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  •  Complete and utter bullshit (3+ / 0-)
    Because if Democrats really want to extend unemployment benefits, they could pick up Republican votes if they found a way to pay for the $25 billion.
    Nice GOP talking points there but it's complete and utter bullshit.  Democrats have been proposing numerous ways to pay for the extensions and just about any increase in spending.  It's just that the GOP and their shills like yourself refuse to accept those proposals.  

    How about eliminating tax subsidies to oil companies?

    How about a financial transaction tax?

    How about as someone else mentioned eliminating the carried interest loophole?

    How about eliminating farm subsidies to large corporations?

    How about cutting defense spending?

    How about negotiating prescription drugs or allowing reimportation?

    Oh that's right all those things affect the rich and large corporations.  Wouldn't want that, so fuck over the poor unemployed instead.  After all they're just lazy motherfuckers who obviously are living large off the gov't teat and need to get up off their fat asses and get a job.  Isn't that right?

    When the GOP agrees to a single fucking tax increase on the rich THEN and ONLY then can you try to pin the blame on the Dems.  Pretending that your beloved GOP will agree to extension of unemployment benefits if they're 'paid for' is utter bullshit otherwise and we all know it.  Their idea of 'paid for' is cuts to some other vital service, like the ACA or Medicare.  

    This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

    by DisNoir36 on Wed Jan 01, 2014 at 07:24:50 PM PST

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    •  I'm not "blaming" Democrats (2+ / 0-)
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      I'm simply saying this is a Democratic proposal, and that Senate Democrats have a choice: (1) bring a bill to the floor for a vote that has in it a "pay for" (one of your suggestions or something else) and have a chance of getting it voted out of the Senate  with some Republican support thereby giving it a chance o getting it through the House -- and risk the possibility that even that does not pass; or (2) bring a bill to the floor of the Senate that has no "pay for," have no chance whatsoever of having it become law (it may no get 60 votes and if it does it does not ever even come up for a vote in the House),  but force Senate Republicans to vote on it and use that vote against them in November (but that gets no relief to the people who need the benefits now).  

      Senator Reid is apparently going with option 2.  

    •  Letting the Bush tax cuts expire would have (1+ / 0-)
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      required them to do nothing.

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