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Senate Republicans block Obama bid to hike minimum wage
Reuters ^ | April 30, 2014 | BY THOMAS FERRARO

Posted on 04/30/2014 11:57:12 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked one of President Barack Obama's top legislative priorities, a bill to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in five years.

On a nearly party-line vote of 54-42, supporters fell short of the 60 votes that would have been needed to end a procedural roadblock against the legislation in the Democratic-led Senate.

Just one Republican, Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, joined Democrats.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: bobcorker; election2014; obamanomics; tennessee

1 posted on 04/30/2014 11:57:12 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Congress needs to cut Bammy’s pay and spread his wealth around. As an example for the others.


2 posted on 04/30/2014 12:00:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

I thought the GOP was in the minority in the senate? How do they stop anything????


3 posted on 04/30/2014 12:02:32 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Mouton
thought the GOP was in the minority in the senate? How do they stop anything????

Now, THAT'S the question that won't be asked on this evenings newscast.

4 posted on 04/30/2014 12:08:06 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

so when they last raised it 5 years ago, what happened? did it lift people out of poverty???


5 posted on 04/30/2014 12:12:49 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Mouton

The (formerly 2/3’s - (”In 1975 the Democratic-controlled Senate[5] revised its cloture rule so that three-fifths of the senators sworn (usually 60 senators) could limit debate”) reduced by Mondale ) 60% filibuster rule still applies to many Senate agenda items.


6 posted on 04/30/2014 12:13:40 PM PDT by Paladin2
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7 posted on 04/30/2014 12:14:56 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

ahh corker. free to pander. i bet there were a bunch of GOPe senators that wanted to vote with corker, but their chamber of commerce masters vetoed that.


8 posted on 04/30/2014 12:15:47 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: musicman

“Welcome, valued customer....”


9 posted on 04/30/2014 12:16:49 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee"

Is he in bed with "Lamar" Alexander?

10 posted on 04/30/2014 12:18:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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11 posted on 04/30/2014 12:36:31 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Note the carefully constructed Rooters headline.

Obama wants to RAISE your wages.
But EEEEEVIL Republicans BLOCKED him from doing so.


12 posted on 04/30/2014 12:37:15 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It was the RINO from my state, Bob Corker, who voted with the Rats.


13 posted on 04/30/2014 12:49:12 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The best part was hearing his angry voice on the radio.


14 posted on 04/30/2014 2:05:32 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks Oldeconomybuyer.
On a nearly party-line vote of 54-42, supporters fell short of the 60 votes that would have been needed to end a procedural roadblock against the legislation in the Democratic-led Senate. Just one Republican, Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, joined Democrats.

15 posted on 04/30/2014 2:26:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Corker and Alexander are the southern version of Arizona’s dynamic duo, McCain and Flake.


16 posted on 04/30/2014 2:27:20 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Mouton; All

Good question.

The bill required 60 votes .. and the dems have only 54. Without enough votes from the repubs - the bill cannot pass.

The only time you can use just the dems (54) is when they vote to approve a nomination; only because Harry Reid changed the rule to allow for it.

Anybody remember what a COW the dems had when the repubs only threatened to do the same ..??


17 posted on 04/30/2014 7:36:17 PM PDT by The Final Harvest (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: dadfly

Puhleeeeeeeze!!

Any intelligent person can tell you that in order to run a business, you cannot spend your entire profit on wages. If you believe you can .. go for it.

The money that’s made each month has to pay wages, overhead, equipment, stocking the shelves, etc.

If you raise the wage too high .. you won’t have enough to fill the shelves .. and no stuff .. no sales .. no money to pay wages. GET IT ..??


18 posted on 04/30/2014 7:41:50 PM PDT by The Final Harvest (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: CyberAnt

well FRiend. i’m not arguing for the minimum wage. i think we agree that wage and/or price controls destroy the free market and end up harming the very people politicians pander to.

my point was political, not economic. my comment was directed to human nature, fear and greed, the twin GOPe corruptions. it was more a comment on the political motivations of republicans like corker. and those leftist republicans who normally vote with him but this time steered clear. it will be interesting to see if corker gets the support of the chamber of commerce when he next stands for election; admittedly, tennesseans have a long wait before he stands again.


19 posted on 04/30/2014 8:10:16 PM PDT by dadfly
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