The House of Representatives defeated the bailout plan for the economy today 228 votes to 205. House Republicans voted 133 against and 65 for the plan, dooming its passage to failure in spite of President Bush and John McCain's efforts to the contrary. Was this a principled stand by Republicans against government intervention in a free market society? Were they worried about your tax dollars being wasted on Wall Street welfare? Don't be silly. Nancy Pelosi hurt their feelings in a speech so they bailed on the American people. See here:
It's nice to know that such profound judgment on these matters is executed on behalf of the American people when House Republicans vote.
And our would be President:
"I am confident that before the markets open on Monday we can achieve consensus on legislation that will stabilize our financial markets, protect taxpayers and homeowners, and earn the confidence of the American people. All we must do to achieve this is temporarily set politics aside, and I am committed to doing so." - John McCain, Wednesday, September 24th, on suspending his campaign and trying to delay the debate.
His senior campaign advisor:
"What Senator McCain was able to do was to help bring all of the parties to the table, including the House Republicans, whose votes were needed to pass this." - Steve Schmidt, Meet the Press, Sunday, September 28th.
His campaign spokeswoman:
"We're optimistic that Senator McCain will bring House Republicans on board without driving other parties away, resulting in a successful deal for the American taxpayer." - Kimmie Lipscomb, Friday, September 26th.
John McCain = The change we need.