 the "Ponzi Scheme Coverup Acts of 2011"
HR 1965 - Securities Laws Amendment
HR 1965 changes the shareholder threshhold for SEC registration from 500 to 2000 shareholders. It's not a jobs bill. It's a "hide from the SEC" bill. Its companion, HR 1970, would exempt SEC registration of public offerings under $50 million rather than the current $5 million threshold.
Many More EPA Acts
So many they don't deserve to be broken down individually. HR 2273 removes coal ash regulation from the EPA and hands it to the states. HR 2681 would put a legislative stay on cement manufacturing emission standards. HR 2250 would put a legislative stay on EPA boiler MACT rules. HR 2401 would require analysis of all EPA regulations relating to air, waste, water and climate change. HR 2018 would restrict EPA from issuing any revisions to existing water standards or issuing a new standard for a pollutant if the state has already adopted one or there is an existing standard in place. In other words, ignore any new scientific research after an initial standard has been set. HR 2021 amends the Clean Air Act to open oil and gas exploration off the Alaska coast. HR 910 strips the EPA of authority to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, a direct assault on efforts to limit man-made contributions to climate change. HR 872 expands the use of pesticides, fungicides and rodent without EPA approval.

Reality Check!!!!!!!

The end results of all of the job killing activity in the United States Congress by the Republican Party, is that the Republican Party does not care about you.  They care about protecting the people that donate to them and their campaigns. 

Facts and jobs do not matter if there is money to be protected or made for influential donors when it comes to governing by the Republican Party.  Keeping you and them separated while blaming someone else for no jobs is the GOP mission of governing.

If you think your congressional representatives support you and this economy then please visit before you blame the other guy that is actually trying to create jobs.  Only 2% of all Republican voters know that during President Obama's administration that taxes have gone down and not up for the middle and lower classes.

Speak up and vote in November for the President and the Democratic Party across the board.  Comment if you think the facts are wrong.


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Friday, July 13, 2012

Being President of the United States

Basic politics on the national level blows.  We as Americans have only two political parties to choose from when it comes to voting for President of the United States of America.  We can choose from the Democrat incumbent who has at times been a true disappointment or we can choose from the Republican hundred millionaire nominee that just does not get the common person working from paycheck to paycheck.

We had a President that I will call W that destroyed the American economy which in turn destroyed the world economy.  That President happened to be a Republican.  His first task in office was to take a government that was running a surplus in the mega billions that was paying down our national debt thanks to his predecessor, he gave huge tax cuts to the top income earners thus causing the nation to go back into debt again.  W then created two wars in far away lands not because the country wanted revenge for 9/11 but for favors due to be in the Oval Office of the Presidency.  The mastermind of 9/11 was not caught or killed under W's watch.

My point is that the office of the Presidency was sold out to a Republican named W and he ran with it and all of his peeps.  If money was to be made then the best way to create an endless pit of revenue for your supporters is to start a war.  Not one time during W's administration did they ask for the American people to conserve on precious commodities to support our troops.  The debt of two wars is enormous and it continues.  Under the current President we are down to one war.  That is too many.  But the money still flows out of the Treasury. 

When you look at America from the perspective of the home front it isn't any better.  W built a nation of spies on American citizens.  Homeland Security did not exist before 9/11.  The Patriot ACT, the little law that suspends your rights across the board did not exist because fear is a greater weapon than actually wiping out your nations enemies militarily.

Now we have Mitt Romney, the mega hundred millionaire running against President Obama who paid off college loans that he and his wife had just before he became President.  Obama is taking the campaign for re-election to the people.  Raising money by grass roots with three and five dollar donations   He isn't hosting parties in the Hamptons of New York for $75K per couple where attendees tell reporters that dumb asses like me just don't get how America works.  No, we get it.  When you have a society of elite that don't look down then the experiment of America is lost.  When you have a President that corrects the wrong then you have pissed off billionaires willing to wrong a right.  Both Roosevelt's, Kennedy, and now Obama have done just that.  It's called being a leader and not a follower of what is right for your fellow American's.

Our first President, George Washington, was one of the richest men in America during the Revolutionary War.  He took no pay.  He fought for this country for personal reasons and for the idea of a free America from the elite society that King George oversaw.  Mitt Romney does have some of those qualities but I'm thinking that the only quality he really wants to fight for is just having the nice jacket you get to wear on Air Force One.  He does not care how he gets the jacket, money is no object to him or his wealthy friends.  He wants the damn jacket.  And the hat.  And the helicopter.  And the attention.  And the neat almost Batman like car.

Mitt Romney is a man that will tell you what you want to hear as long as your check clears.  He is the same man that bought companies all over America while head of Bain Capital and broke them up because they were more profitable in the short term than holding onto them.  Those were American jobs.  Not anymore.  And he says he knows how to create jobs?  In India maybe.  Not here in the United States.

Millions of people have lost their homes in the last decade and a half.  Even more have lost their jobs and now work for half the pay they did before W.  Mitt Romney is running as W part two.  More for us and screw you middle and lower class.  If you don't believe me then look at his campaign promises to screw you over.  Repealing Health Care is his first priority.  He said so in front of the NAACP this past week.  Mitt Romney does not care about your lot in life or making it any better.  He only cares about making his peeps better off now than they were four years ago.  Not jobs, not fixing the economy, not fixing the government spending, not anything that would hurt his elite friends.  Somebody should do a research paper on his donors and see how many of them are from the health care insurance industry.

Vote Romney if you want an America that is divided because you can afford a limo ride to the Hamptons.  Otherwise, check the other box that makes more common sense.

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