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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:04 AM

Tom Harkin said he's voting against the ageement

That doesnt leave a lot of wiggle room for Joe and Harry to play with.

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Reply Tom Harkin said he's voting against the ageement (Original post)
DMacTX Jan 2013 OP
northoftheborder Jan 2013 #1
fadedrose Jan 2013 #9
cstanleytech Jan 2013 #12
fadedrose Jan 2013 #14
Cha Jan 2013 #16
Demo_Chris Jan 2013 #19
ProSense Jan 2013 #2
W_HAMILTON Jan 2013 #3
DMacTX Jan 2013 #4
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #5
freshwest Jan 2013 #6
DMacTX Jan 2013 #7
freshwest Jan 2013 #8
JEB Jan 2013 #10
iemitsu Jan 2013 #11
JEB Jan 2013 #13
iemitsu Jan 2013 #17
Jack Sprat Jan 2013 #15
Cha Jan 2013 #18

Response to DMacTX (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:06 AM

1. That's interesting. I really trust Harkin to do the right thing.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:59 AM

9. Me too; love Harkin - but I love & trust Joe & BO too...?? now confused...

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 01:57 AM

12. To be honest I dont see the problem.

Harkin is just doing what he thinks is right as are Biden and Obama its just they have a difference of opinion on what the right thing to do right now is which I actually find reassuring since it shows the democrats are still clearly open to differences of opinion unlike the republicans.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:32 AM

14. Amen

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:02 AM

16. Love your post, cstanleytech! Thanks

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:18 AM

19. Biden's job is to work a deal if he can

 

He doesn't have to like the deal. VPs do not get that luxury.

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Response to DMacTX (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:07 AM

2. The fact that it's 11 p.m. on Dec. 31

and they haven't voted shows how absurd this it.

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Response to DMacTX (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:08 AM

3. Where did you hear that?

I'd like to follow the "breaking news" related to the agreement and potential vote later tonight...who is covering it? Are there any online sources? I went to the CSPAN website and CSPAN 1 and 2 seem to just be covering authors...

I wonder how Bernie Sanders will vote? You would think that if Harkin is voting against it, Sanders would, too.

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Response to W_HAMILTON (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:10 AM

4. Apologies for not including link.

I read it on CNN latest Fiscal Cliff update. Pet Dana Bash @ 1050 est.

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Response to DMacTX (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:12 AM

5. Take that Chuck Todd! He just tweeted none of the Dems said they wouldn't vote for it and...

It looked like all but about 10 of the Republicans would.

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Response to DMacTX (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:17 AM

6. How does this mean anything with the House being adjourned?

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Response to freshwest (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:31 AM

7. My understanding is any House approval can be

applied retrospectively with Senate approval.

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Response to DMacTX (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:56 AM

8. Yes, I just saw the thread with the MSNBC videos and Obama made sure that the

Unemployment benefits would continue and said that the next Congress will not be allowed to focus solely on trying to balance the budget with spending cuts. I'm paraphasing but he mentioned cuts to Medicare will be offset by some type of savings and not lessen care, which is close to what I heard before. He said there would be defense cuts. The worst thing was cuts to Head Start that helps the poorest of childrne, I'm not sure if it's part or all, I sure hope not all. It's needed. So the Senate, instead of the normal way of doing things, is making the budget and then as you say it goes to the lower House since they can't do their jobs...

I know a lot of people wanted a straight over the cliff to make maximum cuts to everything, but they would have cut off all those on unemployment, which would have been devastating.

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Response to DMacTX (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 01:09 AM

10. Well thank goodness

that not everybody in Congress is a Corporate, Warmongering Imperialist.

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Response to JEB (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 01:51 AM

11. No, but too many of them are.

In fact its the rule not the exception.

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Response to iemitsu (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:12 AM

13. It one of the few ways one can get elected.

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Response to JEB (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 05:30 AM

17. Yep.

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Response to DMacTX (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:39 AM

15. Great news, Tom Harkin.

 

Hope you get some help from others. Kill this deal. Guide us over the cliff.

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Response to DMacTX (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 05:33 AM

18. Bernie Sanders Voted FOR IT.

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