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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 07:53 PM
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Republican filibuster of infrastructure bill is one more piece of economic sabotage

Republican filibuster of infrastructure bill is one more piece of economic sabotage

by Laura Clawson

Bill Scher on the recent Republican filibuster of the jobs-creating infrastructure bill:

That's right, just six years ago, Congress passed a massive infrastructure bill with near unanimous support: 412-8 in the House, 91-4 in the Senate.

So committed to cause of infrastructure was that Republican-controlled Congress in 2005, that they weren't concerned that some of the 6,361 earmarked projects may not have constituted the most efficient use of taxpayer dollars.

But today? At a time when the need for jobs is painfully greater than six years ago?

A Democratic president proposes an infrastructure bill to create jobs. And every Senate Republican filibusters it.

A Democratic president proposal an infrastructure bill that does not increase the deficit. And every Senate Republican filibusters it.

Scher lists the 25 senators23 Republicans, Joe Lieberman and Ben Nelsonwho, six years ago, voted yes on infrastructure and last week voted to filibuster: Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Richard Shelby (R-AL), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Jonny Isakson (R-GA), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Richard Lugar (R-IN), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), David Vitter (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Ben Nelson (D-NE), Richard Burr (R-NC), Tom Coburn (R-OK), James Inhofe (R-OK), Jim DeMint (R-SC), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John Thune (R-SD), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Michael Enzi (R-WY).

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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 07:53 PM
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1. Ugh
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 08:09 PM
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2. They would rather take down a whole country to take down one man
Their ego is that big.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 09:50 AM
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7. It's damn near treasonous. I know the Republicans are
determined to destroy Democrats, but why did Lieberman and Nelson vote with Republicans?

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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 10:16 AM
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8. that's why the political system is broken
ideass like 'the good of the country' got thrown out the window for the sick pleasure of sticking it to the other guy, no matter the long-term cost
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leftyohiolib Donating Member (413 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 08:47 PM
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3. if another country was doing this to us we'd be at war.
Edited on Mon Nov-07-11 08:49 PM by leftyohiolib
republicans are a national security threat and should be treated that way
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 12:32 AM
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6. I can't take those who pretend otherwise seriously anymore.
Assimilating their scams and wicked ideology is shitting in your own bed on the best of days.
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:13 PM
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4. K & R
:kick:
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:22 PM
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5. Repuketeashadist must be destroyed...
Edited on Mon Nov-07-11 11:22 PM by and-justice-for-all
DINOs as well.
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