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  • Dems run and hide from confirming new Surgeon General.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_a...w_the_nra.html



    Tired of politicians playing politics w/ guns, putting lives at risk b/c they're scared of NRA. Guns are a health care issue. #debatehealth
    --Vivek Murthy (@vivek_murthy) October 17, 2012

    This tweet still haunts Murthy. As of last week, his nomination hangs in jeopardy because Senate Democrats—who can afford to lose every Republican vote and four of their own—aren’t confident they can confirm him.



    Dems are so worried about losing the Senate they are afraid to hold a vote for Obamas nominee. Cracks me up. I hope they lose the Senate so the repubs can pass bills and force Obama to veto them. Then the dems will be the party of no not yeilding to the will of the people!

  • #2
    yep, the rightwards are sure to win back the senate when they have such mouthpieces as this guy...... keep the votes coming Paul...


    Ryan says anti-poverty programs damage ‘dignity’ of the poor

    If Rep. Paul Ryan is considering a presidential bid in 2016, he’s not using his listening sessions to test material.

    The Wisconsin Republican broke no new ground as he kicked off his nine-stop listening session tour throughout his district, favoring PowerPoint slides and economics jargon over barn-burning rhetoric.

    Budget cuts, tax cuts and expanding fracking into federal lands were the main points of Ryan’s introductory presentation, but he came prepared to sell the crowds of mostly older, almost entirely white constituents on his upcoming budget, repealing the Affordable Care Act, and his ideas about the limits of executive power. Big applause lines were limited to jokes about trash collection and cheese naming rights under the Trans-Pacific Partnership.


    Ryan’s district is relatively safe territory – he won re-election while running for vice president by 11.5 points – which has given the eight-term House member a chance to see how his arguments for slashing programs like Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Programs (SNAP) and against the Affordable Care Act will play among voters.

    In North Prairie, Wisc., a town of just over 2,100, a little girl gave Ryan an opening to further walk back comments he made last week about “inner city” residents. In an interview with radio host Bill Bennett, Ryan spoke of the “generations of men” who don’t appreciate the “culture of work.” After facing backlash, Ryan later walked back his “inarticulate” remarks, but told the girl in North Prairie Wednesday that “work is the bridge to a better life” – a notion he reiterated several times during his listening tour.

    “Work is how a person gets the dignity and finds their potential,” he said,” and our government, in many ways, inadvertently has put up all these barriers to work.”

    Ryan, through the House Budget Committee, released a 204-page report critiquing the effectiveness of federal anti-poverty programs at the beginning of March. In it and at his town hall meetings, Ryan called persistent poverty a “trap” created by overly-generous benefits that discourage work. There were slides, statistics and references to decreasing labor force participation, but no mention of the 49.4% of low-wage workers who are over 25 or the fact that SNAP has the lowest fraud rate of any federal assistance program.

    “When you look at the situation, we have done a lot to isolate the poor – in urban and rural America – and we reinforce this notion that this is government responsibility,” Ryan said. “And that’s not true.”


    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/paul-ryan...-poverty-pitch

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    • #3
      This is a thread about how dems complain that repubs stall and delay, but they do the same thing when it suits them.

      If repubs held this up dems would say they are putting the health of the nation at risk, or some BS.

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      • #4
        Dems will gt hammered in the midterms just like usual. They do well in the electoral college because of NY and CA being always in the bag, but when it comes to governships and maybe even Congress soon they aren't as powerful.

        Healthcare is a chain around their necks and so is gun control.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by cutthemdown View Post
          Dems will gt hammered in the midterms just like usual. They do well in the electoral college because of NY and CA being always in the bag, but when it comes to governships and maybe even Congress soon they aren't as powerful.

          Healthcare is a chain around their necks and so is gun control.
          keep dreaming. most americans support gun controls. and I will put the healthcare plan against your refusal to up the minimum wage, food stamp cuts, anti gay, warhawk, no solution chumps any day.

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          • #6
            Meanwhile the Senate won't even vote to confirm Obamas nominees because they are so bad.

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            • #7
              Refusal to up min wage is the smart move. It would just cost more jobs and force more of your team to the welfare line Riggs. Why do you want them to be poor and without a job?

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              • #8
                Also this doctor wants guns to be something doctors report on your files lol. Talk about stupid liberal BS. Meanwhile more kids die from riding bikes.

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                • #9
                  It's the usual republicans just play politics, but democrats have good excuses. Whatever.

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                  • #10
                    I thought it was repubs who stalled and obstructed?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by cutthemdown View Post
                      Meanwhile the Senate won't even vote to confirm Obamas nominees because they are so bad.
                      That could be for many of his croonies but he will just make them Czars to something and get them in without votes.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by cutthemdown View Post
                        Refusal to up min wage is the smart move. It would just cost more jobs and force more of your team to the welfare line Riggs. Why do you want them to be poor and without a job?
                        but look at the dignity all those handouts give the poor? It builds confidence and self reliance and therefore we will never have 3 generations of welfare families...never!

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                        • #13
                          I love how his ambassadors haven't even been to the country they are going to lol. All Presidents have done some of that but once again the black Al Capone does it his way.

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                          • #14
                            How come liberals aren't mad that the country is going without its new Surgeon General being confirmed? I thought that stuff was important to you all?

                            At least we can put that to rest.

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                            • #15
                              Because it's only bad when republicans block legislation or confirmations. But when democrats do it, it isn't for political reasons of course

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