It seems that there has been so much talk about scandal in Washington that everyone seems to have forgotten that Iran is still developing a nuclear weapon, unemployment is 7.5%, the fed is printing money which will eventually cause inflation and we have a national debt which is now almost 17 Trillion dollars!  The scandals should be investigated and made right but what about these other issues? Are they not just as pressing?
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When is a scandal a scandal?  When someone says it is?  Daryll Issa appears to follow the "ready, fire, aim," philosphy, he fins something that might be a scandal, and as it turns out to be nothing, comes up with another one.  He's like "the boy who cried scanddal".  At what point is he called to the carpet?  He's wasting time and resources that could be much better utilzed to address exactly the kind of issues you mention.

I keep hearing "jobs, the economy, jobs", but what I see is abortion amendments, name another post office, and social issues that have no impact on either jobs or the economy.  But then it's easier to push mandatory ultrasounds than to actually tackle the hard issues, I suppose.
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I think sometimes when government runs out of answers to complex problems they distract the people with side shows. It seems like both parties are complicite. Seeing this type of high unemployment for this long indicates to me that we are in the midst of a permanent shift from a production economy to a consumption economy.  We don't make anything anymore and those jobs probably will never come back.  Evidence of this is see in the high demand for skilled technology workers and declining demand for production workers. Unfortunately, there are many who are caught in the middle of this transition.  If you have worked in and have training in a production related career, starting over can be extremely difficult.  The education system also seems to be behind in terms of meeting the needs of the new economy as many graduates in formerly viable fields are no longer able to find good jobs out of college.  On the other hand, the shift has created amazing opportunities for others in the medical field and many other scientific and technology related industries.  I believe we may see these levels of unemployment for an entire generation and maybe longer if we do not accept the reality of these changes.
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Why hasn't Obama been Impeached yet?  Yes it reminds me of an email I got recently about scandals.

Frank: "Did you hear about the Obama administration scandal?"

Joe:     "You mean the Mexican gun running that killed 400 Mexican citizens and our border patrol?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:     "You mean SEAL Team 6 Extortion 17 that every one of them died on a very, very  slow moving helicopter?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:     "You mean the State Dept. and Hillary  deliberately lying about Benghazi ?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    "Oh, you mean the Fort Hood terrorist shooter still collecting his full salary, Allah Akbar, everyone"?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    "IRS, Lois Lerner still collecting her full salary"?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    "you mean the 144 metric tons of Gold Obama stole from Kaddafi without Congressional approval?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:     "You mean the voter fraud where a vote for Romney showed up as a vote for Obama?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:     "You mean the military not getting their votes counted at all?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    "You mean that 3 or 4 of Obama's Chicago GAY boyfriends were mysteriously MURDERED when they came forward with claims he was gay too"?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    "You mean he refuses to explain his whereabouts the night of the Benghazi attack"?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    "You mean the internet pictures of his 16 year old ******, nude on the couch of Black Communist, Frank Davis?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    "You mean the president demoralizing and breaking down the military?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    "Giving FREE F16 fighter jets to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, each wit half a Billion dollars of weapons FREE?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    "You mean the Boston Bombing?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    "The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything else, like going into your computer?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    You mean arresting citizens and detaining them in mental hospitals indefinitely with no warrant, charges, lawyers or trial?

Frank:  "No, the other one."

Joe:     "You mean the president wanting to kill Americans with drones in our own country without the benefit of the law?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:     "Giving 123 Technologies $300 Million and right after it declared bankruptcy it was sold to the Chinese?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    " You mean his new banking law, BAIL-IN where the banks can now confiscate your money if the fail a FED stress test?

Frank: "No, the other one.

"Joe:     "You mean the president arming the Muslim Brotherhood with shoulder launched missiles?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    You mean the State department, Homeland Security, the FBI, the EPA, and of course the White House totally over run with dozens and dozens of Muslim Brotherhood staff?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    "That Obama asked ELITE McCain to visit Morse relatives, because they know the truth about Benghazi

and it will undeniably cause IMPEACHMENT?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    "The fact that Obama is really a Marxist Muslim and also an anti Colonialist"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    Maybe because he sent no one to Margret Thatcher's funeral but 14 to the Marxist Chavez funeral?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:     "He refuses to salute the American flag, even scraped it off Air force One?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:   "Refuses to visit military cemeteries on Memorial Day?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    "Because at a 911 official ceremony, his wife said out loud, ALL THIS FOR A **** FLAG"?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    "Displaying Soviet warships at the Democratic convention, instead of the US Navy?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    "The IRS targeting conservatives, and it is still going on without stop?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    "You mean that you now are paying $12 / pound for Chicken meat"?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    His relatives in Kenya getting 501c tax exempt status in one day, then giving them millions to promote Sharia law?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:     "The Governor of Hawaii now declaring he was not born there?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    "The DOJ spying on the press?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:     "Refusing to honor that PROGRESSIVE shining city on the hill, DETROIT?

Frank:  "No, the other one."

Joe:     "Keeping quite with a news blackout how 15 other PROGRESSIVE cities like DETROIT now have daily flash mob home invasions and the police do not respond to 911 calls, nor are they reported in the local media?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:     "Sebelius shaking down health insurance executives?"

Frank:  "No, the other one."

Joe:     "Obama honoring the traitor Jane Fonda for her acting in a movie"?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:     "Giving SOLYNDRA $500 MILLION DOLLARS and right after they declared bankruptcy 3 months later the Chinese bought it?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:     "The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything else and to this day violating the Constitutional privacy of thousands?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:     "The president's ordering the release of nearly 12,000 illegal immigrants from jails and prisons and falsely blaming the sequester?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:     "The president's threat to impose gun control by Executive Order in order to bypass Congress?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:     "Homeland security was at another school 5 miles from Sandy Hook Elementary THE DAY BEFORE as part of a drill for the identical circumstances, even Janet Napolitano was there for the drill?

Frank: "No, the other one."  

Joe:  "The president's repeated violation of the law requiring him to submit a budget no later than the first Monday in February?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:     "The 2012 vote where 115% of all registered voters in some counties voted 100% for Obama?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    "Outright lying about unemployment and now only reporting part time jobs, not even people who have given up looking?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:     "The president's unconstitutional recess appointments in an attempt to circumvent the Senate's advice-and-consent role?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:     "Spending 100 Million taxpayer dollars just on his twentieth vacation in 5 years"?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:    " Obama is still campaigning, now in Mexico, come north and we will give you Food Stamps and a Democrat registration form"?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:     "The State Department interfering with an Inspector General investigation on departmental sexual misconduct?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:     "HHS employees being given insider information on Medicare Advantage?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:     "Refusing to prosecute criminal illegal aliens for *** offense crimes in PROGRESSIVE states?

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:     "Clinton, the IRS, Clapper and Holder all lying to Congress?"

Frank: "No, the other one."

Joe:     "I give up! ... Oh wait, I think I got it! You mean that 65 million low-information voters who don't pay taxes and get free stuff from taxpayers and stuck us again with the most pandering, corrupt administration in American history?"

Frank: "THAT'S THE ONE!"

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