Anyone from ME or Pa?

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    There is one way to kill this irresponsible so called, "Economic Recovery" bill. If you live in PA or ME, call your Senator and tell them to vote no on the final bill.

    Here are their phone numbers;

    Susan Collins- (202) 224-2523
    Olympia Snowe- (202) 224-5344
    Arlen Specter- (202) 224-4254

    If all three vote against this bill, it is doomed.
     
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    wrong, the cloture vote already happened
    now just a simple majority is all it needs to pass
     
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    Ironically, I was raised in PA and now, live in Maine.

    Kinda makes me proud to find the three Senators willing to cross the aisle come froom both places.

    I'll be calling Olympia and Sue to congratulate them on voting for the package despite my own reservations about it efficacy.

    Both of those ladies remind me of the 50's Republicans to be honest.

    I think that the GOP was grooming Sue Collins for greater things, but now?

    Well, she's either just ruined her chances with her party, or, if the bailout works out, she's cemented her place in the Republican Party for leadership.

    Understand I do not blame the Republicans for voting against this because I suspect many of them actually don't support this move.

    But it took enormous guts for those three to go against their Party, too.

    Look at the state of affairs in Maine and PA's industries, and you begin to understand that those two formerly very industrialed states are in serious trouble and something must be done for the people.

    I think a lot of Republicans are voting based on the possibility that if it doesn't work out they can say I told you so.

    And if it does, they're hoping that their constiutents won't hold it against that that they didn't support it.
     
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    No their voting against it because the current bill will shrink the GDP.
     
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    Bloomberg.com: U.S.
    The demands may prove pivotal because the Senate plan cleared a 60-vote procedural threshold this week by a single vote. Democrats say they expect a compromise plan would also need 60 votes.
     
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    ah, my bad

    then i hope they don't vote for this monstrosity
     
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    This bill will help stimulate this country's acceleration into bankruptcy. That is the only stimulus we will receive.
     
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    I wrote Specter; he voted yes anyway. I'll try again but I doubt it will do much good. This thing is a done deal. Specter just nailed his coffin shut.
     
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    Collins got my vote last fall, but i have doubts i will vote for her again
    and same goes for Snowe
    i hope someone runs against them in the GOP primaries
     

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