Skip to comments.Senate passes bill to save teacher, police jobs(Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine again)
Posted on 08/10/2010 11:25:31 AM PDT by goldendays
Senate passes bill to save teacher, police jobs
WASHINGTON (AP) Legislation to provide billions to save the jobs of teachers and other public workers is on track to pass the Senate, helped along by the votes of a couple of GOP moderates. Democrats cracked a GOP filibuster on Wednesday, and the House was being called back from its summer break for an expected final vote next week to help cash-strapped states and school districts. The $26 billion measure would help states ease their severe budget problems and, advocates said, stop the layoffs of perhaps 300,000 teachers, firefighters, police officers and other public employees. Though scaled back, the bill also would salvage a victory for Democrats who have been unable to deliver most of the jobs help they and President Barack Obama promised.
The legislation advanced by a 61-38 tally that all but ensured it would pass the Senate on Thursday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would call the House back into session next week to approve the measure to get it to Obama for his signature before most schools reopen. Many Republicans objected to the expense at a time of record budget deficits, but moderate Republican Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine cast the key votes to break the filibuster as they did last month in helping Democrats pass a six-month extension of jobless benefits.
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The leftists/socialists can always count on the Lenin sisters for help. They really need to go!
I didn’t know that teachers and police officers were federal employees.
How many times do we have to save the teachers and police officers? Who will save the taxpayers?
FUBO and Michelle, too
Susan Collins vote with the Democrats 65% of time that she vote.
No COMMENT! I would definately be banned from these forums.... =.=
I didn’t know that teachers and police officers were federal employees.
And Democrat-moles Snowe and Collins, working feverishly to advance the cause of Democrats, made sure this could happen.
November 2 cannot get here fast enough!
Why can’t teachers be canned like anyone else? There is nothing terribly special about a teacher. Fire them! And why do we need more police with crime at near all-time lows? Fire them too! Whatever it takes to reduce deficits across the nation.
And what happens when this new money runs out?
Just like the Obama Stimulus was a lie from the start, so is this scam. They are using failed economic theory to manufacture PR cover story for the largest taxpayer funded bribe in history.
All the Obama Democrats are doing with their stimulus bills is charging the various blue state's Visa bill to the Fed taxpayers Master Card.
Like this bill, the bulk of the Fed Stimulus spending went to bail out local and state Governments. The Dems theory is the economy will recover and local tax revenues will come back up before this new Stimulus spending is exhausted thus preventing any mass layoffs in their Government Employee Union political base.
Now they are running out of Stimulus money, the economy isn't recovering and the state and local budgets still have all most all the fat in them they had pre Recession so of course their solution is “do the same thing again”.
Maine, you officially suck.
McConnell, Mitch - (R - KY needs to go
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“Legislation to provide billions to save the jobs of teachers and other public workers”
This description of the legislation is dishonest. It is actually a bill to allow corrupt politicians to continue to steal money from taxpayers and not have to bear any responsibility. The money for teachers and police etc is taxpayer money as is the money that the politicians waste and steal. Instead of being honest and responsible with taxpayers money politicians can just get it from the federal government(which is running a $1.5 trillion deficit).
This is a recipe for fiscal disaster.
Hey that’s great! I spend a lot of time worrying about those poor folks with government jobs and how they’re going to make it.(S)
The Witches of Eastwick costs the bill an extra $16B. Heard Karl Rove explain it yesterday on Rush’s show.
The original bill was only $10B. It was a couple of REPUBLICAN SENATORS that plumped the bill another $16B.
The Witches wanted money for Medicaid for their states - about $70M. Problem is that if you give it to these two crying skanks, you have to give it to the rest of the states, especially Texas, CA, FL, and NY.
After they are all done raiding the pantry, it took an extra $16B to pass a $10B jobs bill, all because of two REPUBLICANS.
So, as a member of such a party, how do you come to grips with that intellectually? It’s just a question for the official RNC types that may grace this forum?
Why, again, should we get behind a party that would have these two idiots in it?
I hope the tea party take them out
Does the pubbie “leadership” even think of taking these twos funding away?
OH, that’s right, their is NO leadership.
What the hell is wrong with Maine?!?
Teachers unions get a cash bomb just in time for the elections. GOP useful idiots can always be counted on to help.
Pray for America
Why are funding bills originating in the Senate now?
RINO’s snowe,collins etc ... will change parties if the GOP gets majority in November. Mark my word. They are worse than Socialists Democrats who at least advertise what they are IMO.
Congress is hell bent on reinforcing bad habits and piss poor management in America at all levels.
Doom on em .....
the department of education was audit in 1992 and could not
account for 66% of their budget. lets audit them again and lets see where all that America taxpayer money going. hint hint (UNIONS)
Snowe comes up for Republican primary in 2012, Collins in 2014. A primary defeat for Snowe in 2012 would send a strong message. I would rather see a Dem win that seat in 2012 than Snowe.
Will they Rangle over deep Water’s jobs?
More debt added to our grandkids grandkids accounts.
look at that leadership REPUBLICAN in the SENATE they are RINO
“Why cant teachers be canned like anyone else? There is nothing terribly special about a teacher. Fire them!”
I agree. Better yet, fire the usually ridiculously overpaid schools district administrators. I have a friend who’s wife is an apparatchik with a local school district. His two kids now each have an iPad courtesy of her hiring a $15K “speaker” to help motivate the district teachers.
Isn’t a paycheck in a rotten economy “motivation” enough??? The apparatchik is already paid a salary of over 100K per year. She was told by the district lawyer-— “don’t accept the iPads because it is like a bribe”. A different district “official” said “oh... its ok because the gift is below 10K”
Believe me, this type of $hit is VERY common in school districts. It makes me puke.
come on TEA PARTY
they are killing Republican leadership and they do nothing i would tell them no money,no Chairman next year
Any Maine freepers out there? Can you tell me why you keep sending these two “libs-in-republican-clothing” back to the Senate?
They represent Maine. Maine is the problem.
don’t go there. Don’t eat Maine Lobsters. Don’t do any thing that supports Maine. Maine is the enemy of good Americans as all the other loyalist states of north east England.
The Americans have gone leaving mostly loyalists behind
Actually we may need more cops if unemployment keeps going up thus crime will follow. Otherwise each town will need to form a militia.
No surprise here. Change agents (teachers) and law enforcement can be used to further ideology. Why, in my state 2010=11 ushers in day long kindergarten! I protest! No doubt this is a Federal edict! Innocent babies are too young for a full day of indoctrination! No doubt the curriculum would include subjects no five year old ears should hear!
RINO Twin Powers, ACTIVATE!
(from another board)
It’s basically a ploy to have the American taxpayers fill up campaign coffers for Dems.
$10 billion of this money goes to the unions. Before the money gets to
the “teachers” the unions skim off their share of mandatory
The money skimmed by the unions goes directly into the union political
advocacy/footsoldier network to get out votes for Dems.
Morale and contributions for Dems are down this cycle, and Pelosi is
throwing a hail mary pass here. She has to close the enthusiasm gap by
coercing the American taxpayer into footing the bill for Dem
campaigns. It’s a money laundering scam.
When the big crash arrives, Snow and Collins will be on the list of democrats to blame. The two will be just as guilty as all the other leftists.
Never forget who did this. Their economic 9/11 must never be forgotten.
We need more ammo and guns............Cops are not going to be their in time when you need them. Just doesn't happen.
When seconds count, they're only minutes away.
Parents are doing a better job of schooling the children. Public schools are nothing but tax payer funded orphanages.
If you want your kids to get an education, do it yourself, or find a nice private school.
Support lower cost and more competition. Support school choice.
Just wait until the American people get the news - They've bailed out another useless entity. They're going to be furious!
“A primary defeat for Snowe in 2012 would send a strong message.”
Not possible. If it is close she will just run as a dim. All the incumbent New England RINO’s are lost causes.
Florida sees rise of the independent voter
The number of `no party’ voters in Florida continues to grow, while the big lead registered Democrats had over registered Republicans is getting smaller.
Which teacher jobs?
Name: Darling, Robert
Position: High School Teacher
Full/Part Time: Fulltime
Percent Time Employed: 100%
Assignment: Driver Education
Years Teaching: 27
School Name: Richwoods High School
District Name: Peoria SD 150
My thought on that is different than yours. They didn’t switch the last time we were the majority. My take on it is that they continue to hurt us from within, as the Ls still outnumber the Cs. (Liberals vs Conservatives)
What you’ll more likely see is Arlen Specter types try to switch parties, to obtain nice appointments.
That’s what generally happens when the majority party changes.
And of course the brilliant Republican party will welcome them with panting tongues and ear to ear smiles.
Then we fail to pass anything of merit and lose the majority back in four years or less.