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Obama won't insist on jobless aid in budget deal
« on: December 06, 2013, 02:05:02 PM »
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December 06, 2013, 01:50 pm
Obama won't insist on jobless aid in budget deal

By Justin Sink

The White House will not insist that an emerging budget deal include an extension of the unemployment benefits program set to expire at the end of the year, press secretary Jay Carney said on Friday.

Carney said that it would be “terrible to tell more than a million families across the country just a few days after Christmas that they're out of benefits,” but that the White House was agnostic on how the extension happened.

“The vehicle that they use to do that is less important than the fact that they do it,” Carney said.

The statement from Carney echoed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who said Thursday that an extension of the jobless benefits did not have to be included in a budget deal to win Democratic support.

“Hopefully, it could be part of the budget, but it doesn't have to be part of the budget,” Pelosi said. “It could be on its own vehicle, as it goes forward, but it's something we must consider.”

That softened remarks Pelosi made during a Democratic panel on unemployment insurance, during which she said that her party couldn't support a budget deal that didn't include the extension in the budget, or at least in a “side bar in order to move it along.”

Federal jobless benefits are available after state benefits are exhausted, usually after around half a year. Democrats say 1.3 million workers would lose their benefits if the program was not extended before Dec. 28.

Republicans on Friday suggested the benefits aren’t needed after a November jobs report showed the economy added 204,000 jobs last month while the unemployment rate dropped to 7 percent, the lowest rate since November 2008.

The White House noted, however, that the report didn’t suggest a drop in the number of people who have been unemployed for more than six months. That group would be helped by the federal jobless benefits. 

Separately, Carney would say only that “we hope and expect” that congressional negotiators could strike a budget deal.

“I don't want to characterize the progress in any way except to say that any sense that there is a return to an ability for each side to come together and to reach a compromise on budget matters would be welcome, and that is certainly what we've talked a lot about, and we talked a lot about this over the course of the year, a return to regular order,” Carney said.

Mike Lillis contributed.

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Re: Obama won't insist on jobless aid in budget deal
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 02:17:04 PM »
What are they up to? Am I reading this right? Dems aren't going to demand a extension?


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Re: Obama won't insist on jobless aid in budget deal
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 02:21:37 PM »
dem dems speaketh with forked tongue
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Re: Obama won't insist on jobless aid in budget deal
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2013, 01:40:42 AM »
What are they up to? Am I reading this right? Dems aren't going to demand a extension?
They want a budget passed.  They need to work with the House.  They'll say the GOP "cut unemployment insurance for millions of needy this Christmas because they can't stand that a black man is in the White House.  They want to destroy this fragile economy for political gain.  Every economist out there knows that the way you create jobs is to put stimulus in the hands of the needy because they spend a majority of the stimulus on staple goods like food and shelter.  The wealthy just save it."

I think it's a hilarious argument but the rats will say it, and Jon Stewart will parrot it and make a zany face, and millions will believe it.
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Re: Obama won't insist on jobless aid in budget deal
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2013, 01:42:15 AM »
They want a budget passed.  They need to work with the House.  They'll say the GOP "cut unemployment insurance for millions of needy this Christmas because they can't stand that a black man is in the White House.  They want to destroy this fragile economy for political gain.  Every economist out there knows that the way you create jobs is to put stimulus in the hands of the needy because they spend a majority of the stimulus on staple goods like food and shelter.  The wealthy just save it."

I think it's a hilarious argument but the rats will say it, and Jon Stewart will parrot it and make a zany face, and millions will believe it.
There is no lie too bold, no crime too evil, to a rat in search of power.  Because they think you are the evil one and they are saving the country from you.  The ends justify the means.

On that we agree.

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Re: Obama won't insist on jobless aid in budget deal
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2013, 06:29:23 AM »
Jobless aid won't be in in the budget deal just like Abortion wasn't going to be in Obamacare. :whistle:
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Re: Obama won't insist on jobless aid in budget deal
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2013, 11:30:20 AM »
Jobless aid won't be in in the budget deal just like Abortion wasn't going to be in Obamacare. :whistle:

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Re: Obama won't insist on jobless aid in budget deal
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2013, 11:52:51 AM »
They want a budget passed.  They need to work with the House.  They'll say the GOP "cut unemployment insurance for millions of needy this Christmas because they can't stand that a black man is in the White House.  They want to destroy this fragile economy for political gain.  Every economist out there knows that the way you create jobs is to put stimulus in the hands of the needy because they spend a majority of the stimulus on staple goods like food and shelter.  The wealthy just save it."

I think it's a hilarious argument but the rats will say it, and Jon Stewart will parrot it and make a zany face, and millions will believe it.
There is no lie too bold, no crime too evil, to a rat in search of power.  Because they think you are the evil one and they are saving the country from you.  The ends justify the means.
That was my first thought....blame the evil GOP.



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