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  •  With a few minutes work by the people (1+ / 0-)
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    Nulwee

    on this thread we could probably come up with links to news stories on all those bills and to Boehner's quote.  It would make  this type of diary even that much more powerful in its force.

    I'll take the Oil Spill Liability Cap increase and the lower oil company tax breaks.

    We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

    by theotherside on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 11:36:40 AM PST

    •  Of course, by taking this approach I found out (4+ / 0-)
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      ORDem, SoCalSal, grollen, MrSpock

      that the basic premise of the list may be in error.

      On the oil spill liability cap I found out that the House did pass the legislation in 2010 and that it failed in the Senate.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/...

      On removing tax breaks for oil companies this NY Times story indicates that it received 52 votes in the Senate (and it needed 60 for some reason) although it does note that Boehner was actually open to the suggestion.

      http://www.nytimes.com/...

      So on the two I randomly took, one was false and one was true.  It took maybe 5 minutes and it would be good if we could get a better idea of how true this is before sharing it with people who we would like to put stock in things we forward to them.

      We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

      by theotherside on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 11:50:44 AM PST

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      •  You don't get it do you? (2+ / 0-)
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        elwior, madhaus

        Boehner talks to McConnell. I'm sure whatever is passed through the House is seen as a refraction of how it will do in the Senate. One can pass bills all day long knowing cloture will never happen in the Senate, but you still have a voting record. It's an exercise in theatre and it's all rigged.

        •  But that is not what the initial comment indicated (1+ / 0-)
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          ORDem

          The point of the initial comment was what was voted on or block by the House.  I value my credibility, and I am grateful to theotherside for pointing out the flaws. I was set to post this Facebook, but now after finding this out I won't.

          I do like the concept of the post and might take it upon myself to do the research from scratch. I found this site which looks to be a good reference on the work done by the house, and congress in general. However I fear that dowloading and categorizing all the data could take a while.

      •  "And it needed 60 [votes] for some reason" (0+ / 0-)

        You're not paying attention at ALL, are you?

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