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Bankruptcy dilemma ("agonizing dilemma for Daschle
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 1, 2004 | Robert Novak

Posted on 02/01/2004 10:19:57 PM PST by 11th_VA

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has devised an agonizing dilemma for Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle that forces him to choose between his farm constituency and the feminist lobby.

In the House, DeLay has attached personal bankruptcy reform to a bill extending the availability of bankruptcy for farmers. In the Senate, that reform bill has been stalled by Sen. Charles Schumer's amendment excluding violent abortion protesters from bankruptcy rights.

The Senate has passed the farmer bankruptcy bill by itself, but final passage will be endangered if Senate Democrats insist on joining it with the Schumer amendment. Daschle, facing a serious challenge to his re-election this year, must decide whether to alienate the feminists by ditching the Schumer amendment or to alienate his farmer constituents by permitting the whole bill to die.


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: daschle; novak; tdids
I love it when a plan comes together ...
1 posted on 02/01/2004 10:19:59 PM PST by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA
poor Daschle
2 posted on 02/01/2004 10:27:11 PM PST by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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To: 11th_VA
Yeah .. aint it kool!!
3 posted on 02/01/2004 10:27:53 PM PST by The Final Harvest ("America is the GREATEST NATION on the face of the earth")
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To: 11th_VA
Pardon me while I get a hankie,sob.
4 posted on 02/01/2004 10:31:07 PM PST by MEG33 (God bless our armed forces)
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To: texasflower
Murdering babies trumps all other considerations in the rat party.
5 posted on 02/01/2004 10:34:34 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (Man rises to greatness if greatness is expected of him)
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To: FormerACLUmember
How sadly true your comment is.
6 posted on 02/01/2004 10:36:48 PM PST by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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To: 11th_VA
has been stalled by Sen. Charles Schumer's amendment excluding violent abortion protesters from bankruptcy rights.

I am no supporter of abortion; and I believe violent protestors of anything should do long jail sentences, but can someone tell me what declaring bankruptcy has to do with ANY criminal matter?

9 posted on 02/01/2004 10:45:46 PM PST by clee1 (Where's the beef???)
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To: Mr. Low Key
"Only possible loophole - are feminists really that big a percentage of the electorate up there in... North Timbuktu or whatever state it is the little guy is from?"

The last census showed there were all of two radical feminists in South Dakota. One has since moved to Belgium.

However, the feminazis and their fellow travelers account for a lotta dough to the national Democrat party. And little Tommy sure doesn't want that gravy train to come to a sudden halt...

10 posted on 02/01/2004 10:55:47 PM PST by okie01 (www.ArmorforCongress.com...because Congress isn't for the morally halt and the mentally lame.)
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To: 11th_VA
---In the Senate, that reform bill has been stalled by Sen. Charles Schumer's amendment excluding violent abortion protesters from bankruptcy rights.---

This is a joke, right?
11 posted on 02/01/2004 11:33:42 PM PST by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: clee1; 11th_VA; claudiustg
has been stalled by Sen. Charles Schumer's amendment excluding violent abortion protesters from bankruptcy rights.

"I am no supporter of abortion; and I believe violent protestors of anything should do long jail sentences, but can someone tell me what declaring bankruptcy has to do with ANY criminal matter?"

This article doesn't actually cite the language of the bill. I'm not even sure the reporter even talked to people who have even read the bill in its entirety. If senators who voted for the Patriot Act admit to no reading it prior to voting for it, why should we believe they have actually read this bill? What is the definition of "violence"? Is it assault or making threats or is it just protesting in front of abortion clinics?

12 posted on 02/02/2004 12:30:34 AM PST by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: texasflower
love your tagline
13 posted on 02/02/2004 3:25:47 AM PST by PROUDAMREP (UNITE FOR BUSH IN '04)
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To: PROUDAMREP
Thank You! Isn't it nice to have a President like this?!!
14 posted on 02/02/2004 4:37:14 AM PST by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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To: clee1
Very good statement and question.
15 posted on 02/02/2004 5:27:10 AM PST by WaterDragon (GWB is The MAN!)
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To: 11th_VA
You gotta love DeLay.
16 posted on 02/02/2004 8:41:10 AM PST by jmaroneps37 ( lurch is dukakis with the eyebrows hacked off. That's the only difference.)
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