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Eric Cantor (R-Big Corporations), part of the republican Congressional 'leadership"(term used loosely), has said:

   House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Friday gave every indication that the House will not consider a bill to extend emergency unemployment benefits, even if the Senate passes the bill as expected early next week.

    Cantor was asked directly on the House floor by Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) whether Senate action on its bill next week might prompt the House to act. Cantor did not explicitly say yes or no, but strongly indicated Republicans would not consider it.

    “It doesn’t create any jobs, and right now we are in the business of trying to see how we can get people back to work, for an America that works for more people,” he said.

Actually, extending unemployment benefits would create hundreds of thousands of jobs for struggling Americans.  However it goes against the republican strategy of making America suffer for electing President Obama.  

What is even more telling,is what the republicans did this week!   They set up a select committee to investigate Benghazi(honestly they did)!  

It kind of makes sense in a twisted, cynical sort of way that Speaker John Boehner’s newly ordained House Select Committee on Benghazi is stacked with seven Republicans and only five Democrats. The newly resurgent outrage over Benghazi is obviously meant to be a crowd-pleaser for the midterm base rather than a noble investigative endeavor, so why not give the apoplectic rage-aholics a lopsided committee majority — it only serves to underscore the crass, opportunistic nature of the whole thing.
Not sure how the circus of yet another Benghazi "investigation" fits into Eric Cantor's stated goal:

"right now we are in the business of trying to see how we can get people back to work, for an America that works for more people,” he said.

I look forward to seeing all of the jobs the Benghazi circus creates!

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  •  Cantor=paskudnyak. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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    by JeffW on Thu May 08, 2014 at 07:26:21 AM PDT

  •  Another Whitewater Fishing Expidition (2+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM, cherish0708

    Does anybody think the GOPs Benghazi inquiry is anything more than a fishing expedition? I suspect the GOP see this as another Whitewater witch hunt where by special investigator they started with possible corruption of an inside deal by the Clinton’s on real estate and came up with perjury over unrelated sexual peccadillos  

    Now does anybody wonder if the 1998 congress had paid more attention to terrorism rather than trying to bring down a sitting president that 9/11 may have been averted? A hypothetical question for sure…we all know the past is done and over.

    But as for the here and now you have to consider this Benghazi scandal nothing more than a repeat of the Whitewater witch hunt. And that would be in the current congress’ political scorched earth policy playbook of obstructionism, denunciatory diatribes and personal vilification of a sitting US president.

  •  Well in fairness (0+ / 0-)

    it is about jobs . . . their jobs. Playing to their rabid base so that they can keep their jobs

    Frankly, I’m getting more than a little tired of hearing from angry America. I’m also less than fond of knee-jerk America. And when you combine the two with the Internet, you too often get stupid America, which is really annoying.

    by jsfox on Thu May 08, 2014 at 07:37:47 AM PDT

  •  Why do the Democrats ... (0+ / 0-)

    keep shooting themselves in the head? A committee with 7 reps and 5 dems? What could go wrong with that?!?!

    Obi Ben Ghazi to House Republicans: "Use the Farce."

    by edg on Thu May 08, 2014 at 07:43:56 AM PDT

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