10.01.2008

Senate Votes To Give Away Your Money, 74-25

"We should be able to get away with this. It's football season and they're easily distracted."
Hutchinson: Yes Cornyn: Yes Obama: Yes McCain: Yes Satan: Yes Marx: Yes

30 comments:

Gorilla said...

Hell, it ain't our tax money; its our great, great, great, great, great grandchildrens'.

Anonymous said...

340 pages of bs, pork, and deals added to the house version then wagged under the noses of the Senate was like waving a Snickers bar in front of a Jenny Craig refugee...they gobbled it up quick as a Lewinski.

Jarhead said...

Blacklisted.

I can't believe even Satan voted "yes."

Oh wait. Yes I can. He's right there with Obama and McCain. I think he gave Bush the idea.

Anonymous said...

Would Clinton have voted yes?

Does he feel a little bit guilty for getting us into this?

What was his solution?

M-M said...

I just can't believe it. The very congress who loosened up the loan application requirements that paved the way for this current situation we are in, wants us to pay for it. No way. I hate this.

They deserve a good strong kick right in the groin. Even Kay.

We all need to call, e-mail or fax the house folks tomorrow like crazy to try and put a stop to this.

Anonymous said...

Hey - you people elected these idiots because you were not paying attention.

The damage is already done. Wall Street as we know it is gone. This money will just keep us from going under. It sucks. But it is better than the alternative.

NOW! Pay attention!

Anonymous said...

I am surprised. I am conservative and never agree with you on anything usually, but I agree 100% this time

Anonymous said...

This money will just put off the pain that is to come. Don't forget what the Democrats in Congress did to block legislation that would have prevented the problem. How is it that Bush is being blamed and all the recorded evidence, showing Democrats speaking before Congress in defence of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is there for all to read and view? McCain, in 2005, stated very clearly that this would happen if the legislation being proposed did not receive Congressional approval. In the meantime, Obama was receiving $100,000 plus from Fannie and Freddie.

Anonymous said...

Remember "El Busto" !

Anonymous said...

Satan's voting card is stamped "Republican" and always has been. If he wandered from his Republican values, it is because he wanted to keep in order his "My Souls Inventory File" updated. His favorite song is "Conversation with the Devil" by R. W. Hubbard. Satan always leans toward the black hearted ones. You know, the hearts that are incapable of any blood. That's the ones Satan loves, and has big plans for.

Anonymous said...

Alternative Caption Endings!

If we all stick our fingers in the holes of the bucket,it will take longer for the bailout to bleedout!

Do you think when they run out of food they will eat us!

I picked a bad year to give up drinking!

Whats that smell!

Rickshaws will help global warming!

Do you have the tickets and the passports ready!

Which way are you running!

How long do you think it will take to distribute that much vasoline!

Try not to look guilty!

We should have listened to the caveman!

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, dear Republicans and Kay Bailey Hutchinson wants to be governor of Texas.

The world is coming to an end.

wordkyle said...

The bribes and blackmail will work. The number of earmarks completely unrelated to "bailing out" lenders increased the size of the legislation to nearly 500 pages. The Representatives who change their vote from "no" to "yes" will have some splainin' to do.

The real winners are the media. There will be a huge increase in political advertising over the next four weeks, with one theme: "My opponent voted to give your money to fat cat Wall Street thieves!"

Anonymous said...

Although you didn't list their vote, I'm assuming Lennin, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung, and Castro all voted yes too?

Anonymous said...

FDIC insurance on bank accounts went to $250,000 under the Senate's bill; however, all bank accounts should be insured by the FDIC which would help more than the $700 plus tax breaks passed last night. Payroll accounts for businesses need to be safe.

All of this was due to banks being required by federal law back in the wild 70's to make home loans to people who could not afford to buy a home. Follow up on ACRON and how Obama was involved in supporting pressuring banks to make the loans. Problem was when banks made the loans and the low income home owner could not pay, the bank examiners wrote the loans off forcing the banks to come up with more capital!

Under Clinton, Democrats pressed for more home loans for polical reasons for low income voters. Loans were made with no income requirements to illegals and poor people who could not make payments. Republicans warned Congress about the subprime loans at Fannie and Freddie; however, Democrats blocked attempts to regin them in.

We have gone from requiring a down payment, income and debt review to making 100% loans with interest only payments. It was like going to Vegas and betting the market value of houses would continue to go up and up.

Investors who bought the subprime securities are going to be bailed out with most of our tax dollars going to foreign markets. But, when we have to depend on China and others to pay our bills, how do we say NO to our creditors?

It is a mess and it is not going to be solved by electing Obama who was involved with getting us off track with his association with ACRON.

Anonymous said...

If Obama voted for it, it must be good.

Anonymous said...

Summed up it all has to do with GREED

Anonymous said...

Watching all this on CSPAN is just pure comedy with a whole bunch of sadness thrown in.

Mostly sadness. :-(

Anonymous said...

6:48, I don't understand. You say it begin in the 70's...and you blame it ALL on the Democrats.

If I'm not mistaken, we've had 5 terms of Republican POTUS since then and only 2 terms of democratic leadership.

Reagan (8 yrs) had a Republican Sentate for 6 years, but never had a Republican House.

Bush 1 (4 yrs) did not have a Republican Senate or House.

Clinton (8 yrs) had a Democratic Senate for 2 years and a Democratic House for 2 years.

W (8 yrs) had a Republican House for 6 years and a Republican Senate for 4 yrs.

While Bush and others may have proposed legislation, it was certainly not the centerpiece of their agenda. Otherwise, since he had House control for 6 years and Senate control for 4 years, he could have pushed for this. I don't remember hearing much of that.

If you are blind enough to think this is only a Democratic failure, you are beyond partisan.

Anonymous said...

Well, to sum it all up, LET'S JUST MAKE DARN SURE WE PUT IN ALL THE SAME JACK-ASSES AT THE NEXT ELECTION!! HERE IS WHAT YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND, THOSE IN WASHINGTON, REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT, CAN'T OPERATE THEIR OWN PERSONAL FINANCES OR BUSINESS, THAT'S WHY THEY'RE IN THE GOVERNMENT. WHAT IN THE WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS MAKES ONE BELIEVE THEY CAN RUN THE FINANCES OF THIS COUNTRY? AND YES, I'M SCREAMING!! WAKE UP PEOPLE!!

Anonymous said...

1/3 of the bail out money woill be spent UP FRONT to pay off foriegn investors (large corps) to "keep them happy. The other portion of the funds will then go to domestic bail outs.
The way I see it, the foriegn investors that a loss. Sorry if they rolled the dice and hit craps. That's gambling. I could give a big rat's ass if they're happy or not. Use that money here at home. I paid my taxes for THIS country, not to "keep foriegn investors" happy or pasified.

Anonymous said...

You guys go ahead with your dribble. The reality is each of you will goose-step in to the booth in Nov and vote the bastards in again.

I for for one will vote for a fence post before I vote for an incumbent.

M-M said...

And now we get an idea of the pork involved in this senate bill which raised it to 453 pages in length.

New Tax earmarks in Bailout bill
- Film and Television Productions (Sec. 502)
- Wooden Arrows designed for use by children (Sec. 503)
- 6 page package of earmarks for litigants in the 1989 Exxon Valdez incident, Alaska (Sec. 504)
Tax earmark “extenders” in the bailout bill.
- Virgin Island and Puerto Rican Rum (Section 308)
- American Samoa (Sec. 309)
- Mine Rescue Teams (Sec. 310)
- Mine Safety Equipment (Sec. 311)
- Domestic Production Activities in Puerto Rico (Sec. 312)
- Indian Tribes (Sec. 314, 315)
- Railroads (Sec. 316)
- Auto Racing Tracks (317)
- District of Columbia (Sec. 322)
- Wool Research (Sec. 325)

Yes, let's give hollywood,Nascar, wooden arrow making companies, rum makers and wool research companies tax breaks. It really shows the insincerity of these idiots.

Anonymous said...

Typical Republicans: it's always the Democrats fault.

I also am very disappointed that they passed this bill, because you're kidding if you think this will solve the problem.

Anonymous said...

Maybe this mess the R's and D's have joined together to will cause us to listen a bit more carefully to Paul and Nader.

Poor men just keep on keeping on.

Gotta respect that!

Anonymous said...

The Democrats started it but the Republicans didn't do anything about it. I won't be able to vote for John Cornyn or Kay Bailey Hutchinson again. However, I can't vote for the democrats either. Looks like some type of 3rd party for me.

Anonymous said...

vote for uncle fester!

Anonymous said...

10:52 says "Typical Republicans: it's always the Democrats fault."

Um, that's because it is the Dems fault. Watch video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MGT_cSi7Rs of 2004 Fred/Fannie hearings. You'll see Dem after Dem swearing there's nothing wrong and Repub after Repub calling for a fix. The Dems created the mess in the 90s anyway led by ill Clinton to buy votes and didn't want to give it up because they were raking in millions.

If a person is an honest Democrat and watches that video, they'll either cease to be Democrat or cease to be honest.

Interestingly, the people I've tried to show it to turn away like a vampire trying to get away from UV light- they act like they'll burn up up in a pile of sulfurous ash.

Come over to the dark side- we have cookies.

The End

Anonymous said...

PS I didn't mean to say "ill Clinton" the batteries on my wireless keyboard are getting weak. It misses letters and I'll think I'm good, so I publish without proofing closely. I meant to say Bill.

Anonymous said...

Kay is looking her age. That kind of makes me feel old and messes me up a little. She was hot back in the day. Still pretty for her age.