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Thursday, November 18, 2010

"YOUR ON YOUR OWN"

In what is just the tip of the iceberg with regards to Republican rule, within the last 24 hours millions of Americans have been wronged yet again by the party who's new motto is "your on your own baby".

Yesterday the Senate Republicans have succeeded in blocking a measure designed to reduce wage disparities between men and women.

The 58-41 vote to take up the Paycheck Fairness Act fell short of the 60 needed to overcome GOP opposition.



In a statement released by the White House President B-ROCK said "I am deeply disappointed that a minority of Senators have prevented the Paycheck Fairness Act from finally being brought up for a debate and receiving a vote. This bill passed in the House almost two years ago; today, it had 58 votes to move forward, the support of the majority of Senate, and the support of the majority of Americans. As we emerge from one of the worst recessions in history, this bill would ensure that American women and their families aren’t bringing home smaller paychecks because of discrimination. It also helps businesses that pay equal wages as they struggle to compete against discriminatory competition. But a partisan minority of Senators blocked this commonsense law. Despite today’s vote, my Administration will continue to fight for a woman’s right to equal pay for equal work."



The Paycheck Fairness Act was a proposed legislation that was blocked by Republicans in the United States Congress that would have expand the scope of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Fair Labor Standards Act as part of an effort to address male–female income disparity in the United States.

Lets show our female readers how top Republican women voted (Or not) as there is plenty of blame to go around. Here are a few of the recipients of the "Not For The Paycheck Fairness Act.

1. Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Susan Collins (R-ME) -- after courageously going against their party to vote with the Democrats in February 2009 for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Wednesday Senators Snowe and Collins showed that they care more about their 2012 re-elections than women.

2. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX) -- after much ballyhoo as a bipartisan leader for women, including voting for the Fair Pay Act and a joint appearance with Secretary Clinton at the Women's History Museum, Senator Hutchinson let us down.

3. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) -- who also voted for the Fair Pay Act, recently boasted that she will not be beholden to the GOP. She will, however, sell-out women. Standing ovation on the Senate Floor Tuesday - jet set out of town before the vote Wednesday.

For the superabundance of females whom jumped or fell for the tea bag rhetoric of a better America, where now left at their respective human resource offices today with jaws agape and the behemothic feeling of betrayal. Certainly its not only the right that was slighted here, all American females shall still be exposed to paycheck discrimination due to the ideology of the right. NFTOS wonders how that makes Dana Loesch and Ann "the man" Coulter feel?


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Today Democrats forced the hand of the tea bags to vote for extending the benefits to the unemployed. It certainly was quick but, before all was said and done, passage of a renewal of unemployment extensions was derailed and shut down by the right. According to OpenCongress.org, the latest emergency unemployment benefits extension legislation was quickly put to a vote Thursday, having only been introduced Wednesday. Needing a two-thirds majority for passage, H.R. 6419, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Continuation Act, failed in the House of Representatives by a 258-154 margin, blocked by Republican lawmakers (and 11 Democratic representatives).

So to all you unemployed, "your on your own". Theme sound familiar here?

Three in four Americans where in the support for the extension of federal unemployment benefits. The legislation would have extended the deadline to file for federal unemployment benefits to Feb. 28, sparing 4 million people from falling off the rolls.

This is the first time in history when the unemployment rate was 7.2 % or higher that congress failed to extend unemployment benefits. Today unemployment is 9.6%.

Lifelines to the poor are disappearing, advocates argue that this assistance is vital because it's so tough to find work in today's weak economy. The number of long-term unemployed, who have been out of a job for more than six months, stands at 6.2 million.

The Republican right wing nut jobs will eject and expel that those currently using long-term benefits are using the system because the large pittance from unemployment is enough to keep them form seeking work. Fileunemployment.org data shows that nominal pay for the unemployed nation wide is approximately 350 dollars.

Really readers, can you sustain life of this measly pittance? Odds are most if not all Americans cannot.

Speaker of the house (short term) Nancy Pelosi stated "The American people, struggling with high unemployment, continue to look to their leaders for a lifeline until they can get back to work. Today, Democrats voted to extend unemployment insurance to Americans who lost their jobs through no fault of their own; unfortunately, Republicans did not."

The message is clear readers, if the last 24 hours are any indication of a "Republican" regime, then it's apparent that we are truly "on our own".


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Obama's CPR Revives an American Iconic Industry



This morning, a CPR revived General Motors made its initial public offering of stock, hoping to raise $23.1 billion. Yes GM is now publically trading it stocks again under the familiar stock symbol "GM."
As a result of the offering, which is the largest in the nation’s history, the federal government’s ownership in the auto company was halved “and billions of dollars in bailout money was returned to the federal government.” According to the New York Times, “a complete exit by the government could happen even within the next two years.”





“Supporting the American auto industry required tough decisions and shared sacrifices, but it helped save jobs, rescue an industry at the heart of America’s manufacturing sector, and make it more competitive for the future,” said President Obama in a statement today. At the time of the auto company rescue, however, Republicans severely criticized the administration’s effort, warning that keeping the companies from a catastrophic collapse would lead the country down “the road to socialism,” and end in “predictable” disaster:


According to the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), “if the government had not invested in the automotive industry, up to 80,000 automotive jobs would have been lost, and General Motors alone would have lost one million units of sales in 2009. Once Chrysler and GM emerged from their ‘orderly’ bankruptcies, the growth of automotive sector employment has been strong, with 52,900 workers added since July 2009. Had GM and Chrysler not successfully emerged, those jobs would have been permanently lost.”

Unequivocally readers, had not "Big Government" stepped in, we would be without American made vehicles. The ideology of the right is "all for none and none for all", and clearly this stance was never more prevalent than with this loan (AKA Tea bag name is bailout). Today the U.S. government achieved its objective in the politically unpopular rescue of General Motors Co. Much to the chagrin of radical republicans.

Tea baggers labeled GM "Government Motors". The plethora of tea bags jumping the anti B-ROCK plan are too many to name in this blog. The incoming Republican House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner (Tan Man) (Ohio) said the bailout was a "mistake" and that "GM's fiscal troubles could have been better handled by a bankruptcy judge."

Collected below are more famous quotes from a party who's stance is "your on your own baby" when it comes to struggles for either yourself or your country:

July 1, 2009 Rep. John Boehner (R-OH): “Does anyone really believe that politicians and bureaucrats in Washington can successfully steer a multi-national corporation to economic viability?”

May 29, 2009 Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL): “It’s basically going to be a government-owned, government-run company. …It’s the road toward socialism.”

June 1, 2009 RNC Chairman Michael Steele: “No matter how much the President spins GM’s bankruptcy as good for the economy, it is nothing more than another government grab of a private company and another handout to the union cronies who helped bankroll his presidential campaign.”

June 2, 2009 Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC): “Now the government has forced taxpayers to buy these failing companies without any plausible plan for profitability. Does anyone think the same government that plans to double the national debt in five years will turn GM around in the same time?”

June 2, 2009 Rep. Tom Price (R-GA): “Unfortunately, this is just another sad chapter in President Obama’s eager campaign to interject his administration in the private sector’s business dealings.”

July 22, 2009 Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX): The auto company rescues “have been the leading edge of the Obama administration’s war on capitalism.”

July 22, 2009 Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ): When government gets involved in a company, “the disaster that follows is predictable.”

"Disasters", "Socialist", "Capitalism", are the terms the right adopted for this program, yet on October 25, 2010 The Washington Post reports that 23 firms that received over $1billion in government funds have made political contributions, mostly to Republicans.

This shouldn’t be too surprising. Some of the biggest companies in America received TARP money, and they’re often among the biggest political donors through their political action committees. (The companies aren’t directly contributing to candidates’ campaign committees.)

Moreover, it’s hardly shocking that employees of banks that took TARP money–like Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup–give to primarily to Republicans. Wall Street is hardly thought of as a liberal bastion.

Does the terms hypocrisy or "JUDAS KISS" apply here with regards to current Republican regime?

NFTOS applauds POTUS for standing his ground and doing what was right for not only the automotive companies, but those Americans whom hold careers in the automotive field.

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