Monday, September 29, 2008

No Bailout. Sorry, bros.

House Republicans voted against the bailout because they didn't like Pelosi's pre-vote speech. 
They thought it was too partisan. 
The market is down over 600 points. Read here.


Camargo said...

It seems as if you only read one tiny paragraph of this long article.

EAT said...

I attached it for others to reference. I was watching it all go down on C-Span. Republicans voted overwhelmingly against the plan, against Bush, and Boehner's pleas. Sure there are other reasons they voted against, but this reason was most mentioned.

What I spoke about wasn't in the first paragraph, but it was the first reason noted in the article for the bill failing:
Immediately after the vote, many House members appeared stunned. Some Republicans blamed Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, for a speech before the vote that disdained President Bush’s economic policies, and did so, in the opinion of the speaker’s critics, in too partisan a way.