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Where are all the jobs the Republicans promised ?

Che Guevara - Hero 2011/02/08 16:00:17
The Republican and Teabaggers made a lot of promises in the 2010 elections. Now that they have been elected it seems they have forgotten most of them. I feel it is my job as a "True Blue All American" to remind them of said promises and hold their feet to the fire.

Here are a few of the promises the Republicans made:

-To put America back to work
-To eliminate Welfare
-To eliminate Social Security
-To eliminate Medicare
-To eliminate Medicaid
-To win the war in Afghanistan

What have the Republicans actually done since they were elected ?

1. Insured the Rich would get Tax Cuts
2. Tried to repeal medical care for poor children

If they aren't keeping the promises they made in the 2010 election, should we believe anything they tell us in 2012 ? Where are the jobs ?


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  • Bastion 2011/02/08 16:13:53
    Bastion
    +15
    Those promised jobs are being kept in EXACTLY the same place as all the jobs created by the Bush tax cuts over the last decade - you know, the jobs created by the rich because their taxes are at the lowest rate ever.

    tax cuts decade jobs created rich taxes lowest rate trickle down

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  • spaul 2011/08/24 22:10:20
    spaul
    +1
    Where, indeed? Akin to Pelosi's staement of waiting to see what is in ObamaCare after it is passed, the Repugs will have us wait until we vote for them to show us a plan...I say they are as F.O.S. as they were in 2010 with the Pledge to America...Left empty handed.
  • La 2011/02/18 14:56:37
    La
    +1
    Mate, the government cant make jobs. Jobs have gone overseas and unless the laws are drastically changed to force manufacturing to happen inside the US, the jobs aren't coming back. Just gotta adapt.
  • Freedom4 2011/02/09 14:15:44
    Freedom4
    They have not been able to repeal all of the democrats horrible job killing bills. Remeber they have one house.

    By the way, don't pretend you give a darn about poor children. You are complaining about "tax cuts for the rich" but you sure aren't complaining about the tax cut you got. You are like every other democrat, you just want free stuff off the backs of others. You use you mob tactics to gang up on a minority to steal from them and somehow pretend as you care about anyone but yourself. You do not fool anyone.
  • Che Gue... Freedom4 2011/02/09 14:22:15
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +1
    Nice Sock Puppet. Don't you have ANY self respect ?
    sock puppet respect
  • Don 2011/02/09 11:51:35
    Don
    They are too busy undoing the health care cram down that democraps were doing instead of working on the economy and jobs.
  • Che Gue... Don 2011/02/09 13:47:26
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +1
    Yeah the rich got their tax breaks. Now they want to make sure the Insurance Corporations continue to make record profits off the sick and to make sure they have the power who decide who lives and dies.
    corporations continue record profits sick power decide lives dies
  • Don Che Gue... 2011/02/09 14:18:39
    Don
    "Rich" got their tax breaks - democraps had to be dragged kicking and screaming to extend THE CURRENT TAX CODE. You are dellusional.
  • The Albertan 2011/02/09 05:49:47
    The Albertan
    +2
    the government (unless they are jobs in the public sector) doesn't create jobs. so the promise to fix the economy on a whim from both parties is false......however the government can try to create jobs by reducing small business taxes and crusifying corporations that outsource and that evade taxes. also reducing inflation can do alot.
  • Che Gue... The Alb... 2011/02/09 13:48:08
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +1
    The goveynemment can do much to spur job creation. They can place tariffs on goods that are imported making it cheaper to manufacture goods in the US. They can also give incentives to companies that manufacture goods in the US. They can penalize companies that outsource US jobs also. There is plenty that government can do to help job creation.
  • Freedom4 Che Gue... 2011/02/09 14:16:54
    Freedom4
    idiot, Tarrifs are nothing but a transfer of wealth from the poor to the government. We need to get rid of all the democrats horrible job killing policies.
  • The Alb... Freedom4 2011/02/10 02:59:55
    The Albertan
    +2
    protecting industries is taking money from the poor?
  • La Freedom4 2011/02/18 14:58:17
    La
    Give me an example of three "democrat horrible job killing policies"?
  • hillbilly 2011/02/09 04:33:11
    hillbilly
    +1
    Poor demo-rats still believe the government creates jobs. Like all those shovel ready jobs, the usurper promised, turned out to be just that, an empty promise of him shoveling .....chit. Republicans do have a job, one we the people employed them to do. Remove all that chit, throw down the hand tools get on that steam roller and flatten out the road to recovery, tear down those detour signs to socialism and get the DSA out of this country. flatten road recovery tear detour signs socialism dsa country obamas shovel ready jobs
  • Che Gue... hillbilly 2011/02/09 13:48:28
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +1
    The goveynemment can do much to spur job creation. They can place tariffs on goods that are imported making it cheaper to manufacture goods in the US. They can also give incentives to companies that manufacture goods in the US. They can penalize companies that outsource US jobs also. There is plenty that government can do to help job creation.
  • hillbilly Che Gue... 2011/02/10 08:25:55
    hillbilly
    the what can spur what,,,,,,,,,,,hypothetical's ?????? Sadly all we've have to show is talk of a good game......
  • Extremist More Cowbell 2011/02/09 04:28:52
    Extremist More Cowbell
    +1
    I hate to break it to you, but your boy barry is in charge! Why do you barry-loving idiots always look for someone to bail your fool out? I thought Mr. Black President could handle it. He said he could but all he has done is blame Bush (like the amateur that he is). Could it be that he's in waaaaay over his head?
  • La Extremi... 2011/02/18 14:59:56
    La
    Our Prime Minister is determined by whoevers party has the majority in the Lower house. I find it completely ridiculous to have a President who doesn't have the majority... >.>
  • Diverbelo 2011/02/09 02:58:35
    Diverbelo
    +1
    More BS for you to chew......

    Here are a few of the promises the Republicans made:

    -To put America back to work .... Both parties make this promise... it's BS
    -To eliminate Welfare.......... Promised to reduce Welfare, not eliminate it..... BS again.
    -To eliminate Social Security ........ Promises to fix SS.........BS
    -To eliminate Medicare ....... Promised to fix it............ More BS
    -To eliminate Medicaid ......... BS
    -To win the war in Afghanistan .......... Didn't Obama promise this? Again, BS
  • Diverbelo 2011/02/09 02:53:14
    Diverbelo
    What a load of BS>>>>>

    >>>>>What have the Republicans actually done since they were elected ?

    1. Insured the Rich would get Tax Cuts ... BS number one, they insured that no one got a tax increase. They allowed people with high incomes to be able to continue to employ workers that they may have had to let go if their taxes went up.

    2. Tried to repeal medical care for poor children ....... Obama care has caused children to no longer be offered health insurance unless they are on their parent's plan. AND, we already have SCHIP programs and other welfare plans to take care of "poor" children. We had these before Obamacare.
  • Diverbelo 2011/02/09 02:47:23
    Diverbelo
    +1
    How long has this congress been in place? Also, Can just the House do anything without the Senate and President going along with it?
  • kaZappoo 2011/02/09 02:28:01
    kaZappoo
    +2
    the denailsm /idiocy of some here is astounding .the will defend their savours "dems till death "
    when neither patry could find their azzes in the dark with both hands & a flashlight ..........

    CHE ... your the biggest one .... just dont understand your concept ,even after the admitted lies /deciet /betrayal , by your savour you would let him lead ya into the gas chamber and thank him for the directions ............ now I have no use for repubs either to be fair ... but could ya thing for your self ..?

    and again I voted independent ...............the other's were 2 sides of same rotten apple .... I dont want diaharea .......

    idiocy ...........then again there sheeples in every crowd ......
  • kaZappoo 2011/02/09 02:06:17
    kaZappoo
    a question here .....

    are these the same ones that was prosissed by obama "the dems " during his campaign ?

    and the ones he admittedly lied about to get elected "now live with it " ???

    so the million dollar question is if & when are these jobs gonna be created ?

    I know the answer so save all your breath ........ NO..............

    and the repubs did promise gainfull jobs to get elected ... again remember , the repblicans are out for businesses / huge labor pools / and huge corporate profits (how else do they get their campaign contributions ) ?

    again folks "and ya all are getting tired of hearing " well reading this "

    for the past 150 yrs ,this nation has been under reigns of the dems / repubs and are we as a nation & people any better off ? NO ....... the govt has been a good mentor though .... we are as a people & nation deeper in debt .. this is what we've been taught ..... tremendous role models !!!

    I'd love to have a full time jobs affordable health benefits , " the american dream ! " for now I gratefull to have a part time jobs and just hope I dont contract a terminal illness ..............
  • RJ~PWCM~JLA 2011/02/09 01:45:51
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Let's see - Obama has been in office 2+ years and the country is still in recession with unemployment still above 9%, whereas the GOP (House-only) were sworn in less than 1 month ago. And you're asking where the "GOP promised jobs" are? Silly question.
  • ken 2011/02/09 01:37:25
    ken
    +2
    Fella, who's been in total control for the last two years and then some? Here's a hint, it wasn't Republicans.
  • unclepat 2011/02/08 23:11:11
    unclepat
    +7
    Work with me here on this: These bums went to the local Home Depot to extol the virtues of the "Pledge to America" and all the hell they've come up with is....
    1. Rape isn't really rape.
    2. Tax cuts for the filthy rich (who, by the way, STILL haven't produced any AMERICAN JOBS)
    3. Trying to get Roe v. Wade overturned (an old favorite)
    4. Making sure that Sharia law doesn't become law. lol
    5. Attempted repeal of healthcare reform (notice the polls swinging the OTHER way guys??)
    6. NOTHING IN GENERAL!!!
  • #Justic... unclepat 2011/02/09 07:09:24
    #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT CONS
    +3
    Let's not forget that Mr. Boehner promised to make job creation their 1st priority. MR. BOEHNER, WHERE'S THE JOBS?
  • Wolf 2011/02/08 21:25:02
    Wolf
    +2
    Obama policies and the bloated public sector is just sucking the life out of the private sector...just look at the $6.7 Trillion public sector operation 50% of GDP and that does not count the fraudulent public sector pension system at the federal, state and municipal levels...open your eyes and you will see...
  • Che Gue... Wolf 2011/02/08 21:49:38
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +4
    The goveynemment can do much to spur job creation. They can place tariffs on goods that are imported making it cheaper to manufacture goods in the US. They can also give incentives to companies that manufacture goods in the US. They can penalize companies that outsource US jobs also. There is plenty that government can do to help job creation.
  • kaZappoo Che Gue... 2011/02/09 02:12:35 (edited)
    kaZappoo
    +3
    different sides of same rotten apple CHE ..._H .
    now which side of the apple pie ya gonna eat from ?

    now what if ya didnt know those apples were rotten ?

    now your dems arent any better than the useless repubs . news flash .... they all lie ...

    OBAMA admitted he lied about creating jobs to get elected did ya see there summitt when he argued w/ Mc Cain ?

    it doesnt look good for any of us .....

    ya ready for whats gonna happen next ?
    it aint gonna be pretty ..............
  • Extremi... Che Gue... 2011/02/09 04:32:12
    Extremist More Cowbell
    But the best thing government can do is...GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY!!!!!!
  • spaul Wolf 2011/08/24 22:19:06
    spaul
    +1
    A little History lesson, friend...The government grew exponentially under Bush Jr, not Obama. Get off the FOX tite.
  • kevracer 2011/02/08 21:12:39
    kevracer
    +5
    Anyone who believes anything ANY poltician says is a fool
  • HL 2011/02/08 21:12:17
    HL
    +6
    http://www.washingtonpost.com...

    For most of the past 70 years, the U.S. economy has grown at a steady clip, generating perpetually higher incomes and wealth for American households. But since 2000, the story is starkly different.

    The past decade was the worst for the U.S. economy in modern times, a sharp reversal from a long period of prosperity that is leading economists and policymakers to fundamentally rethink the underpinnings of the nation's growth.

    It was, according to a wide range of data, a lost decade for American workers. The decade began in a moment of triumphalism -- there was a current of thought among economists in 1999 that recessions were a thing of the past. By the end, there were two, bookends to a debt-driven expansion that was neither robust nor sustainable.

    There has been zero net job creation since December 1999. No previous decade going back to the 1940s had job growth of less than 20 percent. Economic output rose at its slowest rate of any decade since the 1930s as well.

    Middle-income households made less in 2008, when adjusted for inflation, than they did in 1999 -- and the number is sure to have declined further during a difficult 2009. The Aughts were the first decade of falling median incomes since figures were first compiled in the 1960s.
  • kaZappoo HL 2011/02/09 02:16:29
    kaZappoo
    +2
    the inception of NAFTA was the slooow death of america .............

    instituted by a republican "regan / ratified by a dem (clinton )to include asia "

    the only thing that is different now than the great depression is unemployment ,and a smart president that knew how to make things work .........hoover dam etc.
  • HL 2011/02/08 21:01:20
    HL
    +5
    The last time a Republican Congress decreased the national debt was in 1947
    And this was under Truman. I am amazed that Republicans are considered fiscally conservative and good for business. As for jobs they are too busy killing health care that will never pass the Senate.

    The economy has also done consistently better under Democratic presidents -- inflation, unemployment, GDP etc.

    The myth of Republicans being good for the economy mystifies me.

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  • morris44 HL 2011/02/08 23:09:11
    morris44
    +1
    Conservative polices are good for business-owners.
  • Che Gue... morris44 2011/02/09 00:56:40
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +4
    And those good policies are ?
  • morris44 Che Gue... 2011/02/09 15:51:07
    morris44
    +2
    tax breaks, cheap labor through lax immigration policies, etc.

    anything that makes the owners richer.

    i disapprove of these.
  • Orangedragan 2011/02/08 20:59:32
  • #Justic... Oranged... 2011/02/09 07:17:19
    #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT CONS
    +2
    That sounds about right...Yet Mr. Boehner has been griping that The American people want... Yeah, they want JOBS but the ReTHUGS would not vote to repeal tax cuts for businesses that shipped jobs overseas. Goes to show how much they REALLY care about American workers.

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