Monday, September 29, 2008

Breaking: Vote fails

CNN is reporting that the vote for the bailout package in the House of Representatives appears to have failed. The stock market is down over 500 points right now.


Alcamadus said...

This could be very bad, and I'm almost positive that if the election was over this wouldn't have happened. But the congressman are all afraid for their jobs with the election season coming up and that may mean major problems.

Kevin said...

Nancy Pelosi opened the voting with a speech blaming the Bush administration and their economic policies. She took a critical and fragile consensus and went partisan, shattering it. This is exactly what we've come to expect from Democrats... they can't do anything except blame Bush. They cannot operate in a bi-partisan fashion and place party and politics above what the American people need.

94 Democrats voted against the bill.

Nancy Pelosi is a cancer. Her constituency should be ashamed for putting her in office.

All the while Barack Obama is traipsing around the country trying to get elected instead of working with his party to create consensus and bi-partisan cooperation... despicable, shameful... I'm angry and disgusted.

Dennis said...

I agree.

And then Barney Frank has the gall to stand up there and blame the Republicans when in fact, a couple years back when Republicans were warning about the shakiness of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Barney Frank is no tape insisting that Fannie and Freddie were just fine!

Another Democrat (Communist?) blamed the whole thing on the "Republican" "ideology" of free market economy when it was Democratic (specifically, Bill Clinton) interference with free market economy that played no small part getting us into this mess!

I don't know how these people can live with themselves!

Dennis said...

That should be "Barney Frank is on tape..."