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More Proof the GOP Only Cares About the Rich?

Watching Hardball on MSNBC just now, it was brought up that House republicans vote to deny unemployment benefit extensions, but are fighting hard to get the Bush Tax cuts extended.

One argument is that extensions encourage people to be lazy; which may be true about some people, but there are 65,000 people in Rhode Island alone that are jobless, and according to a representative from RI, there just are not 65,000 jobs to give people.
It was also stated that republicans cry about cutting the deficit, yet have no problem adding 700 billion to it, by keeping the BTC. I know the new talks about tax cuts only for the middle class, but we all know GOP is going to fight that too.

It seems we just might be having another "Clinton Era", with Obama getting another 4 years after the GOP treats the people it supposedly cares about this way.

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NightPhoenix

Asked by NightPhoenix at 7:45 PM on Nov. 29, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Oh, well, sure! If it was on MSNBC, then OF COURSE it's the gospel truth! Give me a break. MSNBC invented the liberal media! Try again, with a source that ISN'T so liberal it makes liberals look conservative!
    cbk_mom3

    Answer by cbk_mom3 at 7:47 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • But it's ok for conservatives to quote Faux News?
    TARARENEE

    Answer by TARARENEE at 7:52 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Didn't say that, either. It's hard to find an unbiased news source in the mainstream media. They all slant one way or the other.
    cbk_mom3

    Answer by cbk_mom3 at 7:53 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • So, who are the ultra rich liberal dems for......it isn't the poor. If it were, they would enact legislation that actually does something other than ensure people become more and more poor. What is the issue with the rich anyway. They earned their money. I don't believe in stealing it under the guise of "redistribution of wealth". That is just a feel good to make us accept theft. No thank you.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:54 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • The bush tax cuts help me. I'm far from rich. FAR FAR from rich. So fight on.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:58 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • , it was brought up that House republicans vote to deny unemployment benefit extensions, but are fighting hard to get the Bush Tax cuts extended.

    They would vote for it if the democrats would pay for it out of the unspent stimulus funds rather than borrow more from China.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:59 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • I heard an interesting point of view on talk radio the other day. Essentially, it goes like this: Those who feel that ending unemployment benefits in the interest of cutting the deficit should also be in favor of ending the Bush Tax cuts for the ultra-wealthy. If money saved by ending unemployment is helpful, then so would be the taxes paid by those who can afford it most. There is already a "redistribution of wealth" anyway. The wealth has bee redistribute--from the poor and middle class to the already-rich. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer, and those in the middle have been slipping closer and closer to poverty in the past several years. The Bush Tax Cuts have only helped that sort of redistribution.

    jsbenkert

    Answer by jsbenkert at 8:03 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • ALL members of Congress are only interested in helping the rich. WHY? because THEY are all RICH!

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 8:05 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • jsben- ITA!
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 8:07 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • yet have no problem adding 700 billion to it,

    Of they didn't spend 700 billion they DID NOT have it would not add to the deficit. If i spend 400 a week and only make 300 a week is that the fault of my employer for not giving me 400 a week?
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:18 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

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