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11:14 AM on 12/01/2011
There will be a lot more OWS camps springing up if the extension is not granted.
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Steppenwoof
Free your mind and your a$$ will follow.
11:29 AM on 12/01/2011
Frank Luntz has already started putting out the talking points for the regressives at the republican Governor's Association meeting in Florida about OWS:

Don’t Mention Capitalism: Luntz said that his polling research found that “The public…still prefers capitalism to socialism, but they think capitalism is immoral. And if we’re seen as defenders of quote, Wall Street, end quote, we’ve got a problem.”

– Empathize With The 99 Percent Protesters: Luntz instructed attendees to tell protesters that they “get it”: “First off, here are three words for you all: ‘I get it.’ … ‘I get that you’re. I get that you’ve seen inequality. I get that you want to fix the system.”

– Don’t Say Bonus: Luntz told Republicans to re-frame the concept of the bonus payment — which bailed-out Wall Street doles out to its employees during holidays — as “pay for performance” instead.

– Don’t Mention The Middle Class Because Americans Don’t Trust Republicans To Defend It: “They cannot win if the fight is on hardworking taxpayers,” Luntz instructed the audience. “We can say we defend the ‘middle class’ and the public will say, I’m not sure about that. But defending ‘hardworking taxpayers’ and Republicans have the advantage.”

– Don’t Talk About Taxing The Rich: Luntz reminded Republicans that Americans actually do want to tax the rich, so he reccommended they instead say that the government “takes from the rich.”
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inLA
11:40 AM on 12/01/2011
Interesting.

And Luntz actually gets paid for doing this ....
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Hunter W
Bring more than your standardized leftist mantras.
11:41 AM on 12/01/2011
Sounds like a lot of BS.
runover
I may bleed like a liberal but I fight like a cons
11:34 AM on 12/01/2011
AGREED!
11:14 AM on 12/01/2011
Several businesses are currently looking for employees.

With 99 weeks of unemployment, instead of taking a job that comes available, people are waiting for THE job to come available.

They feel they can be picky because Uncle Sam is paying them anyway.

Problem is, when those 99 weeks come close to being up, THEN they start thinking about taking a job other than their dream job.

Self-inflicted wound on their part.
runover
I may bleed like a liberal but I fight like a cons
11:35 AM on 12/01/2011
Where are these jobs??? Cuz they are not in Ohio!
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Mac1000
My macro-bio ate my micro-bio.
11:41 AM on 12/01/2011
And they're not in Maine, either! My husband has been out of work for 3 years!
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stopthemadness69
We The People or We The Corporations?
11:39 AM on 12/01/2011
I wouldn't take a voluntary pay cut would you? If a person is getting 400 a week via unemployment and is able to pay their bills on that, who in their right mind would voluntarily take a job paying less than that and put those added struggles on their family?
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nothingchanges
too soon old, too late smart
11:12 AM on 12/01/2011
Extending unemployment benefits is not the answer.

The answer is JOBS.

Why, I wonder, is no one in congress doing anything about that?

Could it be that they will lose THEIR jobs, if they do anything that benefits anyone other than the 1%?

Say what you want about them, the very wealthy GET WHAT THEY PAY FOR.

Congress, the best government money can buy...................................and it shows.
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beardown
11:09 AM on 12/01/2011
They need to put an end to unemployment benefits all together.
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AAHewetson
Intelligence is just fine with me
11:11 AM on 12/01/2011
Sounds good - you willing to put a few million people up for a few years?
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dvglass3
Right, Left....Wrong
11:15 AM on 12/01/2011
You need to get a clue and then a heart.
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liberty82
53%er
11:22 AM on 12/01/2011
The country started its nose dive when congress and state legislatures started legislating using emotion and feeling. The founders warned us of this and they were right.
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inLA
11:42 AM on 12/01/2011
I recommend getting the heart first.
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Holly Smoke
Humor is the best defense for absurdity.
11:08 AM on 12/01/2011
Remember those Detention camps for the Japanese during WWII ??
They are for people that might be dangerous to America.
I am just speculating ....
runover
I may bleed like a liberal but I fight like a cons
11:37 AM on 12/01/2011
What are you trying to say?
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11:49 AM on 12/01/2011
Guantanamo has enough space for the TBagger Reps and Sens if that's what you're talking about.
11:07 AM on 12/01/2011
Extend unemployment benifits and tax the rich. Hell, someone has to pay for it.
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Hunter W
Bring more than your standardized leftist mantras.
11:45 AM on 12/01/2011
You realize that the "tax the rich" mantra only works in so many situations, right? How about a, "Spend smart - stop pissing away $450,000+ for the mythical 'creating or saving' a single job" mantra? That'd be much better than a biased tax system.
Debbie Shoemaker
bleeding heart and proud of it
11:48 AM on 12/01/2011
How about every war monger pony up the cost of two unnecessary wars? That should cover the unemployed for awhile.
01:24 PM on 12/01/2011
By "biased tax system" you are reffering to the tax system before or after we raise taxes on the top !%?