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August 30, 2015

Energy Bill Filibustered, Keystone Pipeline in Limbo After Reid Blocks Amendments

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Portman and Shaheen co-authored an energy efficiency bill but it was filibustered in a dispute over amendments. A deal to allow a vote on the Keystone pipeline fell through as a result. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Republicans blocked an energy efficiency bill after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid repeatedly blocked Republican efforts to vote on five energy amendments Monday — and the GOP rejected an offer to vote on the Keystone pipeline instead.

The 55-36 vote highlights the reality in today’s Senate — 60 votes are needed for legislation. And Reid has been very reluctant to give Republicans votes on amendments that could put vulnerable Democrats on the spot ahead of the midterm elections.

Reid repeatedly offered up a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline if the energy efficiency bill passed, but that wasn’t enough for Senate Republicans.

Republicans also offered to vote on all pending amendments to the bill from either party, but that was also rejected.

“This bill is being filibustered by some of its own co-sponsors,” said Reid, D-Nev. “This useless, mind-boggling obstruction is what continually grinds the wheels of the Senate to a screeching halt.”

“I’m disappointed the Senate failed to advance my bipartisan plan to create almost 200,000 jobs, reduce pollution and save taxpayers billions,” said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, who co-authored the bipartisan bill with Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio. “I worked hard with Senator Portman and a countless number of business and environmental interests to craft a smart, pragmatic energy bill because we knew that was in the best interests of our economy and our environment. People in New Hampshire and across the country lost out today because of election-year politics, but I will continue to fight for Shaheen-Portman because it’s a win-win-win for jobs, clean air and taxpayers.”

The fate of Keystone pipeline remains in doubt, with Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., vowing to continue her fight to approve the pipeline but no obvious avenue to force a vote.

Sarah Chacko and Melanie Zanona contributed to this report.

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  1. NewsJet Magazine

    May 12, 2014
    8:35 p.m.

    Good Evening

    “Hang Em High” Mr. Reid you are Contemptible and Reckless and a Disgrace.

    newsjet1

  2. Progressive Republican

    May 12, 2014
    9:59 p.m.

    So long as the GOP insists that it take an unconstitutional sixty votes for anything to get passed, it seems unlikely that much will get done.

    At least until this anti-American obstructionism ceases.

    • timmaguire

      May 13, 2014
      8:12 a.m.

      ??? Do you have any idea at all how the senate works?

      • Progressive Republican

        May 14, 2014
        6:52 a.m.

        I know how it’s supposed to work, and I know how it does (or mare accurately doesn’t) work.

        According to the Constitution a simple majority is supposed to allow a measure to pass. Hundreds of bills have “passed” with a majority, but due to Rethuglicon obstructionism viz Senate rules, most fail to get through.

        There. Now you know too.

        • SolonGT

          May 14, 2014
          9:51 a.m.

          You don’t know much apparently. Under the Constitution the Senate sets its rules – something you are unaware of.

    • LouAnnWatson

      May 13, 2014
      9:35 a.m.

      your screen name is an oxymoron

      • Progressive Republican

        May 14, 2014
        6:53 a.m.

        Only since the RINOs took over.

        • Jack Everett

          May 14, 2014
          6:55 a.m.

          Do you shave your head and murder Jews also?

          • Progressive Republican

            May 14, 2014
            7:18 a.m.

            Oooh. A non sequitur ad hominem. How “novel”.

          • Jack Everett

            May 14, 2014
            7:22 a.m.

            A truthful question getting a no content answer lol.

          • Progressive Republican

            May 14, 2014
            7:37 a.m.

            “Truthful”?

            Hooookaaaay…

          • mrmano_0

            May 15, 2014
            12:25 p.m.

            Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year.

            Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes…..

      • SolonGT

        May 14, 2014
        10:07 a.m.

        Not so much oxy.

    • MarkJ

      May 13, 2014
      11:26 a.m.

      Huh? Last time I checked, the 60 vote rule in the Senate was formalized by the DEMOCRATS back in 1975.

      Get on the phone and call Harry Reid about “an unconstitutional sixty votes”–I’m sure he’ll offer you some cheese with your whine.

      • Progressive Republican

        May 14, 2014
        7:13 a.m.

        A once seldom-used tool was modified so that the term “filibuster” is no longer accurate. Couple that with the fact that the Rethuglicons have effectively taken to “filibustering” virtually everything so that almost nothing gets done.

        The Rethuglicons have made it abundantly clear that in order to secure power they are willing to damage America in their attempts to make Democrats look bad. The corporate mainstream media plays along with it perfectly, like useful idiots. They never point out that when a bill gets more than 50 votes in the Senate yet still fails, under the Constitution it legally passed, but it failed to become a law because of a Republican filibuster.

        When’s the last time they pointed out, when discussing things like long-term unemployment benefits, that if Boehner simply allowed a vote in the House to extend the unemployment benefits they cut off last Christmas, that it would instantly pass.

        It’s a safe bet that over 80% of Americans do not realize that this one single Rethuglicon has screwed millions of Americans.

        I mean in 2012 it was pretty clear that they were keeping millions from getting a job just to make sure that that special “someone” would also be unemployed, but that failed.

        Earlier, for example, during the brief time Democrats controlled Congress, the House passed legislation removing the tax incentives for big companies to move jobs overseas and reversed those incentives to encourage companies to move factories back to the United States. One would think this a no-brainer, but Rethuglicons filibustered it in the Senate and it died.

        And these “people” call themselves patriots?

        Yeah. So did Benedict Arnold.

        • mrmano_0

          May 15, 2014
          12:25 p.m.

          Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year.

          Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes.

          • Progressive Republican

            May 16, 2014
            2:26 a.m.

            Of course they are. Funny how when Republicans have been in power during their economic crises, they have always passed unemployment extensions without any extra provisions usually after increasing federal spending to offset the private sector shrinkage.

            Every GOP President in the last thirty years has increased spending to make up for the recessions their policies have caused. These instances have successfully offset those recessions.

            But, now that they don’t have the majority and we have a guy with dark skin, big ears, and a funny name with a “D” after it, they’ve decided that nothing’s going to happen unless they get their way and continue to deplete the treasury by starving the budget even more because this, somehow, will apparently cause the magic economy fairy to wave her wand and cause the tax cuts actually stimulate the economy for the first time ever.

            Right.

            Call me skeptical.

            The net effect of Heller’s proposal will be to increase the deficit that has been shrinking for several years now. This way, I suspect, were the bill passed and signed as is the GOP could then turn around and say, “There! Y’see? He’s blowing up the deficit! It’s increasing!”

            It’s looking like the Democrats have gotten too cagey for that. Or they haven’t been bribed enough.

            Given the manner by which Republicans began calling the recession “Obama’s recession” within minutes of his being declared the victor in the 2008 election, the announcement by O’Connell that the GOP’s single greatest purpose in life was to ensure Obama’s presidency be limited to one termbefore he was even sworn in, the way they effectively plotted treason against Obama by agreeing to make sure and not allow any bill to pass that might put him in even a vaguely positive light, the way they turned their backs in lockstep on the healthcare proposal they brought to the table for the second time, Well let’s just say that I wouldn’t put the possibility of that kind of entrapment past them.

            Cynical?

            What say we call it my being untrusting of those who have gone to great lengths to prove themselves untrustworthy, shall we?
            Though the unemployment rate has been going down, many people are still struggling, and the long-term unemployed, people unemployed over half a year, are simply NOT getting hired. The lucky ones are aging into social security or have a spouse or other family members they can depend on.

            Here’s an idea: we have some direct hiring programs specifically for people who have been unemployed for more than half a year; and while those are being set up, let’s extend unemployment insurance. Come on, Republicans, people are still struggling in the aftermath of the late great Republican Recession, show some compassion!

          • mrmano_0

            May 18, 2014
            11:51 a.m.

            Here’s a direct hiring program. Democratic Populists using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone…..

            http://www.theblaze.com/storie

          • Progressive Republican

            May 18, 2014
            8:27 p.m.

            The Blaze? Seriously? Why don’t you try a credible source?

            Not that you actually attempted to even pretend like you were trying to refute what I said. A lame admission, but an admission nontheless.

            Ennyways…

            I’m calling b.s. on your b.s.

            Btw, howzabout a link to the actual story? I went through several pages before saying “[Screw] it ‘ So I’ll assume you’re referring to the tragedy at the VA Medical Center in Phoenix.

            It is the Rethuglicons who have repeatedly blocked bills that would have helped out American vets and given more resources to the VA. What we’re seeing from Rethuglicons like Cornyn, McConnell, and Fleming is nothing more than a cynical manipulation of public opinion.

            And, of course, the rubes are falling for it.

            Just a little under three months ago the Senate Rethuglicons, under McConnell’s “leadership” filibustered a bill that would have boosted VA funding by $21 billion, expanded benefits, and repealed a provision of the Murray-Ryan budget deal that slashed military pensions.

            Because nobody “loves” our vets like the Rethuglicons do, right?

            Now, don’t go thinking that this is the first time or even a rarity, ‘Tain’t so. Rethuglicons have either blocked or opposed bills that would have helped out the veterans they’re now claiming to care so much about.

            And, of course, the rubes are falling for it.

            For example, back in 2012 GOP Senators blocked a $1 billion jobs bill would have helped millions of unemployed veterans find work. That same year, Rethuglicon opposition also blocked a bill; the so-called Veterans’ Compensation Cost of Living Adjustment Act that would have kept veterans’ benefits on par with rising expenses.

            Because nobody “loves” our vets like the Rethuglicons do, right?

            Rethuglicons killed the Wounded Veteran Job Security Act, the Veterans Retraining Act of 2009, the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, the Disabled Veterans Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant Increase Act of 2009, the Veterans Business Center Act of 2009, and the Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship Act of 2009.

            Because nobody “loves” our vets like the Rethuglicons do, right?

            Every one of these these bills would have helped veterans and every single one was killed exclusively by Rethuglicon opposition.

            So don’t be surprised if I take the GOP’s new-found “obsession” with veterans’ issues with a big grain of salt.

            Again. (Gonna need a cattle-sized salt lick for this one.)

            Should the allegations against the Phoenix VA Medical Center prove true, then we definitely should talk about how to improve our veterans’ medical facilities. That conversation won’t happen as long Rethuglicons stick to their current strategy. so instead we’ll get a media circus like we’re getting now.

            A media circus that’s more focused on creating tabloid personalities and scoring cheap political points than it is on telling the truth that Democrats have been really trying to help out veterans.

            Funny/sad how it never gets around to pointing out the reality that Rethuglicons, for six [expletive deleted] years, have been relentlessly working to hurt veterans and America in general and then blame it on the Obama administration.

            Remember what I said last time about my being untrusting of those who have gone to great lengths to prove themselves untrustworthy?

            Still there.

    • ronwf

      May 13, 2014
      12:14 p.m.

      The Senate GOP is asking to amend an energy bill by adding a provision to authorize an oil pipeline. That’s clearly germane. It’s the Senate Democratic caucus and leader that’s preventing a vote on the amendment. The vote as to whether or not to amend is separate from the vote on the bill itself. Once the vote is held, the bill progresses regardless of whether or not the amendment succeeds or fails. So the obstructionism is on the part of Sen. Reid, preventing the amendment from being voted on. Let him allow the vote and the bill will continue to move. What’s the problem with allowing a vote on the amendment?

      • Progressive Republican

        May 14, 2014
        7:19 a.m.

        There’s a little quid pro quo you’re ignoring.

    • rangerider

      May 13, 2014
      5:55 p.m.

      Now we have a funny “useful idiot troll”:-) Is a progressive republican the same as a progressive commie or is he just one that voted for TR:-)

      • Progressive Republican

        May 14, 2014
        7:23 a.m.

        Oh. Another non sequitur ad hominem.

        Less novel now.

        • rangerider

          May 14, 2014
          11:41 a.m.

          But very descriptive and true of certain folk:-) You gotta look at the beauty of your label: “useful idiots”:-) That means someone thinks that you are worthwhile ,rather than a useless idiot:-) Silly, silly and pompous, but hey work with why ya got:-)

  3. Jack Everett

    May 13, 2014
    1:34 a.m.

    Democrats did not filibuster the bill they filibustered the republican attachments they always use to change th bills to their own corporate interests. Their are no jobs available to American workers with this Koch ponzi scheme to make millions off the death of our environment especially our depleting water supply every time they create another pipeline spill.

    • timmaguire

      May 13, 2014
      8:13 a.m.

      Koch ponzi scheme to make millions off the death of our environment

      Wow! Did you make that up yourself?

      • Jack Everett

        May 14, 2014
        7:23 a.m.

        Yes I did I don’t follow fox comics talking points.

        • mrmano_0

          May 15, 2014
          12:27 p.m.

          Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year.

          Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes…..

    • SolonGT

      May 13, 2014
      8:40 a.m.

      Gee, only the vast majority of Americans support the pipeline. Seems the special interests are controlling the Dem party.

      • Jack Everett

        May 14, 2014
        7:26 a.m.

        The vast majority of Americans support this pipeline ponzi scheme only in your la la land dream.

        • SolonGT

          May 14, 2014
          9:53 a.m.

          Actually, you are wrong. It’s very easy to check, even from your ward.

        • mrmano_0

          May 15, 2014
          12:27 p.m.

          Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year.

          Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes……..

    • Rick Caird

      May 13, 2014
      8:52 a.m.

      Ha, ha, ha. Love your satire. Just in case anybody thought you were serious, we need to point out the Koch Brothers are not effected by the Keystone Pipeline. Warren Buffet and his investment in railroads is harmed by the pipeline. Further, pipeline spills are minor compared to railroad spills. Ask Canada.

      • LouAnnWatson

        May 13, 2014
        9:35 a.m.

        he says koch, i say soros.

      • Jack Everett

        May 14, 2014
        7:25 a.m.

        Ask the town that Exxon’s latest tar sands spill completely destroyed.

        • Rick Caird

          May 14, 2014
          9:08 a.m.

          Nice try, but wrong. There was no “completely destroyed” town. You have one example of a pipeline spill of 12,000 barrels.of mixed oil and water that caused 22 homes to be evacuated (not destroyed). The estimated oil spilled was about 5k barrels. compare that with one train wreck which spilled 400k gallons or nearly 12k barrels. But there have been multiple train wrecks spilling oil and you have only the one example of a smaller pipeline leak.

          I don’t know if you are purposely lying or just in error, but this is just another example of why we always have to fact check what the left claims. Those claims are rarely true. Suffice to say, the left is “factually challenged” and prone to unwarranted hysteria.

        • rangerider

          May 14, 2014
          11:46 a.m.

          How can you ask them if completely destroyed:-0 But, it is a good work and one that “useful idiots” use a lot:-)

    • thewlyno

      May 13, 2014
      9:11 a.m.

      “this Koch ponzi”…and there you have it…the demonization of two rich men who dontate to BOTH the Dems & Reps, the success of Harry Reid’s howling diatribes against them on the Senate floor, the injection of false information into the willing mind of the ignorant lowfo Dem voter…

      Congrats, Everett, you have ascended to “stupid liberal sheep” level…

    • LouAnnWatson

      May 13, 2014
      9:33 a.m.

      shut up, you’re carbon footprint is ballooning. don’t you feel guilty?

      • Freddie Sykes

        May 13, 2014
        10:21 a.m.

        My charkas are content as long as my carbon footprint is less than Al Gore’s.

      • Jack Everett

        May 14, 2014
        7:46 a.m.

        Can’t stand the truth get off the blog.

        • mrmano_0

          May 15, 2014
          12:29 p.m.

          Truth: Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year.

          Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes.

    • Freddie Sykes

      May 13, 2014
      10:18 a.m.

      Sorry, but Harry Reid has used his position for years to block all Republican amendments to bills. Reid proposes a bill, fills up every amendment slot and tells the Republicans to like it or lump it. You cannot have bipartisan compromise if one side is excluded from the debate.

      • Jack Everett

        May 14, 2014
        7:30 a.m.

        That’s right and why Bohener has a seven to five republican majority on his Benghazi scam and no authority allowed for the five democrat members if they go along with this scam. Republican anti American hate mongers drive a new nail in their coffin everyday.

        • Freddie Sykes

          May 14, 2014
          11:31 a.m.

          Every committee in both houses have proportional representation other than the Ethics Committees. The Watergate Committee was 4D-3R. The Iran-Contra House Committee was 9D-6R. That is the traditional way legislatures work. The Democrats would be in the majority if the Senate decided on establishing its own committee.

          I am not aware of any other Senate leader who has allowed no minority amendments to any major pieces of legislation. Can you name one other than Reid?

          Republicans are Anti-American for following tradition? Saying something only makes it seem true if you live in an echo chamber. Candidate Obama stated the Bush was Un-American for running up $4T in deficits in 8 years. I guess that Obama has convicted himself of the same “crime” by his own words given he has up $5T in deficits in his first 4 years.

    • ronwf

      May 13, 2014
      12:09 p.m.

      There are a 185,000 miles of pipelines carrying liquid petroleum product in the U.S. (and another 360,000 miles of gas pipeline). The Keystone XL project would add another whopping 1,179 miles to that. How is increasing the length of oil pipelines in the U.S. another 0.6% or so going to create an unacceptable risk to the environment?

      • Jack Everett

        May 14, 2014
        7:32 a.m.

        You will get your answer when you start drinking the oily water from the spill when they happen over your water supply.

    • ronwf

      May 13, 2014
      12:11 p.m.

      Please cite your source that supports your assertion that the Koch brothers are behind the Keystone XL pipeline or stand to profit from it.

      • Jack Everett

        May 14, 2014
        7:45 a.m.

        “The Koch Brothers are known for many things — their vast financial
        empire, their conservative political ideology, their active political
        involvement, their support of the Keystone XL pipeline — but their
        Alberta, Canada land ownership has not been as widely discussed. A Washington Post feature
        has brought this subject back to attention as the Keystone XL debate
        heats up and discussion over the relationship between the Koch Brothers
        and their Republican allies takes on even greater significance in an
        important election year.”
        Koch Brothers Are The Largest Land Owners Of Canada’s Tar Sands

        “Long involvement in
        Canada’s tar sands has been central to Koch Industries’ evolution and positions the billionaire brothers for a new oil boom”
        Koch Brothers’ Activism Protects Their 50 Years in Canadian Heavy Oils

        Koch refineries in the Texas tax free zone will be refining this blight on humanity and causing our gas prices to climb as they refine less oil for our own use. If people want to support commie China with this disaster they should move to China. None of this tar sands slop will be staying in America.

    • susan slater

      May 13, 2014
      3:25 p.m.

      Agree well said !

      • rangerider

        May 13, 2014
        5:59 p.m.

        Ah! How nice:-) a silly “useful idiot” supports a sillier “useful idiot” troll and proves they share a brain :-)

    • mrmano_0

      May 15, 2014
      12:26 p.m.

      Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year.

      Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes…….

  4. zaggs

    May 13, 2014
    8:06 a.m.

    Reid blocks amendments because he know Obama will just illegally disregard any part of the law that Democrats do not approve of and make a new one so Democrats don’t need amendments.

  5. superduckz

    May 13, 2014
    9:14 a.m.

    What a “strong and courageous” leader harry isn’t. I’m sure this all ties in to some backroom solar farm deal with China that he’s trying to profit from. Why doesn’t anyone ever shine a light on the wealth accumulated by politicians (and especially their immediate families) one they get elected?

    • Jack Everett

      May 17, 2014
      4:36 p.m.

      Well you jerk wad commies may as well sell the land to China you have already sold them all the jobs.

  6. LouAnnWatson

    May 13, 2014
    9:31 a.m.

    Reid “I’m disappointed the Senate failed to advance my bipartisan plan”
    I’m disappointed that we have to wait 6 months to force this man out as majority leader.

  7. bittman

    May 13, 2014
    10:10 a.m.

    What is the likelihood that Reid has killed more bills in the Senate than any other Senate Majority Leader ever before him? When Americans complain about a do-nothing Congress, they really mean a do-nothing Senate. I would just like to see the number of House bills that Reid personally has shelved.

  8. GlendaleGreyBeard

    May 13, 2014
    11:09 a.m.

    The nation can hardly wait for Harry Reid’s petulant puss to disappear from the Majority Leader position. OTOH Harry’s scandalous political hackery has done much to make his demise more likely.

  9. MarkJ

    May 13, 2014
    11:17 a.m.

    Memo for Harry “Ga-Ga” Reid: Don’t p*ss down people’s backs and then expect them to thank you when you tell them “it’s only rain”.

  10. susan slater

    May 13, 2014
    3:24 p.m.

    Republicans should be spelled T R A I T O R S

    • unafil

      May 13, 2014
      5:10 p.m.

      Susie, if you have nothing to contribute, don’t

  11. susan slater

    May 13, 2014
    3:26 p.m.

    You are dreaming up, what other men are doing at night ! Lol!

    • rangerider

      May 13, 2014
      5:57 p.m.

      Says a “useful idiot “troll as she squeals: I are Funny:-)

  12. JustDon

    May 13, 2014
    4:05 p.m.

    Responding to the bullet points:
    – Good
    – Good
    – Good
    – Meh. The NRA has as much right to support their preferred candidates as anybody else. (And I tend to agree with them, so… good.) Furthermore, it’s hilarious that a flyer demonizing money from the NRA in politics is paid for by a Super PAC. Why is their money better?
    – Good. (And they don’t oppose a “woman’s right to choose” unless that choice is to kill.)

    • mrmano_0

      May 15, 2014
      12:24 p.m.

      Ari L.I.B.tards: Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year.

      Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes.

  13. G26

    May 13, 2014
    4:58 p.m.

    As this article points out, the weather isn’t actually getting weirder at all: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704422204576130300992126630.html

  14. Progressive Republican

    May 14, 2014
    6:46 a.m.

    0 – 2 there.

    Wanna go for three?

    • SolonGT

      May 14, 2014
      9:51 a.m.

      Yes. No Republican is so dense. You are a Dem/Socialist.

  15. Progressive Republican

    May 14, 2014
    6:49 a.m.

    That’s saying distressingly little.

  16. Jack Everett

    May 14, 2014
    7:23 a.m.

    Like all American patriots do!

    • mrmano_0

      May 15, 2014
      12:26 p.m.

      Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year.

      Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes………

  17. rangerider

    May 14, 2014
    11:44 a.m.

    Oh! Gee! Good try, but been hearing that from you useful idiots for a few years:-) The problem is you use a term for hate and I just spread love among “useful idiot” trolls:-) Peace silly guy:-)

  18. George Kato

    May 14, 2014
    6:38 p.m.

  19. mrmano_0

    May 15, 2014
    12:22 p.m.

    Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year.

    Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes.

  20. mrmano_0

    May 15, 2014
    12:23 p.m.

    Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year.

    Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes…

  21. mrmano_0

    May 15, 2014
    12:26 p.m.

    Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year.

    Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes……

  22. mrmano_0

    May 15, 2014
    12:28 p.m.

    Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year……

    Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes.

  23. mrmano_0

    May 15, 2014
    12:28 p.m.

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