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Another Victory for the American People!
By Joseph* OneLight*®   
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
Last edited: Friday, August 13, 2010
Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010

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In spite of the "Party of No" continuing their partisan political posturing.


A bill just passed by the House, H.R. 1586 (House Vote 518), also known as the “Education Jobs & Medicaid Assistance Act”
prevents as many as 160,000 teacher layoffs (1,800 public school teachers across my home state of Iowa alone) and 900,000 public and private sector layoffs altogether.  This is fully paid for by closing tax loopholes for overseas businesses that want to take jobs away from Americans.  Republicans called this bill a "bailout" and a "handout."   They called the police officers, firefighters, and teachers whose jobs were on the line "special interests."  Nearly every House Republican voted "No".  Here’s how the vote broke down:

‘YES’ VOTES: 247 total (245 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
‘NAY’ VOTES: 161 total (158 Republicans, 3 Democrats)

House Democrats did the right thing, reminding us again of what we're fighting for in the upcoming elections.  When the American People cast their ballots in November, it's up to U.S. to make sure that we remember who's fighting for U.S!

Education is the economic issue of our time.  Making sure we’ve got a world-class education system for everybody is a prerequisite for prosperity and an obligation that we have for the next generation.”  ~President Barack Obama

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/08/10/teaching-our-way-a-stronger-economy

 
*I see that Edwin Larson has removed his foolish comment.  Guess he thought he'd pull a drive-by shooting.  Fortunately, I saved his remarks before he deleted his "review" and here are his exact words which I responded to:
 

A victory? lolol. Did you even read the bill?...or as usual are you relying on the spoon-fed snippets from some far-left website. Did you see the pork in this bill? did you read of the formation of yet another Gov't entity to be charged with disbursment of those funds. Do you know who heads and sits on that board? And really, just how does giving our hard-earned money to the unions save jobs? It is truly exhausting to even attempt to respond to any of this tripe. It is actually sad to see where our country is today and what a sham this administration really is as it drives us further into the ground. But then, it doesn't really affect you as you live in Portugal, a quasi-socialist nation on the brink of reverting to a third-world Socialist/Communist nation...

 


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Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 8/13/2010
My, oh my, Edwin. Guess I struck a nerve with you even though the intent of my article was not to stir up such bitterness. The purpose of my article was simply to inform people about who in Congress has been voting in their favour so that, when they go to the voting booth in November, hopefully they will vote for the candidates who have been supporting them.

Allow me to educate you on a few things:

1) I am familiar with this bill.
2) I do not frequent any left-wing websites.
3) Do you really want to talk about Pork? Historically, Republicans have piled on more “pork” than Democrats, both in terms of the number of earmarks as well as the dollar amounts involved. This is a verifiable fact if you care to check the actual records.
4) As in the past, you will soon see Republicans taking credit for funds their states receive, even though they voted against those funds. Want some examples?
5) It is, indeed, sad to see where our country is today. This is the direct result of the poor decisions made by the previous administration. There are many verifiable facts to support this.
6) You make an inaccurate assumption that I don’t care about what happens in America. Most of my family live in America and I visit them often. You know absolutely nothing about me yet you presume to be my judge. Shame on you!
7) Many American citizens choose to live in other countries around the world. As far as I know, this is still our right. Are you honestly saying that none of us care about our homeland? If so, you are more ignorant and uninformed than I can imagine. Perhaps you are just attacking me personally because you don’t agree with my views.

By the way, Portugal is a wonderful place to live. Of course, you wouldn’t know that because you’ve probably never even visited the country. In addition, Portugal has been a long-time and faithful ally of the United States.
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 8/12/2010
Thank You for sharing this very informative piece with us, Joseph.


GOD BLESS YOU
TONY
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/12/2010
“Education is the economic issue of our time. Making sure we’ve got a world-class education system for everybody is a prerequisite for prosperity and an obligation that we have for the next generation.” ~President Barack Obama

Amen to that! Thank you for sharing, Joseph. Love and peace,

Regis

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