Skip to comments.House to Vote on Historic $700B Market Bailout
Posted on 09/29/2008 4:00:47 AM PDT by NCDragon
WASHINGTON With the House slated to vote Monday on a deeply unpopular $700 billion rescue plan for beleaguered financial companies, President Bush and congressional leaders were scrambling to corral support.
Bush called the election-year vote a difficult one for lawmakers but said he is confident Congress will pass a measure his top economic officials have argued is vital to averting a broader economic meltdown.
"Without this rescue plan, the costs to the American economy could be disastrous," Bush said in a written statement Sunday.
Convincing their colleagues to back the plan despite thousands of angry phone calls, e-mails and letters pouring in from angry constituents proved a tall order for leaders in both parties.
"Now we have to get the votes," said Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., the majority leader. He said the measure could pass the Senate as early as Wednesday.
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Tar and feathers.
>> “Nobody wants to have to support this bill,” said Rep. John A. Boehner
Then DON’T support it, Boner! Stiffen up, man.
The Dems have the majority....let THEM VOTE FOR IT!
I agree with GWB on this: I am also confident that Congress will pass this bailout. Congress nearly always does the WRONG thing!
Boehner might be getting an eternal nickname: either “Little GWB” or “Chicken Little”!
I hope McCain and the republicans put the kibosh on this. If not they destroy conservatism and the party.
Just say no.
All Republicans should vote Present.
“Just say no.”
Where have I heard that before?
It is a simple plan- let the dems pass this travesty.
This bill MUST be killed.
Glad that they find sticking us w/ a 700 Billion dollar bill is so funny.
>> Boehner might be getting an eternal nickname: either Little GWB or Chicken Little!
I have a few other nicknames for him and the other socialists. Mrs. Tick gets mad when I use these nicknames around the house. I probably ought to use them *here* in the forum, so I’ll get banned and I can get some work done.
And if they don't, the American People should.
It's time for this country to take back our money from the money masters, once again.
The Money Masters - How International Bankers Gained Control of America - 215 min - Mar 27, 2007
Money As Debt - 47 min - Feb 12, 2007
Whoever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate.
I wish our congress critters could all be held down and forced to watch these two videos, kinda like in Clockwork Orange... (No, they don't recommend going back to a gold standard.)
Dow futures down 200, the bailout is really working(eyes rolling)
Not only was that bill paid in full, by the deaths of 618,000 Americans in the Civil War, but this little gem should make them owe enough that they will become assimilated ... finally.
Yeah, but that seems to be moving toward green. Way too early to determine what “the markets” will do yet.
Riiight. All those Wall Street guys are descendants of slaves. Sure thing.
but the DJ is not the market. there is no question that big banks will suffer for offering too many bad loans.
Who was it that received those mortgages they couldn't repay?
Who forced the banks to give loads to those ne'er do wells?
Yeah ... Wall Street guys.
SAY NO!!! and reap the rewards in November. Please!!!!
...the bailout is really working(eyes rolling)
Note the headline adjective too (”Historic”). Kinda puts a positive spin on this, like the signing of the Declaration of Independence was historic. This is just shameful.
Vile on the inside and on the outside!
I do not understand why conservative republicans would support this bill! It is the largest tax increase in all history that will burden every American citizen, male and female and young and old, with a tax that can never be paid at all and will actually create the goverment controlled system of communism the left and the godless want that will destroy our nation with economic downfall.
And the house democrats can pass this bill even if all the republicans vote it down as they should, so it makes no sense at all to vote for it as the pubs know it is a disaster for all of us. The republicans have truly lost their way and forgotten who they are.
[Get a BETTER...CLEANER BILL!! You will be DESTROYED by this!]
Actually, all of America will be destroyed by this and we will be just another socialist to communist nation.
In that case, give the $700 billion directly to the mortagees, and let them pay their mortages.
95% of lenders are paying their mortgages. So they should be forced fork over their hard earned money to bail out those others?
I guess we could debate this for days.
One of the sad aspects of this is, that the Democrats are responsible for this. Were there any Republicans involved, they would have been hauled immediately before a Congressional tribunal for interrogation.
The other is the overkill on CEO's salaries.
Are they too high? Ask those corporate shareholders that vote.
One thing is certain. CEO salaries did not cause this, and are but a drop in the proverbial bucket, as far as this collapse goes. CEO's salaries is nothing more than a smokescreen.
One thing I would like to see is an SEC rule that does not allow BODs to take “proxy” votes from non-voters.
Many companies will send out proxy notices and include terms which say that if the proxy is not returned, the BOD gets to use that vote.
If corporations were responsible to their shareholders rather than manipulated by BODs who are getting kickbacks on their votes, problems like over-compensation of CEOs, etc would go away.
Also, we would not see corporate sponsorship of political issues like gay marriage that we currently do. PG&E is putting a ton of money into California’s Prop 8 (opposing the protection of marriage) with a total disregard for their shareholders’ opinion on the issue.
Most shareholders would likely not support spending money on that initiative one way or the other.
Excellent points, all.
Just vote NO!
Yes they will. The issue is whether we want, or can afford, to allow a panic to set in while purging the “bad actors.”
I would imagine that all the retiring GOP House members except maybe Tancredo and Hunter will be voting YES for sure.
everyone is panicking...against the bailout.
taxes won’t technically be increased but there will be lots of inflation if this is passed