Reid moves to limit GOP filibusters

Reid moves to limit GOP filibusters

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#1 Nov 8, 2012
Good Day,

Yet, he has yet to pass a budget...

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/...

Steelie
Mark Luxford

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 Nov 15, 2012
It's about damn time. The current filibuster rule allows a Senator to secretly block a vote on legislation. They need to go back to the old way of doing it where a Senator had to gain and hold the floor. That way the right of the minority party would be preserved, and we'd actually see some work being done.

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#3 Nov 15, 2012
Good Day,

Hey Mark... I wonder if Reid would have a different opinion if his party was in the minority?

"Leaders of both parties have been reluctant to change the rules because they value it as a tool when they are in the minority."

Steelie
Really

Grand Rapids, MI

#4 Nov 15, 2012
Steelie wrote:
Good Day,
Hey Mark... I wonder if Reid would have a different opinion if his party was in the minority?
"Leaders of both parties have been reluctant to change the rules because they value it as a tool when they are in the minority."
Steelie
The Democrats were the ones who changed the rule in the first place. Rather ironic, isn't it??? It's coming back to bite them in the behind and now they don't like it???

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