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Putting the brakes on Reid

February 4, 2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid already is well on his way to making that house of Congress a rubber stamp for whatever he, often at the behest of President Barack Obama, wants to do....

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jcalavera

Feb-04-13 7:46 AM

Luckily, the wise people saw fit to send heidi heitkamp to the senate, because she has proven time and time again that there is nothing she likes more than shilling for the democrat agenda, regardless of what it means to ND.

No brakes for Reid this time, I guess.

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JackAaah

Feb-04-13 9:18 AM

....but I feel we all will be able to come together with Reid in order to move forword.

If anyone feels up to it....meet me at the Free-Lunch Counter Café to discuss it.

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disgusted

Feb-04-13 10:50 AM

JackAaah, I commend you for your long performance and the endurance it takes. I do so wish there was an agree button with a ';-)' attached.

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JackAaah

Feb-04-13 11:20 AM

It's a tough road to the Free-Lunch Counter Café, but I feel it's the will of the people, and I must come together with the rest to engage in the feed.

Perhaps you'll join me for some gifts before they're all gone? Us 47% can only grow and grow....in getting gifts...for votes.

...so let's go have a lunch of peas sometime.

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JackAaah

Feb-04-13 11:25 AM

That's a Grand Idea, Hope4.

Actually I just missed Wade1 on his way out yesterday. He was on his way to some rally or protest or something. He was yelling as he talked....said he was getting his vocal cords loosened up. Was hard to understand. Sounded a lot distorted. Maybe he'll be better by the time he gets there...to shout all our Democrat Party opposition down.

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centerfield

Feb-04-13 11:44 AM

Obviously, you will be joined by the many, many Republican farmers and republican workers at the air bases since they are on the government roles as well. You can also include some of your buddies who decry Social security/Medicare, but take the benefits of these programs. Yep, you will need lots of space for your hand out buddies. As to the topic, does the record 300 plus filibusters put forth by the obstructionist, do nothing Republican Senators count or are they exempt because you like them. Yep, you guys got it all right, filibuster good when you are in the minority but bad when you are in the majority. Oh, that is right, you were in the majority for six or more years and how many obstructionist filibusters were there? Look at the voting of the Republicans in the Senate and you will see the extreme of Senators following the directions of the leaders of their party. They vote the party and not what is good for the country. And, that's a fact, Jack.

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disgusted

Feb-04-13 12:16 PM

I think that farmers would do well to get rid of subsidies. I see you didn't include wind farms, electric cars. auto dealers, but they also need to cut the umbilical cord. Medicare is NOT optional, per the government. Neither is SS. They should be optional. We need to get rid of all those who vote for those government programs, voucher 8, housing subsidies, government subsidies of all sorts, etc-republican and democrat alike.

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locomotive

Feb-04-13 3:27 PM

disgusted, reasonable post. What some Democrats fail to say is how much their own party is fond of subsidies.

To paraphrase "Animal Farm"...

All subsidies are equal, but some subsidies are more equal than others.

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locomotive

Feb-04-13 3:29 PM

I like the idea of "agree ;-)" and I'd like that for "disagree ;-)" too.

Monday Fun

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WorriedAmerican

Feb-04-13 4:44 PM

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., went to the Senate floor to urge passage of the bill in a timely fashion. Hoeven noted that the bill would cost $960 billion over 10 years, of which $800 billion would be food stamps or $480 billion over five years, of which $400 billion would be for food stamps. He noted those figures show that the cost of the farm program is only $100 billion over five years or about $20 billion per year. Hoeven called the bill, "an effective market-based approach" and "something to support every single American."

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WorriedAmerican

Feb-04-13 4:52 PM

Sixteen Republicans voted along with most of the Democrats to fund this extremely anti-free market bill. They are:

Lamar Alexander (TN) John Barasso (WY) Roy Blunt (MO) Scott Brown (MA) Dan Coats (IN) Susan Collins (ME) Mike Enzi (WY) Chuck Grassley (IA) John Hoeven (ND) Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX) Mike Johanns (NE) Dick Lugar (IN) Jerry Moran (KS) Pat Roberts (KS) Olympia Snowe (ME) John Thune (SD)

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disgusted

Feb-04-13 6:13 PM

They are RINO's, yes and food stamp recepients are the highest ever. Nothing to be proud of.

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OldCat

Feb-04-13 7:16 PM

Hard to believe--47+ million people benefiting from SNAP last year--I imagine most of them are children. I guess we can't afford that anymore--

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locomotive

Feb-04-13 7:25 PM

Agreed, OldCat. Hard to believe.

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ProgressiveLiberal

Feb-04-13 10:51 PM

Bring back the old rules of the filibuster. If you so chose to filibust, then you have to get up on the actual Senate floor, and talk, and talk, and talk, and when you are done talking, the Senate votes. This new fake filibuster is a sham and should be ended.

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WorriedAmerican

Feb-04-13 11:05 PM

Funny how the only people the republicans care about legislating for is the republicans..and the top 1% I guess they think the Democrats & the working class in America are not part of the USA. .

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Missy1

Feb-04-13 11:35 PM

Harry Reid only won in Las Vegas, who need help. I have family in Vegas, working family, Las Vegas is in the dumps. You couldn't ever pay me enough to move to that state. Good ole Harry Reid.

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WorriedAmerican

Feb-05-13 9:41 AM

lorexxx republicans are pro-business RIGHT? republican party had done anything for the private citizens since the days of Abe Lincoln! That is when the Democratic party stole your party! You are now the old democratic party! The Democratic party has the support of the labor unions because they are for the working class or the middle class people in this country. That is why the republicans will continue to lose elections. The more they try to bust unions, suppress votes, and bash gays, and rant and rave the more crazy you guys sound and the more power the republican party will lose until like your speaker Mr. Boehner said, "We will be tossed into the dust bin of history." And that is the rest of the story.

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centerfield

Feb-05-13 10:08 AM

Right wing logic as defined by Missy: Nevada is doing bad, so it is Harry Reid's fault. North Dakota is booming so it is because of John Hoeven. Many people don't pay taxes and they are all liberals. Republicans promote wars, Whoops, can't believe that! Bush policies created the economic downfall-- oh, don't want to go back in history. Obama is the cause of everything wingers think is bad.. Yep, your best line is to let the people starve as that goes right in line with your God/country beliefs. You wingers are a hoot.

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locomotive

Feb-05-13 10:14 AM

That "wingers" slam at the end is a dead give-away.

"center"field, my good eye.

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WorriedAmerican

Feb-05-13 10:55 AM

Clinton Legacy 8 yrs: Prosperity Lowest Poverty Rate in 32 yrs & Balanced aBudget & Created a Budget Surplus. GW Bush Legacy 8yrs: Blew the Budget Surplus! First President to cut taxes while starting two wars at the same time! First President to allow former business partners to attack our country and kill over 3,000 of our American citizens! First President to allow wire tapping of American citizens & waterboarding of prisoners. Caused the second Great Depression by his mismangement of economic policies as well as ignoring the foreign threats! Spent 3yrs of his term on VACATION!

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WorriedAmerican

Feb-05-13 12:03 PM

lorexxx Those 3500 Americans died on 9/11/01 while President Bush was sitting in a grade school class room. Why didn't he take the early warnings of an attack he received when he was VACATIONING in crawford in August seriously?

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OldCat

Feb-05-13 2:34 PM

Has to be a short in the circuitry. It just is not going to continue other than through the same route. I just don't understand why he doesn't just start with Roosevelt.Promote obstructionism at every opportunity. The saddest part for me is that I have to ignore it four more years.

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OldCat

Feb-05-13 2:34 PM

Has to be a short in the circuitry. It just is not going to continue other than through the same route. I just don't understand why he doesn't just start with Roosevelt.Promote obstructionism at every opportunity. The saddest part for me is that I have to ignore it four more years.

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OldCat

Feb-05-13 2:35 PM

Didn't really mean to say it twice but maybe it will sink in.

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