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When did it become a horrible thing to help out our fellow US citizens who have been nothing but a victim to fraud and other atrocities?
Originally posted by Grumble
The bottom line is, I do not have the obligation to feed you. That is your responsibility. I should ask you the question, "What gives you the right to demand my earnings at the point of a gun because you have failed to provide for yourself?"
The House of Representatives passed the extension by voice vote, and the Senate was expected to go along. Then along came Bunning, a fiscal conservative, who objected because Congress didn't pay for the $10 billion bill.
Bunning blocked Senate action on the bill last week, saying the bill should be paid for. He called for using unallocated, leftover funds from the 2008 stimulus package, an approach opposed by Democrats.
“All Sen. Bunning was saying, quite correctly, is it ought to be paid for,” Kyl said. “Congress just passed the so-called pay-go legislation which is supposed to require that we find offsets or other savings if we’re going to spend money. So the first thing we do? We exempt this bill from it.”
Originally posted by mrsdudara
I have to agree with this guy. For many reasons. One being, there is no money! My husband has his own business and has held in there this long. We have given all we can give. You have no idea how many jobs he has done and still can not get paid for. He has held on to his employees as long as he can, but unfortunatly he has had to let them go.
I get so sick of people whining. "I want my unemployment check."
Here is a news flash, those men and women who gave you your paycheck, the same men and women who have to pay extra so you can have that unemployment check, the same people who are going to be taxed to death for all that stuff you think you are entitled to.....DONT get to have unemployment benifits. AT ALL. YOU try working your ass off for a month for FREE. There are no jobs to run to. The hope that someone will pay their bill is the only thing small business owners have to hold on to. So while you sit on your ass and claim your unemployment benifits and whine about how you should have...your are owed. Those people who worked their asses off so you could get your money are continuing to work their asses off so they can buy that milk and bread so THEIR women and children can have something to eat.
I applaud this man.
Secondly, most people do not/will not do anything to change a situation until it directly affects them. Everyone knows that the bail out money was a bitter and unfair deal. What do you think will happen when the masses are no longer allowed to be pacified with unemployment benifits while those big banks get their free money. THAT is the ONLY way things will be made right, and boy will they be made right in a hurry.
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
But this is not the time to be selfish.....While you take care of your children,
I am sure you will not conscionably watch those hardworking Americans who got sacked not of their doing and especially see their kids starve too.
Nothing is presumed. I am going off what I read.
They are not whining as you so odiously and arrogantly presumed.
How are they going to give financial help when they are broke???? They do not have the $$ as is clearly stated above. That is why this Senator objected. He did not do this to be mean. THERE IS NO MONEY!!!!
As for your situation, you too are affected and need financing help too, from the govt
as well as modernizing and search for new technologies to creatively sell your business to others and at the same time not to make the mistake of ‘economic sense’
You are absolutly right. You need to sell everything and give us your money.
But this is not the time to be selfish.
May your reconsider your awefully pugnacious applause for that senator whom had brought the honor of the senate and America into disrepute.
Originally posted by jam321
Maybe I missed it and somebody already mentioned it.
Isn't there 100 Senators? How could only one of them be able to stop this?
Why didn't they just call for a regular vote instead of a voice vote?
Something just doesn't seem right about this.
Originally posted by LibertarianConstitutional
government... in our day to day lives is what got us into this entire mess in the first place.
Originally posted by endisnighe
I just see what their next step is, to blame free markets (which we never have had) and to implement a totalitarian corporatist model of total control of all production. Slow but sure, everything I have just said has been implemented over the last 40 years.