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"Money Quotes" From Today's Bailout Hearing

At least we're getting a little support:
  • "I understand speed is important, but I'm far more interested in whether or not we get this right," said Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn.
  • Sen. Richard C. Shelby of Alabama, the panel's senior Republican, was even more blunt. "I have long opposed government bailouts for individuals and corporate America alike," he said. "We have been given no credible assurances that this plan will work. We could very well send $700 billion, or a trillion, and not resolve the crisis."
  • "Just because God created the world in seven days doesn't mean we have to pass this bill in seven days," said Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas.
  • Added Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., "I am emphatically against it."
  • "This massive bailout is not a solution, It is financial socialism and it's un-American," said Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky.
  • "After reading this proposal, I can only conclude that it is not just our economy that is at risk, Mr. Secretary, but our Constitution, as well," Sen. Chris Dodd said.



Anonymous said...

Perhaps someone is at the wheel now. We shall see.

Anonymous said...

Thank you republicans for getting us in this mess.

Anonymous said...

Nobody can ever agree on anything!
But there is one thing we all can agree on.There is a bad smell coming from the fan on capital hill!

Anonymous said...

Amazing over the last 100 years what has happened when we have a Democrat controlled Congress..

Anonymous said...

Why aren't the liberal weenies calling for hearings? Because it is they that caused this mess. And they don't investigate themselves.

Jarhead said...

Wow. It sounds like these guys may actually be thinking for a change!

Probably not, though. They're just getting on the record in opposition to the bailout but will probably vote for it anyway.

They're "sheeple" just like us.



Anonymous said...

Would you liberals please make note of the statements made by Republicans on this bail out. You seem to have forgotten what McCain said in his statement before the Senate in 2005. And keep in mind that Dodd received more money in donations from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac than any other politician. His vote is bought and paid for.

Anonymous said...

Can't blame only Rebublicans, Clinton is the one who signed the bill creating these companies and Greenspan pushed it along. Everyone in Congress and the Administrative branch is to blame, white, black, man, and woman. Even dead politicians need to be pulled up and be beaten.

Remote Controller said...

Sometimes I will watch CSPAN and see all the representatives spout ardent oppositions to a bill. Just for fun I will go back to how they voted (when available) and it is about a 50% swing.

One day I will wake up and see it was all a dream. Ruplicans will be for a small and pratical government and democrats will be the agricultural party....One day.......HHHHMMMMM

But before I wake up, let's bomb everything, make the middle class pay for everything and have the government call us unamerican for not supporting their every decsiion!!!!!

Anonymous said...

11:14, I am not sure you pay attention. It wasn't just the Republicans but then again if your a liberal weenie I understand. You guy's are always the frist to point fingers.

Anonymous said...

Republican controlled Congress....Democratic controlled Congress........Alfred E. Newman controlled Congress......all B.S!
The President has the power of Veto. The President initiated this idea of a bail-out...PERIOD.
If a responsible...elected (responsible/ that an oximoron?) Government would..for once..put aside party affiliations and make a sound decision FOR this country....I would be amazed.

Foreclosures? I feel sorry for the folks who got foreclosed. However, they put theirselves in that position when they signed that dotted line. Maybe the Gov't ought to bail them out and put them in an apartment and issue each a $3,000 credit card. After all, it is a National Disaster.....sure as hell ain't a Natural Disaster.

Save the Repub/Dem song and dance for November. If you don't like Hussein Obama or McCain....then do a write in or vote Independent. Nobaody says you HAVE to vote for either one. But...after all....only 10% will vote, it probably won't affect you.

On another note, heard today that Obama is actually going to do a Rap album.....anyone have any info on this? We have bets here at work about the name of the choice is Obama Baby Mamma Busts a Move.
I also heard Obama was asked how he felt about Defense. He said if he were elected, it would be painted the same color as the De White House.

Anonymous said...

12;25 lol I am still holding my sides that was too funny "Pull up those already dead and beat them also" thats great!

Anonymous said...

One more time I will vote against all incumbants - local, state, and federal. Won't help tho - it is never "our guys" that are the problem.

Gorilla said...

Probably wouldn’t be that big of deal had we not spent all that other money on crap like these so-called wars on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I would be curious to know what the federal deficit/debt has done during this f*cked up administration; a lot of folks give ol’ Bill a hard time for his shenanigans, but at least he managed to balance the damn budget. We are going to be paying for this for a long, long, long, time…

Anonymous said...

HEY 1:20! How was it that good old Bill balanced the budget? He cut the military, that's how. Why do you think all the national guard is over there fighting and not in the U.S. helping take care of things here. Why do you think some of those guys tours of duty are so long? Because there aren't enough fresh troups, that's why. Don't even start talking draft either. I don't want some idiot that was drafted watching my son's back. Everyone wants to forget 9/11 but I remember the demands for retribution afterwards. So the war has gone on longer than one wanted, but the war has been kept over there.

Anonymous said...

It is amazing how similar this run-up to Depression 2 is to the run-up to the Iraq war. Same language.
Same rush. Same characters.

Anonymous said...

You know that line in the first batman where the joker says, "this town needs an enema!"? Well so does the good old US of A.

I'd say it's time for a little revolution but I'm pretty sure nobody would care enough to show up!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree, 2:55PM, but I'd also wish all the evangelicals and born-agains would get raptured first.......then there'd be less bowel cleaning needed.

Anonymous said...

Think we are doomed as long as we are polarized............and think of all those whose lively-hood depends on "keeping us divided," aka M. Moore and R Limbaugh.

In one of our cherished documents is the phrase "common good" and wouldn't it be wonderful if that could be our priority.

It isn't going to happen without a Pearl Harbor or Great Depression.
I don't see a leader one on the horizion.

Anonymous said...

I sure am glad I have a fall garden.

Anonymous said...

We blame them for what two things we do?

1. Elect them.

2. Over extend ourselves financially.


1. Quit voting for the greedy bums.

2. Pay cash.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

This crisis has two parties to blame.

1.) Stupid people spending more than they should.

2.) Greedy companys lending the above money.

Pure and simple. It will be spun conveniently for whatever political gain can be had, but the fact is stupid people and greedy people are a bad combination.

Anonymous said...

Nancy Pelosi looks 15 years older since debate over bailout started.

Anonymous said...

Good thoughts honcho. This describes most of (us) Americans.


Anonymous said...


Oh heck, dear Nancy will head for the gym, the clothes designer and make an appointment for another face lift.

Heck, isn't that what politics in Washington is all about after all?

To heck with the American taxpayers.

The whole bunch of bums need to be kicked out.

Anonymous said...

Yea, the economy mess is the Democrat controlled Congress that has held a very slight majority for less than two years, my God, those Democrats must be very Powerful! and that is why Conservative limpers fear them so. The last twenty years have seen a Republican controlled Whitehouse, Republican controlled Congress, or Both Controlled by Republicans. The last 7 out of ten Presidents has been Republican, but in the last less than two years Congress held by slim margin by Democrats, the Dems are the problem. HaHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! Thank you for setting the record straight. McCain/Failin compaign, Fox news, Limba, Hannity, O'Reilly, Colter, Newsmax, GOPUsa, Bortz, David Limba, Ancarlos, Snow (RIP), Quayle (a Palin wannaby), Wallace, Hume, kristol, Stein, Buckley, Hucklye, Forbes, Larry, Curly, Moe, Conservative epublican Tim McVeigh, Conservative Adolf, Gingrich, Gramm, Armey, Yaddda, Yadda, Etc...Etc... Conservative good Yaddda yada, Liberal's bad but Conservatives have been in control, more BS, yadda, BS, etc...
Get an United States Almanac, and look at the Republican years under Bank Failures. See how few there were under Clinton. See how many under Raygun and Daddy Bush. Conservatives are the proof that some of the people can be fooled all of the time. And Limbaugh laughs every time he gets a bank statement knowing this is true.