Media in Trouble: All the news thats UNfit to print!: CAFTA wins 217-215 US looses

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Thursday, July 28, 2005

CAFTA wins 217-215 US looses

CAFTA passed. Sad news for the US farmers and other workers. Well its a good thing the Democrats stood together on this one huh! Not a single Democrat v....
The House vote, supposed to take 15 minutes, dragged on for an hour as negotiations swirled around the floor among GOP leaders and rank-and-file members reluctant to vote for the agreement. In the end, 27 Republicans voted against CAFTA, while 15 Democrats supported it.

Wha? You mean 15 Democrats could have turned the tide on this one, but decided big business is best suited for representation than say the American worker and voter?

OK folks here is the list, you know what to do if you are a constitutent who happens to read this blog:

Melissa Bean (IL)
Jim Cooper (TN)
Henry Cuellar (TX)
Norm Dicks (WA)
Ruben Hinojosa (TX)
William Jefferson (LA)
Jim Matheson (UT)
Greg Meeks (NY)
Dennis Moore (KS)
Jim Moran (VA)
Solomon Ortiz (TX)
Ike Skelton (MO)
Vic Snyder (AR)
John Tanner (TN)
Ed Towns (NY)

Sirota has more. He also has more information about why CAFTA is the SHAFTA.

Congratulations Democrats. You just blew your best opportunity to claim victory for American Workers, and you blew it.