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Alabama U.S. Senators Not Hopeful on New Bailout Plan
Fox ^ | 10/10/8 | staff

Posted on 10/01/2008 10:41:14 AM PDT by pissant

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WBRC-TV MyFoxAL.com) -- Alabama's two U.S. Senators don't seem overly optimistic about a revived bailout plan that is scheduled for a vote Wednesday night.

A spokesman for Alabama Senator Richard Shelby tells FOX6 News he's reviewing the final language for the bill.

Shelby has been a vocal opponent of the President's bailout plan.

A spokeswoman in Senator Jeff Sessions office says as it stood Wednesday morning Sessions would likely vote against the bill.

Congressional leaders from both parties said they are hopeful that a $700 billion financial industry bailout that derailed in the House is back on track for quick passage, thanks partly to a provision increasing insurance for people's deposits

The plan for Wednesday night's vote was set after leaders agreed to add tax breaks for businesses and the middle class and increase deposit insurance in an attempt to revive the legislation rejected by the House.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: bailout; jeffsessions; richardshelby
We MUST encourage these men and all other senators to STAND AGAINST THIS ABOMINATION.
1 posted on 10/01/2008 10:41:16 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

THIS SITE HAS ALL THE DIRECT CONTACTS TO SENATORS AND CONGRESSMAN, PHONE AND EMAILS.

http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/


2 posted on 10/01/2008 10:42:12 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Jeff Sessions would make a great president! He’s the former judicial appointee that was blocked, right? He has steel in his spine.


3 posted on 10/01/2008 10:43:55 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA
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To: pissant

What does “not hopeful” mean coming from an opponent of the bill? Not hopeful it will pass or not hopeful it won’t pass?


4 posted on 10/01/2008 10:44:22 AM PDT by Genoa
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To: pissant

Just called Grassley’s office and it took me five minutes to get off of hold. From the tone of the person who took the call and from what I gathered it sounded like the lines were being flooded. I hope my Senator does the right thing to cancel out Harkin’s vote.


5 posted on 10/01/2008 10:45:39 AM PDT by sball (If)
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To: GOPsterinMA

No, he was not a judicial appointee. He is a great conservative though


6 posted on 10/01/2008 10:45:44 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
We MUST encourage these men and all other senators to STAND AGAINST THIS ABOMINATION.

I just called Sen. Allard of Colorado and voiced my opinion; Senator Salazar's line is continually busy, but I'll keep trying.

7 posted on 10/01/2008 10:47:53 AM PDT by proud American in Canada ("We can, and we will prevail.")
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To: pissant

I live in Alabama and was totally disgusted that only one Alabama Republican representative (Aderholt) voted no on the house bailout bill. If Senators Shelby and Sessions vote for any bill that sticks the taxpayer for bailing out the idiot Wall St. bunch, then you may see the death of the Republican Party in Alabama. I’m still watching to see what McCain does. If he votes for a bailout bill using taxpayer money, then he will certainly loose the election.


8 posted on 10/01/2008 10:47:57 AM PDT by RobertoinAL
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To: pissant

My Senators, Shelby and Sessions have been great. Sessions was a U.S Attorney and Alabama Attorney General. Here’s his bio if you are interested.
http://sessions.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=AboutJeff.Biography

I sent emails to both Senators asking that they vote no on the Senate abomination of a Bill.


9 posted on 10/01/2008 10:51:01 AM PDT by BienHoa69-70 RVN
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To: BienHoa69-70 RVN

Hey BienHoa, I flew into Bien Hoa in 1970. Served 14 months with the Wolfhounds 1/27th Inf., 25th Inf. Div. Ran missions out of Cu Chi. I’m in Alabama too.


10 posted on 10/01/2008 10:53:54 AM PDT by RobertoinAL
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To: GOPsterinMA

I wish I could clone him as opposed to having Specter as my Rino


11 posted on 10/01/2008 10:56:27 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: pissant

Umm.... I don’t think that only 2 senators from Alabama agree this paln reeks, but 75-80% of America does as well. Sorry for getting off the subject here, but I need a questioned answered from fellow Freepers. I have been registered for over a year now, I have close to 400 post and 2 threads I posted up. (1 of them was a vanity, sorry guys) I feel it is time I do my part in contributing to the site, but is it safe to use a credit card on here? Has anyone had any problems? The reason I asked, I recently had my identity stolen (6 months ago) and it is still a painful process. Please don’t beat me up over the question, I am just concerned now more than ever!


12 posted on 10/01/2008 10:56:50 AM PDT by claymax (Vote for a HERO...........not for the ZERO!)
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To: RobertoinAL

I just finished sending e-mails and faxes to MCcain and Kyl to vote NO!!! Also added to Mc Cains “ Fight For US”!! They are both my senators. By the way, Sessions is great.


13 posted on 10/01/2008 10:58:47 AM PDT by nurse-rn
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To: pissant

Thanks for that link. I had not been able to get through to my Senators all morning via email or phone. That link explained the problem and gave alternative ways to contact the Senators, via email.


14 posted on 10/01/2008 11:04:22 AM PDT by Dawn531
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To: claymax
I feel it is time I do my part in contributing to the site, but is it safe to use a credit card on here? Has anyone had any problems?

Pledge an amount and make the donation by check in the mail.

15 posted on 10/01/2008 11:07:46 AM PDT by frogjerk (VOTE NO!)
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To: claymax

I’ve used my debit card and never had a problem. You can use PayPal if you have a PayPal account.


16 posted on 10/01/2008 11:10:21 AM PDT by abigailsmybaby (I'm disinclined to acquiesce to your request.)
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To: claymax

Go to the Freepathon thread, the best place for discussions on this subject.


17 posted on 10/01/2008 11:14:12 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (White Trash for Sarah!)
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To: RobertoinAL
I live in Alabama and was totally disgusted that only one Alabama Republican representative (Aderholt) voted no on the house bailout bill. If Senators Shelby and Sessions vote for any bill that sticks the taxpayer for bailing out the idiot Wall St. bunch, then you may see the death of the Republican Party in Alabama. I’m still watching to see what McCain does. If he votes for a bailout bill using taxpayer money, then he will certainly loose the election.

Yeah, I'm proud of our senators (and Aderholt), but I don't get the actions of the house. I called my rep (Bachus) yesterday and expressed the hope that he would get it right next time.

Another surprise was to find that Bachus is pretty high up on the list of Fannie Mae political contribution recipients. Hopefully that's nothing more than coincidence. However, Shelby's also pretty high on the list, and his opposition has been fierce and consistent.

18 posted on 10/01/2008 11:16:11 AM PDT by awelliott
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To: awelliott

My question to Shelby and Sessions would be, “How can you sit on a committee that determines regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and yet take money from them?” This is a total conflict of interest. If we followed the money in Congress, they’d all have to be hanged. (Except Ron Paul) /s


19 posted on 10/01/2008 11:24:29 AM PDT by RobertoinAL
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To: pissant
No, he was not a judicial appointee. He is a great conservative though

From Wikipedia:

"In 1986, Sessions was nominated for a federal judgeship by Reagan. The nomination was killed by the Senate Judiciary Committee, which refused by a 10-8 vote[3] to let the nomination come to the Senate floor for a vote."

20 posted on 10/01/2008 11:30:59 AM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: pissant

Unless there are rules I’m not familiar with, it looks like that when they couldn’t get the Bailout past the Representives, who are closer to the People’s concerns than the Senate, they are trying out this scam in the House of Lords.


21 posted on 10/01/2008 11:34:47 AM PDT by Oatka (A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: BienHoa69-70 RVN

All in all, Alabama has the best Conservative Senators in the country. I wish I could say the same for Ohio.


22 posted on 10/01/2008 12:08:39 PM PDT by ohioman
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To: ohioman

Yeah, but our Representatives (except Aderholt) SUCK!


23 posted on 10/01/2008 12:24:50 PM PDT by RobertoinAL
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To: pissant

Does the senate have to vote 60-40 to pass the bill, or just a simple majority, 51-49?


24 posted on 10/01/2008 12:31:12 PM PDT by pctech
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To: pctech
Does the senate have to vote 60-40 to pass the bill, or just a simple majority, 51-49?

If it were something the Republicans wanted, it would require 60 votes. If it is something the Democrats want, it only requires a simple majority. I hope that clears it up.

25 posted on 10/01/2008 12:33:33 PM PDT by Hoodat (Obama's only connection to the descendants of American Slaves is that his muslim ancestors sold them)
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To: Hoodat

BTTT


26 posted on 10/01/2008 12:38:20 PM PDT by nurse-rn
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To: claymax

Just for info...

I have never had a problem and I have given ever since I began to post...in 2003.
Even though I joined in 2001 and was here online close to the very start.

I am alerted every month by email, about a week or more before, as to the date they charge my account.

Which is around the 3rd of the month. And I use a debit card. I don’t “do” checks anymore. ;-)

Go ahead and give. It’s a good thing. ;-)
It’s some of the best $ I ever spent!

God bless you and yours!!!

God bless FR and our beloved America!!!

Best wishes,
LP


27 posted on 10/01/2008 1:01:06 PM PDT by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: SueRae

Could e worse...look at what I to choose from (Kennedy, Kerry and Frank). I guess I got the trifecta working for me! (joke...big, sad joke)


28 posted on 10/01/2008 4:29:22 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA
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To: GOPsterinMA

God bless Senator Sessions....Amnesty Bill hero....he stopped it then!


29 posted on 10/01/2008 4:35:14 PM PDT by Guenevere (We will NOT collapse.The New World Order WILL collapse.This is our last chance!)
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To: Guenevere

Sen. Shelby also chided it ... the pork democrats have loaded into it is astronomical.


30 posted on 10/01/2008 4:36:26 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: pissant
God bless Alabama!


31 posted on 10/01/2008 4:49:21 PM PDT by wardaddy (everyone has underestimated the media and their bias, it's killing us)
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