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(Huffington Post)   Democrats to throw a Hail Mary to save unemployment benefits, which is exactly what Jesus would/wouldn't have done, depending on which Schrodinger's Christian you talk to   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 26
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2014-03-11 08:57:19 AM  
FTA:  "Partisan politics must not be allowed to get in the way of doing the right thing for our middle class families."

Yeah that hasn't really stopped them so far, see "Government Shutdown."
 
2014-03-11 09:02:39 AM  
Jesus has no place in 'Murican politics.
 
2014-03-11 09:06:27 AM  
+1 Subby, Schrodinger's Christians made me laugh.
 
2014-03-11 09:14:09 AM  

deanis: Jesus has no place in 'Murican politics.


Actually he fits right into 'Murican politics. Just not American politics.
 
2014-03-11 09:14:55 AM  
Supply-side Republican Jesus spends entire crucifixion blaming poor people for getting him crucified.
 
2014-03-11 09:22:14 AM  
Taking away long term unemployment is more republicans shifting the burden of a stable society on the middle class. Family members and friends are going to help support these people they will also stop paying rent until they are evicted which often goes to another middle class person trying to make extra money. They will stop on any car/house maintenance and any tiny amount of discretionary spending  they had on unemployment which means they won't be doing any jerb creation either. And some small percentage of them might turn to some kind of crime victimizing other middle class people.
 
2014-03-11 09:24:44 AM  
Get rid of the unemployment benefits, go right into a basic income.  The jobs aren't coming back.
 
2014-03-11 10:02:45 AM  
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2014-03-11 10:46:04 AM  
I like how the majority being able to pass something is a "rare parliamentary tactic" in congress.

One huge fix would be that anyone could bring a bill up to vote in the house without the speaker having to approve. We would see much more legislation passed and it would force compromise.

It's probably the easiest thing that would make the biggest change in reforming congress.
 
2014-03-11 11:31:10 AM  
Corvus:   I like how the majority being able to pass something is a "rare parliamentary tactic" in congress.

One huge fix would be that anyone could bring a bill up to vote in the house without the speaker having to approve. We would see much more legislation passed and it would force compromise.

It's probably the easiest thing that would make the biggest change in reforming congress.



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2014-03-11 11:52:36 AM  

MattStafford: Get rid of the unemployment benefits, go right into a basic income.  The jobs aren't coming back.


I usually disagree with you, but on this, I agree.

A basic, guaranteed floor income would go a long way to stabilizing and improving this country's lower and middle classes.  And an improving and stabilized lower and middle class improves the upper class.

But of course, with our political landscape, it will never happen.
 
2014-03-11 11:53:30 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Corvus:   I like how the majority being able to pass something is a "rare parliamentary tactic" in congress.

One huge fix would be that anyone could bring a bill up to vote in the house without the speaker having to approve. We would see much more legislation passed and it would force compromise.

It's probably the easiest thing that would make the biggest change in reforming congress.


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i agree there are too many laws.  like what medications a woman is allowed to take or what medical procedures she's allowed yo have performed by a license physician.
 
2014-03-11 12:05:22 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Corvus:   I like how the majority being able to pass something is a "rare parliamentary tactic" in congress.

One huge fix would be that anyone could bring a bill up to vote in the house without the speaker having to approve. We would see much more legislation passed and it would force compromise.

It's probably the easiest thing that would make the biggest change in reforming congress.


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What does that have anything to do with what I said? I think you don't actually understand what I am talking about. Or you think partisan politics gridlock is a good thing?

you understand you need to have a vote to REPEAL laws too? or are you a fool?
 
2014-03-11 12:08:33 PM  

CanisNoir: +1 Subby, Schrodinger's Christians made me laugh.


Thanks, I thought that was the most appropriate way to deal with them
 
2014-03-11 12:23:15 PM  
Corvus:

What does that have anything to do with what I said? I think you don't actually understand what I am talking about.

What you said:  We would see much more legislation passed

What that .jpf said:  No, thank you.

Or you think partisan politics gridlock is a good thing?Of course it is.

you understand you need to have a vote to REPEAL laws too?

What do you suppose the ratio of new laws vs. repealed laws is?

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  "HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM? Well, we're waiting"
 
2014-03-11 01:09:38 PM  

EighthDay: MattStafford: Get rid of the unemployment benefits, go right into a basic income.  The jobs aren't coming back.

I usually disagree with you, but on this, I agree.

A basic, guaranteed floor income would go a long way to stabilizing and improving this country's lower and middle classes.  And an improving and stabilized lower and middle class improves the upper class.

But of course, with our political landscape, it will never happen.


How about this?  Living wage laws, chained to CPI?
 
2014-03-11 01:33:16 PM  

A Cave Geek: How about this?  Living wage laws, chained to CPI?


As though increasing wages will fix an unemployment problem?  Increasing wages will only push companies more towards automation.
 
2014-03-11 06:42:04 PM  
Shroedinger's Christian...

I like that description.

/I'm the one that says those with plenty should help out those with little.
 
2014-03-11 06:57:32 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Corvus:

What does that have anything to do with what I said? I think you don't actually understand what I am talking about.

What you said:  We would see much more legislation passed

What that .jpf said:  No, thank you.

Or you think partisan politics gridlock is a good thing?Of course it is.

you understand you need to have a vote to REPEAL laws too?

What do you suppose the ratio of new laws vs. repealed laws is?

[cdn.breitbart.com image 475x356]

  "HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM? Well, we're waiting"



So you thinks laws should never be changed. Everything is perfect right now and no laws should ever be changed?
 
2014-03-11 07:07:16 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Corvus:

What does that have anything to do with what I said? I think you don't actually understand what I am talking about.

What you said:  We would see much more legislation passed

What that .jpf said:  No, thank you.

Or you think partisan politics gridlock is a good thing?Of course it is.

you understand you need to have a vote to REPEAL laws too?

What do you suppose the ratio of new laws vs. repealed laws is?

[cdn.breitbart.com image 475x356]

  "HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM? Well, we're waiting"


So then your positions are:
Against passing budgets - Prefer us keep going on the brink of defaulting or defaulting.
Your against actually a majority ruling.
You against compromise between political parties.
You support laws ONLY getting a vote if one party decides its ok.
You believe political parties leaders should decide if something gets a vote not actually if the majority of congress does from both parties together.

You're saying it's better for about 30% of congress who are partisan party leaders of one party get to decide what gets voted on is much better than letting around 50% of bipartisan congressmen deciding what gets voted on.

You think 5 good laws are worse than 1 bad.- because your beliefs in politics are shallow and superficial. So to you you only think "Law=bad", because it's a simplistic way of thinking things and that's all your mind can handle.
 
2014-03-11 07:10:24 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: What do you suppose the ratio of new laws vs. repealed laws is?


I would say probably a majority of laws rewrite pre-existing laws at least in part that include strikeouts of previous laws.

I would say laws that are 100% new and effect no other previous laws are not the norm.
 
2014-03-11 07:35:37 PM  
Schrodinger's Christian Cat was a zombie that took three days to develop.
 
2014-03-11 07:51:43 PM  
Been holding that in for a while eh, subby?
 
2014-03-11 08:18:06 PM  

MattStafford: As though increasing wages will fix an unemployment problem?  Increasing wages will only push companies more towards automation


*rolls eyes* seriously? you trot this shiat out time and time again with every economic thread and yet you have yet to make a case defending this or get made a fool of time and time again yet you keep bringing it up that we're all getting replaced by robots

except that the laws of economics and the past 200 years of history have shown that yes, raising minimum wage puts money back into the economy because people buy shiat.
 
2014-03-11 08:19:00 PM  

dababler: Been holding that in for a while eh, subby?


yes. I'm rather disappointed that no one has come up with it before
 
2014-03-12 10:33:41 AM  

A Cave Geek: EighthDay: MattStafford: Get rid of the unemployment benefits, go right into a basic income.  The jobs aren't coming back.

I usually disagree with you, but on this, I agree.

A basic, guaranteed floor income would go a long way to stabilizing and improving this country's lower and middle classes.  And an improving and stabilized lower and middle class improves the upper class.

But of course, with our political landscape, it will never happen.

How about this?  Living wage laws, chained to CPI?


I'm not opposed to living wage laws, but there is a very real issue in this country that we have a larger population than we have a need for jobs.

A guaranteed income would put money into the hands of the people most likely to spend it, which would then increase demand, which would increase the need for employees.

We need to move to a demand-side economy, since 30+ years of supply-side has shown that it only benefits the upper class.  Putting money into the hands of the citizens would go a long way toward moving to a demand-driven economy.
 
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