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Entries from October 2011

Obama Complains About GOP Opposition To His Bailout, But Dems Gave Plenty Of Reasons To Oppose It‏

October 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) said, “If I didn’t think much of it on the one thing, you’ve got to assume that I won’t think much of it for something else … I don’t think you increase taxes for new spending.” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) lamented, “We have to be responsible, and basically if spending money would fix our problems in America, we’d have no problems.”

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Aerotropolis’ Demise/Cancellation of China Flights, “Not Connected”

October 21st, 2011 · No Comments

To date, two cargo jets have landed at Lambert. The first flight was greeted on Sept. 23 by dignitaries from throughout the St. Louis region, with visions of flights to follow. The second cargo flight landed at Lambert on Tuesday. Both were filled to capacity when they arrived. But the first flight back to Shanghai was 60 percent full and the second was 40 percent full, officials said.

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Conservative National Blogger Calls for Emerson to be “Primaried”

October 21st, 2011 · No Comments

The Georgia blogger obviously knows nothing about Missouri politics or the district Emerson represents. Ronald Reagan had a saying that my 80% friend is not my 20% enemy. This excerpt from Wikipedia shows why the moderate congresswoman has been re-elected eight times

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Dems Fail To Get Votes On Partisan Stimulus, Then Filibuster Bipartisan Proposal To Help Job Creators

October 21st, 2011 · No Comments

Three members of the Senate Democratic Caucus — Sens. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) — voted 50-50 to block a debate on the package, which would have been funded by a 0.5 percent surtax on those earning more than $1 million. ‘It seems all we care about is scoring political points to be used in the next election,’ said Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). ‘Shame on us if the blame game is the best thing that we can do.’

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Reid Saying Private Sector Jobs “Doing Just Fine” Reveals Dems See Gov’t As “Main Engine Of Job Creation”

October 20th, 2011 · No Comments

“It’s very clear that private sector jobs have been doing just fine, it’s the public sector jobs where we’ve lost huge numbers, and that’s what this legislation is all about.” Asked if he disagreed with Reid’s comments by MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough this morning, former Obama administration economic advisor Austan Goolsbee said, “I guess I would disagree a little.”

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Carnahan Wind Farm Sued By Native Americans

October 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Missouri Democrats are having a tough time with Native Americans this fall. First, Sen. McCaskill is called a racist by them and now the Carnahan wind farm is being sued by the Osage nation in Oklahoma:

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Video: Sen. Reid Thinks ‘Private Sector Jobs Have Been Doing Just Fine,’ ‘Says Government Jobs Must Take Priority’

October 19th, 2011 · No Comments

While the nation’s unemployment rate remains stubbornly high at 9.1%, government workers unemployment rate is at a booming 4.7%! And to add insult to injury, the top income in the United States is, you guessed it, in the Washington D.C. area.

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Presidential and US Senate Straw Poll This Thursday

October 18th, 2011 · No Comments

The Southeast Missouri Pachyderm Club will conduct a straw poll for the 2012 Republican Presidential campaign and US Senate primary.

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After Their Previous Spending Bills Failed, Dems Demand Even More Money For Similar Bailout

October 18th, 2011 · No Comments

And in 2009, President Obama promised of his nearly $1 trillion stimulus bill, “It’s a plan that will save or create up to four million jobs over the next two years … And the jobs of firefighters, teachers, nurses, and police officers that would otherwise be eliminated if we don’t provide states with some relief.”

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Video: Rep. Jo Ann Emerson Supports Official English

October 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson, representing Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District, explains how Official English is a common sense way to encourage immigrants to assimilate and participate in American society.

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