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Old 05-18-2010, 04:52 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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It appears that after the substantive Republican amendments have been voted on regarding the Financial Reform Bill, the Republicans are now obstructing the process and preventing Democratic Party amendments from coming to a vote.

Republicans: Obstructionists obsequious to the needs of big business and blind to the needs of everyday Americans.

When you wonder why we aren't preventing the "fun and games" that caused so many Americans to lose their homes from happening again, blame the Republicans.

McCaskill: Off a Cliff | Talking Points Memo

I don't care if you don't like the source of the story. That's subterfuge.. So don't try it. What's being reported is factual, not opinion. If you can't see this, or want to doubt it because of the source of the reporting, kindly get a bigger brain.
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Columbus
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It appears that after the substantive Republican amendments have been voted on regarding the Financial Reform Bill, the Republicans are now obstructing the process and preventing Democratic Party amendments from coming to a vote.

Republicans: Obstructionists obsequious to the needs of big business and blind to the needs of everyday Americans.

When you wonder why we aren't preventing the "fun and games" that caused so many Americans to lose their homes from happening again, blame the Republicans.

McCaskill: Off a Cliff | Talking Points Memo

I don't care if you don't like the source of the story. That's subterfuge.. So don't try it. What's being reported is factual, not opinion. If you can't see this, or want to doubt it because of the source of the reporting, kindly get a bigger brain.
Democrats didn't need Republicans to pass health "care" legislation.

If they can't get this passed it's their own fault. They don't need republican support. They already proved that.

They are blaming republicans for their own failures.

And maybe republicans don't think this bill is a good idea. Why would they vote for it?
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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Democrats didn't need Republicans to pass health "care" legislation.

If they can't get this passed it's their own fault. They don't need republican support. They already proved that.

They are blaming republicans for their own failures.

And maybe republicans don't think this bill is a good idea. Why would they vote for it?
Its not that Republicans aren't voting in favor of it, its Republicans are blocking votes from even happening.
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:59 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Democrats didn't need Republicans to pass health "care" legislation.

If they can't get this passed it's their own fault. They don't need republican support. They already proved that.

They are blaming republicans for their own failures.

And maybe republicans don't think this bill is a good idea. Why would they vote for it?
Democrats are attempting bipartisianship. Aren't you all always SCREAMING for that when you don't get your way?

Republicans don't want to vote for it because it doesn't favor their true constituency-- Big business, the ultra-rich, and Christian Ideologues
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Over There
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Funny it seems like there are some Dems that are not voting for this bill either but damn those Republicans.

Filibuster stalls financial-reform bill - Washington Times

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Unified Senate Republicans picked up Democratic support Monday and blocked temporarily President Obama's push on the most sweeping financial overhaul since the Great Depression, buying time to try to craft a bipartisan bill aimed at making Wall Street more accountable for its actions.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:05 PM
 
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This is a bad bill and they're doing the right thing by not supporting it.
The health insurance bill was bad and they didn't support it either.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:15 PM
 
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Funny it seems like there are some Dems that are not voting for this bill either but damn those Republicans.

Filibuster stalls financial-reform bill - Washington Times
Don't ever invest in the stock market if the best you can do is 3 week old news.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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What Dem amendments do they want to block ?

-partial one-time audit of Fed (TARP/TALF) instead of the full blown one in the original bill ?
-letting the big banks stay big instead of breaking them up ?
-letting the banks keep their trading swap desks instead of making them give them up ?

If those are the Dem amendments being blocked..then good for the Repubs I say because those watered down amendments is not reform.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:27 PM
 
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This is a bad bill and they're doing the right thing by not supporting it.
The health insurance bill was bad and they didn't support it either.
What makes this a bad bill specifically?

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What Dem amendments do they want to block ?

-partial one-time audit of Fed (TARP/TALF) instead of the full blown one in the original bill ?
-letting the big banks stay big instead of breaking them up ?
-letting the banks keep their trading swap desks instead of making them give them up ?

If those are the Dem amendments being blocked..then good for the Repubs I say because those watered down amendments is not reform.
The more this goes through the grinder, the more watered down it's going to get.

Unless you honestly believe any Republican wants any reform (spoiler alert: they don't). This does not mean all Democrats are for it, but they don't operate in lock step as the right has done for the past 3 decades.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:34 PM
 
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You can blame the financial institutions all you want but that is BOGUS and PURELY POLITICAL.

Beginning in 2001 the Bush Administration attempted 12 times to get Congress to put more restrictions in place to reign in Fanny and Freddie. They warned that the system was heading for a melt down...Democrats said there was no problem and they were racists.

Financial institutions were forced to lend to people who couldn't afford to pay...they weren't even allowed to ask HOW they expected to pay back their loans!

Right now, Obama has not just kept the same system in place, but has EXPANDED the same serious problems that lead to the 1st meltdown.
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