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Old 12-18-2006, 06:52 PM   #16
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I can't blame Reid for not commiting to giving the money. The democrats need to get in there, evaluate, and see where things stand before they do much. Before people bash the dems, lets give them a little time and see what they do - then the bashing can commence.
if you say so...

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Politics as usual.
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This is a shame. I dont think Bono will trust our govt anymore. Why wont they listen to our VOICES!!!!

You can spend Billions on a war, but can't spend a Billion to help the poor and sick in Africa.
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So who is really to blame out of the two parties?? As far as I knew the Republicans were willing to shell out the money. hmmm
EXACTLY!!!
What the hell is up with that!!!
Generally it would be the Democrats who would more likely be the more generous of the two. What the hell is up with these new Democrats. Can't Bill Clinton just spank them all into submission. Obviously someone has to.

NOTE: In a perfect world you Americans would throw both the Republicans and the Democrats right out of office and go with Independent candidates - in other words "Throw the bums out!!!"
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Hi all!

I am actually dealing with this in the public policy unit at the NGO where I work (which is one of the founders of the ONE campaign, and no, it's not DATA ). A lot of the mess has to do with the Continuing Resolution (CR) we're now under. My understanding is the it was passed by the outgoing GOP-controlled Senate, which depending on ones view leaves an irresponsible mess designed to embarrass the Dems or forces the tough decisions that need to be made. Whatever.

Either way the CR is up Feb 15 and so things will be as decided as they ever do by then.

In the meantime, check out one of my NGO's partners, GIVE YOUR CONGRESS CRITTERS A CALL! Let them know that you want poverty to be top on their list as they make hard choices, and that it IS an Election 2008 issue.

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Sherry, you should visit the Interference Gatherings forum
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Poor Bono, they are just telling him what he wants to hear and then make him go away...then he comes back and they are like we can't do that.
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Maybe if we didn't have to fund the damn Iraq war we'd be able to focus on AIDS funding and Africa.

But I'll echo the disappointment...the Dems better be up for funding Africa or their political base won't be happy with them.
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80s - Where have you been?
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80s - Where have you been?
Just enjoying my Christmas season.

I pop in every once in a while to read what's going on, but usually don't post. I've been tempted to several times, and on this one, I succumbed to that temptation. I really shouldn't have, because I've been enjoying not arguing with people. In fact, I'm going to delete the post I made.

Have a great Christmas, everyone!
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Edit: ah I see now
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Hi all!

I am actually dealing with this in the public policy unit at the NGO where I work (which is one of the founders of the ONE campaign, and no, it's not DATA ). A lot of the mess has to do with the Continuing Resolution (CR) we're now under. My understanding is the it was passed by the outgoing GOP-controlled Senate, which depending on ones view leaves an irresponsible mess designed to embarrass the Dems or forces the tough decisions that need to be made. Whatever.
If one's view is that the CR is an irresponsible mess designed to embarrass the Dems or forces the tough decisions that need to be made, what would another's view of the CR be? What is the GOP's point for this?
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[Q]December 19, 2006 -- WASHINGTON - Even with Democrats poised to control the government's purse strings next year, U2's Bono still hasn't found what he's looking for when it comes to U.S. funds to combat AIDS.

The disappointed U2 frontman stormed away from high-level meetings with incoming Democratic leaders late last week without assurances that $1 billion in proposed U.S. support would become a reality next year.

"I'm alarmed we could not get a commitment from the Democratic leadership to prevent the loss of $1 billion in the continuing resolution to fight AIDS, malaria and extreme poverty," the rock star said in a statement.

President Bush had proposed that amount in the past.

"I don't know who's to blame. Democrats are blaming Republicans, Republicans are blaming Democrats," Bono added.


Congressional leaders are expected to freeze the budgets of federal agencies, making it unlikely additional funds will be provided.

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http://www.nypost.com/seven/12192006...ian_bishop.htm
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The question is will Bono's dream of building the ONE Campaign produce voters verses sign ups.

If he gets the sign-ups to be voters....There may be many sad politicians next election.
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