Stabenow: Republicans in ‘Cynical Game’ to Crater Economy by Stopping Jobs Bill

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Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) (Zuma Press)

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), whose state has the second-highest unemployment rate in the country, just held a conference call with reporters, in which she expressed her belief that Republicans have cynically joined together to stop the jobs bill, also known as the tax extenders package or H.R. 4213, to keep the unemployment situation bad, or possibly make it worse, for their own electoral gains in the fall.

[Congress1] Here is a flash transcript of some of her remarks:

On Republican obstruction:

It’s an extremely maddening and concerning time right now, and frankly we need your help. We’re in a situation where, after spending at least eight weeks on the floor trying to pass this jobs bill, which focuses on creating jobs as well as helping people … not one Republican is willing to help us stop this Republican filibuster.

We’ve spent a tremendous amount of time and discussions to get just one person to join us. And we don’t have that. So, we will be voting again today to stop the filibuster and we have every anticipation that we won’t have the votes.

It is very clear that the Republicans in the Senate want this economy to fail. They see that things are beginning to turn around. You know the numbers. When this president took office, we were losing 750,000 jobs a month. … Now we are gaining jobs. … Unfortunately, and cynically [on their part], in cynical political terms, it doesn’t serve them in terms of their elections if things are beginning to turn around.

I believe when you look at this bill, which is all paid for — we raised revenues to pay for it — the one piece that is technically not paid for [is the federal unemployment benefit extensions and] that is done in a way that we have always done it, … [those are] always categorized as an emergency. And, frankly, if 15 million people without jobs is not an emergency, I don’t know what is.

On who Republicans are helping:

When you look as well underneath they are protecting wealthy investors, corporations sending jobs overseas and big oil companies — because we have included provisions to close tax loopholes in each of those areas.

Republicans are standing with them at a time when we desperately need to keep this economic recovery going and we desperately need to help people who are hurt. In Michigan, it’s estimated that by the end of this month we’re going to have 87,400 who are going to lose help, temporary help, in their unemployment benefits, by the end of this month. That’s literally the difference between somebody keeping a roof over their head, food on the table and a little gas in the car to go look for work.

I’m frankly outraged about what has been happening.

On what will happen if the bill fails:

We will put this temporarily aside. We have no choice. We met every single objection, we’ve negotiated — we’ve tried to meet what we’re viewed as concerns on the other side. Every time we tried to do that they changed the concerns. We can come back to it in a moment’s notice. … [But] we will temporarily put it aside. We’re going to move on to another jobs bill, focused on small businesses.

On the impact of Republican intransigence:

They’re willing to take down the people of this country with them. Republicans are out of work too. There are Republicans’ and Democrats’ businesses that need the access to capital and [other provisions] in this bill.

On the White House’s involvement in pressing Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Olympia Snowe (Maine) and Scott Brown (Mass.), viewed as the most likely Republicans to switch:

They’re very strongly pushing to get this passed. The negotiations have been primarily been with senators at this point. But the president and the White House are on the phone multiple times a day with the [majority] leader Sen. [Max] Baucus (D-Mont.).

On what this augurs for future jobs bills:

This is an extremely bad sign, because, based on the inability to get at least one Republican — in the past, we’ve had the ability to work, certainly, with members of the Republican caucus and get people of good will, willing to negotiate. The fact that’s not happening now and everything seems to be turned over to [Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)], it appears that everybody in the Republican caucus has gone purely into election mode [before] the fall.

If they can stop the recovery from occurring, if they can create as much pain as possible, people will be angry and will not vote at all or will vote against those in the majority. This is a very cynical political strategy and I sure hope it doesn’t work.

On continuing to fight:

My hair is even redder than ever. This is about real people. This is not some political, cynical game here.

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Thank you Sen. Stabenow!!


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Comment posted June 24, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

Thank you Sen. Stabenow, maybe what you said will get to them.. Amen..


JJ
Comment posted June 24, 2010 @ 8:01 pm

Thanks Senator Stabenow, keep up the fight. We're literally going hungry out here…


LuvPens58
Comment posted June 24, 2010 @ 8:07 pm

I just want to echo the previous posts.
I can't believe elected officials are choosing to crush the unemployed by disguising it as worrying about the deficit. If these people are without any money it will definitely affect the economy-and I'm beginning to beieve that's what the Republicans want.
It isn't bad enough people's 401ks got wiped out with the economic melt down-now they'll have to go hungry and possibly lose their homes. How sad-help out the people with money(Wall Street) and crush the working class.


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Comment posted June 24, 2010 @ 11:48 pm

Thank you so much Senator Stabenow! I write this as tears roll! How could they not even care about us unemployed. Where is their compassion. I just ran out of my 26 weeks I guess I should me thankful I still have a roof over my head..But for how long I no longer will have money to pay bills,rent or eat…What about my fellow Americans that have already lost cars homes and everything they own.


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Comment posted June 24, 2010 @ 11:59 pm

The Republican Party has been on a campaign to destroy the economy for over 10 years. It is the Conservative view point that to remake America the way they think it should be, they first need to destroy it. They've done very well. It saddens me when Democrats join them in this destruction.


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Comment posted June 25, 2010 @ 12:31 pm

The problem here is that none of these people know what it is like to be without a job,and worse than that, losing health insurance.
This Novembef is going to be a chance for all off us to vote all the incumbents, both dems and reps out of office. It is time we get people in Congress to care about the people of the US and not their special interest groups.


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Dude1394
Comment posted June 25, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

the problem here is that the democrats cannot come up with any bill that doesn't use the credit card to pay for it. That's it, that's all.

If they want it, find the money for it.


Garz12
Comment posted June 25, 2010 @ 5:04 pm

Why vote out the people trying to help us out? You only have to vote out the republicans. Then we will be able to move this country forward.


Garz12
Comment posted June 25, 2010 @ 5:07 pm

Just like a typical right winger. How about we get out of 2 illegal wars that the criminal administration before this one, got us into!! That would pay for healtcare & everything else we need to get us back on our feet.


Garz12
Comment posted June 25, 2010 @ 5:12 pm

We just have to vote out every republican. That way they can't stop any thing. Way to go Senator. Keep on talking. Take on the right wing tea baggers. Every working person should NEVER vote republican. They cut there own throats when they do. We need a big turn out like we did when we elected President Obama. We also got to get rid of blue dogs. They should just turn republican.


monkey99
Comment posted June 25, 2010 @ 5:58 pm

Sen. Stabenow is absolutely right.

There has been a mountain of sophistry to justify intransigence from the Republicans. From healthcare reform, to unemployment benefits, to the litany of other infrastructure spending, Their obvious racist attitude, and now standing in defense of BP?

Only an idiot suffering from “intellectual disconnect” could think these things are positive steps for this country.

I fought for this country in the Iraq zone twice, and upon my return, saw just how much suffering has taken place in my absence. I honestly think I had it good. It's gotten markedly worse since then. I am now an activist.

If you are tired of this extremist “conservatism”, you know how to vote, come November.


Dude1394
Comment posted June 25, 2010 @ 6:05 pm

Fine…you mean the one that Obama just doubled down on? Will your party not take responsibility for anything or just continue to kick every problem down the street. Starting with our credit card debt.


Shwicksdad
Comment posted June 25, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

Republicans don't seem to mind using the credit card when it suits THEIR needs and you don't have to go back far to see that in action, either. The problem with so-called “conservatives” is that the loathe anyone that they see as getting a free handout that doesn't somehow benefit THEM directly. If it were a huge tax break to put more money in THEIR pockets they would leap at it like it was candy…so long as THEY got something for themselves and someone else had to pay for it…Conservatives think that when things like huge tax breaks come their way, they were “entitled” to the extra cash it provided them…when it goes into someone elses pocket, they like to scream bloody murder.


Shwicksdad
Comment posted June 25, 2010 @ 6:44 pm

That's what a lot of the Dem's tried doing yesterday on the Senate floor…reading letters from people being hurt by this. Then Mitch McConnell has the nerve to get up and offer a 30 day extension to benefits…24 days into the month he's going to offer an extension that will end in six days? What a joke he is…they need to just pull the UE extensions and get them passed on their own without anything else in the bill…


Shwicksdad
Comment posted June 25, 2010 @ 6:57 pm

I'd like to ask the 41 that voted “no” again what the game plan is here?

According to all the numbers, there are 15,000,000 jobless and just 3,100,000 jobs available in the US…The, “Get a job”, horse-chit doesn't fly when any moron that passed basic grade school math knows 15,000,000 doesn't fit into 3,100,000 no matter how you slice it…So where are all these people supposed to “Get a job” at my dear Senators? Five times the number of jobless as there are jobs for them to “get”…So what happens to them? Live under the overpass until you find a job? Roam the streets? What about the children of these people? You seem to have a concern that we don't indebt poor “Madeline” who walks around at Tea Party rallies sucking her binky with a sign hung on her that says, “I'm $38,000 in debt and all I own is a doll house”…while how many children of these jobless that there are no jobs for, do what? Live in the family car? Eat out of a dumpster? So poor little “Madeline” only has to pay $2,000 in income taxes on her $40,000 a year salary when she grows up and not $5,000? We're gonna save “Madeline” and throw the children of the jobless under a bus to do it?…These people have nowhere to go and all of you know it. I'm sorry but I can't look at it any other way than you trying to teach these people a lesson for having the audacity to elect someone besides a republican to the white house….Absolute disgraces you are.


GG1958
Comment posted June 26, 2010 @ 3:54 am

Will Republicans not take responsibility for their reckless behavior for the PAST 30 YEARS?

Yes, you heard me right 30 YEARS.

1) Ronald Reagan (1981-1989): Inherited roughly $908 billion in debt, and took it up to $2.6 trillion. Change: +186%…. See More
2) George H.W. Bush (1989-1993): Took Reagan’s $2.6 trillion up to $4.2 trillion. Change: +62%.
3) Bill Clinton (1993-2001): Took Bush’s $4.2 trillion up to $5.7 trillion. Change: +36%
4) George W. Bush (2001-2009): Took Clinton’s $5.7 trillion up above $10.6 trillion. Change: +86%.
5) Barack Obama (2009-2010): So far, has taken Bush’s $10.6 trillion up to $13 trillion. Change: +23%.

Notice who the TOP 3 are Dude1394?

Well in case you don't let me help you.

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Pattyp141
Comment posted June 28, 2010 @ 4:42 am

and when is YOUR party taking responsibility for any surplus spending! Bush was left with a surplus…….he left us with a HUGE deficit ass head and now you have the balls to even speak on this blog? I doubt another republican will get elected for a LONG LONG LONG time! Republicans dug the hole now the dems must clean it up!


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Comment posted June 28, 2010 @ 3:38 pm

Bubba.I am 56yrs old lost my job 10/08. I seek work all the time! I live in northern Mi. where unemployment is well above 14%. You have to drive 35 miles to even seek work(one way).I have a 15yr old at home,I am in the middle of banktupcy and trying to just keep my home and vehicles. I have sold everything but the bare minimum.My wife can only find part-time work for 8.00 an hr. and I can't even find that.Then if you did ,UIA cuts your check by half the amount you made,so after driving 70 miles to make $150,you lose $75 of your check and spend ,how much it may cost for gas and taxes,so you work for about $4.00 an hr.depending on how many trips you make to the job,and that does't include maint. on your vehicle.By the way our taxes out of unemlpoyment pay the Republicans wages!!! So will they let us live with them when we are homeless or sick???


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Bubba (more to say) By the way my benefits run out 7/3/10 do you know any REPUBLICANS that will give me and my family or any other families a place to live? We should all go to them to get food and shelter.But of course we can't pay them rent or anything. They should lose everything,and go on unemployment for a year then TAKE A VOTE!!!! Do they even know or ever have talked to someone in our position??


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Nobody will do anything if we don't keep screaming — but to the right people. Ask your local news agencies why more isn't being said about this. Contact your local newspapers and tell them you want to see more about unemployment information. Send emails to ALL the Republicans telling them how you feel. Write Obama and ask if he can do an executive order. Write Biden. Contact your governors. I am on this computer constantly. We're not working, right? So when we aren't looking for jobs……contact people about this bill. These Senators are hard-hearted and too disconnected to know what it is all about. They care about one thing: VOTES. Make sure everyone you know is aware of what these people have done to us.


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Comment posted June 28, 2010 @ 7:08 pm

….and make sure Orrin Hatch knows how you feel by his implication that we are all a bunch of drug addicts who prefer to live on our $300 a week unemployment benefits rather than live like normal human beings. After working for 42 years, I am unemployed for the first time. This weekend, I cleaned toilets for $50.00. I was glad to get the work and I hope I can get more.


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Comment posted June 29, 2010 @ 4:33 am

i was a republican, now i HATE THE GOP WITH EVERY FIBER OF MY BEING. IF THE GOP GETS THE MAJORITY IN NOVEMBER WE ARE DONE FOR. THE MIDDLE CLASS AND THOSE UNEMPLOYED ARE DONE FOR. THEY WORK FOR BIG BUISNESS, DEEP POCKETS, AND THEIR OWN SELFISH and ARROGANT BASTARD SELFS.


BillW
Comment posted June 29, 2010 @ 9:41 am

I lost my job 12/08, there is no work in CT for a 63 yr old, looks like next week, we need to sell the Condo, hide the $$$ & go on Welfare, or SS ???
I'll get by if I have to sell counterfit purses in New Haven streets.


Wdopey711
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 4:19 am

Im so worried about how im gonna pay my bills next month if I still cant find a job… I have 1 wk. left till im broke. Its really scary how can they do this to people.


Bubba
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 12:30 pm

Bubba: Is this about AMERICANS or PARTIES? Do people in congress ever wonder if the troops fighting our wars right now ask each other what PARTY they are before they would help each other when under attack? I DO NOT THINK SO!! It is about AMERICANS HELPING AMERICANS! We help everyone else in the world,but not our own? Then be insulted by Orin Hatch!! We are AMERICANS!! And that seems to have been forgot. All we want is a chance. What do we tell our kids? America has come down to what party you belong to. Congress has forgot who we are. Do you have to be BIG BUSINESS TO GET HELP!! Because soon with 2 million people out of unemployment we will be BIG BUSINESS!! So then they may listen!!


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Do americain people have the intelligence to see what is going on with the republicains or you just beleive fox news.
It is impossible for anyone intelligent to vote for this party. And independants are moving towards them: what kind of stupid people are you in your country.
You lost everything you had because of the last 8 years and you still want to vote republicains….after all maybe that is what you deserve= to stay in your mess for good. President Obama is a too good president for that kind of creasy people like you.


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SENATE GOES ON PAID VACATION LEAVING MILLIONS OF AMERICANS UNDER THE BUS! People need unemployment extensions just to survive.
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( WRITE THEM>CALL THEM>E-MAIL THEM)
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THEN THEY CAN DRAW UNEMPLOYMENT (UNLESS THEIR RICH FRIENDS WILL BAIL THEM OUT)
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Rick, Reid put forth a stand alone unemployment extension bill with means to offset the cost and the republicans still voted no. And you need to do some checking on the MYTH about unspent stimilus funds. Most of these funds have been obligated and many road construction and other projects would be stopped unfinished because the unspent stimulus funding is obligated to these projects. Just like in private industry the final payment on work done is made after completion of projects not before.


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I am starting to wonder if Right Wing small businesses aren't hiring new employees, so the jobless rate will stay high! I saw an interview with a small business owner and he said that he was always signing EDD slips for the unemployed, and that they told him they were quite happy being on unemployment. It just didn't smell right to me, because why would someone tell that little tidbit to someone who could call the EDD and tell them. Also, why would he even sign an EDD form unless he was turning them down? He never said that he hired anyone, or that anyone turned a job down…it just made no sense all around. It started me thinking….! (and that he was also taking a jab at the employment benefits extension!) After seeing the lengths Republicans go to to get their way; I wouldn't be surprised if they sent out notices to Republican business owners asking them not to hire for awhile in support of the party!


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