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csziggy

(34,141 posts)
Tue Apr 1, 2014, 06:12 PM Apr 2014

So now that Obamacare is a sucess, can we force the House to vote

50+ times to re-authorize unemployment benefits for those who have been out of work for extended periods?

Or 50+ times to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 or better?

I'd be happy if the Democrats would force the Republicans in the House to vote over and over and over on really NEEDED things rather than trying to take good stuff away from the American people!

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So now that Obamacare is a sucess, can we force the House to vote (Original Post) csziggy Apr 2014 OP
It sounds like a great idea to ME! CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2014 #1
I'd call up my tea party member of the House to suggest it csziggy Apr 2014 #2
Good luck with getting the Republican controlled House to hold votes they don't want to. VanillaRhapsody Apr 2014 #3
I would love to see Nancy Pelosi propose votes every session csziggy Apr 2014 #5
well if we win in November...that would be sweet sweet sweet revenge... VanillaRhapsody Apr 2014 #6
They would need 218 votes for a discharge petition BumRushDaShow Apr 2014 #4
Maybe I'll call my senator csziggy Apr 2014 #7

csziggy

(34,141 posts)
2. I'd call up my tea party member of the House to suggest it
Tue Apr 1, 2014, 06:18 PM
Apr 2014

But every time I do my name is added to another right wing organization call list.

Of course, every time that happens I donate more money to Gwen Graham, who is running against him, so maybe that's not a bad thing.

I need to start volunteering for her campaign!
https://www.gwengraham.com/

csziggy

(34,141 posts)
5. I would love to see Nancy Pelosi propose votes every session
Tue Apr 1, 2014, 06:28 PM
Apr 2014

Every single day, bring both of those up. Eve if Boehner shut her down, it would still make an impression.

BumRushDaShow

(130,617 posts)
4. They would need 218 votes for a discharge petition
Tue Apr 1, 2014, 06:24 PM
Apr 2014

The Senate however, could do this (heard that supposedly they were going to start doing so).

csziggy

(34,141 posts)
7. Maybe I'll call my senator
Tue Apr 1, 2014, 06:31 PM
Apr 2014

The only person who I consider represents me in Congress, Bill Nelson. Marco Rubio, the other Florida senator, and Steve Southerland, the tea party jerk in the House who stands for my district, don't represent anything I believe in. It's not worth the electricity to call them to complain - and Southerland seems to give lists of his constituents to right wing groups since right after I call him I get calls from things like the Faith & Freedom Foundation.

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