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Senate passes amendment that allows military use of alternative fuels even if it costs more

Our stupid senators at work:

Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Susan Collins (R-ME), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Hoeven (R-ND), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Dick Lugar (R-IN), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), and John Thune (R-SD) joined Democrats to pass an amendment by a 62-37 vote that eliminated the provision that prohibited the Pentagon from spending money on alternative fuels if it cost more than traditional sources. http://alturl.com/ru8c5

It’s crap like this that will be the ruin of this country – the suspension of common sense and logic.  But this is our congress at work.  Why should we expect any better?  Most of these assholes have been there running up the debt for the past 20 years or more.

Posted:  11.30.12 A. D. @ 1:12 p.m.

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Democrat Senate quietly passes $500 billion lift in debt ceiling

The U.S. Senate, in an unusual procedure, cleared the way Thursday for the U.S. to lift its borrowing authority by $500 billion to $15.19 trillion, enough to keep the support federal government borrowing through late January or early February.

The action came under an unusual legislative procedure spelled out under the August agreement to raise the U.S. debt ceiling and avoid a U.S. credit default. In a 52-45 vote, the Senate blocked an attempt by Republicans to slow down the process that will result in the $500 billion debt-ceiling increase.

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/09/08/senate-approves-500-billion-increase-in-borrowing-authority/?mod=google_news_blog

I guess it’s just a coincidence they passed this $500 billion increase yesterday just in time to cover Obama’s $447 billion phoney jobs plan.

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

Posted:  09.09.11 @ 12:04. p.m.

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