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The Wall Street Journal actually ran this story.
In essence it’s the Democrats fault they can’t pass legislation.
Here’s the article : http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303325204579463581942405804
Now to answer the question…..
Grover Norquist : “We will make it so that a Democrat cannot govern as a Democrat.”(1)
‘The Republican plot to obstruct President Obama before he even took office, including secret meetings led by House GOP whip Eric Cantor (in December 2008) and Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (in early January 2009) in which they laid out their daring (though cynical and political) no-honeymoon strategy of all-out resistance to a popular President-elect during an economic emergency. “If he was for it,” former Ohio Senator George Voinovich explained, “we had to be against it.”(2)
‘The Senate GOP’s Unprecedented Obstruction In Five Charts’ (3) Chart 1
‘House Takes 50th Vote to Change ‘Obamacare’(4)
‘Gun Bill Background Check Amendment Fails'(5)
‘House GOP Says It’s Too Late To Pass An Unemployment Extension'(6)
And I could go on and on and on and on……
(1) @ : http://www.washingtonpost.com/how-grover-norquist-hypnotized-the-gop/2011/06/30/AGYOUlsH_story.html
Number of Claimants Potentially Eligible for EUC During the First 5 Months of CY 2014 Including Claimants Cut off of EUC Due to the 12/28/2013 Expiration of the Program
District of Columbia 9,100
North Carolina –
North Dakota 5,500
New Hampshire 3,800
New Jersey 144,300
New Mexico 14,100
New York 228,700
Puerto Rico 41,100
Rhode Island 12,000
South Carolina 29,100
South Dakota 900
Virgin Islands 2,300
West Virginia 14,100
National Total 2,795,300
‘House Republicans just voted to cut food stamps by $39 billion’.(1)
‘Top Republicans Oppose Obama’s Call To Raise The Minimum Wage'(2)
‘AP REPORT: RICH GOT RICHER AND HOUSE REPUBLICANS WANT TO GIVE THEM EVEN MORE'(3)
‘Corporate Profits Are At An All-Time Record Peak And Expected To Grow in 2014′(4)
‘Republican minority blocks Senate effort to help long-term unemployed'(5)
Starting to get the picture?
‘Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream’.
‘Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized U.S. economy, the widening gap between rich and poor, and the loss of good-paying manufacturing jobs as reasons for the trend’.
‘Economic insecurity among whites also is more pervasive than is shown in the government’s poverty data, engulfing more than 76 percent of white adults by the time they turn 60, according to a new economic gauge being published next year by the Oxford University Press’.
‘Nationwide, the count of America’s poor remains stuck at a record number: 46.2 million, or 15 percent of the population, due in part to lingering high unemployment following the recession’.
‘More than 19 million whites fall below the poverty line of $23,021 for a family of four, accounting for more than 41 percent of the nation’s destitute, nearly double the number of poor blacks’.
‘Sometimes termed “the invisible poor” by demographers, lower-income whites generally are dispersed in suburbs as well as small rural towns, where more than 60 percent of the poor are white. Concentrated in Appalachia in the East, they are numerous in the industrial Midwest and spread across America’s heartland, from Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma up through the Great Plains’.
‘Buchanan County, in southwest Virginia, is among the nation’s most destitute based on median income, with poverty hovering at 24 percent. The county is mostly white, as are 99 percent of its poor’.
‘More than 90 percent of Buchanan County’s inhabitants are working-class whites who lack a college degree. Higher education long has been seen there as nonessential to land a job because well-paying mining and related jobs were once in plentiful supply. These days many residents get by on odd jobs and government checks’.
From : http://www.cbsnews.com/news/80-percent-of-us-adults-face-near-poverty-unemployment-survey-finds/
(1) @ : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/19/heres-how-the-house-gop-would-cut-39-billion-from-food-stamps/
Indeed….Where are the jobs?
Just when does that ‘trickle drown’ take affect?
‘After-tax profits for American corporations hit another record high last year, rising to $1.68 trillion’.
‘As this chart from Quartz shows, profits have been on a roll for some time, more than fully recovering what was lost during the recession’.
‘The profits have helped boost CEO pay: Among 50 public companies, they saw a 4.1 percent increase in pay at the median last year, netting $9.8 million at that mark’.
‘That’s after average CEO pay hit a record high in 2012.
But this wealth hasn’t trickled much further down’.
‘Despite the fact that workers have been increasing their productivity — helping to drive those corporate profits — they haven’t seen much of a reward’.
‘Wages are growing at the slowest rate since the 1960s, only just barely outpacing inflation’.
‘They have actually declined since 2007, and the trend extends back even further: American workers have experienced a “lost decade” of wage growth, as their pay stayed flat or declined between 2000 and 2012, despite a 25 percent bump in productivity’.
‘The Republican candidate to be the next governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has found himself in hot water after the Wendy Davis campaign pounced on him for his refusal to say whether or not he would veto the state’s equal pay bill’ .
‘Texas Republicans managed to make things even worse by claiming that women earn less than men because they are, “bad negotiators.”
‘Things got even worse for Abbott when a study found that his attorney general’s office pays women less than men’.
‘As the equal pay controversy was catching fire, a new poll was released that showed support for Wendy Davis surging’.
‘Texas Senate Democrats turned up the heat by sending a letter to Republican Lt. Governor David Dewhurst asking him to launch a senate investigation into pay discrimination in Abbott’s office’.
‘Dewhurst said the letter sounded a lot like “gotcha politics,” but that he would consider assigning the Senate study on equal pay’.
‘The fact that Republicans are willing to consider a Senate investigation into pay practices of their own gubernatorial nominee illustrates how desperately they want this issue to go away’.
‘Texas Republicans are thinking that they can bury the equal pay issue by launching a senate investigation. Obviously, the Republicans intention is to make sure that the investigation won’t be completed before Election Day’.
From : http://www.politicususa.com/2014/03/27/wendy-davis-surges-panicked-gop-considers-investigating-greg-abbotts-pay-discrimination.html