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FW: Vote on debt limit

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  • Steve Gresh
    I m sorry to learn of the death of Marilyn Musgrave s brother. - Steve ... Kent, Musgrave s brother died middle of last week. His funeral was on Thursday or
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 21, 2004
      I'm sorry to learn of the death of Marilyn Musgrave's brother.

      - Steve

      ---------- Forwarded Message ----------

      Musgrave's brother died middle of last week. His funeral was on Thursday or Friday -- not sure which day. But that's why
      she wasn't there for the vote.

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      -----Original Message-----
      From: Steve Gresh [mailto:sfgresh@...]
      Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2004 11:01 PM
      To: rlcco@yahoogroups.com; rlc-action@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Fw: Vote on debt limit

      How Colorado Republicans voted on the bill to increase the federal debt limit to $8.18 trillion:

      Joel Hefley voted against it.
      Bob Beauprez and Scott McInnis voted for it.
      Tom Tancredo and Marilyn Musgrave did not vote.

      - Steve

      ---------- Forwarded Message ----------
      November 20, 2004

      The vote late Thursday night by the U.S. House to increase the federal debt limit by a whopping $800 billion was going to
      be close. It was to be so close that some Republican House members who were planning to vote against raising the debt
      limit were asked to stay away and not vote.

      The bill passed by a close margin of 208 "yes" votes to 204 "no" votes. Ten Republicans voted against raising the limit.
      Nine Republicans did not vote. If just four of those nine would have voted "no," the bill would have failed.

      Because the bill passed Congress and was quickly signed by President Bush, the federal borrowing limit is now $8.18
      trillion. "That is 70% the size of the entire U.S. economy, and more than $2.4 trillion higher than the debt Bush
      inherited upon taking office in 2001." (USA Today, 11/18/04)

      Congressman Ron Paul, one of the 10 Republicans who voted against raising the debt limit characterized the situation as a
      "disgrace." He stated, "Mr. Speaker, Congress is once again engaging in fiscal irresponsibility and endangering the
      American economy by raising the debt ceiling, this time by $800 billion dollars. One particularly troubling aspect of
      today's debate is how many members who won their seats in part by pledging never to raise taxes, will now vote for this tax
      increase on future generations without so much as a second thought." He continued, "Congress should end the immoral
      practice of excessive spending and passing the bill to the next generation."

      Vote Tally

      Kent Snyder
      The Liberty Committee

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