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Monday, September 29

Guess my congresscritter listened.

Bailout defeated

Now comes the interesting part.

Bickering, finger-pointing follow House defeat of bailout bill
Republicans are blaming Democrats and Democrats are blaming Republicans for Monday's failure to pass a $700 billion economic bailout package through the House.

GOP leaders claimed they had another dozen members lined up to support the bailout but lost that support after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's pre-vote floor speech that blamed the "failed Bush economic policies" for causing the crisis and excoriated the president for "squandering" budget surpluses he inherited.

"We could have gotten there today had it not been for the partisan speech that the speaker gave on the floor of the House," House Minority Leader John Boehner said at a brief press conference after the vote. He blamed Pelosi and Democrats for torpedoing a delicate bipartisan agreement and said her speech "poisoned our conference (and) caused a number of members that we thought we could get to go south." Continued
Whiny cry baby. Good grief!!! Why not stamp your feet and hold your breath?

Maybe some of them listened to their constituents. Could it be?

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