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Bunning blocks jobless benefits bill again!

Bunning blocked the jobless benefits bill again today. At least there is someone in the Senate who is fighitng against deficit spending. Wish more would do the same!

WASHINGTON — Sen. Jim Bunning on Tuesday again blocked the Senate from extending unemployment benefits and health insurance subsidies for the jobless.

The Kentucky Republican objected Tuesday to a request by Maine Sen. Susan Collins, a fellow Republican, to pass a 30-day extension of jobless benefits and other expired measures. The measure would also extend highway programs and prevent a big cut in Medicare payments to doctors.

Bunning has been single-handedly blocking the stopgap legislation since Thursday, to the increasing discomfort of Republicans like Collins. Collins said 500 people from her state would lose their unemployment benefits this week, while doctors will soon have to absorb a 21 percent cuts in their Medicare reimbursements.

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"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

The Enemy of my Enemy

is my friend in this case. While he should stand against the bill on its overall principle, he would support it if congress could find a way to pay for it that didn't increase the deficit. But I'll take what help I can get in Washington these days.


I too am opposed to how they are CHOOSING to fund unemployment extension(borrowing instead of cutting wasteful spending elsewhere); that is an extremely valid point that I do agree with...unfortunately, that is the CORNER that lying, professing conservative, Neo-Con Progressive Republicans have managed to box themselves into.

DO NOT let them off the hook for having HELPED to not only create this welfare state of a nation over the past several decades of lies and political corruption through doing the bidding of their special interest pals - but also - this is what happens when you are SO BAD a political party, that you create a DEMAND for Socialists in a nation where people that don't own any property, and don't pay any taxes are allowed to VOTE!

Until we get Americans back to work - we cannot get them OFF WELFARE!

This is what the Socialists want - EVERYONE dependent upon them; the elites - from status quo Sean Hannity Republican office-holders to Nancy Pelosi & Barrack Obama; they know EXACTLY what they're doing - and therefore they ALL NEED To GO!!!

Ron Paul is still the ONLY standing Statesman; the rest are a lousy bunch of *EXPLETIVE* politicians!!!

How are we going to inject a MAJORITY of Statesmen into ALL of our "houses" of government?

I want this message PREACHED at EVERY Tea Party in 2010; the difference between a politician & a Statesman...

Here's an example...from 131 years ago...


He may be no hero...

But we need to support those things which adhere to our ideas. This is one of those moments. This also shows why we need term limits.

Becareful what you wish for!

Did you notice that he is going after worker benefits, NOT CORPORATE benefits. Think about this because this was NOT a random act. Have you read "Shock Doctrine" by Naomi Klein? Have you noticed what rules they want to put in place in GREECE? This is NOT good because the elite ALWAYS pit the people against each other in this manner.


Notice, where is audit the FED, where is scaling back the WAR, where is prosecuting the gangster banksters? NO WHERE and they won't address these issues only the workers, only middle class and small business will suffer.

The PATRIOT ACT was extended, WHERE THE HELL WAS JIM BUNNING with that, where are our CIVIL LIBERTIES?

JIM BUNNING is as much a traitor as Goldman Sachs. He is no friend.

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Not against 30-day extensions, but funding source & riders

The measure would also extend highway programs and prevent a big cut in Medicare payments to doctors.

Bunning said again Tuesday that he opposed the extension because it would add $10 billion to the budget deficit, and he attacked Democrats for abandoning promises to pay for legislation instead of contributing to a budget deficits projected to hit almost $1.6 trillion this year.

Bunning proposes to pay for the extension with unspent money from last year's massive economic recovery package, but Reid objected.


Free includes debt-free!

Incremental changes

I think trying to get this bill killed on the principle of it's adding to the deficit is a bit too much, too quick. Change takes time. I applaud Senator Bunning's attempt to find 10 billion dollars to cut somewhere in the budget to pay for this bill. There is no way that a unemployment bill is going to get squashed in this economy,with so may unemployed, even by tea-party supporters. To have a Senator try to "balance" the spending of this bill is huge. I only hope that this is trend that will continue and possibly move to to the house.

I am a a fiscal conservative libertarian, but also a realist. I would love nothing more than to have any and all spending halted but, as you can see by the vilification of Sen. Bunning, this is an uphill battle. Change is coming but there are a lot of hurdles to overcome. Change will not happen overnight but we are the ones that will initiate the change.

Maybe Bunning was just used

Maybe Bunning was just used to prop up Harry Reid, who's suffering in the polls.

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Can you give the link to Rothbard on Che?

i love Rothbard's book, "Economics in One Lesson." I'd like to read what he had to say about Che. Will you please post the link? Thanks!



Thats by Henry Hazlitt, not Rothbard. Here is Rothbard on Che:


Ventura 2012

Ode to Che: Rothbard or Castro?

You do realize that most of the kind words about Che in that article are a direct quote from Castro? Furthermore, the only aspect of Che that Rothbard eulogizes is his revolutionary spirit. Rothbard has a clear stance on revolution and when it is acceptable and how it may be carried out in "For a New Liberty".


Paul Craig Roberts

"The “fiscally responsible” Bunning supports blank checks for wars of aggression (war crimes under the Nuremberg standard) and payoffs to investment banks for wrecking the retirement plans of most Americans. Bunning sends the bills to the unorganized and unrepresented Americans, whose jobs have been stolen by corporate offshoring of jobs and whose retirements have been stolen by the endless greed of the Wall Street investment banks."


People, You can get private Unemployment Insurance!!!

What the hell is wrong with some people on here? We don't need government to provide these benefits. Private unemployment insurance exists today. Also, if you feel the current unemployed need help, then help them yourself. We don't need government to do this for us.

And I thought this was the Daily Paul not the Daily Parasites.

liberty4us -- Excellent post again

There are some on this site who seem to think you have a RIGHT to a job.

I contend that all unemployment benefits are questionable as a moral hazard.

But since employers are FORCED to pay into it at the state level that is just how it is.

But it is very bad for the FEDERAL government to provide benefits because no unemployment insurance is collected--only TAXES.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Do you use the library,

Do you use the library, roads, etc.?

Yes, you do...in part because you paid for it through taxes.

Well, you paid for unemployment insurance too. Note the word "paid", past tense. Sure you have an argument about whether there should be government unemployment benefits...but you've already been paying into the system for years.

LOL...I remember being unemployed as an adult for a long time twice in my life.

The first time was about 20 years ago. I drove down to the UE building, took one look at the line and the people, turned my nose up, and walked away thinking I was a *better* American for it. A couple months later, I had burned through my emergency savings and gotten into debt. I took the first job offered to me even though I knew I would be miserable...and I was.

The second time was late 2008. This time was different. I knew I had paid nearly a half million in income tax over the course of my career and I gladly took every penny of UE that I could while I picked over job offers. I Never did I have to touch my emergency savings. Now, I work in a job that I love.

I hate to break it to you, but we live in a capitalist system. The roads the government makes are to maximize productivity...ditto for unemployment insurance. If you understood how destructive widespread poverty is to a nation, you'd understand it's wise (long term) for a government to offer unemployment insurance...and to extend it when times are tough. This is merely one example of how great the NWO is at creating the policies and global infrastructures (labor) needed to sustain a global civilization that will end poverty, hunger, illiteracy, etc. and will ultimately provide more freedom than any other civilization.

Most arguments against UE are about people abusing welfare...well, frankly, that is white water logic: shallow, twisted, and dangerous. In the bigger picture, such corruption is simply collateral damage.

Funny you y'all ignore my

Funny you y'all ignore my argument that nearly consciously uses/benefits from government programs everyday by a variety of means...either directly and indirectly.

Selective much?

Yeah dude your at the wrong site

maybe you wouldn't have been broke and wouldn't have to burn through your savings if cost of living wasn't so high due to high taxation and regulation to pay for your "paid-in" federal Insurance.

maybe you coulda gotten off your behind and gotten a job alot easier and faster if businesses could compete with labor price

you got alot to learn dude.

I would suggest quit posting and read some Mises or Hayek before you come back... thanks..

A living Consitution is a dead one - Ron Paul

The Socialist site Daily Parasite is where you belong

I never paid the feds for any unemployment insurance. That is a state run program that companies pay into. The feds are throwing some fantasy cash for the extension since state programs mostly only allow 6 months.

You are a good example of why it is difficult to end government programs that rob the productive life out of this country. If you need it is OK with you. You love your pet programs, it is only the rest you think are wrong. Wake up they are all wrong! These government programs are the problem not the solution.

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Except 100% of income tax props up bureaucratic irresponsibility

(so says the Grace commission) by "paying down" the "national debt" (to the IMF). So, in no way does your "half million" equate to "deserving" anything.

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I think that this very accurately showcases

that some people on the DP are just fine with runaway gov't spending, as long as the money is spent on their "pet programs" that they happen to like.

So, it's not a matter of principle to them, but a matter of whether they endorse who should get the hand-outs.

I find it to be a very interesting revelation.
But, it doesn't surprise me, because I've been reading "socialist-leaning" posting from quite a few DP posters over the last year or so.

Read Naomi Klein

"Shock Doctrine" Funny how they are willing to go after the citizens but the FED is STILL NOT AUDITED. When they go after Goldman Sachs as fast as they go after average Americans then I can get on board, but like Dr. Paul said let's stop these wars first.

I would wager that they go after ALL social programs and not the corrupt government or gangster banksters.

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it's like she says,

they are the same people who fund the benevolent foundations. Recall her writing of the Ford Foundation? They go after some, to make the masses think they are doing good keeping corruption at bay. With all the talk of protections and oversight, they continue to put the fox in charge of the hen house. But they always have a scapegoat to frame. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

'...truth is loved in such a way that those who love some other thing want it to be the truth, and precisely because they do not wish to be deceived, are unwilling to be convinced that they are deceived." --- St. Augustine, Confessions (10:23), 5th c.

By "some people", do you mean

By "some people", do you mean Jim Bunning? Because he fits that description perfectly. If you want to read "socialist-leaning" posts, read Murray Rothbard's take on Che Guevara.

Ventura 2012

No, I mean some people here on DP.

And I don't need Murray Rothbard's "take" on Che Guevara.
I have my own "take" on him.

You have to be joking

How is doing more of the same that got us into this debt trap helpful? If you want to help the unemployed you are free to give your own money. You don't need government to help you fellow man in need!

Sheesh, when did Paulites become beggars for government giveaways?

liberty4us you nailed it.

I'm starting to think some of these folks are on the wrong site.

They should head on over to the Huffington Post and bash Bunning along with all their other big-government can take care of us, liberal thinkers.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

i think some people are just

i think some people are just sick of politicians bending over for corporations and banks and then turning to the taxpayer and suddenly becoming frugal and stubborn. if anything it should be the other way around. let's be frank, i don't think anyone disagrees here that welfare has to end at some point. but to be so stubborn on this issue when there are bigger fish to fry can have a negative impact. entitlements need to go away incrementally, and things like the MIC and more corporate welfare/bailouts need to end abruptly.

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