GaryO,yes, the elcetion are in November, not that far away.That is why the dems are raising the issue now, purely as a political ploy.
IF they really cared about the poor, they might have done this earlier.But no, their timing is perfect; if they lose, they can accuse the GOP of
being cruel; if they win, the negative effects on employment will not be felt
until after the election. 500,000 jobs lostpurepoliticalgamesmanshipdefinitely not governing, but harry and BO don't
know how to govern, just play political games.
" . . . the Senate seems ready to hand a fresh defeat to President Barack
Obama . . ."Uh huh. That's what he wants you to think.This bill had no hope of passing. Who doesn't know that?But now it's on the record that Evil Republicans in Congress do not want
people to have a living wage.I think it might be a little early for
that. The elections are not until November.
@ Redshirt1701, please see the comment I made at 11:14 a.m. So I guess
it's the GOP that effectively controls Congress. They own the House, and
it take GOP support to pass anything in the Senate. So if this is the worst
do-nothing Congress in history, then it falls squarely on the shoulders of the
Republicans. It's not that hard to comprehend.
Esquire,the house has passed PLENTY of bills. the obstructionist harry
reid will not even allow votes on any of them. Who is failing to lead? D-E-M
simmigration? as Boehner said, why pass legislation that would
require BO to uphold it? we KNOW he won't.don't give me
the "endless filibuster" argument. harry has shown he is more than
willing to pull the trigger on the "nuclear option" This is more about
winning votes than helping people.Why else would they even bring up
a bill that would rob 500,000 of the poorest of their jobs? The dems want to
retain control of the senate - at the cost of the working poor.
To "Esquire" if the Democrats control congress, why can't they pass
the bill? Doesn't this mean that the Democrats are the party of
"No" since they won't bother to vote on this?
@ lost in DC, may I remind you that our system of government requires that
legislation pass both houses of Congress. The GOP controls the House. The GOP
has a perpetual filibuster, thus requiring 60 votes and the Dems don't have
60 votes. Even if they can get something passed, it still has to clear the
House. This is, statistically and substantively, the most ineffective Congress
in history. The problem is that the GOP refuses to move anything, even on stuff
that the majority of them agree on. Take immigration. If the GOP leadership in
the House would put it up for an honest vote, it would pass. It passed the
Senate, even with the 60 vote requirement. Your rationalizations may make you
feel good, but the fact remains that the GOP has refused to govern. Like
Speaker Boehner said, the conservatives whine because "it's so
hard". That was your leader, not the Dems.
Why do dems want to take jobs away from the poor?this bill would
cost 500,000 jobs.Filibusters are good things when they stop bad
legislation, as is the case here.According to the BLS and DOL, of
the 10 jurisdictions with the highest unemployment rates (DC and 9 states), all
but two have higher minimum wages laws. Of the 10 states with the lowest
unemployment, only 1 has a higher minimum wage law. Ute Alumni,harry isn't getting minimum wage, but bbiden is taking social security in
addition to his salary as VP. I wonder if harry is taking SS? probably, as if
either of them need or deserve itEsquire,refusal to govern for
the past few years? Which party has had control of the WH AND the senate?
hint, NOT the GOP you accuse of failing to govern. for BO and harry, it's
been my way or nothing. I'm glad the GOP has stood firm against harry and
BO's tryanny.this is all just election year posturing by the
dems since their record is so abysmal.
This is about yet another filibuster by the Republicans. And if you are
wondering why this is the most ineffective, least productive Congress in
history, look right at the pet party of Utah, the GOP. For the life of me, why
would you support the GOP with it's history of refusal to govern the past
wonder if harry is making minimum wage?