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Wed Jun 3, 2015, 10:15 PM

 

Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT, 4th District), swing vote, decides to back TPP

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Himes said Wednesday he will support President Obama's bid for fast-track authority to negotiate a new trade deal, a controversial decision that puts the fourth-term lawmaker at odds with the progressive and labor union elements in his Southwestern Connecticut district.

As one of a handful of undecided House Democrats crucial to passage of fast-track -- Trade Promotion Authority or TPA -- Himes has been the object of intense White House lobbying. He met Obama twice at the White House with other congressional undecideds and spoke to the president one-on-one on the phone.

A vote in the House could take place as early as next week.


http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/article/Himes-to-support-Obama-on-trade-agreement-6305630.php

Here's that same Jim Himes talking to a fake Citibank lobbyist about a vote on Wall Street deregulation:

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Reply Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT, 4th District), swing vote, decides to back TPP (Original post)
peecoolyour Jun 2015 OP
onecaliberal Jun 2015 #1
peecoolyour Jun 2015 #2
sabrina 1 Jun 2015 #3
840high Jun 2015 #5
sabrina 1 Jun 2015 #6
Cal Carpenter Jun 2015 #4
Elwood P Dowd Jun 2015 #7
neverforget Jun 2015 #8
CTBlueboy Jun 2015 #9
Divernan Jun 2015 #10

Response to peecoolyour (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2015, 10:20 PM

1. Primary his ass

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 3, 2015, 10:26 PM

2. Agreed. He's one of the slimiest. nt

 

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Response to peecoolyour (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2015, 10:28 PM

3. I wonder how much they're paying him?

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 12:15 AM

5. $$$$$$$$

 

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Response to 840high (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 12:17 AM

6. I guess he played the 'I'm undecided' game until the offers grew. That's one that badly needs to go.

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Response to peecoolyour (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2015, 11:26 PM

4. Sigh

And so it goes.

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Response to peecoolyour (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 01:00 AM

7. Crooks, criminals, and liars supporting fake free trade deals?

What else is new?

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Response to peecoolyour (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 01:07 AM

8. It's going to pass because the corporations want it too.

All this sturm und drang is for show. Money has more power than people do. We're fucked.

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Response to peecoolyour (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 02:49 AM

9. EWW

 

This guy is my rep and it will be his last at a representative

first the citigroup word to word bill

now tpp yuck

Paid and bought by big $$

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Response to peecoolyour (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2015, 10:18 AM

10. Results of jury vote: peecoolyour, 7; bogus alerter ZERO!

Hi peecoolyour - a belated welcome to DU. You've been posting some excellent OP's! Glad you're here. In fact, you've become so influential so quickly that you are now a target of the pro-corporate/pro TPP "democrats" - have to say, this is the weakest, most bogus, unsubstantiated alert I've ever seen in my 12+ years on DU!

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