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Senate Passes Unemployment Benefits Extension
Roll Call ^ | April 7, 2014 | By Humberto Sanchez

Posted on 04/07/2014 3:32:52 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The Senate approved a bipartisan unemployment benefits extension Monday, with six Republicans joining Senate Democrats to clear the measure.

The measure passed 59 to 38 with all Democrats in attendance voting for the bill. The five Republicans who helped negotiate the measure joined the Democrats voting in favor of the bill as well as by Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid teed up the vote with another screed against the billionaire Koch brothers.

Reid on Monday tied his war against the Kochs to the fight to restore emergency unemployment insurance benefits that have been cut off since December.

“Americans need a fair shot at getting back on their feet and finding work, but Koch groups are opposing benefits for the unemployed,” Reid said, teeing off on Charles Koch’s letter to the Wall Street Journal saying that “dignity” was under attack by the government.

“What about the dignity of a single mother from Las Vegas, Christina and her son, and see what dignity there is stuck living in her grandmother’s living room because she and her son were evicted when Christina’s benefits were cut off?” Reid fumed.

“Perhaps Charles and David Koch should spend their night sharing one air mattress like Christina and her son and see what dignity there is in living like that. The Koch brothers want Americans to be dignified as they lose their homes, cars and their security.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.rollcall.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: jobs; unemployment

1 posted on 04/07/2014 3:32:52 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

All hail the 99ers!


2 posted on 04/07/2014 3:34:00 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
And the GOPe perps are?

McConnell I wish...

3 posted on 04/07/2014 3:35:07 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That’s it, continue to screw the self-employed that are put out of business. STOP THIS 99.


4 posted on 04/07/2014 3:36:15 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Why won't Republicans defend the Koch brothers and point out that Reid is a paid shill of a billionaire enviro-wacko.

Rush talked about this today, how none of the Republicans won't speak up and defend these people. Yeah, I know the answer. I was asking a rhetorical question.

5 posted on 04/07/2014 3:36:37 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I won’t stand up and defend them because they’re the principal push behind amnesty. Sorry, but that alone makes them indefensible.


6 posted on 04/07/2014 3:37:57 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

bill? what bill?


7 posted on 04/07/2014 3:38:00 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Paladin2
"Three members Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., did not vote."

"Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Susan Collins of Maine, Dean Heller of Nevada, Mark S. Kirk of Illinois, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Rob Portman of Ohio."

8 posted on 04/07/2014 3:38:06 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Very few politicians seem willing to assault Mount Soros.
They must fear the retribution quite a lot.


9 posted on 04/07/2014 3:39:02 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: FredZarguna

Thanks, I didn’t know that the Koch brothers supported amnesty.


10 posted on 04/07/2014 3:42:01 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: Paladin2
The article reads as if it was written by an intern -- and a stupid one at that. No indication of who the five collaborators are, except this gem of composition:

"The five Republicans who helped negotiate the measure joined the Democrats voting in favor of the bill as well as by Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H."

Apparently nobody proofreads anything at Roll Call.

11 posted on 04/07/2014 3:42:55 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Go Fk yourself there Harry Screed.


12 posted on 04/07/2014 3:44:03 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
All of the $100 million ad-buy on talk radio -- which I promptly turned off whenever it was played -- was bought by groups funded in whole or in part by the Koch brothers.

It's a also why Marco Rubio and Scott Walker decided to throw their political futures into the toilet; both received a lot of help from the Koch PACs and didn't want to see their funding dry up.

Generally, I think the Kochs are helpful to the cause, but Amnesty is too big an issue to give them a pass just because of the good things they've done.

13 posted on 04/07/2014 3:46:33 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This bill will not be enacted into law as the House will not pass it. Therefore, it will become election fodder for the Democrats. That’s probably good for Democrats in safe districts or in solid blue states. It may not work so well for Democrats fighting for reelection.


14 posted on 04/07/2014 3:49:38 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: FredZarguna

I had to look ‘em up - see #8.


15 posted on 04/07/2014 3:55:26 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: FredZarguna
"they’re the principal push behind amnesty."

Mispelling p-->B?

16 posted on 04/07/2014 3:56:30 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: FredZarguna
I won’t stand up and defend them because they’re the principal push behind amnesty. Sorry, but that alone makes them indefensible.

My reason is much simpler...they're billionaires, and can afford entire public relations firms to defend them.

17 posted on 04/07/2014 3:57:16 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: FredZarguna

Walker and Rubio are clearly (to date) WAY better than the centroid of the GOPe.


18 posted on 04/07/2014 3:57:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They want it like postage stamps,

Forever.


19 posted on 04/07/2014 4:00:08 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Idiots.


20 posted on 04/07/2014 4:01:11 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Paladin2

They are, and the Koch’s are clearly better on just about every issue than the Bushes, who need to just go away. But that single issue will weigh heavily in my decision, and Scott and Marco would no longer be at the front of the line, unless every other candidate is a pro-Am as well.


21 posted on 04/07/2014 4:02:10 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“What about the dignity of a single mother from Las Vegas, Christina and her son, and see what dignity there is stuck living in her grandmother’s living room because she and her son were evicted when Christina’s benefits were cut off?” Reid fumed. Las Vegas? Las Vegas? and she can't get a job? seriously? please tell us, Mr. Reid, how can she possibly not get a job when the Dems tell us unemployment is 6.7%??
22 posted on 04/07/2014 4:03:26 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Night Hides Not
Class envy right here, front and center, on Free Republic. You're right, though, your reason is simple...
23 posted on 04/07/2014 4:07:38 PM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Thanks, I didn’t know that the Koch brothers supported amnesty.

Wow! Based on a comment from someone you don't even know, you accept that the Koch brothers support amnesty?

Now, maybe, they do -- I have no idea. But do you always accept what you read on the Internet so uncritically? I have some paper gold certificates I'd like to sell you. They're going to skyrocket shortly.

24 posted on 04/07/2014 4:11:15 PM PDT by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Christine and her son are “made up” people. The democrats get away with making stuff up. Why doesn’t Harry give her some of his ill gained money.


25 posted on 04/07/2014 4:50:41 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: VerySadAmerican
Someone should ask Harry-ass Reid how much money he has received from the Koch organization. Ask him how much money the Koch brothers have donated to humanitarian causes. Then, ask him how much he has contributed.

He should also be asked how much he has accepted from George Soros, a man who is wanted in his home country. A man who has tried for years to de-stabilize the US economy. There are a lot of questions I would like to ask Harry.

26 posted on 04/07/2014 9:11:23 PM PDT by snowtigger
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To: VerySadAmerican
Someone should ask Harry-ass Reid how much money he has received from the Koch organization. Ask him how much money the Koch brothers have donated to humanitarian causes. Then, ask him how much he has contributed.

He should also be asked how much he has accepted from George Soros, a man who is wanted in his home country. A man who has tried for years to de-stabilize the US economy. There are a lot of questions I would like to ask Harry.

27 posted on 04/07/2014 9:18:43 PM PDT by snowtigger
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