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Senate rejects extended federal unemployment benefits
AP ^ | 5/11/2004 14:25 | Mary Dalrymple

Posted on 05/11/2004 1:14:09 PM PDT by TexasCajun

WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate by a single vote rejected an election-year effort Tuesday to extend federal unemployment benefits.

Democrats tried to attach the benefit to a corporate tax bill. On a 59-40 vote in the GOP-controlled Senate, they fell just shy of the 60 votes needed to overcome objections that extending the benefits violated last year's budget agreement.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2004; awol; benefits; issues; kerry; missedvote; unemployment; unemploymentbenefits
I love it! David Wade, the reason you didn't succeed this time is because your man failed to show up for work. Again!
1 posted on 05/11/2004 1:14:10 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun
Kerry will have a hard time explaining this to his buds down at the labor union hall.
2 posted on 05/11/2004 1:15:37 PM PDT by KellyAdmirer
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To: TexasCajun
Kerry spokesman David Wade said, ''John Kerry has fought again and again to extend unemployment benefits for workers left behind in the Bush economy. The reason we haven't succeeded is because George Bush opposes extending unemployment insurance and so do his allies in the Republican House of Representatives and 39 Republican senators.
3 posted on 05/11/2004 1:15:37 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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Kerry 'fighting' for the little guy again.
4 posted on 05/11/2004 1:16:08 PM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: TexasCajun
I think democrats are staying unemployed to keep the numbers up. Now they'll have to go back to work. Good news for America=bad news for dems.
5 posted on 05/11/2004 1:17:11 PM PDT by Ron in Acreage
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To: TexasCajun
He voted for the extension before he decided not to show up and vote for it!
6 posted on 05/11/2004 1:22:27 PM PDT by Nasty McPhilthy (Some days you're the Windshield....and some days you're the Bug.)
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Kerry tell your free loaders that they will have to find a job now.
7 posted on 05/11/2004 1:28:22 PM PDT by jocko12
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To: Semper Paratus
Kerry missed this vote....again....
8 posted on 05/11/2004 1:32:25 PM PDT by smiley
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To: TexasCajun
Fellow Freepers here is the best part!

Kerry was the only Democrat Senator absent from the voting!

His vote would have given the 60 needed!

But he was out talking about voting instead of voting!

Another Gaff!!!!!
9 posted on 05/11/2004 1:32:32 PM PDT by Pylot
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Doh!
10 posted on 05/11/2004 1:35:19 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (You need tons click "co-ordinating")
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What is Kerry's voting record for 2004?
He has missed an incredible numbers of votes this year, maybe 80%???

Freeper Help Please.

11 posted on 05/11/2004 1:40:05 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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TANSTAAFL
12 posted on 05/11/2004 1:45:19 PM PDT by aomagrat (Where arms are not to be carried, it is well to carry arms.")
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"I actually voted for extending unemployment benefits before I skipped the vote."
13 posted on 05/11/2004 1:46:47 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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Kerry will find some way to blame it on Bush. Look as what those nasty Republicans went & did.
14 posted on 05/11/2004 1:55:17 PM PDT by GoLightly
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To: TexasCajun
Thanks very much for posting this because I was about to post it. I emailed Ed Gillespie and asked him to please make an ad about this. I can't believe that the GOP wouldn't! What a gift! It's a hoot! hehehehe!
15 posted on 05/11/2004 4:45:17 PM PDT by Lady In Blue
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Isn't that the kicker though?! I love it! Everybody please email Ed Gillespie and ask him to make an ad on this. The President's ads have been great so far.
16 posted on 05/11/2004 4:46:58 PM PDT by Lady In Blue
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He voted for it, before he neglected to show up and vote for it. HA!
17 posted on 05/11/2004 4:49:53 PM PDT by Swanks
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