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  •  R'd and.... (4+ / 0-)
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    cai, JayRaye, skyounkin, worldlotus

    where are the Dems in congress on this?

    remotely on their radar?

    "A civilization which does not provide young people with a way to earn a living is pretty poor". Eleanor Roosevelt

    by Superpole on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 08:43:33 PM PDT

    •  Thank you for R'ding and (8+ / 0-)

      as far as Senate Democrats supporting Senator Harkin's bill:

      Sen. Daniel Akaka [D-HI]
      Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
      Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA]
      Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
      Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
      Sen. Al Franken [D-MN]
      Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
      Sen. Frank Lautenberg [D-NJ]
      Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
      Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
      Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD]
      Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
      Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
      Sen. Charles Schumer [D-NY]
      Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
      Sen. Jim Webb [D-VA] (joined Jul 30, 2012)

      A version of Harkin's bill was also introduced in the House by Rep George Miller [CA-7]. It has 113 co-sponsors, here is the link http://thomas.loc.gov/....

      The best way to rob a bank is to own one - William K. Black

      by Paddy Ryan on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 09:04:09 PM PDT

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      •  Encouraging... (1+ / 0-)
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        JayRaye

        LOL.. where's Sen Feinstein? she's the wealthiest person in the senate

        "A civilization which does not provide young people with a way to earn a living is pretty poor". Eleanor Roosevelt

        by Superpole on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 09:24:37 PM PDT

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        •  Feinstein is only a few steps from a Blue Dog (2+ / 0-)
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          JayRaye, happy camper

          Boxer represents California pretty well.
          Feinstein is a corporate tool

          She benefits from the fact that the republican party in CA repeatedly puts wingnuts up to oppose her, and from the fact that no serious primary challenge has occurred, she'll be in office till she retires.

          I did vote against her in the primaries, in hopes that with our new "top two" primary system we might end up with two Dems, and actually have a real conversation about her this political season.  But the R managed to pull out a second place finish.

          •  Many union longshore workers vote for Feinstein (0+ / 0-)

            As US wages increase, more companies will outsource to China; thus increasing the amount of work that unionized longshore workers have.

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