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Senators Now Debating Treasury Nominee - Live feed.
C-SPAN2 -Senate coverage ^ | 1/26/09

Posted on 01/26/2009 2:34:29 PM PST by Jean S

Watch live.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; bhotreasury; cheater; corruption; dishonest; firsthundreddays; fraud; geithner; irs; obama; obamaregime; raxes; tarpauthor; taxcheat; taxes; taxfraud

1 posted on 01/26/2009 2:34:29 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Jean S
HARKIN from Iowa is voting AGAINST Geithner!!! Did anyone see this coming? Harkin’s a Democrat!
2 posted on 01/26/2009 2:35:42 PM PST by utahagen
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To: Jean S

Tom Harkin, D from Iowa, is now on the floor opposing Geithner’s nomination. This is the first ray of light we’ve seen on the issue and it’s a liberal Demcorat!

Hatch, Snowe and all the other Republicans who back him must be given hell over it. Call their offices! And call them tomorrow if they don’t have a change of heart in the next hour...


3 posted on 01/26/2009 2:36:28 PM PST by Joe27
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To: Jean S

Must be cold in DC, Harkin has a sweater on the floor.


4 posted on 01/26/2009 2:37:22 PM PST by lewisglad
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To: Jean S

I can’t believe this guy is even being considered.

Just goes to show, their is two kinds of justice in America, one for the rich and connected, another for the working class.


5 posted on 01/26/2009 2:38:10 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: lewisglad

Must be cold in DC, Harkin has a sweater on the floor.
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Global warming.


6 posted on 01/26/2009 2:38:52 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: utahagen
Freepers, this may be a game changer. PLEASE call your senators right now! You can bet of few of them are watching Harkin — a Democrat — right now (5:39pm EST) and wondering how to vote on Geithner. Tell them, “NO!”
7 posted on 01/26/2009 2:39:48 PM PST by utahagen
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To: servantboy777

Just goes to show, their is two kinds of justice in America, one for the rich and connected, another for the working class.
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Sufficient to say that criminals like to surround themselves with criminals. Obama’s cabinet looks like the bar scene in Star Wars ——


8 posted on 01/26/2009 2:39:57 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: lewisglad

9 posted on 01/26/2009 2:40:27 PM PST by kesg
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To: Joe27

Hatch, Snowe and all the other Republicans who back him must be given hell over it.
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Although I don’t live in Utah, I called Hatch’s office and raised hell. They learned real fast what I think of RINOs.


10 posted on 01/26/2009 2:41:24 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: kesg

lol Fitting image....We need to make those calls!

Your home Senators and Orrin Hatch and Olympia Snowe.


11 posted on 01/26/2009 2:42:57 PM PST by Joe27
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To: EagleUSA

I believe that the other live thread started first: “ http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2172233/posts


12 posted on 01/26/2009 2:43:03 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (All of this has happened before and it will happen again!)
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To: Jean S

They won’t dare to not confirm him. He’s on every board of every group that owns their asses.

(CFR, BIS, Bilderberg, Group of Thirty, IMF, Fed Reserve, etc...)


13 posted on 01/26/2009 2:52:45 PM PST by wolfcreek (There is no 2 party system only arrogant Pols and their handlers)
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To: Jean S

The real COD (Coup Of the Day) would be for Timmy “bilderberg” Geithner goes down in flames. May hat off to Harkin. Watch the RINO vote (more Bilderberg’s)


14 posted on 01/26/2009 2:54:05 PM PST by hkp123
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To: EagleUSA

Here comes Dick Durbin with the economic gloom!


15 posted on 01/26/2009 2:55:09 PM PST by lewisglad
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To: hkp123

Looks like Baucus won’t speak. I was hoping he’d take to the floor, he’d be one of our few shots at opening the flood gates. Dick Turbin is up instead and will probably eat the rest of the time up.


16 posted on 01/26/2009 2:57:09 PM PST by Joe27
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To: lewisglad

Here comes Dick Durbin with the economic gloom!
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That is the standard modus operandi from the liberal playbook. Doom, gloom, crisis, trauma, trouble, problems -— it is all they can surround themselves with in a miserable attempt to justify why they are even in Washington, DC.

Washington is a TOTAL DISGRACE to any REAL American.


17 posted on 01/26/2009 2:57:46 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA

Time to vote!


18 posted on 01/26/2009 3:01:54 PM PST by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

I could’ve sworn they just said MR. Lincoln. (Blanche may not be very pretty but her constituents in Arkansas could confirm should is a woman, I believe.) lol


19 posted on 01/26/2009 3:07:51 PM PST by Joe27
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To: lewisglad

I don’t hear anyone saying yea or nay, not do I see any tally of the votes going on.

Any idea how it is going?


20 posted on 01/26/2009 3:09:27 PM PST by Spunky ((You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences))
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To: Spunky

The Senators are just getting into the chamber, maybe a big committee hearing just got out?


21 posted on 01/26/2009 3:10:16 PM PST by lewisglad
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To: EagleUSA

IF Bilderberg Geithner gets in, just wait for the flood gates to open with the same defense “It was an honest mistake”. And the Repubs BOUGHT it. How disgraceful this is for our Country. Starve the Beast. Then tar and feather those who voted for this POS. People are pissed. Don’t they get it?


22 posted on 01/26/2009 3:13:10 PM PST by hkp123
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To: hkp123

If two more Democrat votes nay, we completely blew this due to a lack of balls/principles/insert term denoting these disgusting GOPers here....


23 posted on 01/26/2009 3:17:31 PM PST by Joe27
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To: Joe27
"If two more Democrat votes nay, we completely blew this..."

We want Democrats to vote against his nomination don't we?

24 posted on 01/26/2009 3:21:34 PM PST by Spunky ((You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences))
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To: Joe27

at least Susan Collins has integrity

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jan/26/collins-vote-against-geithner/

Ms. Collins said that Mr. Geithner, head of the Federal Reserve regional bank in New York, “demonstrated a cavalier attitude” about his taxes during his confirmation hearing before the finance committee last week that “simply is not acceptable to me.”

She said he failed to comply with the tax laws, adding, “Even after Mr. Geithner was audited, he failed to make good on previous years’ obligations” to pay his taxes.

Mr. Geithner worked for the International Monetary Fund between 2001 and 2004 and did not initially pay self-employment taxes. He did pay taxes for 2001 and 2002 after he was audited by the IRS but did not pay for the years 2003 and 2004 until just before then-President-elect Obama nominated him for the post of Treasury secretary.

“I can’t in good conscience vote for Mr. Geithner,” the Maine Republican said.


25 posted on 01/26/2009 3:21:51 PM PST by sunmars
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To: Joe27
If two more Democrat votes nay, we completely blew this

If this doesn't result in a tax revolt, we completely blew this.

26 posted on 01/26/2009 3:23:25 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: lewisglad

The next guy that tells me RINOs are better than nothing, hasn’t taken a good look at nothing lately.

We could easily block this nomination, and we didn’t even have one backbone in the Senate from our side of the isle.

Man is it ever time for a new broom in our party.


27 posted on 01/26/2009 3:24:27 PM PST by DoughtyOne (D1: Home of the golden tag line: 01/22/09 Obama hands the hope of the unborn to terrorists.)
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To: hkp123
Tar and feather those who voted for this POS...

Forget the rest.

Independence, individual freedom, and a care for self effort is totally gone nationwide if a criminal wannabe takes charge of those who he used to create his illegal concerns.

Just in I see, he his confirmed....

28 posted on 01/26/2009 3:25:58 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: DoughtyOne

People talk about McConnell holding the ship together pretty well but too bad no one had the guts to launch the filibuster. Even though it would’ve been quickly ended, that man or woman would’ve had the respect of many Americans. Too bad their beltway image is more important to every single one of them.


29 posted on 01/26/2009 3:28:16 PM PST by Joe27
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To: EGPWS

His Wikipedia entry says he was confirmed by a vote of 60-34. They’re fast with the updates.


30 posted on 01/26/2009 3:34:24 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Joe27

We’ve got 41 people. There’s no excuse for this. We call the filibuster and let those who will side with the Democrats. At least we make our point. Let Republicans see what RINOs do to our cause.


31 posted on 01/26/2009 3:34:39 PM PST by DoughtyOne (D1: Home of the golden tag line: 01/22/09 Obama hands the hope of the unborn to terrorists.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Man is it ever time for a new broom in our party.

Let's work on it and to make sure we can guarantee work in good faith and dilligence to boot, let's make sure our taxes are paid up to date come the 15th of April.

This way we can feel good with ourselves when we reside in the poor farm.

Congratulations Mr. Secretary, YOU are in charge now.

32 posted on 01/26/2009 3:39:02 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

Give me a plunger. I’ll deposit my taxes alright!


33 posted on 01/26/2009 3:41:30 PM PST by DoughtyOne (D1: Home of the golden tag line: 01/22/09 Obama hands the hope of the unborn to terrorists.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Man is it ever time for a new broom in our party

No~ It's time for a NEW PARTY , PERIOD~~

34 posted on 01/26/2009 3:45:11 PM PST by pollywog (I will lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord...Ps 121)
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To: Verginius Rufus
His Wikipedia entry says he was confirmed by a vote of 60-34.

At least we know (in real time) as to who is really in charge in a free nation with a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Now I really understand what is meant by true public service with the asked statement "So, how many years did you serve"?

How many years SHOULD you serve....

35 posted on 01/26/2009 3:48:59 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: Jean S

A tax cheat and a liar has become the enforcer of the tax laws in this country.

And the GOP couldn’t even muster enough party discipline to make an effective statement.

Thanks, Senator Booby Hatch, for that thrilling rendition of how Mr. Geithner is so qualified and so needed and such an expert. Gee, Senator, does someone have a compromising photo of you somewhere?!

This was a disgrace. The Senate is a disgrace. And the GOP is a disgrace.

Now, watch for a replay on Eric Holder.Another chance for the GOP to show that it has no spine and no testes.

How in the world would the GOP oppose an honest mistake, like “I didn’t know Marc Rich was a fugitive?”

We could solve the energy crisis by tapping the centrifugal force generated by the Class of 1776 spinning in their graves.


36 posted on 01/26/2009 3:49:16 PM PST by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: pollywog

Then we would turn in to the Constitution, Libertarian, and Reform party, relegated to 1.5% of the general election votes.

I recommend changing the party. It can be done.


37 posted on 01/26/2009 3:51:16 PM PST by DoughtyOne (D1: Home of the golden tag line: 01/22/09 Obama hands the hope of the unborn to terrorists.)
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To: exit82
A tax cheat and a liar has become the enforcer of the tax laws in this country.

And the GOP couldn’t even muster enough party discipline to make an effective statement.

It's kinda' getting tough to weed out an impression of a "peoples representative republic government" anymore.

38 posted on 01/26/2009 3:59:43 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS
let's make sure our taxes are paid up to date come the 15th of April

Funny, I was thinking the exact opposite.
It seems to me it is now perfectly acceptable and encouraged to forfeit paying your taxes.

Also, if 10 million producers refuse to pay the taxes, where is the government going to get the money to continue bailing out failed companies, organizations and countries?

Enough is enough! If America is to be saved, the time is now and it is December 16, 1773!



39 posted on 01/26/2009 4:09:54 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I *LOVE* my Attitude Problem - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Verginius Rufus
I count 7 R's for confirmation. And 3 D's against. And one I, Sanders. 4 not voting, 3 D, One R.

Vote from Senate.gov

My Senators, both supposed to be R's, split. Kaye Baily, who want to be Governor, voted against, Cornyn voted for.

Surprisingly one of the Dem's against was "Bacon" "KKK" Byrd.

40 posted on 01/26/2009 7:12:21 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: DoughtyOne

I’m all for heading in the Libertarian direction, now that the WOT is in full swing. Repubs are going to try to push Myth sKerry Romney on us next time around, after he and his leftish Hartard toadies finish torpedoing Sarah from their cruise yachts.


41 posted on 01/26/2009 9:40:32 PM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: Earthdweller

I’ll admit that I like some things about Libertarians, and dislike others. The truth is, they don’t pull in enough votes to make it worth my while to go that route.

I’m not going to give anyone a hard time for doing it.

You take care.


42 posted on 01/26/2009 11:51:22 PM PST by DoughtyOne (D1: Home of the golden tag line: 01/22/09 Obama hands the hope of the unborn to terrorists.)
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