Daily Archives: February 12, 2008

Senate Puts Telcoms Above Citizens

Today in a 31-67 vote, the Senate voted to reject an amendment that sought to strike retroactive immunity to telecommunications companies, voting — not that it comes as any surprise — instead to pass an amendment granting retroactive immunity.

Below are the names of all those present for the vote today. I have included phone numbers for those who voted nay. You’ll notice that Senator Clinton couldn’t be bothered with showing up and voting, Senator Obama voted against granting the retroactive immunity while Senator McCain decided to vote in favor of retroactive immunity.

If your Senator voted in favor of granting immunity it’s ok to be outraged. Several of our Senators, both Democrat and Republican, don’t seem to care what the public thinks, wants and needs. It’s time for a recall or it’s time to take a long hard look at those who continue bending over for this administration while sticking it to every American citizen and it’s time to start holding them accountable for their actions.

Wanting to pass unconstitutional laws at the expense of millions of lives for personal pleasure and profit regardless of the consequences has gone on too long. Setting the example that it’s ok to break laws and ignore subpoenas since you won’t be punished or held accountable for breaking the law doesn’t help.

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