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Fri Apr 22, 2016, 01:43 AM

 

47 Despicable Senate Republicans Vote To Deny Aid To Flintís Lead Poisoned Children

Senate Republicans forced a vote on an amendment today that would have denied federal aid to the poisoned children of Flint, Michigan. What is even more deplorable is that 47 Senate Republicans voted not help lead poisoned children.

The Coates Amendment to the Energy and Water Agencies Appropriations Act failed by a vote of 48-49. All Senate Democrats, with the exception of Sen. Claire McCaskill (MO) voted against the amendment. Five Republicans Sens. Lisa Murkowski (AK), Bill Cassidy (LA), Rob Portman (OH), Lamar Alexander (TN) and Dean Heller (NV) joined with Democrats in voting against the amendment, but 47 Senate Republicans voted not to provide federal aid for children that were poisoned by the decisions of Michiganís Republican governor.

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid blistered Republicans for their vote:

Three of the four Republican cosponsors of legislation to help the people of Flint voted to eliminate the funding source today. It is a disturbing trend that Senate Republicans are regularly unable to fulfill their commitments. The Senate cannot function if senators do not keep their word.

Republicans have proven once again that they are willing to turn their backs on the people of Flint. Every time the Senate comes close to a bipartisan compromise to help children suffering from lead poisoning, Republicans find an excuse to back away. Today, Republicans voted to remove a funding source for legislation to tackle Flintís water crisis without offering a single dime to clean their poisoned water. More than 100,000 people Ė including 9,000 children under the age of six Ė have been poisoned in the city of Flint, and it is unconscionable that Republicans would attempt to deny them the support they desperately need.

Sadly, Republicans are happy to attack clean energy programs to please the Koch brothers, but they remain unwilling to lift a finger to help the people of Flint. I call on Republicans to end this unwarranted obstruction and protect the people of Flint and millions throughout the nation.

more: http://www.politicususa.com/2016/04/21/47-despicable-senate-republicans-vote-deny-aid-flints-lead-poisoned-children.html

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Reply 47 Despicable Senate Republicans Vote To Deny Aid To Flintís Lead Poisoned Children (Original post)
silvershadow Apr 2016 OP
desmiller Apr 2016 #1
pnwmom Apr 2016 #2
Firebrand Gary Apr 2016 #3
Scootaloo Apr 2016 #4
Kentonio Apr 2016 #5
Scootaloo Apr 2016 #6
Hortensis Apr 2016 #13
Scootaloo Apr 2016 #14
teach1st Apr 2016 #7
desmiller Apr 2016 #8
Hortensis Apr 2016 #15
lostnfound Apr 2016 #9
MisterP Apr 2016 #10
Octafish Apr 2016 #11
silvershadow Apr 2016 #12

Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 01:48 AM

1. Fact: Sen. Claire McCaskill backing Hillary Clinton. n/t

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Response to desmiller (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 02:03 AM

2. So are 39 other Senate Democrats. How many Senate Democrats endorsed Bernie? n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 02:21 AM

3. +1

LOL

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 03:30 AM

4. None that look at Flint and go "fuck them" the way McCaskill did.

 

But hey. Feather your cap with her, with pride.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 04:22 AM

5. Ah come on now, Claire's really busy right now..

 

Trying to punish the Rams for leaving St. Louis. Priorities you know..

http://fox2now.com/2016/01/15/mccaskill-drafting-bill-to-get-back-public-funds-from-rams/

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Response to Kentonio (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 04:25 AM

6. Oh, well, then!

 

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 04:32 PM

13. Oh, knock it off. The amendment was DEFEATED, and

her vote was not needed. You people don't even know if she was there or why she wasn't. BUT, McCaskill was already on record as opposing this.

As for the direction of this thread, partisan sniping is clearly of far more interest here than the welfare of the children. The hypocrisy is overwhelming.

That creep Governor Snyder is hitting the U.S. up for money to treat the children's lead poisoning -- bills the people of Michigan should pay -- and we are giving them the money. IMO, that's a good thing. We certainly would not want to leave caring for these children up to Gov. Snyder and the people who elected him.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:43 PM

14. She still voted for it.

 

And here you are, defending her for doing so. Now tell me, who are you attempting to call a hypocrite?

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Response to desmiller (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 06:49 AM

7. DU is beginning to remind me of online comments on local news stories

Whatever the local story is about, online readers of local newspapers often find ways in the comments to blame liberals, conservatives, Obama, Bush, Atheists, whatever. Three-car accident tying up an intersection for hours? Thanks, Liberals!

There's a reason so many of us have blocked the Hillary, Bernie, and GD Primary forums. We don't need the constant sniping over minor things, especially when Republicans suck so much.

There are 47 Republicans and one Dem who deserve our ridicule in this story. Keep Hillary and Bernie out of it unless you can show that either would have sided with the Republicans.

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Response to teach1st (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 10:34 AM

8. Thx for you the reminder. Here's your reward:

NUAGHTY LIST YOU GO!!

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Response to teach1st (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 06:43 AM

15. No one knew if she had or why when her

name was gratuitously grabbed to segue off on an attack on HIllary for god's sake. Where's the curiosity and intellectual interest in why she did? I certainly wondered since she was against it before.

Despicable partisanship submerging all issues, including the poisoning of children and the giant role Republicans played and are playing in that, was my opinion and it stands. This is about as principled as my cat.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 10:54 AM

9. What was McCaskill's excuse??

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 03:38 PM

10. it would've been 47-50 without McCaskill

and we're supposed to be glad that the rest of the Dems voted yea?

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 10:17 AM

11. Debbie Wasserman Schultz might want to put this in a commercial.

If her objective is to get people to vote for Democrats, of course.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 03:51 PM

12. Noted. Don't hold your breath. nt

 

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