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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:49 AM

McConnell: 'We Beat The Liberals'

In a recent fund-raising email sent out by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), McConnell appears to be taking credit for defeating filibuster reform and preserving the GOP's ability to continue to block legislation.

If one were to think McConnell is bragging about embracing the obstructionist strategy with no intention of moving away from it any time soon, one would be correct...sorta.

...And, In Other News...

Just last month, bio-tech giant Amgen, was involved in the single largest criminal and civil fraud settlement involving a biotechnology firm in U.S. history. Amgen, a company with 74 lobbyists on Capitol Hill and close ties to McConnell, agreed to pay a $762-milllion criminal settlement...sorta.

Vintage Crony Capitalism

In an 11th hour maneuver occurring behind the scenes, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), that millionaire politician with close ties to Amgen, stepped back from obstructing long enough to have hidden in the Senate's "Fiscal Cliff" bill -- a sweet-heart deal for Amgen -- that will cost taxpayers half a billion dollars...literally!



Bill Moyers & Company

Bill talks to U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) about the bi-partisan bill he recently sponsored to repeal that giveaway, and the political factors that allow such crony capitalism to occur. Bill invited a representative from each party to discuss this story. Apparently, the Republican had a more important prior engagement to attend.

(Read More: http://billmoyers.com/2013/01/25/on-inauguration-day-thoughts-of-corporate-foul-play/)

(Read More: http://billmoyers.com/segment/u-s-rep-peter-welch-on-amgen%E2%80%99s-sweet-senate-deal/)

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Peaceful Protester Jan 2013 OP
ebbie15644 Jan 2013 #1
FarPoint Jan 2013 #2
Peaceful Protester Jan 2013 #3
bemildred Jan 2013 #4
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #5
Filibuster Harry Jan 2013 #6

Response to Peaceful Protester (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:04 AM

1. They did

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Response to Peaceful Protester (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:09 AM

2. What is your point?

Flamebait fishing?

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:44 AM

3. My point is...

Mitch McConnell, who is an obstructionist, says we can't afford to spend money, then turns around and secretly hands out $500,000,000 in tax payer money to his buddies at AMGEN while bragging about being an OBSTRUCTIONIST to raise money for the next election.

NOTE: Also, Congress shouldn't be giving AMGEN any tax payer money after AMGEN agreed to pay $762 million just last month in criminal and civil liability.

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Response to Peaceful Protester (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:53 AM

4. "And send money, Chump, lots of money." nt

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Response to Peaceful Protester (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:54 PM

5. And with the help...

of Harry the Wimp and seven other democrats.

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Response to Peaceful Protester (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:51 PM

6. Beat Beat Beat!!! The man is there to help govern these USA. Isn't he??

Need to BEAT him in 2014 !!!

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