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Bob Gorrell

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  1. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    Talk to the GOP. This is the first recession in 75 years where the congress has blocked all jobs bills. They passed a jobs bill for Bush, they did it for Clinton, they did it for Reagan; but after the worst depression since 1929 no help at all, because the GOP hopes that kicking the unemployed and making them suffer will somehow hurt Obama. The solution is simple, but it requires removing the GOP from power.

  2. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @olfart

    “I have a couple facts for you. Not “facts” provided by some pudgy, ink-stained agenda pusher, but facts that are visible to anyone who will see.”


    I assume from your dialog you come down on the liberal side of this discussion. So I posted some data from liberal sources. Your generalization based on your personal observation may be satisfying to your limited outlook, but it doesn’t hold up to information from many sources, both government and business. I would suggest that many of the people (I know people myself) unemployed longer than 6 months are neither addicts or lazy. This recession officially ended in 2009 and the employment gains henceforth have been some of the worst in our country. Aside from all else, your comment is based on two short term examples and shows that employment is available, but it doesn’t address the problem of hiring of long term unemployed versus short term.

    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t12.htm
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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/04/15/companies-wont-even-look-at-resumes-of-the-long-term-unemployed/
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    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/gao-6-fold-increase-americans-55-or-older-unemployed-6-months-or-longer

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    25 states have seen unemployment decrease.

  4. Glass Hole

    Glass Hole GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Hope and Change, it appears as though that within this current administration nothing upon nothing has changed..

  5. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    GOP whiners have too much time on their hands. Why don’t you go help someone, and quit your sniveling! www.soldiersangels.org

  6. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    www.dvnf.org

  7. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    The house has sent several jobs bills to the Senate where Harry Reid won’t let them on the floor of the senate.Obama has threatened to veto any republican bills that get passed.Try cspan sometimes.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    House Republicans haven’t passed a single true “jobs bill”, they’ve all been bills to deregulate corporate abuse even further, and falsely CLAIM to be jobs bills.


    Last jobs report wasn’t fantastic, but we did get 20,000 more private sector jobs than anticipated. Any growth after the disaster of “Reaganomics” and “W”, is an improvement from 2008.

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 said, over 1 year ago

    @Overtaxed

    " Last time I checked, conservatives want to get big fat overweight socialist government out of the regulation business so companies can start growing again."

    Travel to West, Texas and take a good look at what effect government deregulation can have on industry. You can also look at your history books and see what life was like during the unregulated days of the industrial revolution. Pay particular attention to food quality, or lack there of.

    Rich people create jobs. Not deadbeat loser socialists or big government.


    They’ve been creating jobs in under regulated China, which allows virtual slave labor and is now home to some of the most polluted real estate on Earth.

  10. Jase99

    Jase99 said, over 1 year ago

    @SkepticCal

    "Rich people create jobs; jobs create rich people. China has some rich people.

    Yes, the owners of the factories that exploit the workforce and pollute the environment are getting rich. As China slowly begins to regulate industry to curb pollution and improve working conditions, companies will move the Chinese jobs to some other under regulated country to exploit and pollute.

  11. Jase99

    Jase99 said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    "NBC News has Obama on Tape stating: “I vow to Veto any Jobs Bill Passed by The House that reaches my Desk.”

    And yet you provide no link to it. One would think you’d be eager for us to listen to such damning evidence against the man you say is our messiah. As for the “jobs bill,” you need to define what makes it a “jobs bill.” As has already been stated, more tax cuts for the wealthy and industry deregulation does not equate to a “jobs bill.”

  12. wbr

    wbr said, over 1 year ago

    dtroutma definition of a " true" job bill is one proposed by a democrat with 90% + going to donation bundlers

  13. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @lichtentunes

    The “flatulent House”.

  14. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 1 year ago

    AROD said “They passed a jobs bill for Bush, they did it for Clinton, they did it for Reagan; but after the worst depression since 1929 no help at all, because the GOP hopes that kicking the unemployed and making them suffer will somehow hurt Obama.”

    I seem to recall a little (Trillion $) Jobs Bill called The Stimulus. Perhaps you’ve heard of it; UNFORTUNATELY it got bi-partisan support. It’s been 4+ years since then, and the economy is still flat.

    After that failed, I also recall Obama’s Stimulus 2, aka his Jobs Bill. That received zero support from…. wait for it… DEMOCRATS!

    The Daily Beast, 10/5/11: Reid Blocks Jobs Bill: The GOP’s Mitch McConnell wanted a quick vote on Obama’s jobs plan, but Harry Reid blocked it knowing the president could not muster the necessary votes—among Democrats. By Patricia Murphy.

    List for me what Jobs Bills the DEMOCRATS have proposed since then. Leave out Free Contraception for Women. That’s not a Jobs Bill. Oh, wait, Raising Taxes On The Rich (which he got). Sorry, No Jobs There. Then there’s Obamacare: “will create 400,000 jobs almost immediately” Nancy Pelosi, 2/10. When does almost immediately start? And what ever happened to Communist Van Jones, Obama’s Green Jobs Tsar? Are you blaming Obama’s failed Green Jobs Initiatives on Republicans? Or could it have been a misguided policy? (I’d throw in a “cough… Solyndra” here, but they were just the tip of the iceberg.)

    TROUT said “Any growth after the disaster of “Reaganomics” and “W”, is an improvement from 2008.”

    When Obama’s policies bring unemployment below 5%— which Bush enjoyed during his first 6 years— then we’ll talk. When Obama’s policies create a million jobs in one month like Reagan’s, then we’ll talk.
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    As far as Harry Reid not allowing House Jobs Bills up for a vote, simply because YOU don’t think they’re good, that’s not the way it should work. They need to be debated, amended, put up for a vote, and then sent back to the House. Not shelved.

    Now, to be fair, because that’s the way I roll, I will now take on TIGGER: "NBC News has Obama on Tape stating: “I vow to Veto any Jobs Bill Passed by The House that reaches my Desk.” Both a Google and Bing search does not find anything near that quote. Which is typical of you. (You are, after all, an NBC viewer. You, as NBC, reinterpret “facts” on the fly.)

    What I can find— at various and numerous times— is Obama saying he will veto any House Jobs Bill that a) Doesn’t Include Raising Taxes On The Rich [he got his tax increase, so now what’s his excuse], b) Any Jobs Bill That Is Not Revenue Neutral [like this is a stepping block for him], c) any Jobs Bill that includes amendments to make America Energy Independent, in any way. This includes the XL Pipeline and at least 9 other Energy Proposals. [How many times have you heard Obama proclaim his Energy Policy is “an all of the above approach”?]

    TIGGER, on a side note, you’re fond of saying Obama is no different from Bush. Do you think Bush would veto Jobs Bills that include Energy Independence in them?

  15. bagbalm

    bagbalm said, over 1 year ago

    Partisan politics just divides you. The parties are two heads of the same snake.

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