Someone needs a spanking!
I am about sick of it. Parade of Republicans blaming the defeat of the bailout on the Democrats while the Democrats line up to blame it on the Republicans. Meanwhile they all agree that something needs to be done to avert a direct and imminent threat to the United States of America. Yet they can't put aside their personal and petty political differences to do what they perceive as "saving the country". They are behaving like a bunch of spoiled children fighting over who gets to call 911 while Momma is choking to death on a chicken wing. I don't know why that should surprise me since they grew up as spoiled children and have been insulated from the real world by wealth and prestige. Pelosi doomed the bill with her partisan "it's all Bush's fault" introduction of the vote. Why couldn't she just do her job, the one we pay her piles of money for, and just keep her yap shut until after the vote? Today she says that she promised 140 votes and delivered 140. That's all fine and well, but I thought she only gets one vote as do each of the other members, and that one vote better conform to the wishes of the corresponding constituency and not be based on what your party leaders dictate. What galls me even more than having it broadcast worldwide, showing irrefutable proof that these simpletons are the best we as a people can produce for a governing body, is that they roll out a list of PHD economists who, while they can't even agree with each other over the cause or cure for this crisis, are 100% sure that we are not nearly bright enough to understand any of it and should just leave it to our betters to deal with. I presume we are being sent off to play outside while the grown-ups discuss important matters. How about someone gets on the tv and levels with the American people about what happened, why it happened and what can be done about it? If it is true that it all stems from investment bankers buying packaged bad mortgages then let the treasury back the bad loans as they are already legally allowed to do. They are allowed to support money markets too so that retirement accounts and pensions are not depleted. I find it hard to believe that the defaulting of less than 3% of simple home mortgages is enough to collapse the entire American economy. Something else is way wrong that we are not being told about. I have raised enough kids to know when I am being lied to. So to all of our elected and appointed employees; Why not be good little children and tell the truth, take your licks and let us get on with our simple lives?