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Repubs threating to take more jobs if they don't get their way, again

  1. Stump Parrish profile image61
    Stump Parrishposted 5 years ago

    Sry for the legnth but I did check the forum rules and none apply to length. I am long winded and it ain'y likely to change anytime soon. Too long, Don't read. Peace Everyone.

    I hope that your not suprised that it's The Faux News/ "Republican Canidate Prooming Corporation of America" RCPCA that supplied this story.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/12 … ows-fight/

    I for one am getting tired of this constant threat of jobs being taken away from the American people if the "Republican Corporate Representatives of America" don't get their way. How many of the last ten congressional battles have we heard from the Republican Party, "if they doesn't get their way the corporations they represent will start taking our jobs"?

    I'll start it off...universal healthcare will cost Americans thousands of jobs in the medical field and they plan to kill your grandmother, "Wink,Wink" Don'tcha know?

    If Bush's tax cuts aren't extended, our corporate sponsors will start taking jobs away from the American people, I mean it will cost the American people jobs based on the lie we started spreading in the 80's Oh Ya, Damn those democrats for causing this!!!

    Lack of regulation is what allowed the financial industry to attempt the ruination of this country with greed. Deregulation of the toy industry resulted in a sharp increase in injuries and deaths to kids playing with the toys. The Republicans decided that the toy manufacturer's were the one's best suited to, making sure the toy manufacturers didn't decide that company profits warranted using hazardous chemicals in a child's toy.

    The Republican party is acting like "Union" Representatives for multi-national corporations and are negotiating with the American people. Their most often used threat, it will cost the American people jobs if the Democrats succeed at anything they attempt. The Repubs represent the corporations and the corporations fire the workers when they dont get their way. It is either a credit to their brilliance or more likey, an indication of the average intelligence of Americans, but the Democrats get the blame for the lost jobs. 

    You gotta love the arrogance of anyone who can say this with a straight face.

    "They are job killers. Regulations, period -- any kind of regulation is a weight on economy. It requires people to comply with the law, which takes work hours and time, which reduces the profitability of firms. Therefore, they grow more slowly and you create less jobs," said environmental scientist Ken Green of the conservative American Enterprise Institute.

    That is a load of horse apples people. Are the Repubs actually working to place their corporate masters above the law? They clearly state that obeying a law costs them in profits. I don't remember the law being passed that stated ...Corporation must aways be allowed to generate the maximum amount of profit from every hazardous, over-priced, second rate piece of crap they force down our throats.

    Critics say the new rules are a backdoor effort to enact the president's agenda on global warming without the support of Congress, and would hurt the economy and put jobs in jeopardy by forcing companies to pay for expensive new equipment.

    Rather than upgrade and improve the facility to better compete in the marketplace and be responsible to the local environment that supports them, they're actually demanding the right to destroy it freely, for profit. Or, they'll start taking jobs.

    Why should the community that surrounds a corporation accept illnesses in their children, loss of income from the environment being destroyed by the refusal to modernize, as many other counties in the world are capable of doing?

    Take a look at advertisements from the 1970s where they were making the very same arguments about stopping acid rain. And that didn't turn out to be a job-killer. In fact, it created jobs in some places.

    Now is it just me or am I missing something here? The Republicans/Corporations have stated they will fight every thing the Democrats attempt to accomplish. They have decided that their hoped for victory in the next election is well worth wasting two years at trying to improve this country. Kind of reminds me of the spoiled little rich kid who didn't like playing by the rules, so he takes his ball and runs off the playground pouting. The only way the repubs will play ball is if they get to be the team captain. Only problem with this arrangement is they can't help but help themselves/corporations and the American people lose anyway.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I guess there's a fine line between too much regulation and not enough, or regulating the right way in the right areas.  But I'm pretty sure your disdain of Republicans should be spread across the board to the Dems as well.  They do a pretty good job of accepting corporate funds.

      1. Stump Parrish profile image61
        Stump Parrishposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        No doubt about it, it is a daily battle to see which party gets the kudos for screwing this country the hardest that day. The Dems at least try to be a little sneaky with their efforts. The Repubs simply put on another horse and pony show that mentions Reagan twice, Bush once and All repubs groupies are sold. We are at a tipping point in this country. With in a generation or two at the most, the morons will out numbers those with a  functioning brain 2 to 1. That of course reflects the national statistics. It's already exceeded 4 to 1 here in the bible belt.

        Why do our elected officials work so hard to increase the number of stupid people under their care? The stupid people out there wont be able to answer that question.

  2. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Well, at least they're up front about their plot.
    But this should surprise no one.
    I'm glad you still have the energy to rail.
    I guess the best we can hope for is to sit tight these next two years, let them do their damage, then vote them out and start the pendulum swinging again. *sigh*.

    1. habee profile image91
      habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry to interrupt...MM, did I see you post once that you are a Republican, or did I dream that??

      1. couturepopcafe profile image60
        couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        She's talking about the rest of the Democrats, including fearless leader.

    2. Stump Parrish profile image61
      Stump Parrishposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      We need to organize a national day of BBQ. The herd of sheep that grazes across this country could stand a little herd thinnin'. Kind of gives new meaning to a Certified Republican BBQ, hehehe.

    3. Stump Parrish profile image61
      Stump Parrishposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      My complaints and efforts aren't about those in DC anymore. It's the Dead from the neck up Meatheads, that keep voting for 'em. I also seriously appreciate the varied reasons so many have for voting straight  Republican or Democrat tickets. Had a local fellow explain to me why he voted Republican last election and would the next one. He liked to shoot his guns and the Republicans promised not to take his guns away like that Obamer fellow wanted to. That Obama has never mentioned going after the guns matters no more than the fact that it was Fox news that convinced this yahoo otherwise.

      They're coming to "Gump" me away ho ho he he ha ha
      to the repub land where life is beautiful all the time, and I'll be happy to give them all my republican votes and they're coming to "Gump" me away ha ha

  3. Evan G Rogers profile image83
    Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago

    This entire "global warming" thing should just be treated like any other pollution: why is it OK to dump burnt material into the air, but not ok to dump chemicals in a lake?

    Obviously it's not.

    Instead of putting a price on CO2, just make it illegal.

    If air is deemed "un-ownable" then the practice should be legal.

    If air is deemed "mutually owned by everyone" then it is a property infringement to everyone to pollute their air

    If air is deemed to only be "ownable" if you buy some, then start building bubble houses and oxygen tanks.

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I agree,

    2. Stump Parrish profile image61
      Stump Parrishposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Evan,

      The global warming thing is about pollution. It is primarily a result of pollution. Until those who are destroying the environment can make more money improving it, the level of pollution will continue to sky rocket. What is best for this country and the individual American is of little importance when the Republicans, or the Democrats, start preaching the salvation, or the ruination, of this country. They have been using the same arguements and claims for 40 years for one reason. The American, government/public school educated, public still believes 'em.

      Let's clear one thing up about our beloved "Public" Schools. These schools are operated on "Government" land, by "Government" employees, teaching "Church approved cirriculums, kept full by "Government" mandated attendence laws. The only thing "Public" about out public schools are the "Public" tax dollars our "Government" takes from us to fund them. Our "Government" is forcing us to pay for stupid kids. And if we don't continue to go along with this plan, it will surely cost American workers some more jobs. Damned Democrats, hahaha!!!

      Back to the subject, sort of...Complying with environmental regulations will definately cost corporations money. It will also more than likely cost workers some jobs. These losses will be offest by new jobs being created as we finally start embracing the future energy and environemntal needs of this entire country rather than the financial needs of an outdated, dying, and destructive energy supply in use today. The profits of those who have made fortunes in oil are considerably more important to our elected officials than the needs of the American citizens they pretend to represent.

      Keep on voting for the same old clowns and the circus is guaranteed to be there for the sheeple.

      Step right up folks, Gather round,  the Fat Lady is about to sing her song for America.

      1. lovemychris profile image79
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        "incoming energy chair Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) joined Americans For Prosperity (AFP) president Tim Phillips, a global warming denier, to support the lawsuits by global warming polluters against climate rules. One of the companies leading the charge against the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas endangerment finding is Koch Industries, the private pollution giant whose billionaire owners have been directing the Tea Party movement through its AFP front group."

        "Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX) plans to pursue an aggressive pro-oil agenda as the incoming chair of the House Science and Technology Committee. In an interview with the Dallas Morning News this month, the “unconditional champion of fossil fuels” described his zeal for the “holy grail” of the oil industry — the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — discussed issuing subpoenas to interrogate climate scientists, and explained why the BP disaster “didn’t dampen his enthusiasm for offshore drilling.” Hall described the BP explosion that killed eleven men, injured dozens, and led to the despoilment of the Gulf of Mexico as a “tremendous,” “blossoming” flower of energy"

        ---From Think Progress web-site, which I highly recommend! You can see what they are up to!!!


        This, of course added to their plans to de-fund the healthcare bill and any measly financial regulations that they had to pull gold teeth to put into place.
        Probably will try to do away with the CHIPS program too.
        On top of investigating the Democrats and the Muslims, and making tax bonuses for the billionaire's permanent.....

        Gulag America.

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    Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years ago

    The Job thing has nothing to do with current Republicans or Democrats. It's systemic and the result of a number of factors that have worked together for the last three or four decades.

    These factors include technology that allowed the individual to challenge the corporation, the movement of corporations to buy legislation, the endless brainwashing of students, the dumbing down of the education system, the belief that competing with one's neighbor wouldn't kill one's neighbor, And then when it finally caught up with all the neighbors because everybody is a neighbor. One cannot get rich at the expense of someone else and then not, at some point, have someone get rich at one's expense. It works both ways...