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GOP should stand for something

November 17, 2013

To the editor: As our great nation has now experienced 44 consecutive months of private sector job growth (and counting), during which time 8 million private sector jobs have been created, while the......

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BushCrimeFamily

Nov-17-13 4:40 AM

Today's GOP is a national embarrassment. Only 2 types of people vote Republican: millionaires and suckers.

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bKnees

Nov-17-13 7:04 AM

A good one, Mr Hord.

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RPG0340

Nov-17-13 10:53 AM

BCF only two groups of people vote democrat. Moochers and Idiots.

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deekay2

Nov-17-13 8:19 PM

Since 2008 and on, how has the LOCAL economy gotten?....especially in this idiots own town of Martin's Ferry....and other local towns of Yorkville, Mingo, and Steubenville?? Follansbee will be following soon...

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RPG0340

Nov-18-13 9:53 AM

More blame Bush nonsense from Core. Core, how did Bush ruin the economy? Please explain. We were attacked on 9/11/01 what was Bush to do.

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RPG0340

Nov-18-13 10:03 AM

Core, why do you keep playing the blame Bush game? Negus Obama has sat on his throne for quite a long time now and things are still going downhill. His signature legislation has pretty much ruined a great healthcare system. His policies have incentivized being a drain on society, and encouraged "kids" to live in their parent's basement.

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Hagrid

Nov-18-13 10:47 AM

I think it is because he can't bring himself to see the ongoing failures of this administration, higher unemployment, more part time vs full time employees, the destruction of our health care system, our allies despising us, our enemies growing stronger (with Obama's help), our staying in Afghanistan longer than Bush proposed, our economy weaker than when Bush left office, more folks on food stamps and unemployment, our national debt rocketing higher....

Obama has had 5 years to make things better, but has made things far worse. Chester can't bring himself to accept Obama and the Dem's failures.

So he has to whine about Bush.

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Hagrid

Nov-18-13 11:33 AM

'DUCK DYNASTY' endorsed Republican wins House seat...

washingtonexaminer(dot)com/duck-dynasty-endorsed-republican-wins-la.-house-seat/article/2539272

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Echobravo

Nov-18-13 3:07 PM

higher unemployment (WAS HIGHER WHEN HE TOOK OFFICE), more part time vs full time employees (EMPLOYER GREED), the destruction of our health care system (THAT'S ACCORDING TO ALL WHO TRY TO SABOTAGE IT), our allies despising us (WE DON'T KISS THEIR BEHIND), our enemies growing stronger (with Obama's help)(WE ARE KILLING THE HEADS), our staying in Afghanistan longer than Bush proposed (A REPUBLICAN CALL), our economy weaker than when Bush left office (THE RICH ARE GETTING RICHER OFF PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND OTHERS), more folks on food stamps and unemployment (REFER TO UNEMPLOYMENT),

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BushCrimeFamily

Nov-18-13 3:30 PM

How can the Dow hit a record today when most Americans are still on a downward escalator? Mainly because corporations are (1) squeezing payrolls (pushing down real wages and benefits) and (2) borrowing at bargain-basement rates to buy back their shares of stock. This strategy depends on continuing high unemployment so that (1) people with jobs are scared of losing them, and those without jobs will take whatever is available, and (2) the Fed will keep interest rates low. - Robert Reich

------ Today's GOP couldn't be happier. They hate the working man and only protect corporate profits.

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Hagrid

Nov-18-13 8:50 PM

"How can the Dow hit a record today when most Americans are still on a downward escalator?"

You really don't understand our economy. Your leaders have trained you to believe you are a helpless victim. Let me help you with a little reality.

Those profiting companies have employees. Millions and millions of them. I'm sure they are happy that their employer is doing well.

The profits? They go to the stockholders. Mom & Pop, saving for their retirements. Again, millions.I'm sure they are happy, too. The vast majority of these stockholders are not part of the 1% you were trained to hate.

Let's do a test. Let's pick an average company, say Aetna Insurance.

Can you tell us what their profit margin is? Can you even tell us what a profit margin is?

We await your answer. Show us you are not totally misinformed.

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Hagrid

Nov-18-13 8:51 PM

Oh, Robert Reich is an admitted Socialist.

But you knew that. You seem enamored with him, bordering on obsession.

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Hagrid

Nov-18-13 9:06 PM

EB, you are actually trying to blame this healthcare mess on Republicans? Heck, they tried very hard to prevent this train wreck.

And it will get far, far worse. The insurance companies can't put the toothpaste back in the tube, as Obama said they can do. He is misinformed, ignorant, and WRONG. But you will see.

"our staying in Afghanistan longer than Bush proposed (A REPUBLICAN CALL)"

Got proof?

"THE RICH ARE GETTING RICHER OFF PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND OTHERS"

I'm getting richer? Really? Got proof?

Really, eb, you are souting so much crap that is absolutely untrue. The fact that you continue to back up a single claim is proof positive.

"more folks on food stamps and unemployment (REFER TO UNEMPLOYMENT)"

Ah, under who's watch? 5 years too late to keep blaming Bush.

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Echobravo

Nov-19-13 12:49 AM

Hagrid- other than fox. Do you have proof. 1. Wall Street, investors getting richer. Stock market highest in history. 2. McCain & repubs still want them there. 3. I see you referred to Bush as well 4. What is unemployment now compared to when Obama took office since you are comparing.

You prove it otherwise..

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Hagrid

Nov-19-13 8:36 AM

Why do lefties always demand more from others than they are willing to do themselves?

eb, why do you ask me to negate the truth?

Why is our stock market doing good a BAD thing? Are you against all the retirees who rely on their stock portfolio, and all the employees of those succeeding companies?

Man, you really are brainwashed. Let me help:

Stock market doing great is a VERY GOOD THING.

Employees of those stable, successful companies have jobs, pay taxes. That, too, is a VERY GOOD THING.

Folks' investments in the stock market climbing, yes, even union pensions, are doing better. That's a VERY GOOD THING.

Unemployment under Obama is about the same as it when Bush left office, despite promises it would be far better. In FACT, for most of Obama's terms, it has been over 8%, even as high as 10%. Bush's numbers were never that bad.

Now, you have a few dozen claims to provide support for. When are you going to start?

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RPG0340

Nov-19-13 11:01 AM

EB what is your fascination with fox news? I judge the situation by facts, how I see it. In short I think for myself. I see no merit to taking 1/3 of my or any other worker's paycheck to pay for those that are just too lazy to go get it for themselves. I see no reason to force me to buy healthcare AND pay for people that already had healthcare (better than mine) to have healthcare. I see no merit to absolving a young person of their obligation to repay their student loans when MILLIONS before them have repaid theirs. We have become a country composed of 50% moochers. It will come to an end soon. Soon we will not be borrowing any more money (people will stop buying our debt) and the penal taxes wont be enough to pay the bills.

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BushCrimeFamily

Nov-19-13 11:57 AM

If Republicans in Congress fail to act soon (don’t hold your breath), 1.3 million jobless Americans will lose unemployment benefits for the remainder of the year and through much of January. (If they don't act in early January, add an additional 850,000 without benefits.) This, on top of an additional cut in food stamps, will push more people into poverty. It will also push the economy into a deeper slump because that many more Americans won’t have money to buy what the economy is capable of producing. And that, in turn, means more people will lose their jobs. (cont.)

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BushCrimeFamily

Nov-19-13 11:57 AM

(cont.) Republicans are convinced the unemployed are lazy. The reality is there is still only one job opening for every three who need a job, over 4 million people have been jobless for more than six months, and a big reason for the continued jobs crisis is Republican determination to pursue austerity economics and cut the deficit when that’s precisely the wrong medicine for an economy still in the pull of recession. Are Republicans motivated by social Darwinism, racism, or plain ignorance? -- Robert Reich

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Hagrid

Nov-19-13 4:51 PM

"Republican determination to pursue austerity economics and cut the deficit when that’s precisely the wrong medicine for an economy still in the pull of recession."

Even your president came to understand that raising taxes in a bad economy is the wrong thing to do.

"1.3 million jobless Americans will lose unemployment benefits for the remainder of the year and through much of January."

How many years do you feel is "fair" for someone to receive unemployment for doing nothing?

"This, on top of an additional cut in food stamps, will push more people into poverty."

Today's poor have automobiles, cell phones, computers, internet. If their food stamps are cut back, they may have to give up some of those things. That's what concervatives do when money is low.

"And that, in turn, means more people will lose their jobs."

Taking more tax dollars, or putting us further in debt, will mean more people will lose jobs.

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Hagrid

Nov-19-13 11:03 PM

Where's the outrage, lefties? Nothing but silence.

REPORT: Deal would keep US troops in Afghanistan for years...

worldnews(dot)nbcnews(dot)com/_news/2013/11/19/21534305-endless-afghanistan-us-afghan-agreement-would-keep-troops-in-place-and-funds-flowing-perhaps-indefinitely?lite

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RPG0340

Nov-20-13 12:54 AM

BCF, please quit spamming the site with Robert Third Reich. If you want to post something, express your own thoughts.

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Hagrid

Nov-20-13 9:00 PM

Another socialist with a Napoleon complex. Gesh.

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RPG0340

Nov-21-13 10:38 AM

"BCF, RPG used to post on another website i also frequented. There was another poster there who went by the screenname smurfettewon. She would routinely copy and paste things on that board - and usually didn't bother to credit the source. Some of us criticized her for this,but RPG had no problem with it and often defended the practice. So for him to now demand that you cease and desist quoting Robert Reich (who you at least have the integrity to cite) is extremely hypocritical of him. Please feel free to continue. RPG is not an administrator here, and his opinion is less than nothing."

That is great, Core. Tell them the other side of the story. Nevermind, allow me. Core, was banned by a site owned and operated by his friends. Yes, his friends believe he is so vulgar that they banned him from their site. Also, I am not an admin here but since you admitted that you are banned under several names would you like me to inform them of that?

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BushCrimeFamily

Nov-21-13 5:05 PM

Turns out Harry Reid knows the only way to deal with bullies is to fight back. Not only did he refuse to compromise with Republicans who threatened to default on the nation’s debt if they didn’t get their way. He’s now led the Democrats to eliminate filibusters for most presidential nominations. The rule change (accomplished by a 51-vote majority vote today) means that federal judge nominees and executive-office appointments can now be confirmed by a simple majority of senators, rather than the 60-vote super-majority that has been required for more than two centuries. (The rule change doesn't apply to Supreme Court nominees.) (cont.)

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BushCrimeFamily

Nov-21-13 5:06 PM

(cont.) Republicans brought on this rule change by abusing the process – refusing to confirm almost every judge Obama has nominated, including his last four nominees to the all-important District of Columbia Circuit, on pure political grounds rather than on merit. Republican extremism can not be allowed to destroy our democracy. Today, Reid and the Democrats struck back. - Robert Reich

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