The 700 billion dollar bailout bill went to the House floor for a vote today. It was expected to pass, although narrowly. But prior to the vote Nancy Pelosi, the most mentally challenged House speaker in American legislative history, went to the House floor to play politics. Here is the video of what she said.
The vote failed to pass the bill 228 to 205. Twelve Republicans who were expected to vote in favor of the measure flipped and voted against it. In the aftermath of the vote Democrats continued to play the blame game and excoriated the 12 Republicans who had flipped because their "feelings were hurt". This, dispite the fact that Democrats could have passed the measure by themselves if it were not for the fact that 95 Democrats voted against it as well.
Republican Rep. Mike Pence had this to say;
“Today Congress took a stand for the American taxpayer and free markets. The American people rejected this corporate bailout and today the People’s House did likewise.
“It is now imperative that Congress come together and develop a response to the crisis facing our financial markets that reflects the American people’s belief in personal responsibility and fiscal discipline.
“There are alternatives to the massive federal bailout that Congress rejected. I look forward to working with my colleagues in both parties to develop a response to this crisis that puts taxpayers first and preserves the essential freedom of the American marketplace.”
But, where was the Messiah, the crowned prince of change, Barack Obama? Was he in Washington trying to get support from the other 95 Democrats that were not on board? Did he offer any suggestions which might make for a more palatable bill, both to the American people or his colleagues in the House? Did he even make public his feeling about the bill and how he intended to vote on it? None of the above! He was out on the stump polishing his phony Presidential Seal.
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