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General Election 2010 -Republicans win House-Democrats control Senate

Updated on April 9, 2016

The General Election on Nov. 2,2010

The General Election on Nov. 2,2010 is over with the Democrats still controlling the Senate and Senator Reid will still be the majority leader . The Republicans won control of the House and the Democrats will retain Pelosi as a minority leader. Pelosi and Reid have had control of Congress for 4 years , 2 of which with President Barak Obama a Democrat and 2 years under the Bush administration.

On Friday 12/03/2010, Barak Obama left Washington for Afghanistan before the US Labor Dept. announced that unemployment went up to 9.8% from 9.6%. Fiscal year 2011 started on Oct. 1,2010. The 2011 budget hasn’t even been presented and Congress needs to pass a stop gap appropriation bill to keep the government working.

The Democrats want to pass an unemployment extension for workers who have been out of work for 2 years at a cost of $50 billion. The Republicans want to pass the extension too but the Democrats refuse to find the funds to fund the extension as required by Pay-Go legislation. Pay- Go legislation was passed by the Democrat majority controlled Congress in 2010 and signed by President Barak Obama into law.

President Obama and Democrat leadership are telling the American people that the Republicans are holding up approval of the unemployment funds. Let’s not forget that the Democrats still control Congress and the Presidency It is disingenuous to blame the Republicans as they are not in control. The mainstream media also isn’t reporting the true facts concerning the issues, sorry to say.

Looking back on the first 2 years of the Obama administration which will be coming to a close on Dec 31st. Sad to say that much work has been left undone by the Democrat controlled Congress. The tax debates on the Bush tax cuts are being debated in Congress .President Barak Obama is against extending the George Bush tax cuts for those so called millionaires making over $250,000.

Sometime ago in the past, Congress imposed a luxury tax on high priced commodities with a desire to tax the rich who were buying automobiles, yachts, jewelry and other luxury items. Result of that legislation was a lost of thousands of jobs and some companies going out of business. Are we facing a similar situation today?

Today under the leadership of the majority Democrat Congress and President Barak Obama the recession continues and unemployment has risen from 4.6% in 2007 to 9.8% in Dec.2010. In 2009 the deficit was $1.3 trillion, 2010 it was $1.2 trillion and projected to be $1.1+ trillion in 2011. As of Dec. 3 the 2011 budget has not been debated or approved in Congress.

In May of 2010 I wrote A record one-in-six Americans is now enrolled in some type of anti- poverty program. USA Today notes more than 50 million Americans are on Medicaid, up 17 percent since the recession began; more than 40 million people get food stamps -- up 50 percent; nearly 10 million people receive unemployment insurance -- nearly quadruple the 2007 number; more than 4.4 million Americans are on welfare an 18 % increase.

As you might expect, the cost of the federal programs has swelled as well. Medicaid's cost is up 36 percent to $273 billion; jobless benefits have risen from $43 billion to $160 billion; food stamps have gone up 80 percent to $70 billion, and welfare is up nearly 25 percent, to $22 billion.

Since Jan.of 2009 the Obama administration’s economy has lost 2.5 million jobs after the $787 billion (now $825 million ) was pushed thru Congress strictly on a super majority Democrat party vote.

Since 2009 Government’s overall spending has increased to 24% from 18% Of GDP. There are 42 million citizens on food stamps. There are 46% of Americans unemployed for at least 6 months. Two hundred plus companies have requested and received healthcare bill waivers from the Obama administration including unions .

President Barak Obama previously stated that unions would not be exempt from the healthcare legislation, another false statement by President Obama in order to get the healthcare reform bill passed. The Obama administration is telling the American public that the recession is over. The about summaries seem to contradict what President and the mainstream media is reporting.

Another example of what the media is not reporting. This past week the Obama Administration announced that there will be AN EXTENSION OF THE OIL DRILLING MORATORIUM in the gulf for at least another 7 months. Deep water oil drilling was halted because of the BP oil leak disaster. What the government didn’t announce at the time was that shallow oil drilling was also stopped because oil companies couldn’t get the necessary permits from the government. Due to The Obama administration's actions some 60,000 workers are now unemployed.

On Dec.3rd it was reported that oil prices reached a high of $88.00 a barrel. Oil prices are projected to go to $120.00 a barrel in 2012 .There is no doubt that rising oil prices and increasing gasoline cost are due because of the administrations recent actions. In July of 2010 I wrote about the disaster in the gulf. ‘’Oil Moratorium In The Gulf’’

The Obama administration and the Democrat Congress continues to impose a moratorium on oil drilling A federal judge on two occasions has overruled the directive by President Barak Obama. In these troubled economical times President Obama’s actions seem to be suspect as to why a loss of some possibly 100,000 jobs is of no concern to him or the Democrat Congress

Drilling companies are relocating the platforms to other countries due to the uncertainty of government’s actions to continue the moratorium. It was reported that some of the platforms are relocating in Brazilian waters. Is there a connection between our government’s actions, Barak Obama’s political backers , a government loan to Brazilian oil companies to drill for oil in Brazil and George Soros’s recent investments in the oil company who received the loan?

President Obama and the Democrats in Congress continually tell the public that ‘’ we must wean ourselves off the need for foreign oil ‘’. Their idea to place moratoriums on oil drilling and withholding approval of permits to drill simply don’t make a lot of sense. It’s ok to fund foreign companies to drill and hire more workers than to support our workers and companies in the USA.

If the US don’t pump our own oil, please explain how that takes us off reducing our need for foreign oil. I guess it’s better for this administration to send our jobs overseas to Brazil and the George Soros‘s group. Some say that the Obama moratorium is costing the gulf area economy some 100,000 jobs.

The newly elected Congress will be sworn into office in Jan. 2011.The hope of the people who voted and elected members of Congress to office is that they will change the present atmosphere in Washington for the betterment of the country. The majority of taxpayers want no new taxes, wants Congress to stop spending and to reduce the deficits.

Your Author Jon Ewall

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      Robbie 3 years ago

      You keep it up now, unasdetrnd? Really good to know.

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa


      An update on the high cost of gas prices.

      Obama feeling the heat from oil producers

      The TRUTH

      Obama chief strategist David Axelrod

      Live and uncut, scare tactics?

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa


      Congress has passed an extension of the payroll tax cut and long-term jobless benefits, handing to President Obama one of his election-year PRIORITIES despite widespread concerns about the bill's DEFICT implications. For the 2012 election, Barak Obama wants legislation to be ‘’FAIR’’, REALLY!

      Read more:

      Today Feb. 17,2012, the Republican house voted to pass a 1 year extension to the Obama pay-roll tax credit for 160 million working Americans. The Senate followed within minutes approved the measure 60-36.Republicans GAVE UP on their demands that the tax cuts BE PAID FOR. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the package will INCREASE the budget deficit by $126 billion over the next five years.

      "I cannot and I will not support legislation that extends the payroll tax holiday WITHOUT PAYING for it," said Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga. "This will add $100 billion to the deficit and it will create an even greater shortfall within the Social Security trust fund that already has over $100 billion SHORTFALL just in the last two years."

      ON 2/13/10 President Obama signed PAY-GO legislation that require new spending to be offset with budgeted cuts. The legislation pushed thru by the President and a Democrat super majority Congress required all new spending to be deficit neutral.

      The end result of passing the bill without reducing spending, as required by the pay-go law, will be at the expense of the American taxpayer. The funds to supplement the social security trust fund will be borrowed and increase the National Debt. At a congressional hearing today, a Congressman stated that the actual unfunded liabilities of our government is $96 TRILLION, parts of which is Medicare, Social Security, government Pensions and other non mentionables.

      WE HAVE A CORRUPT GOVERNMENT! President Lincoln once said, ‘’ To remain silent is to be a coward ‘’. Senator Coburn needs support. The Senator Coburn report '' WASTE IN GOVERNMENT'' fellow Americans there are many places to cut spending!

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa


      Today Feb 15, 2012

      PAY-GO LAW signed into law by President Obama. why isn't the law being followed?

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa



      CONGRESS passed another CR to fund the government to Dec. 15, 2010.The Senate has not yet debated a 2012 budget as per Senate rule.When president Obama says that Congress is holding up legislation, Obama NEVER mentions his party not doing the job. The Senate has 25 jobs bills passed by the House that have not been taken to the floor for debate, amend and pass.The NATIONAL DEBT passed the $15 trillion mark.

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa


      AN UPDATE 9/24/11

      The President, Barack Obama, has 2 jobs bills on his desk waiting for a signature. The House CR bill recently passed to fund the government to Nov. 18,2011 would also provide money to rebuild the east coast was not voted on by the Senate . It was chaired, Senator Reid didn’t allow a debate, amendment or a vote . President Obama vowed to veto the bill if it came to his desk.

      SOUNDS A LITTLE LIKE ‘’ MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY’’, a term used to describe the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives.

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa


      AN UPDATE 7/20/11

      The Senate has the ball now and needs to put the House bill on the floor or present the Senate’s plan for debate and /or reject the House’s Cut, Cap and Balance bill approved on 7/19/11. The President’s press spokesman admitted that President Obama hasn’t a plan. After months of closed door sessions with both parties ,the President is awol now.

      There are 100 senators waiting, waiting for Senator Reid to do something. It’s his move now that the Republican House has come up with an approved bill. Democracy needs to be in action and not sitting on the sidelines .The President was excited over a plan by 6 senators, hardly a forum or majority.

      REALLY, they ( the REPUBLICAN HOUSE ) have just taken action when the Senate and President Barak Obama DO NOTHING to avoid a catastrophe. ALL TALK AND NO ACTION FROM THE SENATE AND THE WHITEHOUSE.

      AUG 2ND will be here shortly! Just wondering who will get the blame?

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa


      ‘’It is hoped that the changes in power will cause an atmosphere of more cooperation between political parties.’’

      Today on the 4th of July, the nation celebrates it’s Independence. The Senate didn’t change and Obama is still the president. The House has changed and now is controlled by the Republicans. The 2012 budget was approved in the House, the Senate has yet to propose a 2012 budget and President Obama’s proposed budget was rejected by the senate 97-0.

      Somehow the Democrats in the Senate can only complain about the Republicans wanting to cut taxes and spending. Sad to say that Senator Reid has been in charge of the Senate since 2007.

      President Obama’s leadership in resolving raising the national debt limits has been passed on to the Vice President. The Treasury Secretary says that if the problem is not resolved by Aug 1,2011, the nation could default on the debt payments.


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      Dennis AuBuchon 7 years ago

      Great hub,

      The results of the 2010 election points to new interest in what the government is doing and not doing. It is hoped that the changes in power will cause an atmosphere of more cooperation between political parties.

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      eovery 7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      The economy is picking up, especially in China. Oil was running short before, we need to get oil going again, or it will hold back and hurt the economy like it did before. People can't affort to pay over $4 a gallon for gas.

      Keep on hubbing!