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Senate Jobs Bill Clears Key Hurdle (Maine Witches Alert)
Chron ^ | 08/04/10 | A Taylor

Posted on 08/04/2010 8:21:31 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

President Barack Obama and his allies in the Senate have won a key vote to advance a bill to help states and local school boards with their severe budget problems...Moderate Maine Republicans Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins cast the key votes to break the GOP filibuster.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: maine; olympiasnowe; rinos; school; spending; susancollins; taxes
Really, are these two worth the trouble????
1 posted on 08/04/2010 8:21:35 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

This bill raises taxes on businesses operating overseas.

Nice job, Maine.


2 posted on 08/04/2010 8:23:03 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Moderate” - code name for RINOs and commie-enablers


3 posted on 08/04/2010 8:24:07 AM PDT by Paratesties
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To: SoFloFreeper
Teachers' unions all over the country thank you.

You two are utterly worthless, even by senate standards.

4 posted on 08/04/2010 8:24:10 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SoFloFreeper
"President Barack Obama and his allies in the Senate have won a key vote to advance a bill to help UNIONS states and local school boards with their severe budget..."
5 posted on 08/04/2010 8:31:46 AM PDT by avacado
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To: skeeter

Keep local governments big and bloated that’ll help jump start the economy!


6 posted on 08/04/2010 8:44:55 AM PDT by Mr. Right Now
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To: SoFloFreeper

"Isn't it exciting! I just got a call...from Chrissy Matthews!"
"O.M.G.!"


7 posted on 08/04/2010 8:46:47 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I look forward to the day where a Tea Party-ized GOP not only refuses to tolerate this, but is willing to hold a high-profile televised ceremony officially drumming them out of the party.


8 posted on 08/04/2010 8:50:13 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: COBOL2Java

When do these RINOs terms expire?


9 posted on 08/04/2010 8:50:35 AM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"Really, are these two worth the trouble???? "

You can't answer that question without knowing what the balance of power count is in the Senate. If they are the 61st and 62nd Republican vote, respectively, then no, they aren't worth the trouble.

But, when you're already spotting the opposition 10-seats to parity, then YES, they're worth the trouble.

10 posted on 08/04/2010 8:53:30 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: SoFloFreeper

Please Lord, allow us to vote in some more Republican U.S. senators in November 2010 and 2012 so we are not at the mercy of the ladies from Main.


11 posted on 08/04/2010 9:04:59 AM PDT by RicocheT
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To: SoFloFreeper

the Senate have won a key vote to advance a bill to help states and local school boards with their severe budget problems

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The Senate is 1/3 of what is ruining States and Local economies, as they taker more money from the private sector, states and local school boards continue to have severe budget problems.


12 posted on 08/04/2010 9:10:58 AM PDT by Son House (No Scammers or Spammers CASH ONLY SALE! No coupons, IOU's, Foodstamps, Checks, etc THIS IS CASH ONLY)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Worthless whores.


13 posted on 08/04/2010 9:16:14 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Moderate Republicans? There are DEMOCRATS who are more conservative than those to. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again—these two are nothing more than Obama’s Comfort Girls.


14 posted on 08/04/2010 9:16:26 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

(Maine Witches Alert)

you misspelled the middle word....there is suppose to be a ‘B’ in there somewhere, I believe???


15 posted on 08/04/2010 9:24:30 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Paratesties

These two hens are worse than Rino’s, they’re just moonbats who happen to have an “R” next to their name.


16 posted on 08/04/2010 9:41:55 AM PDT by Weird Tolkienish Figure
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To: SoFloFreeper

From the Hill website:

“...For liberals, the offsets came at a price: Almost $12 billion of the $26.1 billion tab is covered by cutting food stamp benefits to low-income Americans beginning in 2014.”

So it looks like the poor will be taking another one on the chin to pay for the Libs greedy union interests. Funny how things like this rarely get mentioned...


17 posted on 08/04/2010 9:43:07 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: SoFloFreeper
Really, are these two worth the trouble????

The only time these two seem to count is when adding up the numbers for majority control of the chamber - they seem to always vote with the RAT pack, with very few exceptions like Obamacare. Remember when the count was close (little tommy daschle days) and the pubbies said "well let's share leadership roles"? Can you ever imagine the RATS agreeing to such nonsense - the GOP is it's worse enemy.
18 posted on 08/04/2010 9:53:51 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: eCSMaster

Snowe is up in 2012, Collins in 2014.

They will both be re-elected, since the democrats always run ultra-left moonbats against them....Ted Kennedy and Cindy Sheehan types. Snowe and Collins end up looking good to the voters of Maine when compared to their democrat moonbat opponents.

The solution: elect a number or true conservatives from the South and West. If the GOP has sufficient numbers in the Senate, the votes of Snowe and Collins won’t matter any longer.....they’ll be neutered and rendered irrevelant.


19 posted on 08/04/2010 10:40:25 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The rallying cry of American patriots.....REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!)
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To: skeeter

“Teachers’ unions all over the country thank you.”

This is a 100% union payback. And the worst part is the dims push it through without losing any political capital. The one thing the minority Republicans could do is prove it is totally political and embarrass them. Just have a Republican on the senate floor read off a list of gym teachers & drivers ed teachers making $100,000 a year. These districts can afford that but are broke? Come on. That would REALLY resonate with a lot of people in this economy.


20 posted on 08/04/2010 10:52:08 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Is there no possibility of primary challenges to either of them?

Is there a thriving Teat Party movement in Maine?


21 posted on 08/04/2010 11:26:38 AM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: eCSMaster

OOPS! I meant Tea Party!


22 posted on 08/04/2010 11:27:32 AM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Libtard Dems disguised as (R)’s.................. =.=


23 posted on 08/04/2010 11:29:56 AM PDT by cranked
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To: SoFloFreeper

Can we just give Maine to Canada and be rid of them?


24 posted on 08/04/2010 11:32:11 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Satan is a Democrat and Obama is his minion.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Can we just give Maine to Canada and be rid of them?

Yah know... I have visited every state in the nation, at some point in my life, except Maine. I've never found any compelling reason to visit. If we give away Maine, I could actually say I've visited every state in the nation, solving that dilema.

25 posted on 08/04/2010 12:15:23 PM PDT by SpottedBeaver (Tagline removed by moderator)
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To: COBOL2Java

They both have faces that would make a train take a dirt road.


26 posted on 08/04/2010 12:22:04 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: eCSMaster

Now that’s an amusing typo....Teat Party! LOL!

If there was a thriving Teat Party in Maine, I would attend every meeting.

All kidding aside, yes, there have been a number of TEA party rallies and meetings here in Maine. In fact, last June, we had the Republican and Democrat primaries for governor. The commercials on TV and Radio were enough to make you dizzy, because the GOP had seven candidates ruuning in the primaries and the democrats had four.

The TEA Party choice, Waterville, Maine mayor Paul LePage, won the GOP nomination. LePage did much better than expected. I hope he wins this Fall.

There are two independents, both liberals, running for governor in the Fall, so their presence in the race should siphon votes away from Libby Mitchell, the democrat’s candidate.

Also, Glenn Beck’s 9/12 movement meets in a local schoolhouse not far from where I live.

Primary challenges against Snowe and/or Collins are unlikely. Both of these stimulus sisters have the support of the Maine Republican party, and they both receive votes from democrats and independents in the general election.
Snowe won re-election in 2006 with 71% of the vote (she ran against an unknown democrat, a Cindy Sheehan type).
Collins won re-election in 2008 with 68% of the vote, running against former 1st district congressman Tom Allen, an ultra-lib.

There are Maine conservatives, but unfortunately none of them have the statewide name recognition or the money to successfully challenge either Snowe or Collins. The best way to rein in Snowe and Collins would be to dilute their influence by electing conservatives from the South and West, and hopefully several from the Mid West.


27 posted on 08/04/2010 12:41:16 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The rallying cry of American patriots.....REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!)
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To: SpottedBeaver

We’re not all moonbats here in Maine.....there are alot of conservatives.

I have no desire to be part of Canada. I love the Second Amendment, and I hate curling. The stars and stripes is my flag, not the Canadian maple leaf. No offense intended towards Canadian freepers.

Maine has, per capita, one of the highest percentages of National Guard troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Whenever a soldier from Maine gets killed in combat, the local television and newspaper media reports the story in depth, and with respect. Our democrat governor orders all flags lowered to honor the fallen soldier. Either Snowe or Collins, sometimes both, attend the funeral. There are large numbers of veterans in the state, too.

Maine broke away from Massachusetts in 1820...thank God....and unlike Massachusetts, the Second Amendment is alive and well here in Maine. Firearms of all kinds are popular here.

If you ever do visit Maine, I suggest the coastal areas in the summer. Avoid visiting in January, February or March at all costs.


28 posted on 08/04/2010 12:50:16 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The rallying cry of American patriots.....REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

More of your freedom and money going down the toilet.

How do you like that “Hope and Change”?


29 posted on 08/04/2010 12:55:46 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Boycott Maine


30 posted on 08/04/2010 1:00:24 PM PDT by RadioCirca1970 (Victory or Death in the War on Terror)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Maine Republicans Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins cast the key votes to break the GOP filibuster.

31 posted on 08/04/2010 7:07:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

I have a craving for seafood.


32 posted on 08/04/2010 8:57:33 PM PDT by griswold3 ('Regulation and law without enforcement is no law at all)
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To: griswold3

GOOD Folks in Maine.
Wicked Bad Representation!
The Step Sisters of Serious Stupidity
will rest in a very hot place
and there will be a TON of Massholes hanging out with them.


33 posted on 08/04/2010 9:26:38 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: COBOL2Java

Stimulus Package Supports
Kagan Supporters
New Spectors
Debt Creators


34 posted on 08/04/2010 10:28:47 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: RadioCirca1970

Boycott California, New York, Illinois, Vermont and Massachusetts.


35 posted on 08/04/2010 10:31:06 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: SoFloFreeper
Here's what folks in Maine will be paying for, along with the rest of the nation...

(New York) State put freeze on hiring, then added 51,464 people

But state officials hired 51,464 people at a cost to taxpayers of more than $1 billion in salaries, plus fringe benefits, since that decree on July 30, 2008.

The hires include sons of elected officials, a close friend of the governor’s and a slew of highly paid political appointees.

36 posted on 08/05/2010 4:21:29 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 400 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: SunkenCiv
If there's a Maine ping list, would you please ping it.

I'd like folks in Maine to check out the above link.

I live in NYS, and if the rest of the nation enables the fiscal malfeasance my state's perpetrating, they need their heads examined.

37 posted on 08/05/2010 4:24:31 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 400 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: mewzilla
Sen. Susan Collins Phone Number Contact Info
38 posted on 08/05/2010 4:27:18 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 400 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: mewzilla
Contact Info for Sen. Olympia Snowe
39 posted on 08/05/2010 4:29:11 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 400 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: OldDeckHand

I seriously doubt Maine will ever get it’s act together and toss these two onto the street...

What a pathetic shame...


40 posted on 08/05/2010 6:50:05 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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