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Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:31 PM

Senate Democrats dig in as shutdown approaches

Doing outreach already!

And we'll go to the mats for you! Too bad you didn't trust us.

Source: The Hill, by Jordain Carney

Senate Democrats are digging in their heels over health benefits for miners in a government funding bill, raising the risk of a shutdown at midnight on Friday.

"We're going to win this fight, we cannot predict the path, but we're going to win this fight because we're right," Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said.

Schumer, as well as Democrat Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va), Bob Casey (Pa.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio) and Mark Warner (Va.), held a press conference with coal miners as they sought to ramp up the pressure on Republicans to strike a deal.

Democrats are holding up the continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government as they push to include a one-year extension of healthcare for thousands of miners and their families. The spending measure now includes a four-month extension.



More at: http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/309573-senate-democrats-dig-in-as-shutdown-approaches

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yallerdawg Dec 2016 OP
Kingofalldems Dec 2016 #1
yallerdawg Dec 2016 #2
TwilightZone Dec 2016 #3
ffr Dec 2016 #11
kentuck Dec 2016 #4
Kittycow Dec 2016 #5
Blue Shoes Dec 2016 #10
Kittycow Dec 2016 #12
meow2u3 Dec 2016 #13
FarCenter Dec 2016 #6
yallerdawg Dec 2016 #7
ffr Dec 2016 #8
LeftInTX Dec 2016 #9
Wellstone ruled Dec 2016 #14
Cha Dec 2016 #15
yallerdawg Dec 2016 #16
Cha Dec 2016 #17

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:32 PM

1. And the miners will still hate them.

But it's the right thing to do.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:37 PM

2. Doing what's right...

is never wrong.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:38 PM

3. Agreed.

As I noted in another thread, one of the basic differences between Ds and Rs is that Ds still generally look out for the people who didn't vote for them.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:57 PM

11. Unless they've kicked us on multiple occasions and WE haven't learned from it.

If those red miners are anything like the rednecks here, they want nothing less than every Dem swinging from a tree branch or in a gun site. I'm not making that up. True, their a mistaken mob driven by RW TV & radio, but after about the tenth time being bitten by these schmucks, I'd just as soon let them reap what they've sown. Vote republican. You get what you deserve.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:41 PM

4. Better late than never...

I suppose?

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:42 PM

5. Right before Christmas. That's the ticket.

I hope that the miners notice who's fighting for their asses. And especially who's fighting against them!

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Response to Kittycow (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:56 PM

10. They never realize who is helping them.

Most people are short sighted. Dems may save their health care and give them more freedoms, but the promise of $100 in tax breaks(That give billionaires a $100m break) will make them vote Republican again.

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Response to Blue Shoes (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:58 PM

12. Yeah, you're right. I was just hoping on this one issue.

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Response to Kittycow (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 09:06 PM

13. Those miners don't want our help

They're suicidal and want the food taken out of their children's mouths. Or at least, they're acting that way.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:44 PM

6. This is the Continuing Resolution to fund the government until April 28, 2017

 

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:48 PM

7. Yes, it is.

And at midnight Friday night, we have a government shutdown - over funding benefits for miners for a year, not four months.

That's a fight I'd like to see.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:52 PM

8. What for?!!! For low IQ voters who'll turn their backs on you after a 30-sec hit piece!

Fcuk 'em. Let the Republican agenda steamroll the miners. Let the Reps own it, then turn it into a 30-sec hit piece. Maybe they'll listen to that.

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Response to ffr (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:54 PM

9. That's how I feel

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 09:25 PM

14. Is Fox News covering this Presser?

That is the only way those so called Retirees will know about these folks standing up for them. Otherwise,for get about it.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 09:35 PM

15. Thank you, yallerdawg!

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Response to Cha (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 09:47 PM

16. Hey, Cha!

The Senate kicks back in tomorrow at 10/9c, streaming on CSPAN: https://www.c-span.org/networks/

Or here: http://www.senate.gov/floor/index.htm

Let's put something nice on President Obama's desk for Christmas!

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 10:09 PM

17. And, for all of us!

Thank you for all you do around here for our Democracy, dawg.

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