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S. 1549 would provide tax relief for American workers and businesses, to put workers back on the job while rebuilding and modernizing America, and to provide pathways back to work for Americans looking for jobs.

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The President Presses his “$450 Billion Jobs Bill”

President Obama is ramping up pressure on Congress to pass his “jobs” bill. The Senate version of the bill is S. 1549, the American Jobs Act of 2011. According to this report, the Senate will have a crucial vote on it Tuesday, deciding whet...

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CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 18, 2011, 2:34pm (report abuse)

Do I get a prize for being the 1st commenter in here...LOL

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 18, 2011, 2:39pm (report abuse)

I'll take second place then CalifGirl......(laugh)

Thanks and good job =)

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 18, 2011, 2:42pm (report abuse)

S. 1549: American Jobs Act of 2011

112th Congress: 2011-2012

A bill to provide tax relief for American workers and businesses, to put workers back on the job while rebuilding and modernizing America, and to provide pathways back to work for Americans looking for jobs.

Sponsor: Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV]

Status: This bill was considered in committee which has recommended it be considered by the Senate as a whole

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s112-1549

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 18, 2011, 2:44pm (report abuse)

Hey SoCal.....

we have the whole place to ourselves....

wonder how long before its discovered.....lol

Beatrix

(logged-in user) September 18, 2011, 2:45pm (report abuse)

Yahooooooooooooooooo!

Kiddo

(logged-in user) September 18, 2011, 5:59pm (report abuse)

YAY!!!!!!!!

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 18, 2011, 7:18pm (report abuse)

Reid introduces Obama’s jobs bill in the Senate

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor…obamas-jobs-bill-in-the-senate

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 9:11am (report abuse)

Another day, and still no unemployment/jobs advocates in here. What happened to them all? Are they for real or do they just pretend to care about jobs, like Obama does because his re-election is in jeopardy? I do believe its the latter.

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 3:05pm (report abuse)

Back in early August, Obama said the jobs situation was so urgent that he was going to give another speech about it -- in a month or so, in September after his vacation on Martha's Vineyard.

And then in September the president announced he would give his major jobs speech to a joint session of Congress on Sept. 7. But he neglected to check with congressional leaders first. And they suggested the 8th. So, since it was their House, the 8th it was.

"Tonight," the president said in the first 34 of his 4,021 words to a national television audience that night, "we meet at an urgent time for our country. We continue to face an economic crisis that has left millions of our neighbors jobless, and a political crisis that has made things worse."

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 3:06pm (report abuse)

The president was in such a hurry to get this new spending going, everyone remembers, that during that address he said the phrase "right now" seven times. He didn't actually mean right now that night because the NFL season was opening a few minutes after his remarks.

But Obama did want to show how really urgent he said the situation was, even though it had taken him 961 days as president to say them. And even though from Day #1 of the brief Obama Era polls had shown jobs and the economy were the No. 1 priority among voters but he pursued healthcare and financial reforms first. And even though unemployment had been at or above 9% for 26 of the last 28 months.

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 3:07pm (report abuse)

So, given the president's professed urgency, the next day, Sept. 9, everyone asked where was his jobs legislation?

And, well, it seems the urgent jobs bill hadn't actually been written yet but should be ready in a week or two. When the laughter died, the White House said on second thought the legislation would be ready for a photo op the next Monday.

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 3:07pm (report abuse)

Well, here we are on the next Monday after that next Monday and we've just learned from the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, Dick Durbin, that actually it seems that body won't really be seriously getting into the legislation for a while yet. The Senate has some other more important business to handle. And then there's this month's congressional vacation, which in Washington is called "a recess," like elementary school.

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 3:08pm (report abuse)

So, as of right now, "right now" uttered on Sept. 8 really means sometime at least one month later.

Good thing the president's own Democratic party controls the Senate. Because, otherwise, there might be some kind of silly, unnecessary delays in deliberating Obama's urgent jobs bill that he says will surely help the nation's unemployed millions if only those Republicans don't connive to slow things down.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.co…ech-right-now-dick-durbin.html

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 3:19pm (report abuse)

And, lets not forget, Obama called and used a joint session of Congress for his new dog & pony show!

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 7:43pm (report abuse)

week ahead in Congress

Looks like it’s going to be yet another week without any significant jobs measures on the calendar.

http://www.opencongress.org/ar…380-The-Week-Ahead-in-Congress

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 10:14pm (report abuse)

Hi y'all!

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 10:15pm (report abuse)

SO loving not having Taylor2 come in here with her/his propaganda!!!!

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 10:22pm (report abuse)

@Do I get a prize for being the 1st commenter in here

Yup...I guess you do once again :)

I really have been trying to avoid this bill on the web....oh well..

Im sure those ..... stragglers...will wait for the mothball of the other one and bitch again ;)

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 10:22pm (report abuse)

@Pats (not that there is anyone else in here) lol

We were trying to figure out a way to let you know, but neither one of us had a way to reach you... =)

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 10:25pm (report abuse)

And look.....Beatrix and Kiddo even made it in....lol

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 10:25pm (report abuse)

@SoCal

I know....I couldn't even afford the lousy 20 bucks to renew my anon email provider.

I'm out of touch with a lot of people now...

I am working on it though....

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 10:26pm (report abuse)

phone call.....be back....

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 10:27pm (report abuse)

Soooo....if need be can we reach you at the one you posted? It looked like it was just a fast made up one... It cracked me up!!

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 10:27pm (report abuse)

K

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 10:30pm (report abuse)

I also just emailed Sadinca....

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 10:45pm (report abuse)

@SoCal

Thats just one of those free temp one..

I don't even know how long it lasts.

If you use JondoFox like I recommend you would have 10 of those free providers right at the top of the browser :)

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 10:49pm (report abuse)

I'ne never even heard of JondaFox....I'll check it out... So you just made that up real fast?? (the address)

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 10:50pm (report abuse)

CG has to eat and then should be in... :)

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 10:55pm (report abuse)

http://anonymous-proxy-servers.net/en/jondofox.html

If you already have Firefox you can just choose "add profile" when you install it, and when you start Firefox it will give you a choice of JondoFox of standard FireFox.

I HIGHLY recommend it.

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 10:57pm (report abuse)

I was just reading about it... I did see that its part of FireFox... I don't use that right now either but I have in the past...

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 10:59pm (report abuse)

If you install the "portable" version (option during install) it will install JondoFox self contained in a folder, where you can run it, separate of even firefox.

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:01pm (report abuse)

I'm saving everything that your telling me here... Makin a list..:)

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:03pm (report abuse)

I do have to say that I like what I'm reading!!

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:03pm (report abuse)

@So you just made that up real fast?? (the address)

Just click on a tab at the top of the page and it gives you 10 providers to chose from for a instant temp email addy....

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:05pm (report abuse)

Maybe you should post in the "other" on occasion? lol

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:05pm (report abuse)

If you want to test your current setup just click on "anonymity test" on the Jondofox page.....

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:06pm (report abuse)

@Maybe you should post in the "other" on occasion?

I always visited the old places before didn't I? ;)

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:09pm (report abuse)

OK, now don't laugh but at 9pm I'm going to go watch 2 1/2 men.... I want to see how the killed Charlie Sheen off....

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:10pm (report abuse)

@SoCal

I already saw it.

I won't spoil it for you :)

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:12pm (report abuse)

All I will say is the new guy reminded a little of me... when I was younger....

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:16pm (report abuse)

Let em' eat mothballs

thats funny

hi you two...:)

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:19pm (report abuse)

Hey CalifGirl!!!! I know....the mothball comment cracked me up too....

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:20pm (report abuse)

Hi CG :)

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:22pm (report abuse)

glad to see you both in here...I was starting to feel kinda stupid posting to myself. I figured, eventually, someone would stumble in here

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:25pm (report abuse)

@CalifGirl

I WAS trying to avoid this damn bill...until SoCal dragged me in here :)

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:27pm (report abuse)

OK...I guess I should post something serious here....

Hypocrisy Defined: Mayor Bloomberg

Mayor Bloomberg warned Friday there would be riots in the streets if Washington doesn't get serious about generating jobs.

"We have a lot of kids graduating college, can't find jobs," Bloomberg said on his weekly WOR radio show.

"That's what happened in Cairo. That's what happened in Madrid. You don't want those kinds of riots here."

...It is absolutely true that nobody in their right mind wishes to see riots in the streets, including myself. However, if we are destined to have riots, and if the bad actors on WALL STREET are not restrained on a forward basis and punished for their former acts it is destined that we shall, there is no more fitting place in America for them to occur than right outside your mayoral residence and office along with up and down Wall Street where the centroid of all this bad behavior in point of fact has and does to this day reside.

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:28pm (report abuse)

Link to above article: http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=194284

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:30pm (report abuse)

@Pats.....dragged you in here?? lmao!! Yeah, OK.....by the nap of your hairy neck!!

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:31pm (report abuse)

@OK...I guess I should post something serious here....

---its really hard to post anything serious about this bill, when all it is is another campaign gimmick. The unemployed, still, are being used as pawns....

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:33pm (report abuse)

@SoCal

at least Thurston Howell III isnt in here.........yet.....lol

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:33pm (report abuse)

@SoCal

I dont have a hairy neck!

I could use a haircut though, but can't afford it :)

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:34pm (report abuse)

@-its really hard to post anything serious about this bill, when all it is is another campaign gimmick

Thus why I was trying to avoid it....

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:36pm (report abuse)

I have a feeling this bill will be swamped with people getting paid good before too long in many places.....

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:37pm (report abuse)

CG...Thurston Howell III

When I got that mail from you I was rolling!! You hit the nail on the head girl!!!!

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:38pm (report abuse)

@at least Thurston Howell III isnt in here.........yet

Yup...I can shoot at him from the bushes now :)

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:39pm (report abuse)

Your right Pats.....just another campaign gimmick for damn sure!! I DID NOT watch Bat ears this morning...it was my day off and I wanted to enjoy the day....not listen to more horse crap!!!

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:39pm (report abuse)

@Pats & SoCal

I found the bill number when I was searching for any activity in Congress on the American Job Act. I guess its still sitting in some committee.

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:41pm (report abuse)

wow....you both know who I meant by Thurston Howell III.....thats funny too

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:42pm (report abuse)

Tell us WHY you came up with that name CG.....LOL....thats the best part!!!

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:42pm (report abuse)

@CalifGirl

The big fancy words gave him away...lol!

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:43pm (report abuse)

OK you two....glad your both accounted for tonite. I need to get up before the chickens tomorrow, so I'm calling it a night. Take care & be safe. :)

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:44pm (report abuse)

@SoCal....I came up with that name because thats who that person reminds me of....lol

now I have to go..........

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:44pm (report abuse)

Yep.....I need to get my popcorn for 2 1/2 men....BTW thanks Pat for not blowing it for me =)

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:45pm (report abuse)

@CalifGirl

Not watching the new Charlie on Two and a half men?

Have a good night CG

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:45pm (report abuse)

Thurston Howell III is that snobby rich guy on Gilligans Island

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:46pm (report abuse)

@SoCal

Have fun...it is.....different :)

Goodnight ;)

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:46pm (report abuse)

OK you two.....have a good night, whats left of it and will catch you later....

Stay safe...

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:46pm (report abuse)

OK.....

for real now

goodnight

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:46pm (report abuse)

Night, night....

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 19, 2011, 11:47pm (report abuse)

@Thurston Howell III is that snobby rich guy on Gilligans Island

Hmmmmm......reminds me of someone.....;)

Justsosad

(logged-in user) September 20, 2011, 12:51pm (report abuse)

@CalifGirl

"Your right Pats.....just another campaign gimmick for damn sure!! I DID NOT watch Bat ears this morning...it was my day off and I wanted to enjoy the day....not listen to more horse crap!!!"

Girl, you're killing me with the Bat Ears! Ha!Ha! I didn't listen either. Tired of the bull too! No substance in this either! If he was serious about damn jobs, it would have been his FIRST PRIORITY! Not damn healthcare, that his fat a$$ wife was pushing!

T

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 20, 2011, 4:42pm (report abuse)

Hi T.....

you got that right.....his 1st priority should have been jobs. All us unemployed & underemployed have been saying it for yrs, to no avail.

And yeah, "his fat a$$ wife," must eat like a blind dog in a meat house, looking at how big she is.

CalifGirl

(logged-in user) September 20, 2011, 5:23pm (report abuse)

Another scam by employers using the unemployed......

Today I talked with a friend who had been hired by a company last year. The company got the Federal Tax Credit because they hired a qualifying unemployed person. However, they worked worked her less than 20 hrs and then no more work. They did continue to keep her on the payroll; just didnt give her work. She learned they have done this to many more people. So, I guess this is another way employers are scamming the unemployed and the Fed Gov at the same time. They get the tax credit and all they have to do is work someone for an hour. The fed tax exemption does not require that a qualified employee be employed for a set number of hours or a set number of weeks.

I told her she should talk to an attorney about a possible class action.....

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 20, 2011, 7:34pm (report abuse)

Hey T.....=) You found us!! Nice in here isn't it!!

@CalifGirl.....Your 5:23pm post....Now doesn't it just figure that our great government would write and pass a bill for the unemployed filled with LOOP HOLES to allow companies to gain!!!

SoCal

(logged-in user) September 20, 2011, 7:38pm (report abuse)

Hey Pats.....Thurston Howell posted to you over there .....LOL

Soooo peacefull here.....

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 20, 2011, 9:00pm (report abuse)

@SoCal

I can hardly wait :)

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 20, 2011, 9:01pm (report abuse)

Occupy Wall Street Movement Continues Protests

...As far as how long the protest will last, media outlets reported that the protesters seemed to be stocked up on blankets and food and ready to keep going. ABC News reported that they are also calling for protests in other cities as well as worker and student strikes.

http://www.myfoxny.com/dpps/dp…nt-dpggoh-20110920-ch_15103410

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 20, 2011, 9:20pm (report abuse)

I didn't want to give away the party here, but I see taylor has finally caught on...three days after it started...

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 20, 2011, 10:06pm (report abuse)

My landlord asked me to shop for a new work truck for him online. I found one advertised on craigs list. The add was very brief, and told little about the truck at all but seemed like it could be a good deal.

I called the seller and it seemed too good a deal to be true. We decided to take the long ride to look at it.

The truck was worth three times what the guy wanted for it, and he dropped his price as soon as we got there.

After talking to him for a bit I found out he came home form Iraq where he was a Blackhawk pilot for years. He still has not been able to find a job. His wife is sick, and they are about to foreclose on his house. He has two kids, one born while he was out of country.

I ended up talking to him for a long time...

He said the truck was his “baby” before he left, but “now everything is going to hell”. It was his only vehicle.

Patriots

(logged-in user) September 20, 2011, 10:07pm (report abuse)

My landlord bought the truck.

He asked us if we could give him a ride to a town just over the CT border to hook up with some other of the guys he served with that were in the same boat now. We did.

What he said as we dropped him sent chills down my spine even though I know it is true. He said “get ready, there is a war coming”....

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