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  •  They're going to try to fix it (8+ / 0-)

    when it gets to the floor of the senate, according to various news reports.

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    The committee rejected amendments by Johanns and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., to expand the cut, while New York Sen. Kristen Gillibrand, a Democrat, said she will offer amendments on the Senate floor to restore the food stamp dollars. She said the cuts are immoral.

    "If you can't take their money, eat their food, drink their booze and then vote against them, you have no business being up there."

    by Betty Pinson on Wed May 15, 2013 at 02:45:49 PM PDT

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    •  Gillibrand - 2016 POTUS. (4+ / 0-)

      I have said that for three years.

      "The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." - Thomas Paine

      by shrike on Wed May 15, 2013 at 02:54:46 PM PDT

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      •  I'm with you on that. Hillary is too hawkish, I (1+ / 0-)
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        fear, and will try too hard to out-Thatcher Maggie.  Gillibrand knows who she is and isn't afraid of being an old school NY Dem.

        Building a better America with activism, cooperation, ingenuity and snacks.

        by judyms9 on Wed May 15, 2013 at 03:29:07 PM PDT

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      •  Not so fast, LOL! She's been in 'No Labels.' (0+ / 0-)

        Let's make sure that she renounces that organization  BEFORE throwing support in her direction.  ;-)

        TPMDC

        Political Insiders Launch ‘No Labels’ To Support Moderation In Washington

        Jillian Rayfield December 13, 2010, 1:34 PM

        A group of high-profile Democrats, Republicans, and Independents today launched No Labels, a non-profit that calls itself the “Woodstock of Democracy,” touts non-partisanship, and features a bipartisan bison as its official logo.

        The group kicked off at an event in New York today, with speakers like New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) appealing to the “vital center of our still-great country.”

        and this excerpt from this piece 'Mayor Bloomberg Dons Bipartisan Purple Tie for 'No Labels' Kick-Off.'
        . . . More than 1,000 Republicans, Democrats and Independents were expected to join Bloomberg Monday at Columbia University for the "No Labels" event. Among the featured speakers in attendance were New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Indiana Senator Evan Bayh, and Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman, who earned the animosity of some Democrats by losing the primary as a Democrat and going on to win the seat by running as an Independent.

        Gillibrand described the event as a "call to action to demand bipartisanship."

        "People on both sides are measuring success by the amount of bills they block, not the number of solutions they find,” she told the revved-up crowd when she took to the podium.

        The group touts policies including reining in the deficit, securing Social Security and Medicaid, and "encouraging free and open markets, tempered by sensible regulation."

        I certainly have no personal animus against Senator Gillibrand.  But my understanding is that she hails from a very conservative upstate New York District.  And, that her politics are rather conservative, especially regarding fiscal matters.

        Certainly here participation with this organization raises a big 'red flag' for me.

        I hope that progressive activists in New York vet her very carefully, for all the rest of us!

        Mollie

        "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible."-- Frank L. Gaines


        hiddennplainsight

        by musiccitymollie on Wed May 15, 2013 at 04:14:05 PM PDT

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    •  You're right, Betty. But as I mentioned in the (0+ / 0-)

      quote from my comment:

      New York Sen. Kristen Gillibrand, a Democrat, has called both proposals, including Stabenow's, "callous" and bristled at her colleagues who call the heating assistance eligibility a "loophole." She says she will try to erase the cuts on the Senate floor, as she did unsuccessfully last year.
      Guess we all need to be calling our Senators.  ;-)

      Mollie

      "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible."-- Frank L. Gaines


      hiddennplainsight

      by musiccitymollie on Wed May 15, 2013 at 03:54:09 PM PDT

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