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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:30 PM
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An astonishing 17 Dems vote against clean air. Tell them what you think.
Tell Dirty Air Democrats: I won't forget your vote against clean air The Clean Air Act is safe in the Senate.

Yesterday, four amendments attacking our clean air each failed to get the required 60 votes to pass.

But before these votes could fail, an astonishing 17 Democrats sided with big polluters and radical republicans, and cast at least one vote to undermine the Clean Air Act's ability to limit carbon pollution.

What's worse, Democrats -- specifically Sens. Jay Rockefeller, Debbie Stabenow, Sherrod Brown, and Max Baucus -- were actually the sponsors of three of the four anti Clean Air Act amendments!1



http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/dirty_air_democrats...
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:31 PM
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1. sigh. nt
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AC_Mem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:36 PM
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2. done
We Democrats need to do our homework for 2012 and find REAL Democrats and get them elected across the country so that they can push the President in the correct direction - which is LEFT. This is the only way we will get the change we need for our future generations.

Annette
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:39 PM
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4. Would you support this platform?
We will pass new tax laws that spread the tax burden fairly across the economic spectrum, with those benefiting most from our society contributing commensurately.

We will pass law to protect the right of workers to organize and have a voice in the operation of US businesses. This will include raising the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour to ensure a reasonable standard of living for all working families and to stimulate our sluggish economy.

We will pass law to provide Medicare for All so no American is denied care or has to suffer financial hardship because of health problems, and no American businesses are saddled with health costs that keep them from competing fairly with foreign competitors. This plan will include a safety net to guarantee every citizen is provided the food and shelter necessary to survive difficult challenges in their lives.



We will withdraw of all US military and contracted personnel from Iraq and Afghanistan. Instead of the hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of lives being wasted on these wars, we will instead provide aid to these countries, and to other depressed areas where atrocious conditions breed terrorists.

We will order the Department of Justice to investigate those who led us into these wars to determine if war crime charges are warranted. If so, they will be prosecuted with vigor and any ill-gained profits shall be returned to the people.

We will order the Commerce Department to present a holostic plan for maintaining and advancing the infrastructure of our great country.

We will order the Secretary of Education to present new plans to guarantee all Americans have access to our public schools, from pre-kindergarten through advanced degrees.

We will order Homeland Security to present a new plan for securing our borders from those who would do us harm while allowing appropriate travel and visitation to our many friends around the world. This plan is to include a path to citizenship for those who serve in the US military, or who came here as children and are now productive members of our society.

We will order the Department of Energy to begin another Manhattan Project to enable us to cease our dependence on fossil fuels. At the same time, I am announcing the nationalization of all US oil and gas reserves, as well as other reserves owned by the citizens of the US that are currently being extracted from our soil for private profit without regard for our environment.

We will order the Department of Justice to begin immediately to root out crimes of corruption within our government. In concert with this, I want Congress to pass laws to ensure elected officials are serving for the benefit of the American people as a whole, not to gain wealth or power for themselves or their friends.


And finally, we are asking you, the People, to help with the most critical problem facing our Democracy today. Were asking you, the People, to pass a Constitutional Amendment prohibiting political spending by corporations or any other entity or individual not qualifying as a person with citizenship in this great country.


These and other policies we will put in place will cause a sea-change in how our country serves the citizens - We the People - rather than a tiny handful of super-wealthy who would subvert our democracy and plunder our wealth while denying even the most basic services for our citizens. Thank you for your support and thank you for standing up for the rights of all citizens.

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roman7 Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:26 PM
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11. yep i would
it would stop a lot of the bullshit&rape our country is going thru now
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sasha031 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:37 PM
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3. Sherrod Brown WTH
I am so tired of blue dogs...
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:41 PM
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5. but what makes this more troubling is that Sherrod Brown is most decidedly
not a blue dog.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:43 PM
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6. Wonder why they didn't focus on Levin or Klobuchar?
Those two suprise/dismay me more than known Blue Dogs..
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:53 PM
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8. klobuchar likes to sit on the fence all theime
until she figures out how best to serve herself.........

I believe she was a DLC pick
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mimitabby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:47 PM
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7. done
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:14 PM
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9. Unlimited corporate campaign financing and the revolving door...
...may not be able to guarantee the election of Republicans, but it sure as hell can make Democrats indistinguishable.
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:26 PM
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10. Rockefeller and Baucus represent coal-producing states...
...as does Brown, to a lesser extent.

It's an article of faith in the Midwest that clean-air legislation hurts manufacturing, auto production, etc. Whether it's true or not doesn't move votes come November.

Think of it as all of a piece with Chuck Schumer's tender solicitude for the financial-services industry.

All politics is local.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:30 PM
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12. Already done for mine.
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:36 PM
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13. Coal states n/t
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