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Rep. Jackson Lee : Obama should use executive power to extend unemployment

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posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 06:07 PM
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Yeah, damn the constitution, let Obama (or any president) rule by executive order...

Rep. Jackson Lee: Obama should use executive power to extend payroll tax cut

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said Tuesday that President Obama "absolutely" should use his executive power to continue the unemployment benefits and payroll tax cut extension and said she hoped to discuss the option with the White House later in the day.

"It is extraordinary, don't get me wrong. But I'm feeling the pain of the constituents I left [at] home," Jackson Lee said, speaking on the progressive Ed Schultz's radio show. "I consider this a crisis. I consider leaving Americans without unemployment insurance for January and February a crime. I consider not extending the payroll tax cut ... a crime."

I get her point but advocating unilateral use of power by the executive is disgusting...

Who elect idiots like that? Come on Houston, you can do better than that!
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posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 06:15 PM
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Yes, Like I really want to hear about what a person that is a member of the Socialist Party of America, thinks or says.Democratic Members of the American Soclialist Party

Give me a break!



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 06:40 PM
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On behalf of Texas... we're sorry.
Her idiocy knows no bounds!


Truly amazing!



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 07:43 PM
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Originally posted by truthRconsequences357
Yes, Like I really want to hear about what a person that is a member of the Socialist Party of America, thinks or says.Democratic Members of the American Soclialist Party

Give me a break!


True, but politically, for the down-trodden masses, that would be an extremely clever move by Obama.
He definitely is not my man, but the country needs that form of leadership at this point. I have had to grit my teeth with most of his ExOs, but that would be one I would applaud if he is driven to the deed. He will be saving the bacon of many desperate people and believe me, they will remember that at voting time in conjunctions with the people that want to make severe cuts to Medicare, SS, etc.



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 08:06 PM
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Originally posted by truthRconsequences357
Yes, Like I really want to hear about what a person that is a member of the Socialist Party of America, thinks or says.Democratic Members of the American Soclialist Party

Give me a break!


Some might say this is alarming to say the least !



Q: How many members of the U.S. Congress are alsomembers of the DSA?

A: Seventy

Q: How many of the DSA members sit on the Judiciary Committee?

A: Eleven: John Conyers [Chairman of the Judiciary Committee], Tammy Baldwin, Jerrold Nadler, Luis Gutierrez,Melvin Watt, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Steve Cohen,Barbara Lee, Robert Wexler, Linda Sanchez [there are 23Democrats on the Judiciary Committee of which eleven, almosthalf, are now members of the DSA


70 members in Congress !

Although this are stats from the 111th Congress (2009/2010)

Wheeeew..........

Are these all from "down-trodden" districts ?

Wonder if Obama or Michelle are "members" ?



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posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 08:20 PM
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Excerpt from the DSA preamble:


We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane international social order based both on democratic planningand market mechanisms to achieve equitable distribution of resources,meaningful work, a healthy environment,sustainable growth, gender and racial equality, and non-oppressive relationships.

A democratic socialist politics for the 21st century must promote an international solidarity dedicated to raising livingstandards across the globe, rather than "leveling down" in the name of maximizing profits and economic efficiency.Equality, solidarity, and democracy can only be achieved through international political and social cooperation aimed atensuring that economic institutions benefit all people. Democratic socialists are dedicated to building truly internationalsocial movements - of unionists, environmentalists, feminists, and people of color -that together can elevate global justiceover brutalizing global competition.

In the United States, we must fight for a humane public policies that will provide quality health care, education, and jobtraining and that redirect public investment from the military to much-neglected urban housing and infrastructure. Suchpolicies require the support of a majoritarian coalition of trade unionists, people of color, feminists, gays and lesbians and all other peoples committed to democratic change. Our greatest contribution as American socialists to global social justiceis to build that coalition, which is key to transforming the power relations of global capitalism.


They keep forgetting to tell that they expect and demand that the majority of citizens MUST pay for all the dreams and theroies.

and just who is qualified to decide on this agenda ?

Does this concept promote genuine individual advancment, or does it provide excuses for failures?



posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 04:53 AM
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Here's a good one about Rep Lee

Another congressman (Steve King R-IA) says that she is boring


GOP Rep. Steve King Tweets Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Is 'Boring' During Hearing


Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) called out Rep. Steve King (R-IA) during a hearing on Internet piracy Thursday for tweeting that she was boring.

"We are debating the Stop Online Piracy Act and Shiela [sic] Jackson has so bored me that I'm killing time by surfing the Internet," King wrote in a post on Twitter.

During the hearing, Jackson Lee took "a moment of personal privilege" to object to King's comment.

"I have no reason to think that anybody cares about my words, but I would offer to say that Mr. King owes the committee and apology," she explained. "I've never known Mr. King to have a multi-task capacity, but if that is his ability, I do think it's inappropriate while we're talking about serious issues to have a member of the Judiciary Committee be so offensive."

With that, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) spoke up to "demand the gentlewoman's words" be stricken from the record.

"Well, I'm not taking them down," Jackson Lee insisted. "So, you can break this hearing because I'm not."


The whole world is falling apart, and they waste time with this arrogance



and this other speech is a classic ....



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