This bailout, in some form, will go through. The fix is in. The only hope is Bunning mounting a filibuster. Failing that, it's just a matter of time. Now they're just figuring out what crap they can stick on it to make a few more House members vote for it.
So the Senate adds some AMT junk to the original bill, and then back to the House. And if that doesn't work, maybe they'll add in some teen pregnancy prevention, maybe a pinch of flag-burning-banning.
It's all a game. No congressman could vote against a bill with stuff like this thrown in, because then his opponent could run ads that he was FOR FLAG BURNING. Or IN FAVOR OF TEENS GETTING PREGNANT.
See how it works? Your Congress in action? Should absolutely make you sick. And you should vote every one of 'em - each and every one of 'em - out of office this November. America needs an enema.
Senate to force House's hand on bailout
WASHINGTON - In a bold bid to revive President Bush's multibillion-dollar financial rescue plan, Senate leaders scheduled a vote for Wednesday night on a version of the bill that adds substantial tax cuts meant to appeal to Republicans when it reaches the House.
The goal is to net at least 12 more House votes than the rescue proposal received Monday, when lawmakers rocked the political and financial worlds by rejecting it.
The gambit is certain to anger some conservative House Democrats, who object to tax cuts that are not offset with spending cuts. But Senate strategists assume it will gain more House votes than it will lose.
October 01, 2008
The Senate puts lipstick on the Casey Serin Angelo Mozilo Housing Gambler Failed Bank Bailout Act of 2008 pig, votes today, and then back to the House
Posted by blogger at 10/01/2008