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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 03:36 PM
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Grassley votes against unemployment extension.
Edited on Tue Apr-13-10 03:38 PM by rurallib
http://www.bleedingheartland.com/diary/3871/senate-to-e...


"The U.S. Senate defeated a Republican attempt to filibuster another month-long extension of unemployment benefits yesterday by a vote of 60 to 34. Four Republicans voted with all of the Democrats present on the cloture motion, but Iowa's Senator Chuck Grassley supported the filibuster, as did most of his fellow Republicans (roll call here). Senator Tom Harkin was absent but would have voted to overcome the filibuster.

Republicans claim they simply want the unemployment benefits to be "paid for" (though they never objected when supplemental spending for the war in Iraq, or tax cuts for the wealthy, added to the deficit). Senator Chuck Schumer of New York countered,.......
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I remember just a couple years ago when the medicare drug benefit was one of Chuckles proudest moments. Borrowed every fucking penny.

ETA - looks like Rs Brown, Collins, Snowe and Voinovich voted to stop a filibuster.
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cyberswede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 03:52 PM
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1. I wish I were surprised.
Grassley becomes more of an asshole every day.
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