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GOP: Party of no jobs   (In England, they list the facts) 

From now until 2 November, the Republican party will be the party of unemployment.
The logic is straightforward: the more people who are unemployed on election day,
the better the prospects for Republicans in the fall election. They expect, with good cause,
that voters will hold the Democrats responsible for the state of the economy. Therefore,
anything that the Republicans can do to make the economy worse between now and then
will help their election prospects.

While it may be bad taste to accuse a major national political party of deliberately wanting
to throw people out of jobs, there is no other plausible explanation for the Republicans'
behaviour. They have balked at supporting nearly every bill that had any serious hope of
creating or keeping jobs, most recently filibustering on bills that provided aid to state and
local governments and extending unemployment benefits. The result of the Republicans'
actions, unless they are reversed quickly, is that hundreds of thousands more workers
will be thrown out of work by the mid-terms.

As Paul Krugman rightly notes this week, unemployment benefits are not just about
providing income support to those who are out of work, they also provide a boost to
the economy. Since unemployed workers generally have little other than their benefits
to support themselves, this is money that will almost immediately be spent. The benefits
paid to workers are income to food stores and other retail outlets..

But our Democrats can't be bothered to explain why they deserve your vote.

I have a feeling the idiots (our side) will still beat the evil sons of bitches (their side)
but it'
s like I always say - if victory knocks on a Dem's door, they miiiight answer it
but they damn sure aren't going to work for it.   Or even bother to speak up.


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