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DetNews: Are Jobs a low priority for Democrats? What do you think?

Americans are angry with Washington as much for what it isn't doing as what it is.

What it isn't doing the most is paying attention to the still-raging economic disaster.

Last week's job numbers show unemployment nationally bumping past 10 percent and surpassing 15 percent in Michigan. Unemployment keeps climbing, even though President Barack Obama and Congress nine months ago committed $787 billion to creating jobs.

Since then, neither the White House nor Congress has spent a minute honestly analyzing whether the stimulus program is accomplishing its goal, and if not, what other approaches might work.
Instead, the administration is spinning dismal economic reports into positive news, allowing both it and Congress to ignore the economy while they pursue their ideological ends.

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Asked by grlygrlz2 at 7:36 AM on Nov. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • It ought to infuriate anyone who's lost a job, can't find a job, is worried about his job or lives in a community ravaged by a lack of jobs that Congress devotes nearly all of its energy to arguing about health care.
    The promise of health care reform was not what got Democrats elected. Voters tossed Republicans on their fannies for ruining the economy, not because they didn't enact wildly expensive social programs.
    But while the economy tops every list of public concerns, job creation is not the hot topic in Washington.
    In fact, Democratic leaders, obsessed with reworking America, have proved more than willing to sacrifice precious jobs during the worst economic climate in a half-century.
    Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., rammed an energy-rationing bill through her Senate Environment and Public Works Committee last week without a single Republican member in the room.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:38 AM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • The bill would greatly limit America's ability to produce the energy it needs to fuel an economic rebound. In other words, it's a job killer.
    Democrats are revealing that putting the country back to work is a lesser priority than passing their social agenda.
    If that weren't true, they wouldn't even consider any measure that would raise taxes on job creators.
    Higher taxes, particularly on business, always result in fewer jobs. Both the health care and climate change bills will trigger huge tax hikes for every taxpayer.
    Democrats have learned nothing from history. During the Great Depression, each time the economy showed a spark, President Franklin Roosevelt snuffed it out with another tax increase or regulatory burden.
    But one in 10 American workers are unemployed -- one in seven in Michigan. Surely, that's the most urgent priority.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:39 AM on Nov. 9, 2009

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    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:39 AM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • The democrats are all about getting health insurance passed. It doesnt matter if you have a job, just as long as you have health insurance. Do you think mental health will be covered ?

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:42 AM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Both sides are in fault ! Not only democrats. It is kind of getting old blaming only one side.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:59 AM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Hey ANON...not sure if you are paying attn but the DEMS have CONTROL right NOW. Soooo if all that CHANGE is going to take place THEY are the ones who decide what, when, and how.


    Answer by momof030404 at 8:02 AM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Ya Think? LOL
    I'd love for some libs to answer this one.
    This is Obamas dream. Making America dependant on the government. So many people have lost their jogs now and can't find a new one that the Libs felt they had to give up to 20 MORE weeks of unemployment. Now, companies are doing the jobs they did before with less people and realizing it can be done and done well. What happens to all those who are not needed anymore? I bet half of them end up on some form of permanant PA.
    All Americans have had their lifestyles lowered and better not expect it to get any better anytime soon.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:04 AM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Sorry momof... EVERYTHING STARTS IN LOCAL LEVEL . It is easy to blame D.C.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:11 AM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • ITSME..

    You can not speak about all Americans! Our family did not lower our lifestyle. We still live the same life. It is called personal responsibility!


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:14 AM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • I agree with anon 7:59 and anon above me!

    Answer by older at 8:18 AM on Nov. 9, 2009

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