Skip to comments.Live CSPAN2: PORKULUS Bill Debate Day 2 [Defeat Porkulus!!]
Posted on 02/07/2009 9:00:50 AM PST by RatsDawg
Live debate senate floor on now...
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Could future generations call this Taxation Without Representation?
Kyl up now, doing a good job.
This has gone way beyond partisan bickering. Every GOP Senator needs to realize that there are no political points to be won if the Democrats succeed in passing this because the survival of our nation is at stake.
Here comes the Perfumed Prince.
So is he basically saying he regrets voting with the Republicans when they were in power?
So Kerry we are going to fix the 10 trillion dollar deficit with more spending?
Might have to watch today even though it is sending me over the edge...
Same here exactly. And, I was outraged when Hannity tried to contact Spector yesterday, and he wouldn’t come on!
***Might have to watch today even though it is sending me over the edge...***
Lurch yammering on about “old ideology” vs. “new ideology”...gads, it will be a very long weekend
That’s what I’ve been saying! Talk about taxation without representation!
AM 1280, The Patriot....Sat Conservative talk!
Kerry straight up LIEING! No surprise. He commented on the CBO report, and cherry picked what he wanted to say!
NYT: Obama thanked Collins, Snowe, Specter for their patriotism.
He put that thing in a spin-cycle!
Lurch: “transform the US economy”
is going fullblast watermelon(green outside, commie red inside)now
Oh, so now we are not patriotic if we don’t support this bill?
Doom and Gloom.
“The gas prices are low now, but they won’t stay there.” -John Kerry, OBAMA’S FAULT!
I thought Bush was the evil gas guy?
Somebody on our side better set the record straight on the CBO!
Correct....the Anti-American President calls the only patriots left in this country....traitors.
May he burn in hell, after he is hanged by the neck.....
Kerry kept trying to interrupt Kyl
Yup, and now he is praising tax cuts!
Oh great not HER!
NM! Sessions up now!
NM! Sessions up now!
Specters Stance on Stimulus Carries Risks
By Bart Jansen, CQ Staff
As Democratic Senate leaders hailed the stimulus compromise reached with three Republicans, the political peril for at least one of them Arlen Specter was obvious.
There are material risks in the position Im taking, which may well impact a primary. Those thoughts have not escaped my attention, Specter said following a breakthrough Friday evening. My duty is to follow my conscience and vote what I think is in the best interests of the county. The political risks will have to abide.
The Pennsylvania Republican is running for re-election in 2010 and represents a swing state, where he faced primary challengers in each of his four previous elections. The closest call came in 2004, when then-Rep. Patrick J. Toomey came within two percentage points.
Specter, who typically takes more conservative stances for primaries before steering toward the center for the general election, joined Maine Republicans Susan Collins and Olympia J. Snowe on Friday to give Democrats at least 61 votes needed to approve the stimulus (HR 1).
Bracing for a challenge, Specters campaign has $5.8 million on hand as of Dec. 31, according to the Federal Election Commission.
As former Judiciary Committee chairman, Specter proved his value to conservative Republicans by shepherding the confirmations of John G. Roberts Jr. and Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court.
But Joseph I. Lieberman , a Connecticut independent who also is backing the compromise stimulus package, said Specter and Collins deserved the Medal of Honor for helping broker the compromise.
They had the guts to come forward to reach across party lines, said Lieberman, who frustrated Democratic leaders by campaigning for Republican presidential nominee John McCain . They have chosen to separate themselves from the Republican caucus because they believe it is in the national interest to do so . . . Its not easy. Its often lonely. But the American people will benefit from what they have helped us accomplish here in the Senate tonight.
Boxer, the wicked witch from the West is up now.
She is incredibly dumb. Shut up, Babs.
The same crap we have heard from her the last 8 years.
SHE JUST SAID THE HOUSING CRISIS GOT US IN THIS JAM!
but I thought it was Bush?
CCF, are you her mother?
Is that why you are so compassionate with that brainless, dizzy, moronic boxer of rocks?? ; )
If they’re so worried about the budget they shouldn’t even bring this monstrosity forward.
Toll free capital switchboard numbers are:
Congress critter ping!
Boxer told she only had 4 minutes. She will take 15 minutes like she said she wanted.
Boxer an economics major????????BAAHAHAHAHAAH..and she thinks this is going to work.
She says Republicans are filibustering ...I thought they had the votes.
Nah...just trying to control my blood pressure. She is my Senator, unfortunately, along with the other wicked witch Feinstein.
To cook the books no doubt.
Why aren’t they saying her time is up. Because the fix is in for this Session of the Senate. Republicans will be interrupted and challenged as they speak.
Worked on Wall Street and that didn't pan out so she took an easier position.
Yes,...who is in control of that..Is that the cloakroom..that we can call?
She also just blamed tax cuts for this recession.
Aarghhh..what a idiot-bitch.
I can see what the Republicans are doing. They are making the Dems us up all of their time and then the Pubs will get all of the last words.
she can’t have it both ways!
I'm lucky so far, my state only has one senator presently.
I may wind up in a much worse situation than you before it's all said and done however, if it ever is said and done....
Feinstein reminds me of "Squiggy" on Laverne and Shirley, a sitcom way back in the '70's.
Go Johans! And he has only been in the Senate 26 days. He is telling it like it is quietly!
He is impressive and creates an impression of NOT "going along just to get along".