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Democrats Bash GOP For Delaying Final Vote On Unemployment Extension
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While Democrats managed to invoke cloture on a bill to extend unemployment benefits, Republicans have delayed a final vote on the bill by deciding to use all 30 hours of debate, a move a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., called a declaration of war on unemployed Americans.

"Republicans are declaring an all-out war on unemployed Americans," said Reid spokesman Jim Manley. "Even though Democrats have the votes to give unemployed workers the safety net they deserve, Republicans are callously delaying the vote for an entire day."

Democrats had hoped to hold a final vote on the legislation Tuesday night, but the move by Republicans will delay the vote until about 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

"If Republicans want to delay this vote until nine o'clock tonight and play politics on the backs of out-of-work Americans, that's their sad choice," Manley said. "One way or another, Democrats will make sure this safety net reaches the people who need it."

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  -Democrats Bash GOP For Delaying Final Vote On Unemployment Extension Lone_Star_Dem  Jul-21-10 11:26 AM   #0 
  - Untile this is story #1 in the MSM it doesn't matter.  democrat_patriot   Jul-21-10 11:27 AM   #1 
  - You're exactly right AND it should already been the #1 story for the LAST 4 wks.  pattmarty   Jul-21-10 12:09 PM   #7 
  - Ummm, hellooooo...Lindsey Lohan is in jail.  progressoid   Jul-21-10 12:32 PM   #10 
  - repubs feel there is no price to pay for obstruction so they keep doing it. nt  msongs   Jul-21-10 11:28 AM   #2 
  - WTF?  Dulcinea   Jul-21-10 11:31 AM   #3 
  - I like this chart by President (back to 30s/40s)  Roland99   Jul-21-10 11:49 AM   #5 
  - I love short-sighted idiot repukes.  truthisfreedom   Jul-21-10 11:41 AM   #4 
  - if they want to debate the full 30 then MAKE THEM go for 30 straight.  ladywnch   Jul-21-10 11:59 AM   #6 
  - I can't believe the Republicans were so stupid as to do this and give us ammo.  TheWraith   Jul-21-10 12:15 PM   #8 
  - What the fuck is wrong with these people?!!?!!  prolesunited   Jul-21-10 12:21 PM   #9 
  - hey, don't mess with the repukes and Nelson! They got theirs & that's what Amerika's all about  wordpix   Jul-21-10 01:03 PM   #14 
  - Keep digging repukes, keep digging...  aquamarina   Jul-21-10 12:34 PM   #11 
  - I am currently send a email to all GOP and GOP/Dem Nielson asking why they hate my daughter and....  darkfire423   Jul-21-10 12:59 PM   #12 
  - NOW I'm seeing a Dem party in Congress that I like  wordpix   Jul-21-10 01:01 PM   #13 
  - People will forget by November  bif   Jul-21-10 01:18 PM   #15 
  - Just idiotic asses. nt  orbitalman   Jul-21-10 01:43 PM   #16 

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