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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 03:42 PM
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11 Democrats vote with the Republicans to defeat Mortgage Bankruptcy bill
WASHINGTON - The Senate has defeated legislation that would have let hundreds of thousands of debt-ridden homeowners seek mortgage relief in bankruptcy court.

President Barack Obama had said the bill was important to saving the economy and promised to push for its passage. But facing stiff opposition from banks, Obama did little to lean on lawmakers who worried it might spike interest rates.

The bill would have allowed bankruptcy judges to rewrite a person's mortgage terms, if a bank refused to offer better terms based on income and home value. Only 45 senators voted in favor of the bill, with 51 senators opposed.


NAYs
Bennet (D-CO)
Byrd (D-WV)
Carper (D-DE)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Johnson (D-SD)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Specter (D-PA)
Tester (D-MT)

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30503750
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 03:44 PM
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1. Mostly, the usual suspects
from the usual states.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 03:45 PM
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2. Dorgan???? What were they so opposed to? n/t
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 04:04 PM
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8. Dorgan is for it, he voted against it so that it could be called again
Edited on Thu Apr-30-09 04:06 PM by jsamuel
his vote, unlike the other Dems', was procedural
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 04:05 PM
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10. Was he for it before he was against it?
:sarcasm:
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 04:40 PM
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11. :nodding:
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 05:13 PM
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15. wait, I think I confused him with Durbin
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 03:51 PM
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3. I just want to point out that 'Conservative Dem' Gillibrand...
is not on this list.
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 05:19 PM
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16. Good for you. A point worth noting!
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 05:43 PM
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23. Yes, but I wonder if she would vote the same if she was recently re-elected with a 6 year cushion.
:shrug: Perhaps she notes the threat from the progressive wing of the party - plus the other blue dogs has provided her cover.


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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 06:41 PM
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26. Or maybe she's being consistent with her solid blue voting record.
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blueclown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 03:52 PM
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4. Specter has been a big help.
:sarcasm: :sarcasm:

His ass better be primaried.
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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 03:54 PM
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5. Stop paying the mortgage, squat for a year, and split.
Fuck 'em.
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 04:05 PM
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9. Thats the plan..
Edited on Thu Apr-30-09 04:05 PM by notadmblnd
google the term "cash for keys" or "keys for cash". I haven't had a chance yet, but someone was telling me about it. They said you can make a deal with the bank for them to get their house back without things going missing.
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tabbycat31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 03:55 PM
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6. surprised Bayh is not on that list
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 04:02 PM
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7. Are these the Blue dogs?
The ones that vowed to work against Obama?
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 04:48 PM
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12. Hmm .Neither Spector or Obama did us any good on this one!
"But facing stiff opposition from banks, Obama did little to lean on lawmakers who worried it might spike interest rates."

Nevertheless, helluva first vote for specter. Obama did say Specter would be "independent " and wasn't a "guaranteed Dem vote though. I guess the banks still call the shots, and it doesn't surprise me. Just google who they donate to.

Sometimes you just can't win.
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 05:23 PM
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18. Imagine that! A Republican not being a "guaranteed Dem vote." /nt
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 05:33 PM
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20.  Boggles the mind! LOL! This is why I don't necessarily jump for joy
about the election of some folks just because they have a "D" after their name. Doesn't mean they will vote with us and begs the question, what really is a Democratic majority? If they don't vote with us, what is the point?( Yeah, yeah, I know, we set the agenda)
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 05:43 PM
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24. He IS NOT A REPUBLICAN!!!
So stop saying that..

He now carries a "D" in front of his name, that is all that is necessary.

Yay team!!!
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optimal-tomato Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 04:49 PM
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13. Lincoln and Pryor...
:argh: I wish my state had just one functioning democrat...
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 05:12 PM
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14. welcome to DU!
:hi:
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 05:40 PM
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22. Welcome to DU, tomato!
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 05:22 PM
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17. Has Specter voted on anything substantial WITH the party yet? n/t
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 05:24 PM
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19. Hell, has he voted on anything UNSUBSTANTIAL with the party yet? /nt
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 05:37 PM
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21. Landriew and Nelson are Republicans.. right??
:sarcasm:


we ALWAYS see their names on these lists...

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blaze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 06:19 PM
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25. Coloradans!
Please feel free to email Bennet with your feelings about this vote.

senator_bennet@bennet.senate.gov

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