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March 2nd, 2010
03:00 PM ET

We Listen – Your comments 3/2/2010

Editor's Note: As Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning continued blockage of extended benefits for the jobless, some of Tuesday’s American Morning viewers cheered the senator’s actions: “We hear about fiscal responsibility from politicians on both sides, but never see it in practice. I commend Senator Bunning for finally making an effort to control spending in Washington.” Those opposed to the senator’s actions called Republicans “mean spirited,” and scolded CNN for claiming that Democrats are accusing all Republicans of the behavior, when it is solely Sen. Bunning.

  • Andy: I'd like to express my disappointment with American Morning and the main stream news for strongly objecting to Senator Bunning's position on the bill to extend jobless benefits. If this issue were so important, why can't our Congress finance this bill? Jobs today do no good if we lead our country into a financial disaster tomorrow. We hear about fiscal responsibility from politicians on both sides, but never see it in practice. I commend Senator Bunning for finally making an effort to control spending in Washington.
  • Paul: Listening to the morning show, I keep hearing that "congress" is stopping jobless benefits etc. It is NOT congress, it’s Bunning and the Republicans. When will you call [it the way it is]?
  • David: Ask Mitch McConnell about Bunning, because he probably put him up to it. Not that McConnell ever gives a straight or reasonable answer either.
  • Dan: What […] do you mean "Democrats are pointing fingers..." at Sen. Bunning? The FACT is that Bunning's hold on the legislation is responsible for the furloughed jobs, the delay in unemployment benefits, etc. It's NOT a he said/she said situation. It's REALITY. Please report it that way.
  • Linda: The Republican party is finally coming "out of the closet." Not that more than half the country didn't already suspect that the GOP is the most mean-spirited bunch […] ever. Now, the disgusting display of arrogance and disregard for ordinary people by Republican senator Bunning and the lack of condemnation by his party, should make it crystal clear what would happen to most of us if they should regain control of our government. If the Democrats have any spine at all, they should pound these jerks over the head with this every single day from now until the elections. Also, it would be a great service to our country if the MSM continues to stress just how dangerous it would be to put these people back in power.

What do you think? Continue the conversation below.

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  1. Pam

    I find it very bias and one sided to report an aspiren cost $1000.00 and not follow the path of the pill to the patient. Cost of the pill to the hospital. Cost of personel who receive and validate the dispensing of the pill. The cost to take the pill to thel patients room ie the cost of personel to take dispense pill. Let see. Some one has to order pill from so company and pay that company. Then pay person who receives the pill at the hospital and stores and identifies it. Then a person on patient floor to read chart and send order to phamacy and then someone deliver to patient floor. Another person validate pill and put on a sanitary cup and takevto patient room and watch patient take the pill. So. If we want to allow patients family to drive to drugstore and purchase pill and bring to patient and watch patient take the pill and relieve the hospital from all legal responsibility for this action thenand only then will that pill vist significantly less.

    March 3, 2010 at 2:21 pm |
  2. Judi

    CNN reporter said that the Democrats should have done something last week. Why?
    The public needs to know what is going on. The republicans constantly point fingers at the Dems. Claiming they are spending to much. They are not doing enough etc.
    The Republicans don't care about the people just big business. The people need to see the real GOP. How they work against the good of the people.

    March 3, 2010 at 6:38 am |
  3. MMartin

    I started watching your program recently because I was trying to find television news without bias. Today your reporter claimed that the standoff was the democrats fault because they could have done something. If this was a news program your reporter would have mentioned what should or could have been done by the democrats to stop Bunnings filibuster. Instead with a snear and a joke she blamed the mess on Democrats and the other anchors nodded their heads like monkeys. Where can a person go for real news? Obviously not CNN.

    March 3, 2010 at 6:38 am |
  4. Marvin Margolin

    Control spending is a good idea.

    Now for the question. How? It is easy to say "Control Spending" Please refresh my memory. Please tell me which Federal legislator came up a a specific plan, either Democratic or Republican that even had a chance of getting approved.

    March 2, 2010 at 3:06 pm |