"Democrats balk at U.S. spending bill, raising shutdown risk"
By David Lawder and Susan Cornwell
Seems even Reuters thinks it is the Demorats risking a shutdown.......
And Obama's veto threat before a bill is even passed is helpful? There is more than enough blame to go around if you really feel strongly about not shutting down the government.
on a side note... I was watching some show on PBS a few nights ago, and they were saying that the oceans were so high in Columbus' day that he would have sailed over the outer banks because they would have been sand bars. The the ocean level is lower today than in 1492. I just caught the middle/end of the show and did not get the name of it.. but if interested, it should not be have to find.
I listened to an interview a week or two ago about that... 5 to 7 years before they roll out 1st part (if ever) and 10 to 12 plus years until they think they can get it to work as a whole. It is just on the initail stages and most is still on the drawing board.
Come on Pip, it is ugly but there is a little support at .60....... then nothing until mid the .30's, then none. Be a half full kinda person and look on the bright side.
y_r: if you have not figured out GW was a big governement president just like the current president, you have not been paying attention. Both are big government (ie leftist).. it is just where the money is spent that defines them. You cannot bash GW as a spender in chief w/o leveling the same charge against Obama. They are the same coin just different sides. The establishment GOP and the Democrat Party both will spend without regards to the long term "health" of this country. Guns or butter? Just because you agree with one set of policies and not the other, they both have helped drive this country into the depths of dependency on other countries goodwill to keep the governement afloat. Be honest in your criticism.
So Obama did not want to be out spent by Bush -- 4T under Bush and 7T and counting under Obama......... like I posted before -- both W and O are big governement types. Just because Bush spent money like there was no end to it, does not make it right for Obama to double down on failed policy.
how do you relocate a fast food job overseas? automation -- don't believe everytghing you read on the progressive sites -- the operator and programers have a higher wage that the drones the machines replaced. Union busting -- Ok, if you stand on the side that Unions did not artificiality inflate the wage and COG to begin with.
according to whom? since the job description is not broken down, it looks like you are just making things up so you don't have to think ... you just repeat a tired mantra to explain why you cannot reason.
"The message they're really sending to Obama is that Boehner still isn't capable of leading," -- we finally agree on something.
The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was little
changed at 2.8 million in November. These individuals accounted for 30.7 percent of
the unemployed. Over the past 12 months, the number of long-term unemployed declined
by 1.2 million. (See table A-12.)
The civilian labor force participation rate held at 62.8 percent in November and has
been essentially unchanged since April. The employment-population ratio, at 59.2
percent, was unchanged in November but is up by 0.6 percentage point over the year.
(See table A-1.)
The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to
as involuntary part-time workers), at 6.9 million, changed little in November. These
individuals, who would have preferred full-time employment, were working part time
because their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time
job. (See table A-8.)
In November, 2.1 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force,
essentially unchanged from a year earlier. (The data are not seasonally adjusted.)
These individuals were not in the labor force, wanted and were available for work,
and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They were not counted as
unemployed because they had not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the
survey. (See table A-16.)
Among the marginally attached, there were 698,000 discouraged workers in November,
little different from a year earlier. (The data are not seasonally adjusted.)
Discouraged workers are persons not currently looking for work because they believe
no jobs are available for them. The remaining 1.4 million persons marginally attached
to the labor force in November had not searched for work for reasons such as school
attendance or family responsibilities.
go and read the bls report ---- it is not as rosy as the AP writer makes it out to be. Pilo, you need to start looking up the source material and thinking for yourself.
from a yahoo article today: (Just one more exsample of Obama's lack of compromise-- jmo)
"As for Earnest’s contention that the agreement being negotiated by Reid and House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., would “shower … benefits on well-connected corporations,” there are only permanent two carveouts under discussion that could even remotely be construed as benefiting corporations, according to Reid’s office. One is the research and development tax credit, which is routinely praised by Democrats and which is included in the president’s own budget proposal. Reid’s office wrote that this is predominantly "used by businesses to invest in high-skill, high-quality research jobs that will create the next wave of innovation.”
The second exemption benefiting business, under discussion for permanent status, is known as the “AMT [Alternative Minimum Tax] in Lieu of Bonus Depreciation.” Reid’s office said this was a Democrat-proposed measure that “enables businesses still without net income that are struggling to recover" to benefit from investment incentives, helping them “to keep investing and keep growing while the economy recovers.”
Beyond these provisions, the measures under discussion for permanent extension included tax credits or deductions that Reid’s office said would have helped students, charitable giving, small businesses and low-income taxpayers. These are the measures that Reid’s office said the White House wanted to take off the table for now in order to win over Democratic support for tax reform next year, since Republicans are already largely on board with the idea of a deal."
no, but it seems you were. Compromise is finding a middle ground... give and take. Neither side get all it wants. What was the President willing to give up to get Congress to lessen its demands? Not a thing.
Washington Post does a summation of the shitdowns -- what you we see in the Reagan era was compromise with the Congress. What you will not see is compromise with the Congress in either the Clinton or Obama admistrations.
" They all jibbajabba about smaller government but then look what happens the next time a defense bill comes to the table...and I haven't seen a libertarian yet who opposes subsidizing tobacco farmers."
You are confusing Libertarians with "tea party" elected politicians who will say anything to get elected and then vote lock step with the big governement GOP leadership because they want a committee seat or feel the thrill of power only the establishment can provide them..
Pilo, once again you prove you have no idea where the believes come from. Starting point for your reseach is NESCP org. -- they have a nice time line on their home page, then follow the bread crumbs to the environmental and climate movements.
Z was a kick in the bags .......... I was intrigued by the cHTS part of the company, matching know drugs to genitics of cancer types and finding combinations of drug to fight specific profiles. It was a wing and a prayer stock but if it could have hit on non-opiate treatment for pain or defining drug combinations by screening cell specific cancers....... so the story goes with micro-bios. Lost a bunch there but was able to offset most of the losses by trading. The reverse splits were the killer... 1/8 then 1/10 (or maybe the other way around). The drug that failed that put the death nail in the coffin was the only one they did limited to no pre clinicals on.... most assumed they were following their standard protocall and pre qualified it as a canidate.