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Suspense in Senate: Debt
Vote Shrouded in Secrecy

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/14/2014 12:02:44 AM

Washington - Financial markets were watching, the retirement accounts of millions of Americans on the line. Nervous senators were watching too, well aware that political fortunes could be on the line. So on perhaps the most important vote of the year, the Senate did something extraordinary this week: It tried to keep the vote tally secret until the outcome was assured. As lawmakers voted Wednesday on must-pass legislation to increase the government´s debt limit, they dropped the parliamentary equivalent of a curtain on the voting as it was in progress. Typically, roll-call votes in the Senate play out in a very public manner.

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When you are a RINO, it´s difficult to tread lightly. In a false attempt to keep the stock market from tanking because of the Senate´s bad choice in raising the debt ceiling, they shut the mike off about the time McCain gave his "Yea" vote. The stock market should tank to be a true indicator of 0bama´s economy. Those who are out of work don´t have optimism in corporate hirings.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 2/14/2014 1:29:24 AM     (No. 9731810)

Some of the most deceitful people in the world are members of the U.S. Congress.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LAW428, 2/14/2014 1:35:39 AM     (No. 9731813)

They´re slicing the financial throats of Americans and their posterity. They hope their little clandestine meetings and the secret votes will hide their idiocy from those they allegedly represent.

How does it serve them to financially destroy their country? I just don´t get it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 2/14/2014 1:41:45 AM     (No. 9731816)

If "Sleaze" were an Olympic sport, they´d all bring home gold medals -- but exempt themselves from the tax.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Melody, 2/14/2014 1:49:50 AM     (No. 9731821)

Again Ted Cruz was in there trying. The RINOs worked against him once again. A political party that divided on important issues can hardly be called a party.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 2/14/2014 1:52:33 AM     (No. 9731824)

And the Republocrats win again!
And America loses, again.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: quantumman, 2/14/2014 2:40:30 AM     (No. 9731834)

Cruz was undercut by both McConnell and Cornyn again on these "show votes" after they both voted for cloture meaning they (M & C) both wanted to suspend debate. Rent seeking b______s. A pox on both their houses. Throw them (the RINO´s) all out. Get pitchforks at ready on the mall in DC.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 2/14/2014 7:09:25 AM     (No. 9731934)

I saw a list of the ones who voted for it. The usual turncoats.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: judy, 2/14/2014 7:33:57 AM     (No. 9731960)

No surprise the regular liberal republican vote yes. What´t the secret, it will come out. They have the nerve to call Reid slimy.

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