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The GOP embarrasses Mitt Romney: By blocking a bill he supported. Does the GOP want Romney to lose?

Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru 2012/05/08 20:20:59
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WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a bill that would
have frozen student loan interest rates before they are set to double
on July 1.



In a partisan vote of 52 to 45, the Senate failed to reach the 60
votes needed to begin debate on the Democratic bill. Sen. Olympia Snowe
(Maine) was the lone Republican to vote "present." A Snowe spokesman
told The Huffington Post her vote was related to her practice of voting
"present" on legislation that contains the potential or appearance of
association with the private business activity of her husband.



The vote wasn't much of a surprise: Republicans have been signaling
they would filibuster the bill because of its cost offsets. Democrats
would cover the $6 billion cost of keeping student loan interest rates
at 3.4 percent for another year by raising Social Security and Medicare
payroll taxes on certain high-earners. By contrast, Republicans have
called for nixing a preventive health fund to pay for it.

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  • Booッ 2012/05/09 07:29:52
    Yes they do.
    Booッ
    I think most sane people want Romney to lose.
  • tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA 2012/05/09 01:39:52
    Romney shouldn't have given his support in the first place.
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    Not the first candidate to stick his foot in it. Does anyone really think 1 year is going to do the trick? Are there huge numbers of jobs just over the horizon for these students and graduates? Nope.
  • john Kills 2012/05/09 00:08:11
    Romney shouldn't have given his support in the first place.
    john Kills
    Enough already.
  • mk, Smartass Oracle 2012/05/08 22:40:53
  • Kane Fernau 2012/05/08 21:54:07
    Romney shouldn't have given his support in the first place.
    Kane Fernau
    Democrats for Romney!
  • aherbert 2012/05/08 20:51:40
    The Republican Party is in shambles.
    aherbert
    +1
    gop split party

    The party is divided .... and that makes me happy!
  • Wag 2012/05/08 20:42:07
    The Republican Party is in shambles.
    Wag
    +2
    The handlers will show ol Mitt whose in charge......
  • The•Dungeon•Master 2012/05/08 20:31:06
  • GINGERBREAD 2012/05/08 20:27:21
    They will vote against any bill Obama supports even if it is a good bill.
    GINGERBREAD
    It's funnier than all hell. The liberals keep throwing out all these "RED HERRINGS" so that they don't have to talk about the economy. Whatever these liberals, socialists and communists comes up with to throw a "RED HERRING" on any subject, it's still THE ECONOMY, STUPID
  • aherbert GINGERB... 2012/05/08 20:55:39
    aherbert
    One thing conservatives like to do is pick and choose issues to address … these people cannot multi task at all … yes the economy is slowly recovering (it took Dubya eight years to get into this mess) but without the support on the tea baggers in Congress the President is still making strives … but that is not it dude … there are several other issues that have to be address … sit back, take off your blinders and watch our President do his job … if you are not a part of the solution then perhaps you are the problem.
  • GINGERB... aherbert 2012/05/08 21:17:34
    GINGERBREAD
    No it's not a pick and choose time. We are in debt for over 16 trillion dollars, just remember, that out every dollar that this government spends, .40 cents is borrowed. The ECONOMY is tanking and the only thing this idiot can talk about is "RAISING THE TAXES". Our economy is going at abot 1.2 percent every year. So, you can shove any "RED HERRING" you want to throw out there, but the discussion in this election is the ECONOMY, STUPID
  • aherbert GINGERB... 2012/05/08 21:31:43
    aherbert
    yeah raise the taxes on the rich .... they owe that much!
  • aherbert GINGERB... 2012/05/08 23:03:16
    aherbert
    Not a red herring just one of the many messes that Dubya got us in ...
  • GINGERB... aherbert 2012/05/09 13:50:28
    GINGERBREAD
    That's right, blame GW, then blame the tsunami, then the hurricane, then blame the arab spring, then blame everybody else. Pretty soon, you're going to run out of people to balme.
  • aherbert GINGERB... 2012/05/09 16:52:05
    aherbert
    Nope ... I only place blame accordingly ...

    i keep it real
  • tdterry... aherbert 2012/05/08 22:44:58
    tdterry1999
    What has he done?
  • aherbert tdterry... 2012/05/08 23:02:30
    aherbert
    who?
  • tdterry... aherbert 2012/05/09 11:58:58
    tdterry1999
    Obama
  • aherbert tdterry... 2012/05/09 16:54:05
    aherbert
    This is not all of his accomplihments .... I left a link .....

    Update:

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the...

    On Tuesday, January 04, 2011, the President signed into law:

    H.R. 81, the “Shark Conservation Act of 2010 and International Fisheries Agreement Clarification Act,” which generally prohibits the removal of shark fins at sea and amends certain laws related to international fisheries;

    H.R. 628, which establishes a pilot program regarding the adjudication cases where patent or plant variety protection issues are to be decided;

    H.R. 1107, which restates and reorganizes the public contract laws of the United States in Title 41, United Sates Code;

    H.R. 1746, the “Predisaster Hazard Mitigation Act of 2010,” which authorizes appropriations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program for FYs 2011-2013;

    H.R. 2142, the “GPRA Modernization Act of 2010,” which amends the Government Performance and Results Act to establish a Federal government performance plan;

    H.R. 2751, the “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act,” which modernizes the food safety system to better prevent food-borne illness and better respond to outbreaks;

    H.R. 4445, the “Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Clarification Act,” which repeals a restriction on the treatment of certai...







































































    This is not all of his accomplihments .... I left a link .....

    Update:

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the...

    On Tuesday, January 04, 2011, the President signed into law:

    H.R. 81, the “Shark Conservation Act of 2010 and International Fisheries Agreement Clarification Act,” which generally prohibits the removal of shark fins at sea and amends certain laws related to international fisheries;

    H.R. 628, which establishes a pilot program regarding the adjudication cases where patent or plant variety protection issues are to be decided;

    H.R. 1107, which restates and reorganizes the public contract laws of the United States in Title 41, United Sates Code;

    H.R. 1746, the “Predisaster Hazard Mitigation Act of 2010,” which authorizes appropriations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program for FYs 2011-2013;

    H.R. 2142, the “GPRA Modernization Act of 2010,” which amends the Government Performance and Results Act to establish a Federal government performance plan;

    H.R. 2751, the “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act,” which modernizes the food safety system to better prevent food-borne illness and better respond to outbreaks;

    H.R. 4445, the “Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Clarification Act,” which repeals a restriction on the treatment of certain lands held in trust for Indian Pueblos in New Mexico;

    H.R. 4602, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Emil Bolas Post Office;

    H.R. 4748, the “Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy Act of 2010,” which requires the Office of National Drug Control Policy to develop a Northern Boarder Counternarcotics Strategy;

    H.R. 4973, the “National Wildlife Refuge Volunteer Improvement Act of 2010,” which reauthorizes and amends authorities relating to volunteer programs and community partnerships for national wildlife refuges;

    H.R. 5116, the “America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science (America COMPETES) Reauthorization Act of 2010,” which reauthorizes various programs intended to strengthen research and education in the United States related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics;

    H.R. 5133, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Staff Sergeant Frank T. Carvill and Lance Corporal Michael A. Schwarz Post Office Building;

    H.R. 5470, which excludes specified external power supplies from certain energy efficiency standards required by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act;

    H.R. 5605, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the George C. Marshall Post Office;

    H.R. 5606, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the James M. “Jimmy” Stewart Post Office Building;

    H.R. 5655, which designates the Little River Branch facility of the United States Postal Service as the Jesse J. McCrary, Jr. Post Office;

    H.R. 5809, the “Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2010,” which modifies and reauthorizes through FY 2016 the Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Program;

    H.R. 5877, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Lance Corporal Alexander Scott Arredondo, United States Marine Corps Post Office Building;

    H.R. 5901, which authorizes the U.S. Tax Court to appoint employees under a personnel management system that includes the merit system principles and prohibitions on personnel practices;

    H.R. 6392, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Colonel George Juskalian Post Office Building;

    H.R. 6400, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Earl Wilson, Jr. Post Office;

    H.R. 6412, the “Access to Criminal History Records for State Sentencing Commissions Act of 2010,” which requires the Department of Justice to exchange records and information with State sentencing commissions;

    H.R. 6510, which directs the General Services Administration to convey to the Military Museum of Texas the parcel of real property in Houston, Texas, on which the museum is located;

    H.R. 6533, the “Local Community Radio Act of 2010,” which modifies current restrictions on low-power FM radio stations;

    S. 118, the “Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Act of 2010,” which amends financing and project operation requirements for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s program to allow for increased housing opportunities for low-income seniors;

    S. 841, the “Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010,” regarding pedestrian safety related to motor vehicles;

    S. 1481, the “Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010,” which amends financing and project operation requirements for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s program for low income individuals with disabilities;

    S. 3036, the “National Alzheimer’s Project Act,” which establishes a National Alzheimer’s Project within the Department of Health and Human Services and an advisory council on Alzheimer’s research, care, and services;

    S. 3243, the “Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010,” which requires the Department of Homeland Security to ensure that all applicants for law enforcement positions with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) receive polygraph examinations;

    S. 3447, the “Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2010,” which amends the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and other educational assistance programs for veterans;

    S. 3481, which clarifies the Federal Government’s responsibility to pay reasonable service charges to a State or local government to address stormwater pollution from Federal properties;

    S. 3592, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the First Lieutenant Robert Wilson Collins Post Office Building;

    S. 3874, the “Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act,” which modifies the Safe Drinking Water Act definition of “lead free” with regard to pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, and fixtures;

    S. 3903, which authorizes 99-year leases on land held in trust for the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo in the State of New Mexico; and

    S. 4036, which amends authorities of the National Credit Union Administration.

    Update:

    President Obama Signs START Treaty

    Read more here

    President Obama signed the START nuclear disarmament treaty with Russia this morning.

    Despite the great attention the president has devoted to this treaty — and the vast coverage of the treaty negotiations by the media — the White House refused to allow reporters or TV cameras in the room. Still photographers were the only representatives of the free press permitted to record the historic moment.

    Update:

    May 1st, 2011 11:30pm:

    Osama Bin Laden Is Dead
    (more)
  • tdterry... aherbert 2012/05/09 18:02:00
    tdterry1999
    yep I've read this before.Most is not of his doing,he just signed the bill.Most have failed .Some might be good,but mostly not.He has failed as a president.No two way;s about it.
  • aherbert tdterry... 2012/05/09 18:03:03
  • tdterry... aherbert 2012/05/09 20:31:58
    tdterry1999
    I knew that.
  • jubil8 ... GINGERB... 2012/05/08 21:07:01
    jubil8 BN-0 PON
    You don't think interest rates and public spending relate to the economy?
  • scblues... GINGERB... 2012/05/08 21:07:41
    scbluesman13
    +1
    You think doubling the interest on student loans from 3.4% to 6.8% is a "red herring"?
    Seriously?
  • Assassi... scblues... 2012/05/08 21:16:36
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +1
    He keeps repeating that, because the truth is, he hasn't even been aware or is not with it enough to do any research on the suject. When in doubt spew mindless nonesense.
  • Assassi... GINGERB... 2012/05/08 21:15:43
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    You are embarassing yourself.

    Romney voiced his support for this. Then the GOP shut it down. Your party is in shambles. Crying that it is a red herring will not help things.
  • GINGERB... Assassi... 2012/05/08 21:18:53
    GINGERBREAD
    Whatever any liberal, socialists or communist says, IT'S THE ECONOMY, STUPID
  • Assassi... GINGERB... 2012/05/08 21:23:31
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    That is so cute.

    I wish I could help you. Alas, you dont have any facts, nor do you care about issues. Interests rates are part of the conomy stupid.

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