There sure are a lot of liberals, mainly in Congress and the news media, that need to go grab a dictionary or do a little research on what a filibuster actually is.
Senator Jim Bunning - for the simple reason he wishes it to be paid for - is objecting to a repeated unanimous consent request by Senate Democrats to call up and pass a bill that would temporarily extend unemployment benefits, transportation funding, medicare reimbursement, COBRA subsidies and other expenditures to the tune of another $10 billion or so.
Democrats are requesting that each U.S. Senator agree - that is, effectively vote “yes” - to said extension without full consideration or debate on the Senate floor.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:04 PM on Mar. 4, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anonymous at 12:05 PM on Mar. 4, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:06 PM on Mar. 4, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:07 PM on Mar. 4, 2010
Great answer anon :07 ***sarcasm****
A filibuster is basically when a politician does not want a bill to come to a vote, so he/she, uses their time to talk and often tag-teams with others who feel the same, so time is used up. The idea is that everyone gets exhausted and shuts down the bill for further review. The filibuster can be stopped with a majority vote, which it is why it was so significant that the dems held a "super" majority.
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 2:46 PM on Mar. 4, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:51 PM on Mar. 4, 2010
itsmesteph11 - Your answer makes no sense. A filibuster is what the republicans have been kept from doing since the super majority of the dems. Thank God that is no longer true.
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 3:57 PM on Mar. 4, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 5:13 PM on Mar. 4, 2010
itsmesteph - I was answering the question. Bunningwas not filibustering. I get that. The question asked if I knew what a filibuster was. I answered. It's not dictionary, because I wrote what I knew, not what a dictionary or google tells me. The saddest thing is that most highschool "graduates" have no clue what a filibuster is or what anything to do with government is.
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 1:58 PM on Mar. 5, 2010