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13 Republicans cross the aisle as Senate OKs jobs bill
L.A. Slimes ^ | 2.24.10 | By James Oliphant

Posted on 02/24/2010 10:52:17 AM PST by meandog

Reporting from Washington - The Senate on Wednesday passed a jobs bill that one senator described as "modest," but one that Democrats hope will be the first in a series of attempts to jump-start hiring nationwide. More notable, perhaps, than the bill itself was the fact that 13 Republicans crossed party lines to vote for it. The $15-billion bill passed by a 70-28 tally. The bill would grant employers a "holiday" on their 6.2% Social Security payroll contribution for every new employee hired through the rest of the year, as long as that employee has been out of work for at least 60 days. It would also make it easier for businesses to write off equipment purchases and would extend federal highway and mass-transit funding programs. "For the first time in a long time we have a bill that is supported by both Democrats and Republicans," said Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said shortly before the vote, but he cautioned, "This is not a magic wand that is going to be waved and all our joblessness will decline." White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the vote proved that bipartisanship in the Senate is "possible." It also marked a victory for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who has seen his chamber paralyzed by partisan warfare. Reid pushed for the vote counting on some GOP support and was rewarded earlier this week when several Republicans, including the newest senator, Scott Brown of Massachusetts, signed on...

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The $15-billion bill offers employers incentives to make new hires and extends highway and mass-transit funding programs. The legislation, passed on a 70-28 vote, now heads to the House.

HOW THEY VOTED The $15-billion bill offers employers incentives to make new hires and extends highway and mass-transit funding programs. The legislation, passed on a 70-28 vote, now heads to the House.

(D-HI), Yea
Alexander (R-TN), Yea
Barrasso (R-WY), Nay
Baucus (D-MT), Yea
Bayh (D-IN), Yea
Begich (D-AK), Yea
Bennet (D-CO), Yea
Bennett (R-UT), Nay
Bingaman (D-NM), Yea
Bond (R-MO), Yea
Boxer (D-CA), Yea
Brown (D-OH), Yea
Brown (R-MA), Yea
Brownback (R-KS), Nay
Bunning (R-KY), Nay
Burr (R-NC), Yea
Burris (D-IL), Yea
Byrd (D-WV), Yea
Cantwell (D-WA), Yea
Cardin (D-MD), Yea
Carper (D-DE), Yea v Casey (D-PA), Yea
Chambliss (R-GA), Nay
Coburn (R-OK), Nay
Cochran (R-MS), Yea
Collins (R-ME), Yea
Conrad (D-ND), Yea
Corker (R-TN), Nay
Cornyn (R-TX), Nay
Crapo (R-ID), Nay
DeMint (R-SC), Nay
Dodd (D-CT), Yea
Dorgan (D-ND), Yea
Durbin (D-IL), Yea
Ensign (R-NV), Nay
Enzi (R-WY), Nay
Feingold (D-WI), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Franken (D-MN), Yea
Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea
Graham (R-SC), Nay
Grassley (R-IA), Nay
Gregg (R-NH), Nay
Hagan (D-NC), Yea
Harkin (D-IA), Yea
Hatch (R-UT), Yea
Hutchison (R-TX), Not Voting
Inhofe (R-OK), Yea
Inouye (D-HI), Yea
Isakson (R-GA), Nay
Johanns (R-NE), Nay
Johnson (D-SD), Yea
Kaufman (D-DE), Yea
Kerry (D-MA), Yea
Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
Kohl (D-WI), Yea
Kyl (R-AZ), Nay
Landrieu (D-LA), Yea
Lautenberg (D-NJ), Not Voting
Leahy (D-VT), Yea
LeMieux (R-FL), Yea
Levin (D-MI), Yea
Lieberman (ID-CT), Yea
Lincoln (D-AR), Yea
Lugar (R-IN), Nay
McCain (R-AZ), Nay
McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
McConnell (R-KY), Nay
Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
Merkley (D-OR), Yea
Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Murray (D-WA), Yea
Nelson (D-FL), Yea
Nelson (D-NE), Nay
Pryor (D-AR), Yea
Reed (D-RI), Yea
Reid (D-NV), Yea
Risch (R-ID), Nay
Roberts (R-KS), Nay
Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
Sanders (I-VT), Yea
Schumer (D-NY), Yea
Sessions (R-AL), Nay
Shaheen (D-NH), Yea v Shelby (R-AL), Nay
Snowe (R-ME), Yea
Specter (D-PA), Yea
Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
Tester (D-MT), Yea
Thune (R-SD), Nay
Udall (D-CO), Yea
Udall (D-NM), Yea
Vitter (R-LA), Nay
Voinovich (R-OH), Yea
Warner (D-VA), Yea
Webb (D-VA), Yea v Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea v Wicker (R-MS), Yea
Wyden (D-OR), Yea

1 posted on 02/24/2010 10:52:18 AM PST by meandog
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Hutchison (R-TX), Not Voting
2 posted on 02/24/2010 10:53:14 AM PST by meandog (OWEbummercare: "Arbeit Macht Frei!")
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To: meandog

Voinovich can’t leave soon enough.


3 posted on 02/24/2010 10:53:28 AM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: meandog

Is there a one-stop-shop database that I can search for an opening in one of these “new” jobs?


4 posted on 02/24/2010 10:53:40 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: meandog

PRESENT!


5 posted on 02/24/2010 10:54:01 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: meandog
Add that to Democrat Congress legislative failure; a. February 17, 2009: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act = 111th United States Congress
b. October 3, 2008 — Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 = 110th United States Congress
c. February 13, 2008 — Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 = 110th United States Congress

6 posted on 02/24/2010 10:55:33 AM PST by Son House ("Warning! Warning!" "That does not compute" "Danger, Will Robinson!""Oh, the pain...the pain!")
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To: meandog

The stupid party strikes again.


7 posted on 02/24/2010 10:56:24 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Son House
Add that to Democrat Congress legislative failure;

a. February 17, 2009: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act = 111th United States Congress
b. October 3, 2008 — Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 = 110th United States Congress
c. February 13, 2008 — Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 = 110th United States Congress

8 posted on 02/24/2010 10:56:27 AM PST by Son House ("Warning! Warning!" "That does not compute" "Danger, Will Robinson!""Oh, the pain...the pain!")
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To: All

WTF up with Hutchinson? Anybody? Isn’t she supposed to be in a tight race for a Texas Senate seat?


9 posted on 02/24/2010 10:57:03 AM PST by meandog (OWEbummercare: "Arbeit Macht Frei!")
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To: meandog

Mo Money!

Mo Money!

Mo Money!


10 posted on 02/24/2010 10:57:30 AM PST by incredulous joe (Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.)
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To: meandog

And we are supposed to be excited about the upcoming “Republican” takeover of Congress?

Kit Bond: Go to Hell.


11 posted on 02/24/2010 10:58:51 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: Admin Moderator

please justify format on How They Voted. Missed a couple of breaks.


12 posted on 02/24/2010 10:58:58 AM PST by meandog (OWEbummercare: "Arbeit Macht Frei!")
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To: meandog

Which Senator wants to say they voted against a jobs bill? The masses are not going to look under the hood for all of the provisions.


13 posted on 02/24/2010 10:59:06 AM PST by misterrob (Have you tea bagged a liberal today?)
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To: meandog

And, of course, among the dems, here in Virginia, our Weebles — Webb and Warner — reflexively and predictably voted “yes” to support their Dear Leader.


14 posted on 02/24/2010 11:01:25 AM PST by ScottinVA (Glad to see Demonic Unhinged (DU) highlights and attacks my FR comments!)
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To: meandog
The bill would grant employers a "holiday" on their 6.2% Social Security payroll contribution for every new employee hired through the rest of the year, as long as that employee has been out of work for at least 60 days.

Dang. You could save a fortune just by firing your entire workforce and then rehiring them in April.
15 posted on 02/24/2010 11:03:13 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: a fool in paradise

You must be a union member to get one of these jobs!


16 posted on 02/24/2010 11:04:20 AM PST by Calif4Palin (Proud Moosehead....)
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To: misterrob

“The masses are not going to look under the hood for all of the provisions.”

####

And that kind of lazy ignorance, is how we ended up with an anti-American, race Marxist as Commander in Chief.


17 posted on 02/24/2010 11:05:38 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: meandog

Race for governor. And then maybe re-election for her senate seat if she doesn’t get governor and doesn’t surrender her seat to Duhurst.


18 posted on 02/24/2010 11:05:47 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Question Liberal Authority

“Dang. You could save a fortune just by firing your entire workforce and then rehiring them in April.”

Please don’t give my employer any ideas.


19 posted on 02/24/2010 11:13:06 AM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: meandog
Burr (R-NC), Yea

Freakin figures.

20 posted on 02/24/2010 11:13:15 AM PST by SERE_DOC (My Rice Krispies told me to stay home & clean my weapons! How does one clean a phase 4 plasma rifle)
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To: meandog

Feet made of clay.


21 posted on 02/24/2010 11:13:22 AM PST by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: ScottinVA

Democratic centrists always vote with the left. Republican moderate-conservatives always vote with the left. immutable laws.


22 posted on 02/24/2010 11:13:48 AM PST by 2nd Amendment
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To: meandog

Because she wanted to vote yea...but knew Perry would have an ad out by 5pm letting eveyone in Tx know how she voted?


23 posted on 02/24/2010 11:13:50 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: DonaldC

Time to start steeping our tea bags.


24 posted on 02/24/2010 11:14:58 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: Marty62
Because she wanted to vote yea...but knew Perry would have an ad out by 5pm letting eveyone in Tx know how she voted?

But, but, but...she's the darling of the Bush family! click here !

25 posted on 02/24/2010 11:19:43 AM PST by meandog (OWEbummercare: "Arbeit Macht Frei!")
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To: meandog

ANY R who voted yea ought to be ousted come election time-——including INOHFE ( or however the guy spells it). This is exactly why the populace doesn’t trust the government or their reps.


26 posted on 02/24/2010 11:20:49 AM PST by the long march
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To: meandog

Treasonous retards.

The way to make jobs is to end capital gains, and decrease taxes.

This is just a piece of CRAP!


27 posted on 02/24/2010 11:21:00 AM PST by Candor7 (((The effective weapons against Oba- Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA)))
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To: meandog

Doesn’t have the power the Bush Family would like to think.

ESPECIALLY with their penchant for photo-ops with BJ Clinton.


28 posted on 02/24/2010 11:23:27 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: meandog
WTF up with Hutchinson? Anybody? Isn’t she supposed to be in a tight race for a Texas Senate seat?

Not that tight. She is down by double digits in every poll i have seen lately.
29 posted on 02/24/2010 11:24:02 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

New employees only.

It’s a bill without logic, but that’s no surprise to most of us here.


30 posted on 02/24/2010 11:33:28 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: skr

Even better. So you could save a fortune by firing your entire workforce and replacing them with completely different people in April. Not only do you get the sweet tax credit, but you can also pay them an entry level wage.


31 posted on 02/24/2010 11:35:31 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: GonzoGOP

Don’t forget the original Texas “Big Hair” Hutchison was one of the ones pushing for TSA saying our airport screeners should be more “PROFESSIONAL.” Yeah are they are more professional at harassing everybody and making flying an extremely distateful experience.


32 posted on 02/24/2010 11:36:00 AM PST by lone star annie
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To: a fool in paradise

Isn’t this a real incentive to fire my present workforce and then replace them @ GOVERNMENT SPONSORED DISCOUNT?


33 posted on 02/24/2010 11:39:19 AM PST by blackdog
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To: Candor7

“The way to make jobs is to end capital gains, and decrease taxes.”

As a conservative I don’t support this bill because I haven’t read it... However, as a retired business owner, capital gains is not an impediment to hiring people. Who the hell in small business has a capital gain?

BTW, this bill does apparently reduce payroll taxes a bit. Kind of stupid to make people wait 2 months for that to kick in though.

Oppose the bill if you like, but don’t do it for phony reasons.


34 posted on 02/24/2010 11:40:25 AM PST by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: meandog

Inhofe voted for it?!


35 posted on 02/24/2010 11:40:40 AM PST by FourPeas
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To: a fool in paradise
Watch how unemployment increases from January 20007 through December of 2009 at:

Map

Be sure to read the text below the map and study the color codes for different unemployment rates before you start the video.

36 posted on 02/24/2010 11:41:00 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: meandog

WTF up with Hutchinson? Anybody? Isn’t she supposed to be in a tight race for a Texas Senate seat?\


Nope the senate seat isn’t up until 2012. She is in the GOP governor primary race which is held on Mar. 2 with early voting ongoing.


37 posted on 02/24/2010 11:42:08 AM PST by deport (TEXAS PRIMARY -- EARLY VOTING FEB 16 - 26..... Vote today.)
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To: meandog

<<<<”The bill would grant employers a “holiday” on their 6.2% Social Security payroll contribution for every new employee hired through the rest of the year, as long as that employee has been out of work for at least 60 days.”>>>>

<<<<”It would also make it easier for businesses to write off equipment purchases and would extend federal highway and mass-transit funding programs.”>>>>

They make it sound like the average small business’ owner is just drooling. LOL. Business still operates on a need basis. If we have the business a 6.2% “holiday” is nice and a new lathe would be good…but we don’t have the business. Stop Washington spending and cut business taxes, then this bill might work after sales increase?


38 posted on 02/24/2010 11:44:13 AM PST by francky (Pro Life!)
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To: meandog

<<<<”The bill would grant employers a “holiday” on their 6.2% Social Security payroll contribution for every new employee hired through the rest of the year, as long as that employee has been out of work for at least 60 days.”>>>>

<<<<”It would also make it easier for businesses to write off equipment purchases and would extend federal highway and mass-transit funding programs.”>>>>

They make it sound like the average small business’ owner is just drooling. LOL. Business still operates on a need basis. If we have the business a 6.2% “holiday” is nice and a new lathe would be good…but we don’t have the business. Stop Washington spending and cut business taxes, then this bill might work after sales increase?


39 posted on 02/24/2010 11:44:53 AM PST by francky (Pro Life!)
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To: meandog

These are the Republicans that our destroying the Republican party. The party better get a hold of this or kiss their a$$ good bye.


40 posted on 02/24/2010 11:46:20 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: meandog

Here’s what I wonder ... will these new employees get full credit for the quarters worked while the employer’s contributions are waived?


41 posted on 02/24/2010 11:46:33 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("Roll back Pelosi" Rush Limbaugh, 2/12/10)
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To: deport
YEAs ---70
Akaka (D-HI)
Alexander (R-TN)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Bond (R-MO)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Brown (R-MA)
Burr (R-NC)
Burris (D-IL)
Byrd (D-WV)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND)
Dodd (D-CT)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Inouye (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaufman (D-DE)
Kerry (D-MA)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Landrieu (D-LA)
LeMieux (R-FL)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Snowe (R-ME)
Specter (D-PA)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (D-VA)
Webb (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wicker (R-MS)
Wyden (D-OR)
NAYs ---28
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bennett (R-UT)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lugar (R-IN)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Nelson (D-NE)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Not Voting - 2
Hutchison (R-TX)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)

42 posted on 02/24/2010 11:47:05 AM PST by deport (TEXAS PRIMARY -- EARLY VOTING FEB 16 - 26..... Vote today.)
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To: FourPeas

Yeah, I had to look at that twice.


43 posted on 02/24/2010 11:47:53 AM PST by LaybackLenny (Palin-Bachmann Overdrive 2012 - takin' care o' business!)
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To: pissant

We aren’t allowed to flame the GOP anymore. Shame on you.


44 posted on 02/24/2010 11:51:45 AM PST by dforest
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Dang. You could save a fortune just by firing your entire workforce and then rehiring them in April.
_____________
LOL, a friend of mine called me this morning and said he was thinking of firing his employees, paying them cash to do work on the side, then rehiring in April. I said, that’s a lot of work, he said but a helluva savings.


45 posted on 02/24/2010 11:54:09 AM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: the long march
Exactly!

Can't the GOP get it through their heads it is the SPENDING that is killing the nation?

46 posted on 02/24/2010 11:54:09 AM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: Reddy

Agreed. Voinovich is a disgrace. A nasty person, too.


47 posted on 02/24/2010 11:55:46 AM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: EyeGuy

Kit Bond is retiring.


48 posted on 02/24/2010 11:56:20 AM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: meandog

And why should I vote Repub ever again when all they do is show how they haven’t learned a thing? Keep it up RINOs and kill the party completely. Soon it’ll only be the Democraps and the TeaParty.


49 posted on 02/24/2010 11:56:43 AM PST by ArmedSkeptic
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To: indylindy

Yauh,

Scott Brown is a hero, give him time, he was only elected to stop Health care, he said he would vote with the Democrats from time to time, (after he sas elected of course) his hero and mentor is Juan Meek Cane. He drives a pickup, his daughter sings. (so does he)

That’s just politics........(Sigh)


50 posted on 02/24/2010 11:57:39 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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