Skip to comments.Democrats Block GOP Bid to Extend DC Vouchers
Posted on 03/11/2009 6:49:09 AM PDT by AT7Saluki
Senate Democrats have dealt a setback to a Republican-sponsored school voucher program that gives schoolchildren in the nation's capital the chance to attend private schools.
The Senate voted 50-39 along mostly party lines to reject a bid by Nevada Republican Sen. John Ensign to extend the program beyond the 2009-2010 school year. That leaves in place a provision contained in a huge spending bill that requires Congress and the Washington, D.C. government to re-approve the program. Republicans say that is likely to kill it.
About 1,700 mostly low-income and minority students kids receive the $7,500 vouchers, which offer an alternative to the troubled D.C. school system.
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i think it’s called a ‘double standard’
If the RNC had any vision or cohesion, they would be putting spots out on this - exposing the evil Dims for what they are. Instead, they just roll over and play dead. If they’re not going to fight for their convictions, what good is it to have any?
Just channeling the logical think of the RATS. Nobody with an intact brain would ever vote for a RAT.
[Why do minorities tow the Democrats line when it destroys their lives? ]
Because they are ignorant. The Democrats like it that way which is why they can’t have them attending good schools.
Obama doesn’t want those poor, black kids anywhere near his daughters.
This is all about teachers unions. Can't say you voted against them.
how did the vote go, which R’s voted no or failed to vote.
Only 89 votes cast.
Dear DC Democrats:
Next time you vote, remember who tried to keep your kids away from THEIR kids.....
I'll be fair... I'm sure all of the other elitist parents of DC's private schools are joyous that the gates to their little world are once again shut and locked.
Heaven forbid that their little princes and princesses had to be around children that have to deal with the harsh world outside.
These vouchers allow two girls to attend school with the Obama daughters in their private school. Must be huge vouchers...
I am guessing they will get waivers.
I’m glad to see this happen ‘cuz I am strongly opposed to the federal government being involved in education. Stop the vouchers, close the Dept. of Education, & give education back to the states, families, & churches. This is only a tiny step in what should be a long journey.
I know that the Dims would like for the government to take over education completely, & that is the reason why they oppose vouchers for private schools.
There are two poor kids that attend the same school as B-HOs kids on those vouchers. They will now get kicked out for lack of funding!
His kids are the only ones who count. Serfs do not. ;)
D’Rats are nothing more than slaves to the unions and the abortion industry. They would rather pass damaging and deadly societal legislation than put their job on the line by angering their constituencies.
They could really spin this hard against the Dems, too.
Stating the race of those most affected, and outright calling the policy RACIST.
Right back at ‘em.
And also because Republicans won’t stand outside a DC school with a reporter or two in tow and rant and rave about the RATS being racists. Just wait, though, until the unconstitutional give DC a vote bill heats up. You know the RATS will be doing that on the hour to any Republicans who oppose it.
Didn’t Obama make a general statement on education in which he seemed to support the concept of vouchers? Guess he decided to allow Congress to lead on this too?
Mascots. That’s what they are.
And mascot means “pet”.
” Obama hates POOR black kids and don't want them near his children. They are TOO black for the nations first Halfrican American POTUS.”
I hope it gets A LOT of airtime about this.
The media will dutifully ignore it.
It will have to be a paid for advertisement, or something viral on youtube.
Just where the HELL is the congressional black cacus on this one?
“The media will dutifully ignore it.”
This is a PR gold mine for the Republicans. Pictures of Obama’s kid arriving in a limo. The voucher kids crying. Voucher kids arriving at ghetto school. Fat, rich Democrats and union officials laughing.
The idiot D.C. voters will be blaming the Repubs before its over.
and no one with the balls to pick it up and run with it.
A better question to me is wny do blacks keep electing Democrats?
That's the page where all the roll call votes in the Senate are posted online.
Going to that page, we see Crapo (R-ID), Murkowski (R-AK), Snowe (R-ME) and Specter (R-PA) voted against educating children and in favor of the Teachers' Unions. Johanns (R-NE) and Kennedy (D-MA) are the only Senators shown "Not Voting." Also note that Byrd (D-WV), and Warner (D-VA) voted for the amendment (to keep the program), and should be commended for this vote. Other than that, it was a party line vote, Dems agains, Republicans for. The final vote was 39 for the amendment, 58 against.
Thanks you so much for that sight, it is now in my favorites.
As for which R’s voted no, the usual suspects, Snowe and Specter, joined by Murkowski
D’s voting Yea, Byrd and Warner, with Independant Lieberman.
Very Simple. Because the Civil Rights Movement, a great moral cause supported by Republicans, was hijacked by the Democrats and turned into a political movement. Thus the Blacks continually get shafted by the Democrats by more powerful political groups but are kept in line by the promise of power for the few elitists.
In this case, the powerful teacher unions have more influence than African Americans. So the Democrats say to the Blacks, sorry your kids lose. Hey, but we will pass affirmative action programs that, if your kids aren't first in jail after they drop out of a worthless public school, we will get your kids into college whether or not they deserve it. Then, assuming they don't wash out, we have worthless studies they can major in like Black Studies. Then when they graduate and are unemployable, they can have jobs with activist groups funded by the federal government like ACORN.
Then the few Blacks that make it out of this trap go onto cable channels and advocate democratic policies and claim Republicans are racist and don't understand the Black community.