Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.....

I know many military families have journals here.   

I wonder how many of them know what the party who put their loved ones in harm's way is doing behind their backs?  

Below is an amendment that was shot down by the republicans.   

So, my opinion is Bush & Company were bold enough to put our military into action unnecessarily, and now they are not willing to pay the costs of those service men and women wounded, some permanently.   

The Democrats, as you can see by the list, were in full support of spending more for Veterans..... not one voted against.   

Anyone care to change their opinion now?  And just in case someone may think I've played with the numbers-here's the site, check for yourself.  

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 109th Congress - 1st Session

as compiled through SenateLIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

Vote Summary

Question: On the Amendment (Akaka Amdt. No. 149 )

Vote Number: 55

Vote Date: March 16, 2005, 04:38 PM

Required For Majority: 1/2

Vote Result: Amendment Rejected

Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 149 to to S.Con.Res. 18 (Appropriations resolution FY2006, Budget )

Statement of Purpose: To increase veterans medical care by $2.8 billion in 2006.

Vote Counts: YEAs 47 NAYs 53


Grouped by Home State

Alabama: Sessions (R-AL), Nay Shelby (R-AL), Nay

Alaska: Murkowski (R-AK), Nay Stevens (R-AK), Nay

Arizona: Kyl (R-AZ), Nay McCain (R-AZ), Nay

Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR), Yea

California: Boxer (D-CA), Yea Feinstein (D-CA), Yea

Colorado: Allard (R-CO), Nay Salazar (D-CO), Yea

Connecticut: Dodd (D-CT), Yea Lieberman (D-CT), Yea

Delaware: Biden (D-DE), Yea Carper (D-DE), Yea

Florida: Martinez (R-FL), Nay Nelson (D-FL), Yea

Georgia: Chambliss (R-GA), Nay Isakson (R-GA), Nay

Hawaii: Akaka (D-HI), Yea Inouye (D-HI), Yea

Idaho: Craig (R-ID), Nay Crapo (R-ID), Nay

Illinois: Durbin (D-IL), Yea Obama (D-IL), Yea

Indiana: Bayh (D-IN), Yea Lugar (R-IN), Nay

Iowa: Grassley (R-IA), Nay Harkin (D-IA), Yea

Kansas: Brownback(R-KS), Nay Roberts (R-KS), Nay Kentucky 

 Kentucky: Bunning (R-KY), Nay McConnell (R-KY), Nay

Louisiana: Landrieu (D-LA), Yea Vitter (R-LA), Nay

Maine: Collins (R-ME), Nay Snowe (R-ME), Nay

Maryland: Mikulski (D-MD), Yea Sarbanes (D-MD), Yea

Massachusetts: Kennedy (D-MA), Yea Kerry (D-MA), Yea

Michigan: Levin (D-MI), Yea Stabenow (D-MI), Yea

Minnesota: Coleman (R-MN), Yea Dayton (D-MN), Yea

Mississippi: Cochran (R-MS), Nay Lott (R-MS), Nay

Missouri: Bond (R-MO), Nay Talent (R-MO), Nay

Montana: Baucus (D-MT), Yea Burns (R-MT), Nay

Nebraska: Hagel (R-NE), Nay Nelson (D-NE), Yea

Nevada: Ensign (R-NV), Nay Reid (D-NV), Yea New

Hampshire: Gregg (R-NH), Nay Sununu (R-NH), Nay

New Jersey: Corzine (D-NJ), Yea Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea

New Mexico: Bingaman (D-NM), Yea Domenici (R-NM), Nay

New York: Clinton (D-NY), Yea Schumer (D-NY), Yea

North Carolina: Burr (R-NC), Nay Dole (R-NC), Nay

North Dakota: Conrad (D-ND), Yea Dorgan (D-ND), Yea

Ohio: DeWine (R-OH), Nay Voinovich (R-OH), Nay

Oklahoma: Coburn (R-OK), Nay Inhofe (R-OK), Nay

Oregon: Smith (R-OR), Nay Wyden (D-OR), Yea

Pennsylvania: Santorum (R-PA), Nay Specter (R-PA), Nay

Rhode Island: Chafee (R-RI), Yea Reed (D-RI), Yea

South Carolina: DeMint (R-SC), Nay Graham (R-SC), Nay

South Dakota: Johnson (D-SD), Yea Thune (R-SD), Nay

Tennessee: Alexander (R-TN), Nay Frist (R-TN), Nay

Texas: Cornyn (R-TX), Nay Hutchison (R-TX), Nay

Utah: Bennett (R-UT), Nay Hatch (R-UT), Nay

Vermont: Jeffords (I-VT), Yea Leahy (D-VT), Yea

Virginia: Allen (R-VA), Nay Warner (R-VA), Nay

Washington: Cantwell (D-WA), Yea Murray (D-WA), Yea

West Virginia: Byrd (D-WV), Yea Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea

Wisconsin: Feingold (D-WI), Yea Kohl (D-WI), Yea

Wyoming: Enzi (R-WY), Nay Thomas (R-WY), Nay  

I can't stand hypocrites.........  



quartrlyfecrysis said...

Girl, I was watching Oprah the other day...yeah, I know, what's the end of the show they had a segment that was 'taken' from an HBO special that will air soon called 'Letters Home'.  OMG, I was in tears as a widow read the letter that her husband sent home telling her he 'had a feeling' and saying goodbyes...3 days later he was killed.  Even Chris was tearing up, very emotional sad that the guys don't even know what they're dying for.  oh, you might like this sight if you like truths...  kind of graphic in some parts but very real.

redbaranjj said...

It's really sad isn't it...

Son't get me started on Bush...I could go on for HOURS on how much I can't stand him!!!


vernae69 said...

I'm ashamed to say I live in Pa...not surprised, just ashamed.