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There was a vote a couple of weeks ago that affected filibusters by individual United States Senators.
The January 25th vote drew this comment from U.S. Senator Rand Paul: “This evening, the U.S. Senate voted on a series of changes to amend the standing orders of the senate, much to the chamber’s detriment. Both resolutions passed. Tonight, Senate Democrats succeeded in seriously weakening the greatest deliberative legislative body in the world. The rules change limits the ability of senators to offer amendments, stifles debate and greases the skids for Democrats to implement more of their tax and spend agenda. For these reasons, I voted no,” said Senator Paul.
Senator Paul failed to point out that this legislation, while sponsored by Democrat Senate Harry Reid, was co-sponsored by none other than Republican leader Mitch McConnell. One must ask why Senator Mitch McConnell is “greasing the skids for Democrats to implement more of their tax and spend agenda.”
This episode provides us yet another reason to ditch Mitch in 2014.