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SURPRISE! Dems Break Promise: Stimulus Bill to Floor Friday

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posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 05:16 PM
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It is going to pass people.
I'm not even watching.
Today is Friday the 13th. Today is the day that OUR bailout equals 13 dollars. It is very symbolic. It is clear evidence of a plan.
They are gloating.
They are laughing.
They are declaring war.




posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 05:20 PM
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Democrat from Indiana hasn't voted yet. Evan Bayh

He was talking against the stimulus on the news.


Also Brown (D) from ohio hasn't voted yet.

Either they aren't there or are late....or they may be being swayed into going one way or another by other COngressmen



[edit on 13-2-2009 by David9176]

[edit on 13-2-2009 by David9176]



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 05:23 PM
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I wonder if those folks who don't agree with it have been THREATENED to vote for it?
Remember when all of those folks skipped out of town a few years ago to escape a vote?
HAHA.
Doesn't matter, this will be rammed down our throats also.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 05:27 PM
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Gillibrand (D) NY
Bayh (D) IN
Brown(D) OH

haven't voted yet...

57 so far

Not looking good

I'm getting queasy...

I need a bucket,



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 05:28 PM
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Originally posted by redhatty
4 more Nays will stop this in it's tracks, 3 more Ayes will pass it


Do they need a super-majority? I thought they just needed a majority.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 05:29 PM
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they need 60 to pass it

At least that's what the headline on CSPAN says



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 05:30 PM
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Hopefully by some miracle they come to their senses and vote Nay.

Geezus give some of us SOME HOPE!

But who am i kidding, it's going to pass.

[edit on 13-2-2009 by David9176]



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 05:30 PM
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Originally posted by lernmore
Gillibrand (D) NY
Bayh (D) IN
Brown(D) OH


And Martinez (R) FL



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 05:35 PM
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Quick!!!

Can we scrape together a couple million $ to bribe Bayh into voting no?

Everybody has a price! They're politicians!

*holds bucket out*



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 05:36 PM
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So is it passed yet? It will surely pass, otherwise the markets will crater even more on monday.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 05:37 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic

Originally posted by redhatty
4 more Nays will stop this in it's tracks, 3 more Ayes will pass it


Do they need a super-majority? I thought they just needed a majority.


They want the 60 votes....filibuster proof.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 05:38 PM
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Martinez votes nay.


So there's one.

It's all on the Democrats now.

[edit on 13-2-2009 by David9176]



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 05:41 PM
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I'll add 13 dollars to the bucket.





posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 05:47 PM
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They already lost the chance to filibuster. They're voting. A filibuster comes before a vote. That's its purpose. To stall the vote.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 05:47 PM
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This is going to pass and within a few weeks, we will see riots in the US.
Mark these words.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 05:49 PM
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Gotcha.
My bad...long day.

It is going to be voting along party lines, more or less, just like in the House.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 05:54 PM
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I don't know why CSPAN (and several other sources) are saying it needs 60 votes. That was last week when they needed a filibuster-proof vote. I'm not sure, but I think it only needs 51.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 06:01 PM
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Everywhere I read it says it needs 60 to pass.

Here is why:



Since When Does The Senate Need 60 Votes To Pass Legislation



So I bet you’re now thinking that the Senate Republicans filibustered this legislation. Well, you’d be wrong. The Senate Republicans, as they have done for virtually every major piece of legislation since 2006, have THREATENED to filibuster. They haven’t actually done it. And every time they do, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tries to get 60 votes to stop them, or the legislation dies.

teresacentric.com...

Threatening to filibuster is almost as powerful as a filibuster itself, at least by what i'm reading.


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posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 06:02 PM
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Right now this is all on Evan Bayh.

I don't know why he hasn't voted yet.

The guy being flown in will vote Yea.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 06:04 PM
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I don't know, but CNN is saying it, too.


The Senate's version of the bill narrowly passed by a 61-37 vote -- one more than needed.

Reid was looking for additional votes out of an abundance of caution, the aide said, after learning that Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, who returned to Capitol Hill for votes this week, will not be present for the final vote because he returned to Florida to continue his recovery from brain cancer.

Reid was concerned that if a Democratic senator gets sick or has some other unforeseen obligation, he could have trouble getting the bill passed, the aide said.

Reid also was concerned because the three GOP moderates suggested that they did not want to provide the decisive 60th vote for passage, the aide said.


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