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12-02-2010, 12:54 AM
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NO NEWS HERE, BUT I THINK IT IS NOW BETTER THEY VOTE ON TAXES AND FED FUNDING , THEN ONLY THEN TACKLE D.A.; LETS KEEP OUR MORALE AND MORE IMPORTANTLY OUR ACTIVISM HIGH

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Breaking News: Sen. Bob Bennett, Republicans, Sign "No Vote Pact"
Author: Tim Paynter
Published: December 01, 2010 at 11:02 am
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Utah Sen. Bob Bennett

The Republican Caucus including all 43 senators have signed a “No Vote Pact” today. Under the “Pact” the senators refuse to vote on any legislation which does not deal with the budget or with continuing tax cuts started under the Bush Administration, according to a telephone conversation with Matt Jensen, Staffer to Utah Sen. Bob Bennett.

The “No Vote Pact” is in response to social legislation proposed by Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV.), including the Dream Act and the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’. It is a clear effort by the Republican caucus to delay the introduction of laws pending the change of power in the U.S. House of Representatives after the first of the year. Republicans will take over leadership at that time making passage of both the Dream Act and the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” unlikely.

Mr. Jensen said the “Pact” would remain in effect until substantial laws were introduced into the Senate to address economic problems in the U.S. I asked Mr. Jensen how long that would be and he indicated “Until the end of the lame duck session”.

The offer by President Obama to grant extension of tax cuts to those who make less than $250,000 has been rejected. Republicans are pushing for a full extension of the cuts including for those who make over a million dollars a year.


The Republican Caucus has clearly stated it’s priorities. Until the wealthiest people in the U.S. can assure they fill their pockets with an unfunded tax cut, Republican leadership is unwilling to help the poorest. Many Dream Act students have pinned their last hope on passage of the act and face deportation soon without it.

Meanwhile, those who have more than enough to live the American Dream hold the nation at bay. Additional matters which likely will be victim of the “Pact” is the proposed Start Treaty to limit nuclear proliferation.


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