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In the wake of this week's report that American families lost almost 40% of their net worth during the recession, The New York Times editorial board analyzes Republican obstructionism and the need for a pro-growth strategy:

While the Great Recession officially ended in 2009, the recovery, so far, has been an effort to climb out of the very deep hole it blasted in the economy. A continued struggle, or worse, backsliding, is almost inevitable, unless Congress and the Federal Reserve provide more aid. In fact, the deep recession would have been much deeper and the weak recovery much weaker but for past government support, including the Obama stimulus and the payroll tax cuts and extended jobless benefits passed in 2010 and 2011. Congressional Republicans opposed all of them.

What’s needed now is even more support, including federal spending on education and public-works projects to create jobs, targeted tax credits for hiring, programs to deliver mortgage relief that supports house prices by keeping Americans in their homes, as well as a renewed commitment to financial regulation to ensure that the system doesn’t melt down again.

The Republicans — for reasons of ideology and self-serving election-year politics — are determined to block all of these necessary programs.

Dick Polman at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, meanwhile, takes a closer look at that Republican obstructionism:
The Republicans' 2012 election strategy is perversely brilliant: Sabotage President Barack Obama's job-creation efforts, then blame him for the wreckage. This strategy was in action the other day, when Mitt Romney assailed Mr. Obama on the stump. Mr. Romney said that "with America in crisis, with 23 million people out of work or stopped looking for work, he hasn't put forth a plan to get us working again."

Mr. Romney conveniently omitted the fact that Mr. Obama put forth such a jobs plan last autumn. The American Jobs Act would have put as many as 2 million construction workers, cops, teachers and firefighters back to work -- so said economic forecasters -- if only congressional Republicans hadn't dynamited it.

Yes, sabotage was required. Republicans knew their prospects for beating Mr. Obama would be damaged if they signed on to a plan that got more Americans working again. They're far too invested in economic misery to let that happen. As Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell candidly remarked in 2010, "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."

The Olympian editorial board examines one discrete instance of GOP extortion:
Political extortion is nothing new in Washington, or even in state legislatures. But holding up a simple extension of transportation appropriations and keeping thousands of workers from the jobs they desperately need is outrageous.

Such tactics suggest Republicans are intentionally stalling economic recovery, which they will then shamelessly blame on President Barack Obama in an effort to weaken his chances at re-election in November.

That’s not just dirty politics. Stalling transportation spending hurts individuals and families who can’t make house or car payments. It hurts local businesses. It forces even more people to seek unemployment benefits, and everyone pays the cost of that. It hurts our nation.

Greg Sargent at The Washington Post analyzes Mitt Romney's health care plan in the larger context of Romney's false narrative that the government is to blame for everything:
In this mythology, government is solely to blame for the economic crisis; roll it back, and the recovery, released from Obama-bondage, will roar foward. That’s why Romney tells us that firing 145,000 government workers will put Americans back to work. And yet, Romney’s narrative is the inverse of the truth. Government jobs have declined, and that’s proven a key drag on the recovery. Some economists believe Romney’s vow of more austerity would make the crisis still worse.

Romney’s political strategy may work. Perhaps the experience of the last three years has (understandably) left swing voters so disillusioned with government and the failure to fix the economy quickly enough that they’ll be receptive to any alternative explanation of what’s gone wrong and how to fix it, without paying close attention to the details.

The true nature of the relationship between government and the economic crisis should be central to the presidential campaign. In the wake of Obama’s gaffe about the private sector “doing fine” in relation to the public sector, and in the wake of Romney’s subsequent claim that we don’t need any more cops, firefighters or teachers, we really need more serious scrutiny of the core questions that this presidential race is about.

Ben Adler at The Nation demolishes Romney's proposed healthcare plan by pointing out there really isn't one:
When I asked for details of what he is proposing, the campaign said he laid it out last year and the program is available on the campaign website.

The healthcare page on Romney’s site does not, in fact, tell you much about what Romney would do. Instead it mostly offers vague, inoffensive sounding principles such as “Ensure flexibility to help the uninsured, including public-private partnerships, exchanges, and subsidies” and “Offer innovation grants to explore non-litigation alternatives to dispute resolution.”

Some of the principles are more blatantly ideological and potentially quite troubling, such as “Limit federal standards and requirements on both private insurance and Medicaid coverage.” Those federal standards and requirements are in place to protect citizens from rapacious companies and miserly state governments that would deprive recipients of necessary treatments. Any given federal requirement might be too costly or unnecessary. But Romney doesn’t specify which federal requirements he would eliminate so as to avoid inviting scrutiny of what his policy would do to the vulnerable.

Speaking of lack of details, Dan Amira at the New Yorker points out that even though Mitt Romney has refused salaires in the past, he's playing coy on the issue this time around:
Presumably Romney, still having more money than God and Usher combined, would once again refuse his $400,000-per-year presidential salary, should the situation arise. But asked about it earlier today, Romney, oddly, wouldn't say. [...]

Romney should feel free to take his salary or not take it, but we don't see why he needs to be mysterious about it. Unless he's planning on surprising everyone by flying over his inauguration in a helicopter and showering $400,000 in singles on the scurrying masses below, but that would be a huge safety hazard and totally irresponsible. Shame on you Mitt Romney, if you're thinking that.

Steve Levine has a must-read over at Foreign Policy about the ties between Romney's campaign and Big Oil:
Calculating that clean energy is passé among Americans more concerned about jobs and their own pocketbooks, Romney is gambling that he can tip swing voters his way by embracing dirtier air and water if the tradeoff is more employment and economic growth.

Romney's gamble is essentially a bet on the demonstrated disruptive potency of shale gas and shale oil, which over the last year or so have shaken up geopolitics from Russia to the Middle East and China. Now, Romney and the GOP leadership hope they will have the same impact on U.S. domestic politics, and sweep the former Massachusetts governor into the White House with a strong Republican majority in Congress.

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  •  I think that the sleeper issue is Republicans' (17+ / 0-)

    plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program.

    It worked in Arizona's special election and in the New York congressional seat.  It will really work for Democrats if they start campaigning on it.

    "Republicans are putting Millionaires over Medicare" WILL work in 2012.

    President Obama, January 9, 2012: "Change is hard, but it is possible. I've Seen it. I've Lived it."

    by Drdemocrat on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 04:35:01 AM PDT

    •  not a plan, GOP passed it in the House, not Senate (3+ / 0-)
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      Don midwest, tb mare, Amber6541

      it's an actual bill, passed in 2011 and 2012

      80 % of success is showing up

      Corporate is not the solution to our problem

      Corporate is the problem

      by Churchill on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 04:48:31 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Highlight that the Dem Senate saved Medicare as (6+ / 0-)

        we know it.  If not, repugs would be handing out discount coupons that come with expiration dates--yours.

        Romney went to France instead of serving in our military, got rich chop-shopping US businesses and eliminating US jobs, off-shored his money in the Cayman Islands, and now tells us to "Believe in America."

        by judyms9 on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 04:55:36 AM PDT

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      •  So...GOP not afraid to introduce bills just (4+ / 0-)

        because they won't make it into law.

        Why not the Democrats?

        FDR knew how to do it. Hell, he roasted the Republicans with it in the 1934 midterm elections.

        I wonder how different things would look today if, instead of focusing on a few "grand" acts, Democrats had introduced bill after comprehensible bill that would clearly benefit many Americans?

        Either they pass and life is grand, or they fail and you have a nice long list of "We tried to help you with this, and with that, and with that, and with that.  Here are the bills. Look for yourself!"

        Can't do that with 2700 page monstrosities.

        LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

        by dinotrac on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 04:57:57 AM PDT

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        •  When Democrats do it it's called political games (0+ / 0-)

          I read in one of the major papers that the Democrats introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act even though they knew it wouldn't pass just to have a talking point about the War on Women.

          They don't say that the Republicans pass bills in the House they know won't go anywhere for political reasons. They treat them seriously.

  •  when will dems run on issues like economy? (7+ / 0-)

    if dems are serious, they won't attack people who criticize Obama, but will attack obstruction by republicans

    they planned a one term presidency the day that Obama was inaugurated.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

    why not play hardball like Governor did in Montana to expose voting against the people?

    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    •  I hope Democrats aren't too polite (6+ / 0-)

      to run a campaign based on the truth because republicans are surely not too polite to run a campaign based on lies.  The truth is that republicans have spent four years doing their best to make sure nothing good happens for the 99%.

      •  given the money in repubs, dems have to frame well (3+ / 0-)
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        sodalis, DRo, Amber6541

        playing the game like they have so far has not worked

        they have to frame the repubs

        problem is that too much has been a joint effort to transfer wealth to the 1%

        dems will have to go beyond the trivial back and forth between parties and address real issues

        Krugman and others have pointed this out for ages

        •  OMG I have been saying this for years (1+ / 0-)
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          The R's have utterly defined the D's to the point that even the D leadership believes the frame.  The D's do nothing about it, and never frame the R's.  Example: they have been calling the D's "tax and spend" for a generation.  What counter to that do the D's have?  Did they ever bother to say that tax and spend is better than borrow and spend?  Did they ever say that the R party is the borrow and spend party?  Of course not!  The D's never do that, you know.  Do they call them the party of low wages?  The party of taking away your rights?  The party that swore to eliminate social security?  The party that swore it would eliminate medicare?  The party of replace the constitution with religion?  

          It seems to me that the D's do not know how to fight.  When the R's officially requested that the D party change its name to the socialist party, the D's should have responded by requesting that the R's change their name to the bankers' party, or the authoritarian party, or the backwoods superstition party, or the something!  But no, not a single attack on the party as a party.  

          When was the last time a D made a speech denouncing the R party as a party?  Not their voters, but the party and its history.  They have no useful history -- it all consists of undoing whatever D's do.  They are a negative party, the negate stuff, like taxes, regulations, the rule of law, limitations on the executive branch, social security, medicare, student loans, welfare, food stamps, public lands, you name it, they hate it.  

          The robb'd that smiles steals something from the thief. -- Shakespeare

          by not2plato on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 07:39:27 AM PDT

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  •  Breaking News......MSM media finally recognizes (9+ / 0-)

    the GOP are holding the economy hostage.......details at eleven.

  •  Obama will do what to restore Mid-Class networth? (2+ / 0-)
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    Don midwest, dinotrac

    I am waiting to see what he will do, but alas, he's just idly sitting by.

    80 % of success is showing up

    Corporate is not the solution to our problem

    Corporate is the problem

    by Churchill on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 04:47:05 AM PDT

  •  We won a nice one in AZ last night. Now the job (7+ / 0-)

    is to explain in concrete terms to the voters what the Repelicans really want to do to their children and their children's children. Our message for those 55 and over is "You either have or are being told that you will have social security and medicare and medicaid. You can count on some level of income in your old age and some access to health care and some  level of support if you become disabled but your children and their children will not have these things and will go without resulting in poverty, uncured illness and early death if the Republicans have their way". The message to those under 55 is "You have been told social security and medicare and medicaid will not be funded when you need them and therefore they should either be done away with or privatized but that is only true if you do not fight for them by voting and organizing and grasping the idea that by collectivizing our needs and resources we can see that everyone has a decent future".

    I can not understand why our representatives do not appeal more to the hopes, dreams and fears voters have for their children and grand children. These are some of the most potent motivations most people have.

     

  •  Hard to take the Times seriously when they (6+ / 0-)

    include lines like this:

    While the Great Recession officially ended in 2009
    Yes, I know that's the official narrative, but I'm with Krugman on this one.  It's not a recession, Great or otherwise.  With the millions of long-term unemployed, the collapse of real-estate, and the immense loss of middle-class wealth, it's a depression.

    And...it ain't over.

    I know that economists like to measure these things by GDP growth, and that is useful, but I prefer to incorporate the most lasting images of the Great Depression: bread lines, Okies, people unable to work, foreclosures.

    We don't have the Dust Bowl this time around, and local food pantries are standing in for bread lines, but, my oh my, do we ever have people unable to work and a pretty little pile of foreclosures.

    How much is there to crow about when nearly all of the reduction to official unemployment numbers comes from people who so despair of working again that they quit looking?

    LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

    by dinotrac on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 04:54:22 AM PDT

    •  Re: Dust Bowl (3+ / 0-)
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      We don't have the Dust Bowl this time around, and local food pantries are standing in for bread lines, but, my oh my, do we ever have people unable to work and a pretty little pile of foreclosures.
      We're on track for a doozie of one that will make the 30's one look like nothing.  
      •  You obviously weren't alive then. (3+ / 0-)
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        •  Exactly as my grandparents told me horror (4+ / 0-)
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          snazzzybird, mmacdDE, dinotrac, Amber6541

          stories about the Great Depression. It was much worse than anything we have now.   It was horrible and there was no safety net at all then.., At least now, and until Republicans get rid of them...we do still have food stamps, medicaid, medicare, social security and unemployment.  But if the GOP gets those hands on those and destroys them, then we wlll get a Great Depression much like the 30s.

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          by wishingwell on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 05:47:29 AM PDT

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          •  We are fortunate to have learned a thing or two (0+ / 0-)

            from the 1930s, so that the current depression doesn't inflict the same degree of misery.

            Unless, perhaps, you're a 99er who's lost his/her home, or -- maybe worse -- an underemployed worker getting by on a fraction of your former income, have also lost your home, but have no health insurance because you manage to earn just above the qualification limits and ditto for food stamps and gosh, you hope that funny feeling in your chest isn't anything serious.

            Things aren't so bad for the folks for whom things aren't so bad.

            Too many people don't fall into that group.

            LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

            by dinotrac on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 06:04:59 AM PDT

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    •  Change from GNP to GDP - make numbers look better (1+ / 0-)
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      dinotrac

      GNP subtracts the interest payed to foreigners because that is not economic activity that is a gain for USA

      in 1991 changed to GNP

      this can make the economy seem larger, sometimes as much as 1% or 2%

      This from the appendix of an important book

      'Worse Than you think: The real economy hidden beneath Washington's rigged statistics and where to go from here'

      by Keith Quincy

  •  Ron Barber (D) wins AZ-08 Seat (2+ / 0-)
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    Scarce, Amber6541

    He'll have to run again in November in the new congressional district 2.

    http://azstarnet.com/...

    Remember, you can't have crazy without az.

    by Desert Rose on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 04:55:09 AM PDT

  •  Barber wins (5+ / 0-)
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    DRo, al23, coppercelt, wishingwell, Amber6541

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    ...teabagger's political future now "clouded"

    Sweet.

  •  Why, Mitt and Ann, do you really want those (7+ / 0-)

    cute grandchildren growing up with dirty, befouled air and water so a Romney administration can crow/croak about deregulation?  Or will you be off-shoring those grandkids to the Caymans where they can breathe the fresh air of the family fortune while kids here have more asthma, dysentery, and lung cancer?  That would be the real Romneyville, not that California by the sea estate.

    Romney went to France instead of serving in our military, got rich chop-shopping US businesses and eliminating US jobs, off-shored his money in the Cayman Islands, and now tells us to "Believe in America."

    by judyms9 on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 05:03:46 AM PDT

    •  The weathy are global citizens, not Americans. (3+ / 0-)
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      DRo, tb mare, Amber6541

      They'll just send the grandkids to Switzerland if things get too bad here.

      Kind of like their money.

      "The disturbing footage depicts piglets being drop kicked and swung by their hind legs. Sows are seen being kicked and shoved as they resist leaving their piglets."

      by Bush Bites on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 05:23:25 AM PDT

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  •  Any paper with Brooks, Friedman and Douthat... (1+ / 0-)
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    not2plato

    ....has no credibility as anything other than a center-right rag.

    "The disturbing footage depicts piglets being drop kicked and swung by their hind legs. Sows are seen being kicked and shoved as they resist leaving their piglets."

    by Bush Bites on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 05:16:08 AM PDT

    •  But there are Collins and Krugman (0+ / 0-)
      •  So-called "balance" is a fallacy. (1+ / 0-)
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        not2plato

        You're either to the left or to the right or you're nowhere.

        (NYC lefties are like that, though. That's why they keep electing Repub mayors even though, by rights, it should be the most Democratic city in the country.)

        "The disturbing footage depicts piglets being drop kicked and swung by their hind legs. Sows are seen being kicked and shoved as they resist leaving their piglets."

        by Bush Bites on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 06:04:28 AM PDT

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        •  and God help us... (0+ / 0-)

          And God help us if we elect another Republican, after suffering through the three long, increasingly miserable terms (one illegal) of the obnoxious, despicable Mr. Bloomberg.

          But since no Democrat has had "the appetite" to challenge Mr. Bush, Mr. Cheney or Mr. Bloomberg (who violated the will of the people by bribing the city council and the influential, affluent types so he could purchase his illegal third term), we may be doomed as these unchecked dictatorial destroyers are elected again and again, seemingly encouraged to take an axe to everything we hold dear.  

  •  Greg Sargent continues the fallacy (1+ / 0-)
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    Amber6541

    by referring to President Obama's statement that "the private sector is doing fine" as a gaffe.

    In the wake of Obama’s gaffe about the private sector “doing fine” in relation to the public sector....
    In relation to the public sector, which has seen a loss of 500,000 jobs on the federal and state levels, the public sector IS doing fine.  The private sector has been adding jobs, however anemic that job growth has been, since the recession officially ended in the summer of 2009.

    The president's statement was a gaffe only if the comparison he made between the public and private sectors is ignored.  

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 05:20:25 AM PDT

  •  Republicans are acting like Domestic Enemies (4+ / 0-)
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    LI Mike, tb mare, not2plato, Amber6541

    What else can it be called when they do everything they can to sabotage the economy and therefore hurt the citizens?

    It isn't the first time they've done it. Robert Parry chronicles the Republican M.O. whenever there's a Democrat in the WH.

    A Method to Republican 'Madness'

  •  I got so mad after reading this (1+ / 0-)
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    wishingwell

    that I had to click off and go out side for a walk. I just want to grab some working class Republican and shake them, screaming "You are the biggest bleeping suckers in the history of mankind"!

    We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.

    by PowWowPollock on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 05:31:31 AM PDT

    •  So do I! But it won't work unfortunately (1+ / 0-)
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      Amber6541

      They'll just blame the usual suspects (in right wing world, that is): gays, liberals, African-Americans, unions, teachers, and all those damned regulations.

      A village can not reorganize village life to suit the village idiot.

      by METAL TREK on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 05:46:18 AM PDT

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  •  Republicans will do ANYTHING to win. (2+ / 0-)
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    LI Mike, not2plato

    So what is the President going to do about it?  Right now it kind of looks like NOTHING.

    •  What do you mean? Have you seen his campaign (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Amber6541

      rallies or attended one recently? He is hitting the Republicans hard, his message is clear and strong, and he is fighting back.  

      He is currently airing a negative attack ad about Mittens that is terrific here in PA and some battleground states.

      Follow PA Keystone Liberals on Twitter: @KeystoneLibs

      by wishingwell on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 05:50:16 AM PDT

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  •  Pres Obama airing ads in PA and Mittens has (2+ / 0-)
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    tb mare, Amber6541

    not begun to air ads here.  Obama currently has one positive and one negative ad airing here in PA , both are well made, terrific ads.

    It is interesting that the President is First Out of the Gate with Ads this campaign season in battleground states.

    I am sure Mitt and Rove's groups and Super Pac will son saturate the air with their ads. Big Money will swoop in and drive us nuts with lying ads.

    But I just want to celebrate that the President started airing ads First.

    Follow PA Keystone Liberals on Twitter: @KeystoneLibs

    by wishingwell on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 05:52:38 AM PDT

    •  I guess. (2+ / 0-)
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      tb mare, not2plato

      I'm not too thrilled that we're worried about losing Pennsylvania, though.

      "The disturbing footage depicts piglets being drop kicked and swung by their hind legs. Sows are seen being kicked and shoved as they resist leaving their piglets."

      by Bush Bites on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 06:06:02 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Not worried about losing it (4+ / 0-)
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        tb mare, mmacdDE, Amber6541, wishingwell

        just preventing Romney from getting a foothold. He has said he doesn't think PA is winnable for him. If our response was to pull out because of this, no doubt he would reconsider and quite possibly decide to move in after all.

      •  We always get tons of ads even though this state (0+ / 0-)

        has not gone for a R for President since 88. It is still considered a battleground state. He won PA by double digits.  

        He just is not taking PA for granted is all. It is a state with an older population and that can never be taken for granted. As we do sometimes elect right wing nuts for office..see..Toomey and Corbett.  

        Follow PA Keystone Liberals on Twitter: @KeystoneLibs

        by wishingwell on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 03:02:06 PM PDT

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      •  I am in my 50s and for as long as I can remember (0+ / 0-)

        tons of ads ran in PA for Presidential elections. It has always been a state contested greatly and fought over.

        Follow PA Keystone Liberals on Twitter: @KeystoneLibs

        by wishingwell on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 03:02:53 PM PDT

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  •  Mitt needs to lie. (2+ / 0-)
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    not2plato, Amber6541

    The newest lie on the campaign trail for Mitt Romney is that President Obama has to come out with a Jobs Plan. You know, an idea for putting Americans back to work.

    So, the American Jobs Act put forward by President Obama that would put millions back to work does not count?  The House and The Senate is blocking it as usual. Ok I got you...

    When I tell my Republican friends that they are being lied to I am met with resistance. Some of these people are intelligent college educated people. They are working hard and will vote for these idiots anyway and then wonder why they just are not worth what they used to be.

    •  Try this one (2+ / 0-)
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      mmacdDE, Amber6541

      America has the best government in the world.  

      See if it drives them bonkers.  If they disagree, they have to name a government that is better than ours.  But they don't want to do that, and they also don't want to agree.  

      The robb'd that smiles steals something from the thief. -- Shakespeare

      by not2plato on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 08:22:11 AM PDT

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  •  If A Near-Majority (1+ / 0-)
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    Stude Dude

    think Republicans are obstructing the economic recovery, why isn't Team Obama running with that charge?  The country is ready to accept that incendiary charge.

  •  I wish we could stop calling it a recession. (2+ / 0-)
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    mmacdDE, Amber6541

    We are in a depression. Bloomberg is reporting today that retail sales fell in May for a second month. Coupled with a 1% fall in producer price indexes and a core inflation rate of only 0.2%, we are in a classic deflationary depression and that is driving the high unemployment and massive hoarding of cash by Companies and individuals. There is, as Krugman observes, only one way out of this trap: massive increases in money supply, partly by government expenditure and partly by increases in money supply sufficient to increase core inflation to 3-5%.

    The universe may have a meaning and a purpose, but it may just specifically not include you.

    by Anne Elk on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 06:57:18 AM PDT

  •  Based on what happened in AZ-08, entitlements (1+ / 0-)
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    Amber6541

    are a winning issue for the Democrats.  We will need to unload on the GOP in the congressional, Senate and Presidential campaigns on this issue.

    Alternative rock with something to say: http://www.myspace.com/globalshakedown

    by khyber900 on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 07:01:19 AM PDT

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