And the "turncoating" begins...

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by graehaven, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2007
    Rochester, NY

    UPDATE 1-New U.S. senator helps Democrats advance jobs bill

    WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) - A modest job-creation bill advanced in the U.S. Senate on Monday as the chamber's newest Republican bucked his party and sided with Democrats on a $15 billion package of tax cuts and highway spending.

    Republican Scott Brown joined four other Republicans, 55 Democrats and two independents to overcome a procedural hurdle that sets up a final vote later this week.

    Brown was widely hailed as a conservative hero after his surprise victory in Massachusetts last month gave Republicans enough seats to block most Democratic legislation.

    His election prompted President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats to call for increased bipartisanship, and an earlier version of the bill was written with Republican input.

    But key Republicans withdrew their support after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scaled it back.

    Brown said the bill was not perfect but would help put people back to work.

    "I hope my vote today is a strong step toward restoring bipartisanship in Washington," he said in a statement.

    The bill includes a tax credit for businesses that hire unemployed workers, subsidies for state and local construction bonds and $19.5 billion to shore up a highway-construction fund.

    Much of the cost is offset by a crackdown on offshore tax shelters.

    (Reporting by Andy Sullivan, editing by Philip Barbara) END

    And the new label......RINO, or maybe..... DEM in RINO clothing.

    Brown sticks a knife in the backs of voters within days of being sworn in. Ain't politics great.

    And some want this guy for president? Please. :mad::mad::mad:
  2. red14

    red14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    N FLA
    ""Brown sticks a knife in the backs of voters within days of being sworn in. Ain't politics great.""

    Well, now we know how/why he got his last name.

  3. Gun Geezer

    Gun Geezer Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central Florida
    And therein lies the flaw in the concept, "vote 'em all out!" Who will we replace them with? A politician starts to lie when his lips begin to move. If not he/she could not be running. They must sell their souls to get in office and do and say anything to stay there. It's all about money. Public Service is an oxymoron.
  4. Terry_P

    Terry_P New Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    The bill is just a stupid attempt to give the demeocrats cover to say "we cut taxes". They are giving employers something like $1200 credit for a new hire. Wuuu Hoo I bet that makes all you small business people ready to run out and spend $50k-$75k and hire a new worker. All it is, is for show. I bet if you dig into it you'll see where the money is going. Several people related to politicans will be rewarded or for those with a John Edwards personna so significant other will benefit.
  5. Aw come on guys, his record was out there for anybody to look at, no surprises here. He got elected because he said he wasn't an Obama supporter, was against the healthcare plan as worded and he wasn't a Democratic apologist like his opponent was. You really didn't expect a conservative from Massachusetts did you. If he had been he wouldn't have even got on the ticket.

    Baby steps is what we get and no better than that as long as people keep voting for Republicans and Democrats approved by the party machine. Things will not change until more people vote their conscience and pull the lever for a candidate they don't have to hold their nose for.
  6. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    ^What Grump said^

    Sheep in wolf clothing.:mad:
  7. Terry_P

    Terry_P New Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Republicans in Mass are Moderate Democrats in many other states. You really won't find a conservative in office in the northeast at this point.
  8. Millwright

    Millwright Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Personally, I think all of you are way off base !! >MW
  9. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    Cracking down on off-shore tax shelters, $$ for highway construction, credit for hiring unemployed -

    I gotta agree, this MIGHT be a good bill -

    Not saying it IS, but it might be.
  10. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    It is a "spending bill" - spending money that we don't have. They're either creating it out of thin air (illegal - except for the Fed and Govt) or they are borrowing it - which is also WRONG! Wrong no matter what the economic situation is.

    Voting YES on this bill is illogical, immoral and irresponsible.

    Brown "sold" himself as a person who would not do this type of stuff - for that, he is a bold faced liar.
  11. RedPepper2

    RedPepper2 New Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    I worked for Senator Scott Brown mainly to expell my flustration and dislike of Senator Ted Kennedy. I will not base my opinion of Senator Brown on only one vote. But we must watch and evaluate all politicians. Sorry to say but in many cases our choices are limited to the least likely candidate to sell our freedoms down the creek. That is why we must spend less time at the range/reloading bench and more time working in local politics.
  12. Lee C.

    Lee C. New Member

    Feb 3, 2010
    Antigo Wi.
    I don't know what people don't under stand about this jobs bill. It is the same thing they tryed back in the 70s and 80s and it didn't do a thing to help then what do they think it is going to do now. There already business comeing out and saying it's not going to do any thing to help. All i see is the dems trying to make there selfs look good agine.
  13. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    Well, I hope Mass. continues to see the light, and when he's up for re-election they throw him out and put in someone yet more conservative (if he's going to continue on this path - and it seems likely he will).
  14. walien

    walien Former Guest

    May 5, 2009
    Turncoat? Did he promise to vote against this? I haven't read anything that would make him a turncoat. Unless the guy said he was going to vote against it, then it's hard to say that he's a turncoat.
  15. wpage

    wpage Active Member

    Aug 25, 2009
    Can we really judge him on this one bill?
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