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Monday, May 09, 2005

Another golden social security quote

Walter Mondale, former Democratice Senator from Minnesota, Vice President of the United States and candidate for President in 1984:

On January 17, 1975, he stated on the floor of the Senate: "It seems to me that a not-so-subtle difference, a profound difference, between 66 2/3 percent and a simple majority could be the difference between an active, responsible U.S. Senate and one which is dominated by a small minority." Mondale accordingly advocated the right of a Senate majority to change the filibuster rule: "May a majority of the members of the Senate of the 94th Congress change the rules of the Senate, uninhibited by the past rules of the Senate? I firmly believe that the majority has such a right--as the U.S. Constitution, the precedents of this body, the inherent nature of our constitutional system, and the rulings of two previous vice presidents make clear."

From the Weekly Standard http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/005/595lagoz.asp

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