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House Democratic leaders blame poor jobs numbers on GOP obstructionism By Mike Lillis
The Hill ^ | 6/1/12 | Mike Lillis

Posted on 06/01/2012 10:30:36 AM PDT by SaraJohnson

Blaming GOP obstructionism for the lingering jobs crisis, Democratic leaders on Friday called on House Republicans to bring a long-term highway bill to the floor.

The Democrats — led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) — noted that Friday's dismal jobs numbers included a steep decline — by 28,000 jobs — in construction employment. Reauthorizing transportation spending for two years, they argued, would help put those workers back on payrolls and stabilize the economy.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: economy; passthebuck

1 posted on 06/01/2012 10:30:48 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

After 3-1/2 years it is still Bush’s fault?

That is the Dem logic, or excuse for logic.

It is always someone else’s fault when they inevitably fail.

FUBO!


2 posted on 06/01/2012 10:34:40 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: SaraJohnson

No worries The Keystone Pipeling will be adding thousands of union jobs to the construction industy. Oh wait a minute....nevermind.


3 posted on 06/01/2012 10:34:55 AM PDT by BubbaBobTX ("The problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples money." Margaret Thatcher)
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To: SaraJohnson


4 posted on 06/01/2012 10:35:25 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom. D. D. Eisenhower)
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To: SaraJohnson
Obstructionism?? What? Obama need $10 trillion dollars instead of the $5 trillion he blew!

The guys been in office for three long years now. He is incompetent and must blame everyone but himself and his failed policies.

5 posted on 06/01/2012 10:36:46 AM PDT by Obadiah (2008: Hope & Change -- 2012: Fear & Destruction)
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To: SaraJohnson

Blame Blame Blame...Blah Blah Blah...Get these idiots out of the White House!!!


6 posted on 06/01/2012 10:40:19 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SaraJohnson

when will the GOP grow a pair and mock the rats by telling them the stimuloss was suppose to take care of all this???


7 posted on 06/01/2012 10:40:19 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: SaraJohnson

BLAME SHIFTING...THE ONLY WEAPON THE DEMOCRATS HAVE. I abused cocaine for many years, but God mercifully delivered me from that horrible bondage. You know, not once did I ever consider blaming the South American coca farmers for my addiction.


8 posted on 06/01/2012 10:42:17 AM PDT by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: SaraJohnson

This Highway bill is a porkorama for both parties and should not be passed as is.


9 posted on 06/01/2012 10:42:55 AM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: SaraJohnson

shades of Bil Keane’s FAmily Circus: “Not Me!”


10 posted on 06/01/2012 10:43:01 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: SaraJohnson

Who killed Keystone?


11 posted on 06/01/2012 10:43:50 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: SaraJohnson

When the Democrat controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate passed Obama’s Porkulus Bill in 2009, there were supposed to be millions of “shovel-ready jobs” ready to solve the unemployment issue.

Yesterday, the GAO came out with the number of jobs created by that $888 Billion boondoggle. Each job created cost the taxpayers of this country $4.3 million.

Why in the world would Republicans want to vote for any bill put forth by such ignorant spendaholics as Pelosi and Reed?


12 posted on 06/01/2012 10:46:12 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SaraJohnson
"Republican obstructionism" is all the democrats have, and they'll play it for all its worth.

I hope Boehner has a response, other than to curl into a ball.

13 posted on 06/01/2012 10:46:25 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: All

Ya know when the unemployment rate was slightly ticking down (although artificially), Obama and the Dems were patting themselves on the back. Now that it ticks up, it’s the GOP’s fault.

Too bad no one in mainstream press would pose that as a question to Obama and or the Dems -

If the administration was taking credit for the months where unemployment was ticking down, how can they blame someone else when the the number goes up?


14 posted on 06/01/2012 10:49:09 AM PDT by PizzaTheHut
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To: SaraJohnson

“We’re preventing the Democrats from destroying the economy by digging us deeper into debt.”

There. Simple.


15 posted on 06/01/2012 10:54:57 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: SaraJohnson

“We’re preventing the Democrats from destroying the economy by digging us deeper into debt.”

There. Simple.


16 posted on 06/01/2012 10:55:32 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: SaraJohnson

But obama say’s there are no “shovel ready” jobs anyway. ...cept isn’t there some pipeline that needs to be built?


17 posted on 06/01/2012 11:01:27 AM PDT by Blackirish
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To: SaraJohnson
Coming soon......THE NEW, IMPROVED BUFFETT RULE!

Warren Buffett ordered to hire several million new employes.

18 posted on 06/01/2012 11:03:39 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: SaraJohnson
Blaming GOP obstructionism for the lingering jobs crisis, Democratic leaders on Friday called on House Republicans to bring a long-term highway bill to the floor.

Is the highway construction for all those Hot selling Chevy Volts?? I know the libs want us out of gas powered cars? So the new roads must be for Chevy Volts!!

Or will it be for bicyclists??

19 posted on 06/01/2012 11:58:47 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Texas Fossil
I am reminded of the classic “write three letters joke.”

A new leader finds three sealed letters in his desk with a note that says open in sequence in case of an emergency.

A crisis happens and he opens the first and it says blame the person before you. (Aka blame Bush) The crisis goes away.

The second crisis happens and he opens the second letter. It says blame your staff. Again the public buys it and the crisis goes away.

The third crisis arrives and the confident leader goes to his desk and opens the final letter. It reads, “write three letters.”

Dear Leader (the Big Zero) and the Dem's know they have only 3 letters and a major election coming in November. That is why they have been using the first letter over and over again. They are hoping to avoid getting to the third letter, but it is not sinking in that it will be probably be opened.

As such they are looking at blaming each other (Dear leader blaming either the party leaders or the rank & file and the elected Dems, starting to say it is Obama’s fault).

20 posted on 06/01/2012 12:45:11 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Robert357

Bump!

Had not heard about the 3 letters, but it has an ironic ring of truth.


21 posted on 06/01/2012 2:52:40 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: God luvs America
when will the GOP grow a pair and mock the rats by telling them the stimuloss was suppose to take care of all this???

Yeah...wouldn't that be nice.

You have to admire the dims for their strategy. If they had the truth on their side we would never win an election.

It would be nice if the Speaker...and the Senate Majority Leader...and I don't know...the Nominee...would come out after a jobs report like this and hog the cameras...and point out those facts; About the stimulus, about all the EPA regulations that are killing jobs, about Keystone....and how its the DIms and this president.

But I guess that is too much to ask.

22 posted on 06/01/2012 2:58:57 PM PDT by NELSON111
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