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Republicans Push Proposal to Eliminate Jobs and Raise Unemployment in the Senate

Wednesday, 09 March 2011 06:20
Okay, I didn't expect this headline, but it would be worth reminding readers that this would be the effect of the Republican proposal for sharp budget cuts for the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year. Analyses by both Goldman Sachs and Moody's have shown that the spending cuts, if extended into 2012, would eliminate more than 500,000 jobs. It would have been appropriate to mention this point in the article.
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written by izzatzo, March 09, 2011 6:23
Republicans have also proposed legislation to prevent one acre with 43,560 square feet from containing 6,272,640 square inches which is unsustainable on zero sum grounds, especially those with manicured lawns.
political hari-kari?
written by frankenduf, March 09, 2011 7:50
not sure u realize, but ur headline itself is a pun- can be read as the proposal will raise public ire, causing the repubs to lose their jobs as senators- let's hope the populist foment in Milwaukee spreads all the way to the land of palm trees, and that the working class majority of citizens will oust corrupt senators
The Headline was Weird
written by Jim n Panama, March 09, 2011 8:30
Raise unemployment in the Senate? Like aides and assistants losing their jobs? That's what I thought until I read the piece .... headline should have been: "Senate Republicans Push Proposal to Eliminate Jobs"
written by John S, March 10, 2011 11:45
So you're taking the bleatings of Goldman Sachs and Moody's, the two criminal enterprises most responsible for the economic crisis, at face value? What a joke. The Republicans are trying to cut $60 billion from a $3.5 trillion budget. That's a rounding error. What happens to jobs in 2013 when the terms of our IMF bailout is to cut $1.5 trillion from the budget?
written by John Q, March 12, 2011 12:33
Well, let's be fair.

Democrats have also proposed a plan to cut jobs and raise unemployment. Oh, and as a corollary, to slow growth in the economy.

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