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Senate passes bill to save teacher, police jobs(Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine again)
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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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: 111th; collins; democrats; economy; maine; obama; rinos; snowe; susan
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1 posted on 08/10/2010 11:25:34 AM PDT by goldendays
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To: goldendays

The leftists/socialists can always count on the Lenin sisters for help. They really need to go!


2 posted on 08/10/2010 11:26:40 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: goldendays

I didn’t know that teachers and police officers were federal employees.


3 posted on 08/10/2010 11:27:16 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: goldendays

How many times do we have to save the teachers and police officers? Who will save the taxpayers?

FUBO and Michelle, too


4 posted on 08/10/2010 11:27:52 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: goldendays

Susan Collins vote with the Democrats 65% of time that she vote.


5 posted on 08/10/2010 11:28:07 AM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: goldendays

No COMMENT! I would definately be banned from these forums.... =.=


6 posted on 08/10/2010 11:28:08 AM PDT by cranked
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To: goldendays

I didn’t know that teachers and police officers were federal employees.


7 posted on 08/10/2010 11:28:33 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: goldendays
Senate passes bill to save teacher, police jobs UNION CORRUPTION (Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine again)
8 posted on 08/10/2010 11:29:12 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: goldendays
This money will be plowed only into the elections for Democrats.

And Democrat-moles Snowe and Collins, working feverishly to advance the cause of Democrats, made sure this could happen.

9 posted on 08/10/2010 11:29:47 AM PDT by Lazamataz (private bool tagline (int c) { if ( c = 1) return true; else return false; })
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To: goldendays

November 2 cannot get here fast enough!


10 posted on 08/10/2010 11:30:27 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Enjoy nature - eat meat, wear fur and drive your car!)
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To: goldendays

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.


11 posted on 08/10/2010 11:31:01 AM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: goldendays
$26,000,000,000/300,000 is 86,666.00 per job.

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”.

12 posted on 08/10/2010 11:31:20 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: goldendays

Maine, you officially suck.


13 posted on 08/10/2010 11:32:12 AM PDT by kromike
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To: facedown

McConnell, Mitch - (R - KY needs to go
361A RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-2541
Web Form: www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=contact


14 posted on 08/10/2010 11:32:20 AM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: goldendays

“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.


15 posted on 08/10/2010 11:32:54 AM PDT by detective
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To: goldendays
Pelosi: $26 Billion Teachers' Union Bailout Good Value
16 posted on 08/10/2010 11:32:58 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (Obama is a man-caused disaster..........)
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To: goldendays

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)


17 posted on 08/10/2010 11:33:02 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: goldendays

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?


18 posted on 08/10/2010 11:33:21 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: kromike

I hope the tea party take them out


19 posted on 08/10/2010 11:33:49 AM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: goldendays

Does the pubbie “leadership” even think of taking these twos funding away?
SOMETHING, ANYTHING?
OH, that’s right, their is NO leadership.


20 posted on 08/10/2010 11:33:59 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Ya unAmerican p.o.s.)
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To: goldendays
helped along by the votes of a couple of GOP moderates liberals.

What the hell is wrong with Maine?!?

21 posted on 08/10/2010 11:37:04 AM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/Jungle-Bucket-1.htm)
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To: goldendays

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


22 posted on 08/10/2010 11:37:51 AM PDT by bray (Did Rush say Absolute Failure?)
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To: goldendays

Why are funding bills originating in the Senate now?


23 posted on 08/10/2010 11:39:30 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: hiredhand; DoughtyOne

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.


24 posted on 08/10/2010 11:40:35 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Southack

Congress is hell bent on reinforcing bad habits and piss poor management in America at all levels.

Doom on em .....


25 posted on 08/10/2010 11:42:48 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: goldendays

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)


26 posted on 08/10/2010 11:42:54 AM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: goldendays

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.


27 posted on 08/10/2010 11:43:23 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: goldendays

Will they Rangle over deep Water’s jobs?


28 posted on 08/10/2010 11:44:21 AM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: goldendays

More debt added to our grandkids grandkids accounts.


29 posted on 08/10/2010 11:45:16 AM PDT by PogySailor (BHO - Dividing the country into tribes since 2008.)
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To: Joe Boucher

look at that leadership REPUBLICAN in the SENATE they are RINO


30 posted on 08/10/2010 11:46:42 AM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: montag813

“Why can’t 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.


31 posted on 08/10/2010 11:47:36 AM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: PapaBear3625

come on TEA PARTY


32 posted on 08/10/2010 11:47:42 AM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: PapaBear3625

they are killing Republican leadership and they do nothing i would tell them no money,no Chairman next year


33 posted on 08/10/2010 11:54:58 AM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: goldendays

Any Maine freepers out there? Can you tell me why you keep sending these two “libs-in-republican-clothing” back to the Senate?


34 posted on 08/10/2010 11:56:19 AM PDT by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: goldendays

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


35 posted on 08/10/2010 11:58:16 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: montag813

Actually we may need more cops if unemployment keeps going up thus crime will follow. Otherwise each town will need to form a militia.


36 posted on 08/10/2010 11:58:38 AM PDT by Fee
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To: bert

37 posted on 08/10/2010 12:07:36 PM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: goldendays

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!


38 posted on 08/10/2010 12:08:00 PM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: goldendays

39 posted on 08/10/2010 12:15:52 PM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: goldendays

RINO Twin Powers, ACTIVATE!

40 posted on 08/10/2010 12:17:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: goldendays

(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
“contributions”.

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.


41 posted on 08/10/2010 12:18:02 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: goldendays
Republican Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine cast the key votes to break the filibuster

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.

42 posted on 08/10/2010 12:24:27 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Fee
Actually we may need more cops if unemployment keeps going up....

We need more ammo and guns............Cops are not going to be their in time when you need them. Just doesn't happen.

43 posted on 08/10/2010 12:29:38 PM PDT by Pit1 (Not illegal immigrants. They are CRIMINAL BORDER CROSSERS.)
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To: Pit1
Cops are not going to be their in time when you need them.

When seconds count, they're only minutes away.

44 posted on 08/10/2010 12:31:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: montag813
Why can’t teachers be canned like anyone else? There is nothing terribly special about a teacher. Fire them!

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.

45 posted on 08/10/2010 12:32:00 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: PogySailor
More debt added to our grandkids grandkids accounts.

Just wait until the American people get the news - They've bailed out another useless entity. They're going to be furious!

46 posted on 08/10/2010 12:40:02 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: PapaBear3625

“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.


47 posted on 08/10/2010 1:11:06 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: RinaseaofDs

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.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/08/09/1768748/florida-sees-rise-of-the-independent.html#ixzz0wEgCeikD


48 posted on 08/10/2010 1:18:26 PM PDT by mojitojoe (When crisis becomes opportunity, crisis becomes the goal.)
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To: goldendays

Which teacher jobs?

This one?

Name: Darling, Robert
Salary: $105,819
Position: High School Teacher
Full/Part Time: Fulltime
Percent Time Employed: 100%
Assignment: Driver Education
Years Teaching: 27
Degree: Master’s
School Name: Richwoods High School
District Name: Peoria SD 150

http://www.familytaxpayers.org/salary.php


49 posted on 08/10/2010 1:19:01 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Squantos

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.


50 posted on 08/10/2010 2:41:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Latest most accurate Az Poll to date, of 14 likely voters: McCain 137%, Hayworth -37% (+/- 92%))
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