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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Steve Cohen Didn't Buy the BS, He Voted NO

And we love him for looking out for us:

3 comments:

Kelly said...

Yes, he did the right thing. I know (like, I've read it) what this bill is, and it will (eventually, via the "catfood commission II" supercongress) leave a lot of elderly pepole without medical care and cut Social Security (aka- begin the repeal of the New Deal).

Every member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus that voted "yes" on this "sugar coated Satan sandwich" abomination needs to be fired and replaced by someone to the left of them.

I am really, really glad that at the last minute Cohen decided to just vote with his conscience.

Also:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op66HTJdf-U&feature=player_embedded#at=11

That's a leader of the Black Caucus there calling for massive protests at the White House over this BS.

Again, I am so glad Cohen decided NOT to cut medicare and social security at the last minute there.

Kelly said...

There's also a whole subtext to this debate that's being missed: the Congressional Progressive Caucus website seemed fine with cutting social security and medicare until about 5 minutes (literally) before the one hour debate was embarked upon and the vote taken. (I was sitting there refreshing the CPC website while listening to cspan at the time. I personally watched this happen)

And the day before, incredibly angry leftists who live in CPC districts were talking about challenging members of the CPC from the left if they voted for this POS bill.

Kelly said...

Ha! Now the GOP is attacking Democrats from the Left (!!!) over this crap bill:

http://www.gop.com/index.php/briefing/comments/reach_out_and_touch_medicare

"DURING DEBT CEILING DEBATE, OBAMA OFFERED $650 BILLION IN CUTS TO MEDICARE, SOCIAL SECURITY, AND MEDICAID"