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The Next Boehner Cave-In

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by InTheLight, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2010
    I predicted this after the government shutdown was lifted. The Republicans will cave on extending unemployment benefits.

    Also, notice that the Reps. are calling for a new government program (to figure out what things the long term unemployed are qualified to do) and means testing for benefits.

    WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan agreement to restore unemployment insurance benefits for more than 2.2 million jobless Americans cleared a key Senate hurdle Thursday but faces continued opposition from Republicans in the House, making final passage uncertain.

    The package would extend benefits retroactively, to Dec. 28, for five months, meaning the unemployed would face another cutoff at the end of May. The $9.6-billion cost would be paid for by imposing customs fees at the borders and other methods.

    The bill also includes Republican-requested changes, including a ban on benefits for anyone making more than $1 million a year and workplace assessment programs for the long-term unemployed whose jobs may no longer be available.

  2. thisnumbersdisconnected

    Apr 11, 2013
    Nope, not surprising at all. Boehner isn't the only "caveman" among the Republicans either.

    Yesterday the House Oversight Committee grilled IRS chief John Koskinen regarding getting access to Lois Lerner's emails before and during the IRS attack on conservative non-profits, and got nowhere. Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina) told committee chair Darrell Issa (R-California) they should have Koskinen in front of the committee "every day as long as it takes" to get the IRS to cooperate. Koskinen claimed he would "need years" to get the emails to the committee, which of course is utter bogus nonsense. Issa's response? "I think it makes sense to have the commissioner back periodically to give us updates ... "

    We need to replace every so-called "mainstream" Republican in Congress with a Tea Party Caucuser in November. The Republican leadership doesn't want answers. They don't want to rock the boat, and as a result the Little Marxist Dictator and his cadre are systematically destroying America.

    Oh, well ... we can always rebuilt it after the elections, right? :rolleyes:
  3. Earth Wind and Fire

    Earth Wind and Fire Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2010
    Yea but Gowdy is a good man. Thank God he is there.