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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 10:21 AM
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Yesterday Senate Republicans voted in lockstep AGAINST infrastructure spending.
(x-posted from GD-P for maximum Republican-shaming effect)

Despite previous highlighting a lack of infrastructure spending as grounds to oppose the stimulus, yesterday Republicans voted against including additional funds for infrastructure. But hey, I guess anything's game to hold hostage for more corporate tax cuts, eh?

:wtf:

From the following article from the Washington Post:

Senate Lacks Votes to Pass Stimulus

The momentum to cut spending became apparent in votes on several amendments. First, the Senate fell two votes shy of the 60-vote threshold needed yesterday to add $25 billion for highway projects and transit programs.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

Here are the votes:

Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 110 to S.Amdt. 98 to H.R. 1 (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009)

Statement of Purpose: To strengthen the infrastructure investments made by the bill.

Vote Counts: YEAs 58
NAYs 39
Not Voting 2


Grouped By Vote Position

YEAs ---58
Akaka (D-HI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Bond (R-MO)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Burris (D-IL)
Byrd (D-WV)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Conrad (D-ND)
Dodd (D-CT)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaufman (D-DE)
Kerry (D-MA)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Specter (R-PA)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Webb (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)

NAYs ---39
Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bennett (R-UT)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Snowe (R-ME)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Wicker (R-MS)

Not Voting - 2
Gregg (R-NH)
Kennedy (D-MA)

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/r...


A special "f* you" goes out to Landrieu, the only Dem to vote against and Gregg, way to thank your new boss there chief. And props to Specter who has been calling for increased infrastructure spending and had the guts to be one of two Republicans to vote in favor (along with Kit Bond).

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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 10:25 AM
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1. They need 60 votes to pass a bill?
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 10:26 AM
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2. Cloture. nt
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 11:57 AM
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16. Well, until they say why, for once I will be prejudiced and say those Republicans are clots.
Blood clots.



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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 10:26 AM
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3. What's with Landrieu (D-LA)?
Doesn't Louisiana need any infrastructure work? Everything's just fine there? Levees up to par? Full employement in NO? Must be nice.

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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 10:29 AM
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5. She wanted more money for levees.
Important, yes. But reason enough to torpedo all infrastructure spending? No. Particularly considering she's unlikely to get what she's asking for as part of the stimulus.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 10:38 AM
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7. self delete
Edited on Wed Feb-04-09 10:39 AM by HereSince1628

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Green Mountain Dem Donating Member (784 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 10:28 AM
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4. With all the damage to ....
the infrastructure in New Orleans and other parts of LA and Landrieu votes NO!!!!!!! WTF is up with that???
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 10:36 AM
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6. CNN calls shitting on our nation's infrastructure "showing muscle".
Republicans show muscle in first Senate stimulus test

(CNN) -- The Senate's first attempt to make a change to the economic stimulus package failed Tuesday night, a sign that Republicans do have some power to change how the bill is structured.

The vote was on adding $24 billion in infrastructure spending on things like highways, mass transit and improvements to water and sewer systems. Had the amendment passed, the Senate's version of the economic stimulus package would have topped $900 billion.

The procedural vote that would have allowed the Senate to waive the budget rules and move forward on the amendment failed.

Democrats needed just two more votes to proceed on the amendment. The provision failed, with a vote of 58 in favor and 39 opposed. A three-fifths majority was required on the motion...

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/04/stimulus /


Another example of the MSM working for you.

:eyes:
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 10:39 AM
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8. the repigs are just truly disgusting, they want failure, what freaking hypocrites.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 11:11 AM
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9. Thanks for the list...
anyone want to join me in making some phone calls?
202-224-3121 (or use the toll-free service at 866-544-7573).
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liskddksil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 11:17 AM
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10. calls are critical
Edited on Wed Feb-04-09 11:18 AM by liskddksil
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 11:48 AM
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12. having a hard time getting through...
do you know if any of these senators are being targeted, or does it not matter which are called?
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liskddksil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 01:00 PM
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17. moderate dems and persuadable republicans
like Nelson, Snowe, Collins, Spector, and Baucus.
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 11:50 AM
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14. Oh, I'll be calling.
First break from work I'll get.

I'm going to call Specter and thank him. Also tell him that I hope this signals his support of the stimulus plan when the full thing comes to a vote. And ditto for Casey.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 11:22 AM
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11. Repugs do not want jobs for Americans they want to place all
the blame on the Dems and Pres. Obama thinking that Americans will scurry over to the repigs again.

They want this President and his agenda to fail, they do not like change, we are talking about the ole white boys club here.
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 11:48 AM
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13. If only dems had such discipline.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 11:55 AM
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15. A pattern is forming. Not even a single Republican voted FOR infrastructure spending.
Edited on Wed Feb-04-09 11:55 AM by Deja Q
How President Obama reacts to all that will be interesting.
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