Skip to comments.March 16, 2006: EVERY DEMOCRAT SENATOR VOTES AGAINST RAISING DEBT CEILING
Posted on 07/16/2011 3:10:30 PM PDT by kevinaw2
Direct from the pages of brazen hypocrisy. On March 16, 2006 the debt ceiling was raised by a vote of 52-48 in the United States Senate. Every single Democrat, including Obama,Kerry and Clinton voted AGAINST raising the debt ceiling. I wonder why they support raising it now? Here's a copied tally of the votes:
YEAs ---52Alexander (R-TN) Allard (R-CO) Allen (R-VA) Bennett (R-UT)Bond (R-MO)Brownback (R-KS)Bunning (R-KY) Burr (R-NC)Chafee (R-RI)Chambliss (R-GA)Cochran (R-MS) Coleman (R-MN)Collins (R-ME)Cornyn (R-TX)Craig (R-ID) Crapo (R-ID)DeMint (R-SC)DeWine (R-OH)Dole (R-NC) Domenici (R-NM)Enzi (R-WY)Frist (R-TN)Graham (R-SC) Grassley (R-IA)Gregg (R-NH)Hagel (R-NE)Hatch (R-UT) Hutchison (R-TX)Inhofe (R-OK)Isakson (R-GA)Kyl (R-AZ) Lott (R-MS)Lugar (R-IN)Martinez (R-FL)McCain (R-AZ) McConnell (R-KY)Murkowski (R-AK)Roberts (R-KS) Santorum (R-PA)Sessions (R-AL)Shelby (R-AL)Smith (R-OR) Snowe (R-ME)Specter (R-PA)Stevens (R-AK)Sununu (R-NH) Talent (R-MO)Thomas (R-WY)Thune (R-SD)Vitter (R-LA) Voinovich (R-OH)Warner (R-VA)
Akaka (D-HI)Baucus (D-MT)Bayh (D-IN)Biden (D-DE) Bingaman (D-NM)Boxer (D-CA)Burns (R-MT)Byrd (D-WV) Cantwell (D-WA)Carper (D-DE)Clinton (D-NY) Coburn (R-OK)Conrad (D-ND)Dayton (D-MN)Dodd (D-CT) Dorgan (D-ND)Durbin (D-IL)Ensign (R-NV)Feingold (D-WI) Feinstein (D-CA)Harkin (D-IA)Inouye (D-HI)Jeffords (I-VT) Johnson (D-SD)Kennedy (D-MA)Kerry (D-MA)Kohl (D-WI) Landrieu (D-LA)Lautenberg (D-NJ)Leahy (D-VT) Levin (D-MI)Lieberman (D-CT)Lincoln (D-AR)Menendez (D-NJ) Mikulski (D-MD)Murray (D-WA)Nelson (D-FL)Nelson (D-NE) Obama (D-IL)Pryor (D-AR)Reed (D-RI)Reid (D-NV) Rockefeller (D-WV)Salazar (D-CO)Sarbanes (D-MD) Schumer (D-NY)Stabenow (D-MI)Wyden (D-OR)
So risking a default under Bush is ok? Under didn't risk catastrophe?
Unfortunately, every Republican seems to have voted FOR doing so.
“I think the doc may have be a bit optimistic about Frank.”
Hypocrisy on both sides of the aisle.
Can this be?
good detective work
I was thinking the same thing. The only exception would be, we didn’t have near the debt we do now, and our economy was doing very well at the time.
“Unfortunately, every Republican seems to have voted FOR doing so.”
IMHO a different situation. The dimoKKKRAT controlled Congress and Presidency went on a wild spending spree and put out country deeply into debt. The President is continuing to spend like a drunken sailor. They need to be reigned in and this is one step.
Somewhat different situation, but the same general motivation, I think.
The post 2000/post Bush's first election years were a low point for the Republicans - total control of the government, and they used it to enact stuff like the Medicare prescription drug plan, and other massive spending programs. Couple that with the wars, and we see GOPers in Congress who failed to prioritise which spending was really needed and which wasn't, leading to why we "needed" to raise the debt limit back then in the first place.
So yes, we're in a lot greater debt now, but the whole principle of "giving ourselves a higher credit limit whenever we want" was being established back then.
Was during the GWB days that we started calling the US Senate the Roman Senate. Nothing good ever came out of the Roman Senate.
When it suits them to crush us with paying it off, they do it. When election time comes and they want to look good, guess what, it’s spend spend spend, raise the ceiling.