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Private-Jet Populism

October 27, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

Republicans in Congress have introduced a resolution honoring the Tea Party protesters, which you can read in full here. Here’s one of its clauses (emphasis mine):

Whereas hundreds of buses, multiple caravans of cars from across the country, and many individually chartered flights, as well as thousands of lone-traveling cars and trucks, brought these patriots to Washington, DC, solely for this event;
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  • Anonymous 10/27/2009 11:28am

    The senate calender:5:30pm resume motion to proceed to H.R.3548
    6:30pm cloture vote on the motion to proceed to H.R.3548 The Unemployment Compensation Exstention Act of 2009.I just wish they would stop all this nonsense and PASS THE BILL NOW!!!!

  • Anonymous 10/27/2009 2:48pm

    They really need to pass this ASAP…My prayers are with all who needs this to pass. A lot of Democrats and Republicans are unemployed and losing benefits daily.
    Pass this A.S.A.P.

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    Anonymous 10/27/2009 7:01pm

    Last night Senators have adopted a procedural (cloture) motion to begin debating the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act (H.R. 3548) by a vote of 87 to 13. Republicans can force the body to remain in “post-cloture” time for up to 30 hours under Senate rules. It’s not yet clear if they will require the full use of that time. Once the 30 hours have passed, or a unanimous consent agreement is reached to cut that time short, Senators will begin the actual debate on the bill. Some members want to amend this legislation with items such as an extension of the first-time homebuyer tax credit. It’s unclear how many, if any, of those will be allowed a vote.

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    Anonymous 10/27/2009 7:04pm

    E-mail your Senators

    (EXAMPLE)I am writing to URGE you to TAKE SWIFT ACTION on legislation HR 3548. I am asking you to DO EVERYTHING you can to MAKE SURE A VOTE on the extension happens BEFORE THE END OF THIS WEEK! Most of us depending on jobless extensions have WORKED ALL OF OUR LIVES, and are desperate to return to work. I haven’t had a check for more than 7 weeks! I have to get food from a local charitable food bank. I have just 3 MORE WEEKS TO PAY THE UTILITY BILLS. AFTER THAT IT WILL BE LIGHTS OUT, NO HEAT, NO GAS FOR THE CAR, NO CAR INSURANCE, NO INTERNET, NO PHONE.

  • rmraschke 10/27/2009 10:45pm

    .. a few weeks away from being on the streets with my son. Even if it is passed I dont know if it will be pushed to the Presidents signing and the UI systems keep us from getting evicted and us and the few things we have left on the streets. Please pass this bill before more are being set-up to be in the same shoes I am looking to be in the soon coming weeks.

  • Anonymous 10/29/2009 4:47am

    PLEASE PLAESE pass this bill. We are about to loose everything and I cannot find a job ANYWHERE. I live in Michigan where there are no jobs and no hope!!

  • Anonymous 10/29/2009 9:55am

    The private jets are who provide renting and selling of private jets which are mainly used to their private use to make their travel easier and faster

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  • Anonymous 10/29/2009 4:17pm

    i have 2 tickets + prepaid parking to the Jets v Dolphins game this Sunday 11/1/09. I am accepting ‘best offer’ Check out my ebay listing to Item number 110451417551.

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