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The Reality Behind the Labor Numbers

Jerome49 Wrote: Oct 11, 2012 11:25 AM
I hope tonight's debate doesn't turn into one of dueling statistics. The viewing audience could quickly get lost in the arguement of whose numbers are more accurate. Biden will attack Ryan's proposed Medicare reforms as detrimental to seniors. Here is where Ryan could shine. Ryan should say that his proposed reforms were just that, PROPOSED and that he was quite prepared to negotiate the terms of his proposals in a give and take discussion with Democrats, but Harry Reid, the majority leader in the Senate has gone on record as saying that Ryans's proposals would be "dead on arrival" in the Senate. How can a compromise be reached when the other side refuses to discuss?
skywalker58 Wrote: Oct 11, 2012 2:56 PM
That is precisely the problem. Harry Reid rules the Senate, and NOTHING reaches the floor that he does't want voted on. It will get locked up in some committee. He prevents things from reaching the floor for two reasons. The first is that if there is any potential it might pass and he doesn't want it to, and the other is if he knows it won't pass, but it puts on the Congressional Record how each Senator voted on the proposal. There are many things that will look bad or can be made to look bad if brought up during an election that so and so voted for or against a proposal. He prevents them from having to vote and show where they stand.
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