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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:45 PM
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Political Dispute Over Unemployment Benefits Threatens Tax Bill
http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGAIXKJKXTD.html

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate struggled Thursday to prevent a corporate tax bill that aims to end an escalating trade fight with Europe from falling victim to a political clash over unemployment benefits.


Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said senators failed to bridge their differences over a Democratic amendment that would extend unemployment benefits for 13 weeks. Frist said the Senate would vote Monday to cut off debate on the unemployment issue and force Democrats to drop other unrelated amendments.

"I want to bring this to a close," he said.

To end debate on the unemployment issue, 60 of 100 senators must vote in favor of the motion.

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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:49 PM
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1. ***k the unemployed in a rush to save the corporations - the neocon way
What a surprise.

Warning to all senators: We are watching and we are really getting pissed.
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:02 PM
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2. Woo-hoo! Stick it Frist! The Repugs attach stinkin corporate breaks
to important bills all the time. About time someone attaches something for the general public. So, extend the UE or risk the penalties from the EU for the stupid illegal tax breaks you gave corps to begin with.
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