I just received the total cost of the hospital bill yesterday and it cost my husband $120,000.00 to die. (Exactly why we need government regulations) That's a drop in the hat for those who voted against the jobs bill but with the low wages the American people are paid, it's at least three years of hard labor for the average person! (That amount is medical cost only! It does not include funeral cost, lawyer fees for probate, cost of changing titles, etc.) If you think about it, people like Sarah Palin get paid that much just to spew hate against the President, put down those who can't afford their own medical care and complain about those on the left who would dare try to raise taxes on people like herself. (20 minute speech?)
servants of the people as it was intended! It's time to Occupy Congress! It's time to pay Congress minimum wage and take away their government entitlements! It's time to let the party of no and their families die without heath care. Under the regime of the tea party republicans and the conservative democrats you really can't afford to live and you can't afford to die! Either way you take the risk of losing everything! It's time for the party of no to live the American Dream they desire for us! -Mem
Senate Democrats lost a procedural hurdle on President Obama’s jobs bill Thursday night, scuttling any progress on passage of the entire package.As of early evening, Senate Democrats were still holding the vote open for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who had a scheduling conflict and was still in flight when the vote began. With Shaheen’s yes vote, Senate Democrats could show a majority of support, 51 votes, for the President’s $447m plan to spur economic growth.
As expected though, no Republicans crossed the aisle to vote in favor of shutting down a GOP filibuster of the bill (Democrats would have needed at least seven defecting GOPers to reach the 60-vote threshold to shut down debate and move for a vote on the bill), essentially stopping the full jobs package dead in its tracks.“We knew they were going to block the bill,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said after the most of the votes were taken, “but… this will be an ongoing fight.”
The largely symbolic vote demonstrated the deep GOP opposition to the bill, but all day political observers expected it to put Democratic divisions over the President’s approach to bolstering the economy into sharp relief as well. In the end, two Democratic senators, Sens. Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Jon Tester (D-MT) voted with Republicans to continue the filibuster.“The things I support in this bill are outweighed by the things I can’t support,” Tester told reporters afterward.
“It’s less about what the spending’s about,” Nelson said. “[The] point is, it’s raising taxes to engage in more spending in Washington. That’s not what people back home want. They want to see the cuts, and we’re not seeing any cuts.”Rep. Joe Manchin (D-WV) earlier had signaled he might vote against the cloture vote, but in the end he voted with Democrats, although he said he still doesn’t support the underlying bill. Thursday afternoon Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) said he was of the same mind, to vote in favor of the procedural vote but against the bill itself because he opposed the plans to pay for it with tax increases on the wealthy instead of an across-the-board increase on capital gains and other reforms to the tax code.