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Proof Republicans Don't Care About You

Here’s just a short list of
some of the bills that Republicans have blocked, or attempted to block,
since Obama became President:
Tax on Companies that ship jobs overseas-
A bill that would have eliminated a tax break that companies get when
they ship jobs overseas. Republicans blocked this, allowing companies to
keep the tax break they receive when they ship jobs to other countries.
Political Ad disclosure bill- Would have required all donors to political campaigns to reveal themselves. Republicans blocked this, not once but twice.


Subpoena Power for the Committee investigating the BP Oil Spill
– Give subpoena power to the independent committee responsible for
investigating BP’s roll in the oil spill. Republicans attempted to block
this.
The Small Business Jobs Act
-would give LOCAL, community banks access to billions of dollars to
loan to small businesses. Republicans blocked this, then attempted to
block it a second time and failed.
The DREAM Act- Gives
immigrant youth who were brought here as children a path to citizenship
by earning a college degree or serving the military for 2 years.
Republicans blocked this.
Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”-
Would have repealed the law that forces gay and lesbian services
members to lie about their sexuality and gives the military the right to
discharge soldiers based on their sexuality. Republicans blocked this
many times and Democrats were finally able to pass it with the support
of just 2 Republicans.
From Crooks and Liars
- When John McCain led the filibuster of the Defense Appropriations Act
yesterday, he blocked far more than the DREAM Act and repeal of DADT.
Here are just a few of the other blocked provisions, courtesy of Mother Jones.

  • No permanent military bases in Afghanistan.
  • Report identifying hybrid or
    electric propulsion systems and other fuel-saving technologies for
    incorporation into tactical motor vehicles.
  • Protection of child custody
    arrangements for parents who are members of the Armed Forces deployed in
    support of a contingency operation.
  • Improvements to Department of Defense domestic violence programs.
  • Department of Defense recognition of spouses of members of the Armed Forces.
  • Department of Defense recognition of children of members of the Armed Forces.
  • Enhancements to the Troops-to-Teachers Program.
  • Fiscal year 2011 increase in military basic pay.
  • Improving aural protection for members of the Armed Forces.
  • Comprehensive policy on neurocognitive assessment by the military health care system.
  • Authority to make excess nonlethal supplies available for domestic emergency assistance.

And those were just some of the progressive provisions. On the conservative side, there are these, and more:


  • Prohibition on the use of funds for
    the transfer or release of individuals detained at United States Naval
    Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
  • Prohibition on the use of funds to
    modify or construct facilities in the United States to house detainees
    transferred from United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
  • Prohibition on use of funds to give Miranda warnings to Al Qaeda terrorists.

And here’s the bills that Republicans had blocked when we compiled our first list;


Senator Franken’s Anti-Rape Amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill
– Makes it so that women raped overseas while working for foreign
contractors have the right to have their case heard in an American court
instead of having their case mediated by the company they work for.
Only Republican men voted against this, but it passed.
Benefits for Homeless Veterans- Would have expanded benefits to homeless veterans and homeless veterans with children. Republicans blocked this.


Affordable Health Care For America Act-
Prevents insurance companies from discriminating against you on the
basis of “pre-existing conditions”. Requires that insurance companies
spend 85 cents of every dollar that you pay on your actual health care.
Limits health insurance companies profit margins. Republicans blocked
this for months before it finally passed and have vowed to repeal it if
they are elected.
Health Care for the 9/11 First Responders who got sick from being at Ground Zero-
Would provide billions of dollars in health care to help the 9/11 First
Responders who were at Ground Zero on 9/11 and are now sick because of
it. Republicans blocked this.
The Jobs Bill-
Offsets the payroll tax for 1 year for companies that hire new
employees, or people receiving unemployment insurance. Also gives other
tax incentives to companies hiring new employees. Republicans attempted
to block this.
Wall Street Reform-
Puts stricter regulations on the banks, preventing them from becoming
“too big to fail”. Curbs reckless spending practices that caused the
banking crisis. Republicans attempted to block this.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-
Pumped billions of dollars into state and local Governments to prevent
us from sinking into a second Great Depression. Republicans opposed this
but now want to take credit for the parts of it that we know are
successful.
Oil Spill Liability- Raises the liability on what companies can be made to pay to clean up after an oil spill. Republicans blocked this.


Immigration Reform-
Republican suggested comprehensive immigration reform until Obama
supported it. Now they’re rabidly opposed to it and even voted against
their own legislation. Republicans blocked this.
Unemployment extension bill HR-4213-
Would provide additional aid to the millions of Americans still on
unemployment who are just trying to support themselves and their
families. Republicans blocked this bill for 8 weeks before it finally
passed. Republicans blocked this for 8 weeks before it finally passed.
Fair Pay Act of 2009-
Also called the Lily Ledbetter bill. Requires that women receive equal
compensation to men for doing the same work. Republicans attempted to
block this.
The next time someone tells you that
the Republicans care about the American people just give them this list
of all the bill Republicans wanted to fail.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2011/01/03/bills-republicans-have-blocked/


Added: Sep-6-2012 Occurred On: Sep-6-2012
By: peterjames2009
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  • "The DREAM Act- Gives
    immigrant youth who were brought here as children a path to citizenship
    by earning a college degree or serving the military for 2 years.
    Republicans blocked this"

    How typical, you completely left out the fact that they are ILLEGALS who were brought here ILLEGALLY by their parents. Why the hell are they entitled to our tax dollars for college especially when American students are strugging themselves?

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  • There are legitimate reasons for non-liberal positions on each of these bills.
    Just because a bill has a flowery name such as "Dream Act" does not mean its good for the country.

    If there was a bill called "Save the Cute Puppies and Bunnies Bill" and it contained massive spending for whacky-do-nothing projects, well then I would oppose that bill too.

    But then you liberals would attack me, screaming that I must hate puppies and bunnies.

    Face it libtards, your schtick is old More..

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    • @wharris

      Exactly right, wharris. It is exactly this kind of lefty spin that skulls full of mush like peterjames2009 buy into fully.

      Thinking people who do the research understand the meme that congress uses to make bills sound all 'light and fluffy' with line-items that have nothing to do with the title of the legislation.

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    • @wharris - "Save the Cute Puppies and Bunnies Bill" OK now I am pissed.

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  • Well,I think the Republicans are doing a good job of stopping the money lost by the democratic agenda.income down 40% ,5 trillion in 4 yrs on the debt.Lost jobs.Gm building plant in mexico.,one also in china.No budget for 43 months,oh yeah,a lying potus.

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  • the (D) dont give a shit either, the only answer is Ron Paul. Or nukes.

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  • Unfair post. You need to list the entire bill and WHY the Republicans blocked it. Most of these are due to tangent add-ons, no financing, etc...

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  • Tax on Companies that ship jobs overseas- Bust Unions
    Political Ad disclosure bill- Who cares
    Subpoena Power for the Committee investigating the BP Oil Spill – barry fined the crap out of BP
    The Small Business Jobs Act- community banks “minority” bad investment
    The DREAM Act- NO ILLEGAL AMESTY
    Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”- Gay’s do not have rights
    Senator Franken’s- Al Ranken, Really
    Affordable Health Care For America Act- obama Care = Bad
    Health Care for the 9/11 First More..

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  • lol, In a Democrat controlled house and senate. Also a list of what Obama said he would or wouldn't pass and what he actually did would be quite interesting. He renewed the Patriot Act, promised to veto the NDAA and than passed it no question.

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  • What you don't see in the titles of these bills are the add-ons to the bill which in many cases have nothing to do with the bill itself and do more harm than the rest of the bill does good. Its a political ploy to make the other party look bad.

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  • LOL

    fail post

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  • If you think the Dems aren't just as pro-big business, you're delusional.

    It was a Democrat who caused the housing market collapse. The Democrats continue to refuse to fix the problem.

    Neither party gives a flying fuck about the American people.

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    • @EMAG-K

      No, Clinton is who I'm referring to. He made it possible for banks to make money whether a mortgage was paid or not. They could lend money to people they knew had no income or assets to speak of and know that they'd turn a profit even if the owners had to foreclose.

      Look up the Glass-Steagall Act.

      GWB definitely didn't help matters, but Clinton made the whole thing possible.

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    • @EMAG-K

      We're both talking about the same thing. If Glass-Steagall had remained law, the collapse never could have happened.

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    • @jum_runky You mean he has to do his own research? But that will change the argument. =)

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  • your sources of information - crooks and liars and mother jones? nuff said

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  • How about the full text of the bill? Sometimes it isnt the main content of the bill rejected, but those little riders that have nothing to do with the bill.

    For example, they mayhave a bill to add more food programs for the poor but then add a rider to ban all handguns.

    When one side rejects it because of the gun ban rider, the other complains "they dont want the poor to eat!"

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  • I liked how you sum up the Affordable Health Care Act in one paragraph. Its 2000 pages of new taxes and government take over of yet another industry... but you sum it up as insurance companies having to spend 85% of their $ on health care. keep drinking that kool aid!

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  • That fact you think your government needs to 'care about YOU' because you are to fucking stupid and weak to take care of yourself says a lot.

    Democrat voters are drooling cultist parasites.

    LOL!

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  • You might be able to sell this information to a kid with down syndrome.. Small chance however.

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  • Dumbicrats hate god and our allies.
    Argue that LIBS.
    Heathens. If i were a dem(which im not), and i was religous (which i am)id be pissed off. My (if it was) party hates god. hahaha, youll get whats coming to you heathens.
    IN GOD I TRUST!

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  • "It's the economy, stupid". James Carville

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  • With none of the things attached to those bills mentioned. How convenient.

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  • Yeah we can't afford it. Let's see you cut something else to accommodate more spending.

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  • You are right we hate the users and abusers that are destroying this country. People like you peterjames2009. Now that is one less thing you have to worry about

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    • @EMAG-K Your damn right what ever it takes to fuck you over.

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  • Blah blah blah

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  • still wit the left right BS? THEY ARE BOTH AS ONE MORON!,.

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  • the truth motha fucka do you see it

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