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A 'Job-Killing' Law?

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- 2621 days ago -
House Republicans misrepresent the facts. Experts predict the health care law will have little effect on employment.


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Arielle S (313)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 10:37 am
"House Speaker John Boehner used the phrase "job-killing" to describe the health care law seven times on Thursday in a press conference that lasted less than 14 minutes — that’s once every 2 minutes. He also used the phrases "destroy jobs" and "destroying jobs" once each when talking about the law."

If the GOP didn't lie, they'd have nothing at all to say (which would be a huge improvement!)

Barbara K (61)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 12:37 pm
The House Republicans bring shame to our government every time they open their lying mouths. I've been watching them all afternoon trying to get around the Bill passed by 89 and then finally voted to block the Bill. This Bill was for a 60-day extension for Unemployment Insurance, an extension of the payroll tax cut. Using their tricks and lies they are using just because they are trying to get a 1-year deal so they could sneak in the SL Piipeline. The Affordable Care Act certainly does not kill jobs. In fact, it will add jobs as more people can seek medical help. Lies and distortion: That is all they know. Why do they hate the American People so much that they refuse to pass anything that would help us? Why don't they want us to have Health Care; something that WE, the TAXPAYER pay for them to have?

Barbara K (61)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 12:39 pm
Oops! It passed the Senate by 89 votes yesterday.,

Kit B (276)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 12:45 pm

Suddenly, we don't have wealthy or rich people in America, only "job creators." How is that one voting block of people can all suddenly "step" to the tune that the piper calls is beyond me. If the republicans don't like something, they tag a name on it.

Barbara K (61)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 1:36 pm
The House would only allow 2-month extensions on 5 Bills in the House last year. This is nothing but trickery they are using now. They had agreed to the 2 month extension before the Senate voted on it and then sent it to the House for their vote. Suddenly they wanted to change the rules because they want the XL Pipeline in the Bill and 2 months would not give them time to get it done. The millionaires are not the job creators. The 99% are the job creators, it's just another R lie. They have voted against all Job Creation Bills, and we are supposed to think they are sincere about a job killing bill? Geez, they think we are stupid. They also cannot get it thru their heads that the Affordable Care Act is now LAW and want to change and kill it. Many people are very pleased with it and getting health care they sorely needed.

Kit B (276)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 2:11 pm

Yep, their masters want the pipeline and so will have it, and it will not be inspected nor will it be safe. Why? Because it's cheaper to pay the fines in Canada and the US then pay for the upkeep of a safe pipeline. When I say THEIR masters, I mean all of Congress. There is but a small number of Senators and House of representative not owned by the oil/gas/coal lobby.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 2:42 pm
That convinces me, they are (too dangerous to name the seed of the serpent)..

It's a secret in high magick, name something and you have power over it.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 2:43 pm
The comment I just made is with reference to Kit's comment:

Suddenly, we don't have wealthy or rich people in America, only "job creators." How is that one voting block of people can all suddenly "step" to the tune that the piper calls is beyond me. If the republicans don't like something, they tag a name on it.

Holly Lawrence (430)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 8:03 pm
The bastards! Noted and Shared.. thank You ..

Susanne R (235)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 9:54 pm
Great strategy: ruin new legislation by tacking misleading labels onto its title. The GOP treats our citizens like fools who need to have things simplified for them --even if their simplifications are fabricated. Unfortunately, too many people fall victim to this propaganda. We need to do our homework and obtain our information from more than one source --and make sure those sources are reliable!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 6:57 am

that was pretty interesting.. lies from both parties .. disgusting that this crap is even legal. they should be fined every time they are caught lying or exaggerating like that.

Roger Skinner (14)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 11:11 am
Job Killing--def. GOP speak for anything Obama and the Democrats do or support.
Job Creators--def. GOP speak for anyone who contributes $1,000 or more to their re-election campaign.
Uncertainty--def. GOP plan to do nothing useful, obstruct anything helpful and to blame Obama for everything so as to accomplish their primary goal of making him a one-term President.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 1:25 pm

Victoria, if we fined every politician, for every lie, we'd be a very wealthy country and not need taxes.

Very good definitions, Roger.

Bill Eagle (41)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 2:33 pm
What's new? Just another right wing lie.

Christopher Fowler (82)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 3:00 pm
I am still waiting for those "job creators" to create some jobs here in the US, rather than in India and the Philipines.

Our GOP sold us a bill of goods, knowing full well that it would harm this nation.
I, for one am calling for their heads on a pike for their treason.

Bonnie B (103)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 3:41 pm
Thanks, KIt! Yep, the Republican machine thinks that if you tell the lie loud enough and often enough the public will believe it, unfortunately in some cases they are right! But one wonders just how long that strategy can work.... Love your definitions, Roger!

Fred Krohn (34)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 3:53 pm
You want some Cheeze with that Whine? The Dummycrats and their un-American job-killing Patient Perversion and Un-Affordable Care Act are and have been in the wrong here. Ever since that filth Johnson crammed his Fake Society into our nation, it's been corroding. NEVER VOTE DEMOCRAT, these ilk want to sell us to enemies like China and Cuba! PPACA should die along with the rest of teh socialist garbage the Dummycrats have been forcing on us for the last half century or more. I will refuse to accept care from or to pay for PPACA!

Judith Emerson (0)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 4:41 pm
No thanks. i believe in the Health Care Law! It's helping millions of people right now! We just need to help more people ... via SINGLE PAYER / UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE ! -- LIKE ALL THE OTHER DEVELOPED NATIONS !

William Y (54)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 5:58 pm
I agree Bonnie B.

Laurita Walters (60)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 7:39 pm
noted, signed and shared, thank you

Roseann d (178)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 11:04 pm
I see Boehner's in step with using his weekly faxed list of GOP buzz words for their party to use to reinforce their propaganda message across the board. WMD's Words of Mass Destruction.

Roseann d (178)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 11:12 pm
Fred Khron... As far as selling us out to China... You should credit that to BushCo...selling us out to China on an overextended line of credit to fund the BushCo Wars. And the GOP doesn't want to pay up now that payment is due. Typical of the ReWhackoCons.

Danica Mirkovic (108)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 12:21 am

patricia lasek (317)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 6:01 am
does the truth ever pass their lips?

LeMoyn Salmonsen (88)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 8:43 am
Thanks Kit. More smoke and mirrors to distract us from the antics taking place behind the curtain. If you’re like me you can hardly wait for act 3. No doubt it’ll be a show stopper.

Janis B (7)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 10:46 am
North Americans have no time off as it is, especially when they are sick. Numerous studies have indicated that one sick person in a shop could infect 20 people in one day, so why would healthcare and time off for recovery be such an issue. Perhaps if there was more job sharing and better wages the country could become productive again. Health care for a civilised country is vitally important. It show you are actually a caring society.

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 1:22 pm
Lets see, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Douglas Elmendorf confirmed for the House Budget Committee in February that the Democrats’ health care law will destroy jobs, reducing the number of full-time jobs by 800,000.

M B (62)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 1:31 pm
The healthcare is too bad, shame on them!!

Gary L (138)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 2:08 pm
I'm Glad to see some wont accept health care because it was passed by Obama at least we wont have to listen to their lying stupidity

Fred Krohn (34)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 6:06 pm
Obama's lying stupidity needs to be abolished, along with PPACA.

Wayne W (12)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 6:36 pm
"the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Douglas Elmendorf confirmed for the House Budget Committee in February that the Democrats’ health care law will destroy jobs, reducing the number of full-time jobs by 800,000."

I cannot understand how someone could read that and conclude that it will destroy jobs. What the report said is that it will shrink the workforce because people who are working for only healthcare will quit. That does not destroy the job. It only leaves a vacancy. Yikes!

Carmen S (611)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 7:18 pm
noted, thanks Kit

Thomas Lee B (1)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 10:08 pm
Fred Krohn: Ever occur to you to face the glaringly obvious, absolutely proven, totally inarguable, self-evident reality that invective, as your hero Rush Limbaugh said, is evidence of intellectual poverty? Let's face some more reality: the only jobs the Publicans have created the last thirty years are either in Third World sweatshops or rinkydinky minimum wage gigs like flipping burgers. No matter what Shrub says, the latter is not the same as building cars.

Wayne W., I understand how a Publican could say that. It's the same kind of statistical jiggerypokery described above, that shrub pulled about flipping burgers. Remember, these people are "faith-based"; like their propaganda arm, Faux, they are "not interested in facts." Look at Fred Krohn: he doesn't really say anything, but merely foams at the mouth.

Ellie L (0)
Friday December 23, 2011, 2:03 am
Am sick and tired of reading about "job killers." The only job killers are the republican-tbagger House. They wouldn't even bring Obama's Jobs Bill to the floor for a vote. They are intent on further destroying the economy as a way to hurt Obama. GUESS WHAT -- it ain't working!! They're NOT hurting President Obama.....They're hurting the American people, and the American people will "hurt" republican-tbaggers at the polls! DON'T FORGET TO VOTE DEMOCRAT!

Debra D (11)
Friday December 23, 2011, 6:42 am
Fred, you don't know what you are talking about. I work for a hospital system in Rhode Island that is the largest private employer in the state, providing nearly 12,000 jobs. In fact, two of the top five employers are health care providers (the other three being the State of RI, the Federal Government and the Roman Catholic Diocese). If it weren't for health care and government, I would lose 45,000 jobs!

Vallee R (280)
Friday December 23, 2011, 1:14 pm
After reading the article and the comments - my head is spinning - I agree with Kit - i\

if we fined every politician, for every lie, we'd be a very wealthy country and not need taxes.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 26, 2011, 7:23 am
I have an idea, just like we waited to read the bill before we signed it, lets count the jobs lost after they are lost. Why address concerns in advance?

Kathy Parsons (20)
Wednesday December 28, 2011, 2:39 am
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