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  1. Mrs.PatsFanInVa

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    Washington (CNN) -- The Senate voted Tuesday to pass a $10 billion measure to extend benefits for unemployed workers and fund road projects after Sen. Jim Bunning agreed to end his filibuster.

    Bunning threatened to keep blocking votes if legislation isn't paid for.

    "I will be back on future spending bills demanding that they be paid for so future generations of Americans will not be burdened with overspending," the senator said.

    As a result of the Senate's inaction, many jobless people were no longer able to apply for federal unemployment benefits or the COBRA health insurance subsidy as of Monday.


    Senate passes $10 billion jobless benefits measure - CNN.com
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    And off goes another $10B. That's a little over $100 for a family of four to cough up, btw.
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    Jim Bunning subscribes to the radical notion that we shouldn't spend money we don't have. I wish we had 99 more like him.
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    Unless there's a little country that needs the sh!t kicked out of it, or there's a tax cut for the super-rich on the table or there's a missile defense shield that can't hit any missiles that some influential defense contractor's got for sale or any number of other things that matter to neo-cons.

    Have some integrity and at least admit that its only spending proposals favored by Democrats that you and Bunning want to hold to 12 different litmus tests.

    Playing it off as though this is about the source of the money? What a joke.
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    Surely need 99 more partisan hacks just like Jim Bunning:confused::confused::confused: another person who be deified by the right and later thrown to the curb..

    Bunning's callous grandstanding - Editorial - Kentucky.com

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    That's exactly where the right loses all of its arguements. Obama goes along with it, though. He perpetuates the situation by keeping the bases in Japan and England open and building more vehicles that can deliver more and improved nuclear weapons for ...what purpose???? Not to mention his military adventures abroad. Add to that the continued subsidization of corporat farms and pharms and the spending all adds up.

    You're right, though. We only hear complaints about government spending when it's about the unemployed, the poor, or the sick. When Raytheon gets another contract for laser weaponry, everyone cheers. When the Discovery Channel shows the latest amphibious assault vehicle or the newest hi-tech gear for troops, the military rumpswabs get a chubber.
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    I'll take Bunning any day compared to Charlie Snake Rangel.
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    You have neither.. Snowe or Collins.
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    I gave up on those two long ago, they are like Lieberman they can't be trusted, the people didn't elect them to kiss the democrats ass, they also may be out of a job come election time.
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    A new Democrat job bill goes from 100 billion dollars to 150 billion dollars.

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