Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Do you think Maine has the will to get rid of the two RINO senators that voted with the dems to pass MORE?

unfunded "Pay-Go" spending?? The Democrats in Congress (with Repubs) recently put in place laws that say that any more spending has to be paid for BEFORE it's passed, meaning that they have to have it funded before it can be voted on...but they have yet to abide to their own law they this criminal?

Should they have to abide by the rules they put in place?

Remember, it was a big "show" for the public to watch as they put in place "rules" to stop congress from spending arbitrarily...I guess that was all for show???


But they were blocked by Republicans who said the $34 billion price tag should be covered by cuts elsewhere rather than more borrowing that would add to a trillion-dollar budget deficit.

"There's no debate in the Senate about whether we should pass a bill -- everyone agrees that we should," said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. "This debate is about whether in extending these benefits we should add to the debt or not."

Nearly half of the 15 million Americans out of work have been jobless for more than six months, the highest level of long-term unemployment since the government began keeping track in the 1940s. Nearly a quarter of the unemployed have been out of work for more than a year.

Democrats broke the deadlock shortly after swearing in the new senator from West Virginia, Carte Goodwin, who gave them the 60th vote they needed to overcome the Republican procedural roadblock in the 100-seat chamber. Goodwin succeeds Robert Byrd, who died last month after 57 years in Congress.

Moderate Republicans Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe voted with the Democrats, while centrist Democrat Ben Nelson voted against the extension.

3 Answers

  • Polly
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Maine is tough--they haven't changed in a hundred yrs--and will is not the biggest problem--talent and candidates with the right pedigree is.

    I pray Maine pulls it head out of Obama's assss--and maybe then they can hear what's really going on?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


  • Jabber
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I certainly hope so!

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