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Bribery to get expensive liberal bill passed. Is this how you want your politicians working for you?

*During the week of the June 26 rollcall vote, four key Democratic leadership PACs gave $130,000 to 41 swing Democratic voters. One PAC, Friends of Jim Clyburn, “directed by the minority whip from South Carolina, gave undecided members $60,000 just two days before the vote.”
*Classic pork-barrel politics pushed this flawed legislation over the finish line.” Earmarks totaling $5.45 billion went to the districts of four Democratic Representatives: Bobby Rush (D.-Ill.), $1 billion, Alan Grayson (D.-Fla.), $50 million, Mary Kaptur (D.-Ohio), $3.5 billion, and Frank Kratovil (D-Md.), $1 billion.
*Waxman-Markey’s 309-page manager’s amendment containing many of the provisions “used to cajole last-minute supporters … was not made public until 3 a.m. the morning of the vote and was still being collated into the official text as members were being asked to vote on final passage.”

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:03 AM on Dec. 17, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • *This U.S. government-imposed cost is a tariff, which will drive up the cost of production and goods for consumers in all countries and leave everyone poorer for the exercise,” the report says. “It took a second world war before the Bretton Woods Agreement of 1944 lowered trade barriers again” [from those imposed by the Smoot Hawley Act of 1930].

    *The report describes how emission allowances were given away free to buy votes.

    *Energy companies are among the Waxman-Markey legislation supporters, and the authors cite a story in Forbes magazine in which American Electric Power CEO Mike Morris says his company’s rates “could go up as much as 30% to 50%” as the company begins “to react in a costly cap-and-trade market or deploy carbon-capture and storage technology.” However, carbon law will not negatively affect AEP, he says. “Our business profile actually increases.”

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:05 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • Americans for Prosperity (AFP), Exposing the Special Interests Behind Waxman-Markey, Influence Corruption and Control in H.R. 2454

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:09 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • Doesn't surprise me in the least. Unfortunately, it's politics as usual!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:19 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • Not suprised here, the middle class gets the shaft.

    Answer by Carpy at 7:36 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • Not surprused.... This is how they get Hopey-Changey... At the COST of US taxpayers....

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:11 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • it's politics as usual!


    Answer by Sisteract at 8:34 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • Welcome to poltics. That's how it's always, and will always be done.

    Answer by katzmeow726 at 9:01 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • it's politics as usual!

    Welcome to poltics. 

     Guess this is another part of "politics" that is exempt from Obama's CHANGE promises.. So 'some' are ok with the same ole crap that got us where we are today... Pretty sad.


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:24 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • SSDD grly its how some justify it as to say meh get over it..thats politics..yet all about CHANGE during the campaigns and its all they talked/bragged about

    Answer by tnmomofive at 10:43 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • If the bill was really good, solid, helpful and needed, there would be no need for bribery, INO.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 2:04 PM on Dec. 17, 2009

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