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Explain to me then, why did the Republicans shoot down the recent bi-partisan Veteran's Job Act, to give soldiers who are returning home jobs in the police forces and forestry industries? This was even co-written by some Repubs, who then voted it down. Was this Obama's fault for not crossing the line? Or was it Republicans who did not want to help create jobs, which would have looked good for the current administration? A compromise to assist our fighting men and women, AND help the economy, and the Repubs shot it down. Why?
Yes, coal is important, but dont you think that exploring alternatives that are cleaner and more efficient are what will carry our country into the future? It is a good thing that some forward thinkers made electricity a possibility and a reality, because if someone like yourself were in charge all those years ago, we would still be using candles and lanterns. Wouldnt want to put the candle-stick makers out of work, would we?
To learn something about your Golden Boy Ronnie, read below my reply to Corlyss and educate yourself about Iran-Contra.
Actually, the early 2000s recession was brought about by venture capitalists speculating dot-com companies, which of course we all know crashed in early 2000. BC had nothing to do with it. The recession was compounded even further because of 9/11, which occurred under George Bush's watch.
Um...the recession of the late 80s was brought about by the Savings and Loan crisis, which was largely in part brought about by Reagan's Tax Reform Act of 1986.
Handwritten notes taken by Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger on December 7, 1985 indicate that Reagan was aware of potential hostages transfers with Iran, as well as the sale of Hawk and TOW missiles to "moderates elements" within that country.
Um....with all due respect, it was career military men, General Ham and General Dempsey, as well as General Patreus, who decided it was not a good idea to send in troops to the area. From Fox news: "The basic principle is that you don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's going on; without having some real-time information about what's taking place," Panetta told Pentagon reporters. "And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation." Blaming Obama for these fine men's deaths is an ugly political move, and a disrespect to our military and its leaders.
Without all of the tax loopholes that Mitt intends to fix, where are the corporations going to get the extra money to start hiring again? Kool-aid.
Also, America ended the 90s on top because of Bill Clinton, not because of Republican policies, which helped to end the 80s and began the 90s in a recession. Fact.
Um...actually, the hostages were released not by Reagan waving his hand, but because of a deal known as the Iran-Contra Affair, in which RR and scoundrel Ollie North supplied weapons to Iran. Fact.
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