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8/23/2008

NY Times Compares Obama’s and Biden’s Votes

Filed under: 2008 Election,Terrorism — DRJ @ 11:25 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

The New York Times The Caucus reports Obama and Biden voted together 91% of the time but they also differed on 79 votes. Follow this link to examine the differences. Here’s three that jumped out at me:

S. 4: Motion to Table Obama Amdt. No. 338
(March 6, 2007)

“To require consideration of high-risk qualifying criteria in allocating funds under the State Homeland Security Grant Program.”

Agreed to, 58-41
Obama voted No; Biden voted Yes.

S. 2020: Motion to Waive CBA Re: Schumer Amdt. No. 2635
(November 17, 2005)

“To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a temporary windfall profit tax on crude oil and to use the proceeds of the tax collected to provide a nonrefundable tax credit of $100 for every personal exemption claimed for taxable years beginning in 2005.”

Rejected, 33-65
Obama voted Yes; Biden voted No.

S. 256 Motion To Invoke Cloture On Bill S. 256
(March 8, 2005)

“Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005”

Agreed to, 69-31
Obama voted No; Biden voted Yes.

Biden has been criticized by some for his support of the Bankruptcy Act that is regarded as beneficial for credit card companies, many of which are based in Biden’s home state of Delaware.

— DRJ

2 Responses to “NY Times Compares Obama’s and Biden’s Votes”

  1. It’s silly to carp about the Senator from Delaware’s support for a bill benficial to a large industry headquartered in his state. That’s his job.

    Ropelight (4a83c9)

  2. Yes, just as was the polite reception and interest demonstrated by Sen. McCain for one of his major constituents – Charles Keating.
    But, since the Looney-Dems will try to resurrect that non-scandal, we shall have to ask more questions re Sen. Biden’s relationship with the various credit card firms in DE. After all, in DE he’s known as the “Senator from MBNA”.

    Another Drew (03674a)


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