Listen to this - it's unbelievable.
I was listening to Randi Rhodes today, when a caller told about this vote she heard on CSPAN. Now, I don't have all the details yet, but from what I can tell, there was a vote to decide whether or not to make the jettisoning of pensions by United a precedent, so that every big company that wants to declare bankruptcy can bail on their employees' pensions, too, and pass it on to the taxpayers instead. Democrats put forth an amendment to not make it a precedent. So they decide to take a 'voice vote', ayes and noes. The chair decided that the 'noes' carry it.
But do they? Listen for yourself and tell me what you think. I had to include Randi's comment afterwards, because it was so apropos. Fortunately, she played the clip enough times that I was able to do an audio capture.
I'll follow up with names, etc., as soon as I find them.
Okay - the chair's name is Adam Putnam, a Florida congressman from Winter Haven (an area that I know very well... *sigh*). The corruption and abuse of power is just beyond belief.