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HillDem Donating Member (561 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:58 PM
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Senate voting on minimum wage increase right now
Kennedy ammendment would raise the minimum wage by 1.10 from 5.50 over two years. Looks like a straight party line vote. :(

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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:59 PM
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1. I probably shouldn't even bother watching...
it'll just get me worked up. :(
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:01 PM
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2. I wish cspan could have a vote counter on the screen!
I've tried counting the ayes and nays in the past, but lose track before it gets to all 100!

Of course, the Senators would probably bitch about that!!!!
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HillDem Donating Member (561 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:03 PM
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3. Only one rethug
So far has voted for it, Chafee. 'Moderates' Collins, Snowe, McCain all voted no.
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HillDem Donating Member (561 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:05 PM
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4. Holy SHIT
I dont believe my ears!

Santorum voted YES!!! He must be really worried about those polls that show Casey mopping the floor with him..
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halobeam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:07 PM
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5. well, if he wants the women to stay home, then the men
need something to actually bring home. Like 1.10 would do much anyway. Gees.. is it even worth it? It should be at 11.00 (from increments beginning way back yesterday, and the days before that).
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:23 PM
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6. Any Dems vote against the minimum wage? It failed 47-51, 2 not voting.
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katmondoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:55 PM
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7. There is a horrible amendment attached to this bill
that would eliminate overtime pay, allow businesses to overthrow any federal laws that hold them responsible for pollution, harassment and other protections, all States would have this and cannot be overridden by the State.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:12 PM
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10. Have they voted on this, yet another, "corporate giveway?"
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:59 PM
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9. All Democrats voted for Kennedy's amendment.
It would have required a 3/5 vote to pass, but put the corporate toadies no votes on display and let folks know who they Republicans stand with--and it's not them.
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HillDem Donating Member (561 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:30 PM
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12. Corzine was absent
plain was delayed, I think. Or he is campaigning for GOV.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:59 PM
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8. Gee, they vote themselves raises quickly and often enough
I wonder why there's even any debate, or the formality of a vote?
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:16 PM
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11. Gee, that extra buck 10 can help toward the additional
fifteen to twenty bucks it costs to fill a gas tank so the poor can get to their minimum wage jobs.
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