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  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    June 7, 2011 8:12 p.m.

    With millions of Americans worried about 9.1% unemployment and a sputtering economy, it is shameful that the Democrat leadership in Washington is more concerned about saving the jobs of disgraced Democrat members of Congress.

    The latest example of the Democrats' "jobs we saved" charade is Representative Anthony Weiner. Just like with Congressmen William Jefferson ($80k in the freezer) and Charlie Rangel (failure to pay taxes) -- Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat leaders' only Jobs Plan is to save their own jobs.

    Congressman Weiner's actions and deception are unacceptable and he should resign. We do not need an investigation to know he lied and acted inappropriately, we need a resignation. Either Leader Pelosi and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz believe members of Congress are held to a different set of standards or they believe these actions demand his resignation.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    June 7, 2011 5:03 p.m.

    Re: Pagan - 3:04 p.m. Salt Lake City, UT
    outside Republican groups?.

    Reply: Look in a mirror. "WHY DID THIS HAPPEN" Pagan?. With the release of major economic news such as last week's Labor Department report showing that employers added fewer jobs than forecast for May and the unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent it is Goolsbee who has made the rounds of television news programs to frame the White House argument. With Goolsbee's departure, Obama is losing a key member of his economic team who has deep knowledge of the underpinnings of the president's policies. Three top Obama economic advisers have already departed. At the CEA, Goolsbee was named chairman to replace Christina Romer, who returned to teaching at the University of California at Berkeley last September. National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers and Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag also left the administration last year, Summers returned to Harvard University and Orszag is now vice chairman of global banking at Citigroup Inc. In his last year at Chicago, he earned $465,000, according to federal financial disclosure reports. Goolsbee's salary as CEA chairman is $191,300 a year.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    June 7, 2011 3:04 p.m.

    Both sides...

    that's cute.

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