So...How Did Those Tax Cuts Work Out?

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So...How Did Those Tax Cuts Work Out?
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Sat, 09-25-2010 - 7:53pm

Looking back over the numbers:



~Opal~    
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Registered: 08-16-2005
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 7:02pm
Goodness, my grandfathers both fought in World War II and Korea....most of the men in my family were in Vietnam, and now most have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and gasp, they are Republicans and think 'is this the type of government we fought for'.


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Registered: 08-16-2005
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 7:03pm

It's time to make them put up or shut up!!!!!!



I guess we'll see in November, right?








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Registered: 08-16-2005
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 7:05pm
LOL, throw out a red herring, we don't care about the firefighters, teachers, etc...Now looking at employees in our state government, after doing an internship there, yes, no respect, horribly run, huge waste of funds and resources.








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Registered: 09-01-2010
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 7:17pm
Libertarian Republicans have a decidedly negative opinion of government and government workers. They make no bones about it. I'm not a libertarian Republican, so I just don't get it. Would these same people be upset if their house was burning down, and they had no 911 to call?
~Opal~
~Opal~    
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Registered: 03-30-2007
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 7:26pm

My jaw just dropped! I live in Ohio. We were hit very hard when Bush was in office. We were bleeding jobs. People were leaving our state. Now things are turning around.

Our newspaper went from a whole section of Help Wanted ads to about a half of a page for Ads that were just ran. My son pounded the pavement for almost a year. Looking for anything. The only way he made money was mowing grass or shoveling snow. That was 2007-2008.

I've met a lot of women that worked right up till their baby was born. My cousin was a cashier and worked in a small factory. On her feet for hours. Went back to work a week after her baby was born.

Edit to add: My DD worked right up until her *&^%$#@%&*) knocked her off a second story balconey. Baby came 6 weeks early. She HAD to return to work immediately. He was in jail and she had 2 kids to feed. She went back to work with in four or five days. Her son was in the hospital for 2 weeks cause he weighed 4 lbs.






Edited 9/27/2010 7:35 pm ET by ohearto
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Registered: 08-16-2005
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 7:35pm

I don't believe they feel that way over the firefighters, teachers, police.


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Registered: 08-16-2005
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 7:40pm

I know many women that worked up until their baby was born, day of for me, your point?


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Registered: 03-30-2007
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 10:03am

We lost a lot of companies when Bush was in office. Those that stayed laid off a lot of people.

Under Bush: Two Ford plants closed. One re-opened under Obama.
Whirlpool left
Toledo Scale left
Hewlit Packard left
Anchor Hocking shut down
Libbey Glass closed
Dana Spicer left
Jeep cut a lot of jobs
Cardinal Housing shut down
Trucking companies closed up
Owens Corning cut jobs
Longenberger Cut jobs (now getting back on track)
DHL moved and 30,000 workers out of a job

These are just the ones that I can think of right off the top of my head. Not to mention all the factories that closed their doors when the Auto Industry was in trouble.

Between 16 years of Republicn Governors and Bush. Ohio almost shut down.

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Registered: 08-16-2005
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 10:12am
The actual numbers from your state do not back up your claims.


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Registered: 03-30-2007
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 10:22am
OMG.... I only live here. How would I know what's going on. But thanks for trying to call me a liar!!!!!!