Thursday :: Apr 14, 2005

The Gang Of 73 Vote Against Consumers To Send Bankruptcy Bill To Bush


by Steve

The sellout of consumers is complete, as the House of Representatives just passed the bankruptcy bill and sent it to Bush. Worse yet, it passed by 302-126.

73 Democrats voted against consumers and with MBNA and the ABA on this.

73.

What has happened to the Democratic Party when 42 Representatives can vote for wealthy people and against Social Security yesterday and nearly twice that many can vote against consumers today? I have noted by way of an asterisk (*) those House Democrats that voted yesterday for repealing the estate tax and then today voted against consumers on the bankruptcy bill. May they all have primary challengers next year.

As a result, I have added a new category to the blog called "Democratic Outrages."

The following House Dems voted against consumers this afternoon:

Andrews
Baca
Baird
Bean*
Berry*
Bishop (GA)*
Boren*
Boswell*
Boucher*
Boyd
Cardoza*
Case
Chandler*
Cleaver
Cooper
Costa*
Cramer*
Crowley
Cuellar*
Davis (AL)
Davis (FL)
Davis (TN)*
Edwards*
Etheridge
Ford
Gonzalez
Gordon*
Green, Al
Harman
Herseth
Higgins
Hinojosa*
Holden
Hooley*
Hoyer
Israel*
Jefferson*
Kind
Larsen (WA)*
Matheson*
McCarthy*
McIntyre*
Meek (FL)
Meeks (NY)
Melancon*
Menendez
Michaud
Mollohan
Moore (KS)
Moran (VA)
Murtha
Ortiz
Pastor
Peterson (MN)*
Pomeroy
Price (NC)
Rahall*
Reyes
Ross*
Rothman
Ruppersberger*
Salazar*
Schwartz (PA)
Scott (GA)*
Skelton*
Spratt
Strickland
Tanner
Tauscher
Taylor (MS)
Thompson (CA)
Wu
Wynn*

Take a look at how many of these names also showed up on the list of those Democrats who voted for the estate tax repeal yesterday, and then wonder what the hell happened to the party. And then tell Rahm Emmanuel that none of these bastards deserve DCCC money next year.

They can get it from the ABA and MBNA instead.

(and why is the Left Coaster one of the only blogs that is even commenting on this as of 5 PM Eastern Time?)

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