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Fired Up! Missouri - GOP Intransigence http://www.firedupmissouri.com/taxonomy/term/343/0 en Blunt Helps Kill Veterans Jobs Bill http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/blunt-helps-kill-veterans-jobs-bill <p><img alt="" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8317/8005908839_b1f46378e1.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 500px; " /></p> <p><a href="http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/09/19/875351/republicans-kill-vets-job-bill/" target="_blank">ThinkProgress</a>: &quot;Senate Republicans&nbsp;<a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/250391-gop-kills-veterans-jobs-bill-with-budget-vote">prevented</a>&nbsp;a veterans&rsquo; jobs bill from coming to a vote today by forcing a budget point of order vote. Democrats came up 2 votes short of the 60 needed to defeat the GOP&rsquo;s budget measure.&nbsp;The Veterans Jobs Corps bill &mdash; which is part of President Obama&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/02/03/418833/obama-jobs-veterens/">push</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/04/12/463609/michelle-obama-joining-forces-colbert/">to secure jobs</a>&nbsp;for veterans &mdash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-veterans-jobs-corps-senate-obama-20120911,0,6773181.story">would have provided</a>&nbsp;$1 billion over five years to hire 20,000 young veterans for public lands jobs and prioritize vets for first responder jobs such as police, firefighter, or EMT. The measure would have also provided young vets access to the infrastructure with which to assist in job searches, such as access to computers, internet and career services advisers.&quot;</p> GOP Intransigence Roy Blunt Veterans Thu, 20 Sep 2012 11:54:57 +0000 .Sean 15812 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Eyes on the Prize http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/eyes-prize <p><a href="http://www.columbiatribune.com/photos/2012/jun/13/43004/" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="noside" src="http://media.columbiatribune.com/img/photos/2012/06/13/DarkowWedEdit-1000_0613_t600.jpg?4326734cdb8e39baa3579048ef63ad7b451e7676" style="width: 510px; height: 393px; " /></a></p> GOP Intransigence John Darkow Thu, 14 Jun 2012 13:56:37 +0000 .Sean 15502 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com "An Absolute, Total, Failure" http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/absolute-total-failure <div class="nobox"> <img class="noside" src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6102/6257251252_7e81913384.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 255px; " />Steve Tilley and Rob Mayer in Kansas City on their pre-session media tour</div> <p><a href="http://missourinet.learfielddemos.com/2011/10/17/punt-2/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+missourinetblog+%28Missourinet%3A+The+Blog%29" target="_blank">Missourinet&#39;s <strong>Bob Priddy</strong></a> reacts to the effective end of this year&#39;s special session:&nbsp;</p> <blockquote><p>The special legislative session crashed and burned about 7 p.m., Monday, October 17, in frustration and deadlock. There will be some heavy finger-pointing. &nbsp;There will be some disagreements about whether the House or the Senate was the cause of an excruciatingly slow and painful downward spiral from September 6th, the day of the session&rsquo;s already-flawed launch. One-hundred ninety-seven people, members of the House and Senate, were injured but are expected to recover by January....</p> <p>This was something none of us had ever seen before. &nbsp;An absolute, total, failure. &nbsp;And dispirited lawmakers were voicing only faint hopes at the end that things will be appreciably better for the regular session in January. In a perverse way, though, the collapse is instructive...</p> </blockquote> <!--break--><!--break--><p><em>Image credit: <a href="http://midwestdemocracyproject.org/articles/lawmakers-tout-job-creation-wish-list-for-kc-missouri/" target="_blank">Star</a></em></p> GOP Infighting GOP Intransigence Rob Mayer Steve Tilley Tue, 18 Oct 2011 11:38:53 +0000 .Sean 14752 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Quote of the Day http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/quote-day-87 <p><strong>&quot;Don&#39;t ever tell the public that we do good work in here.&quot;&nbsp;</strong></p> <p class="rteindent1">Sen. Kevin Engler (R-Farmington)</p> GOP Infighting GOP Intransigence Kevin Engler Mon, 17 Oct 2011 23:51:39 +0000 .Sean 14751 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Obstruction for Obstruction's Sake http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/obstruction-obstructions-sake <p><a href="http://www.kansascity.com/2011/09/17/3148961/the-stars-editorial-ignore-the.html#ixzz1YJb3rEIi" target="_blank">Yes</a>.&nbsp;</p> <blockquote><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 1.1em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.1em; margin-left: 0px; zoom: 0; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-style: inherit; ">These politicians hope that by being obstinate, they can derail the health care reform law they so despise. But they are denying their states the opportunity to design affordable, consumer-friendly insurance marketplaces.</p> <p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 1.1em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.1em; margin-left: 0px; zoom: 0; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-style: inherit; ">Opponents of reform need to tell the public what they intend to do about the problem of uninsured Americans. &ldquo;Let them die&rdquo; isn&rsquo;t an acceptable fallback position.</p> </blockquote> GOP Intransigence Health Care Reform Jim Lembke Luann Ridgeway Rob Schaaf Scott Rupp Sun, 18 Sep 2011 14:43:12 +0000 .Sean 14643 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Listen to This Hippie http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/listen-hippie <p><iframe class="noside" frameborder="0" height="314" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/e6nNJiJsm70" width="500"></iframe></p> <p>h/t <a href="http://politicalwire.com/archives/2011/07/19/democrats_invoke_reagan_in_debt_ceiling_debate.html?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PoliticalWire+%28Political+Wire%29" target="_blank">Political Wire</a></p> Ads Federal Budget GOP Extremism GOP Intransigence Wed, 20 Jul 2011 01:07:15 +0000 .Sean 14412 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com CBS Poll: American Public "Overwhelmingly Rejects" GOP Approach to Debt Crisis http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/cbs-poll-american-public-overwhelmingly-rejects-gop-approach-debt-negotiations <p><a href="http://politicalwire.com/archives/2011/07/18/public_overwhelmingly_rejects_gop_handling_of_debt_crisis.html" target="_blank">CQ/Roll Call&#39;s Political Wire</a>: &quot;A new&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20080250-503544.html">CBS News poll</a>&nbsp;finds Americans &#39;are unimpressed with their political leaders&#39; handling of the debt ceiling crisis.&#39;<strong>&nbsp;Key finding: A majority disapprove of all the involved parties&#39; conduct, but Republicans in Congress fare the worst, with just 21% backing their intransigent resistance to raising taxes</strong>. A stunning 71% disapprove.&quot;</p> Federal Budget GOP Intransigence Polls Mon, 18 Jul 2011 13:10:31 +0000 .Sean 14404 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Priorities http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/priorities-1 <p><img alt="" class="noside" src="http://politicalwire.com/images/7-16-11.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 312px; " /></p> <p>h/t <a href="http://politicalwire.com/archives/2011/07/16/cartoon_of_the_day.html" target="_blank">Political Wire</a></p> Editorial Cartoons Federal Budget GOP Extremism GOP Intransigence Sat, 16 Jul 2011 14:06:58 +0000 .Sean 14400 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com McConnell Done 'Lost His Mind' http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/mcconnell-done-lost-his-mind <p>Via <a href="http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/58965.html" target="_blank">Politico</a>:&nbsp;&ldquo;I would just say Mitch, honestly, with a straight face, do a press conference and say, &lsquo;Here&rsquo;s the solution to the problem: Let&rsquo;s let the Democrats do it and we want them to do it three times before the next election and it will be OK with us if they do it as long as we don&rsquo;t have to touch it.&rsquo; And people aren&rsquo;t ridiculing that? 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