Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Voice Vote

So I get why the amendment on, say, salary caps at Wall Street firms passed by voice vote. No Republican has the balls to oppose it, while enough Democrats don't have the balls to support it. But why is the budget allowed to pass on a voice vote? The budget is the governing blueprint of the United States; Senators really ought to be forced to say whether they are for or against it.

Get your omnibus cloture roll call here. Among Republicans, Kit Bond, Thad Cochran, Roger Wicker, Arlen Specter, Olympia Snowe, and Richard Shelby end up voting for it. Russ Feingold, and Claire McCaskill, and Leading Democratic wanker Evan Bayh vote against.
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