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Originally posted by Wylde
You should also dig deeper into the articles before condemning the Republicans.
After they voted no on the original bill, they tried passing a simple bill that would extend the benefits for another month and would be paid for out of TARP monies.
Maybe you should turn him on though. Probably be a good starting point for ya. He's a little to goofy and animated for me but he does have some ok links sometimes. Or you can just keep playing your little game. GO BLUE! Yippee
The legislation blocked by Republicans on Thursday includes both the $35.5 billion extension in unemployment insurance and a broad array of tax changes and other safety net spending. Republican leaders said they were opposed to some tax increases in the bill and also do not want the measure to add to the deficit. In response to Republican demands, Democrats have covered the cost of all of the $112 billion package except for the unemployment benefits.
“Separating the unemployment insurance provisions of the extenders bill and passing it as emergency legislation acknowledges the urgency of helping those who continue to look for work,” Ms. Snowe wrote. “Unemployment checks inject money directly into the economy, invariably assisting in the economic recovery we all agree must be accelerated.”
The letter to Mr. Reid suggests that Ms. Snowe wants to be clear about her desire to assist the unemployed, despite her helping the Republican leadership block the bill. Mr. Reid, visibly frustrated on Thursday, said he would move on to other legislative business next week because he sees little hope in winning Republican support for the bill.
They were able to fund well over two thirds of the bill, but not the one third for benefits?
Hatch's son Scott is a named partner and registered lobbyist at Walker, Martin & Hatch LLC, a Washington lobbying firm. The firm was formed in 2001; the other two partners are Jack Martin, a staff aide to Senator Hatch for six years, and H. Laird Walker, who has been described as a close associate of the senator's. In March 2003, the Los Angeles Times quoted Senator Hatch as saying that the firm was formed with his "personal encouragement" and that he saw no conflict of interest in championing issues that helped his son's clients.
Hatch has legislated for dietary supplements to be governed outside of the realm of drugs and food additives. Utah, his constituency, is considered the "Silicon Valley" of the supplement industry. When the FDA was reviewing the adverse effects of ephedra, Hatch defended the supplement industry. At the time, Walker, Martin & Hatch LLC were being paid, by companies with interests in ephedra manufacturing, for lobbying Congress.
In March 2009, the Washington Times reported that the pharmaceutical industry, which has "long has benefited from Sen. Orrin G. Hatch's legislative efforts", had previously undisclosed connections to Hatch. Five pharmaceutical companies and the industry's main lobbying group, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), wrote checks in 2007 totaling more than $170,000 to the Utah Families Foundation, a tax-exempt charitable foundation which Hatch helped start in the 1990s and had vigorously supported since. Walker, Martin & Hatch LLC was paid $120,000 by PhRMA in 2007 to lobby Congress on pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration legislation.
Originally posted by Shine71
reply to post by Carseller4
I worry about CRIME resulting from it. I worry that I will have to put bars on my windows. I worry about my family going to get gas wondering if they will be murdered for $20.
Do you require more answers??
This was NOT the appropriate time for the Republicans to vote this down.
[edit on 24-6-2010 by Shine71]
# The first week for which the additional $25.00 can be paid is the week ending on February 28, 2009.
# FAC payments will be payable to all eligible claimants who establish new unemployment insurance claims effective up to and including May 26, 2010.
# The last week payable for the additional $25.00 payment is the week ending December 11, 2010.
Originally posted by David9176
I listen to him every single day...ALL 3 HOURS of his radio show. I can no longer stomach his television show...not after what he has morphed into.
He's all about corporations...all about the extremely wealthy. He says silly things about communism and Chairman Mao...but IGNORES THAT HIS OWN BOSS HAS A MEDIA COMPANY IN CHINA and SAUDI ARABIA.