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Discussion in 'Politics' started by KenH, Sep 29, 2008.
Very interesting options:
We're getting some of the most biased reporting on this bailout crisis I've ever seen.
I know who George Stephanopolis is but how can he say that one option is to "get more Democrats on board?" The Democrats voted for the bill 2/3 to 1/3 while the Republicans voted it down by the same pct. What about getting more Republicans on board. I realize they're trying to put as much distance as possible between themselves and Bush's failed policies but this is ridiculous.
As CBS MarketWatch put it:
Many Republicans in the House were never persuaded that the credit crunch in the financial system is an impending disaster deserving of taxpayer aid. Politicians who had cut their teeth on free-market principles couldn't accept the idea that the federal government should back up the banks who had foolishly bet everything on the housing bubble.
Or they didn't want to face the voters in six weeks and explain why a Republican would vote for the biggest government bailout ever.
95 Democratic members of Congress, mainly from competitive or former GOP districts voted against the bill. If she can't deliver her own...
If things continue to deteriorate the Republicans will catch the blame for it. This is undeniable.
If your Kenyan-American, or Indo-American, or Klingon-American friend gets elected, this will be forgotten when his tax policies put unemployment at 15%.
If this economic mess isn't slowed down the unemployment rate may be 15% before inauguration day.
It won't happen that fast.