Monday, September 29, 2008
*www.MSNBC.com , 3:06 PM ET
“Leadership pressure fails
House defeats a $700 billion emergency rescue package, ignoring urgent pleas from President Bush and congressional leaders to quickly bail out the staggering financial industry.”
How ‘bout that. A House of Representatives that is actually listening to the people it represents. Isn’t that something?
Once again, will someone please tell the Administration – and Congressional leadership – to calm down and demand that someone – someone other than Secretary Paulson, Chairman Bernanke or, heaven forbid, President Bush – confirm, in detail, that we are, in fact, in the midst of a crisis and that that the financial sector isn’t already in the process of healing itself without the need for massive government assistance?
Remember, this is the same Administration that rushed us into a war in Iraq because of the threat of non-existent weapons of mass destruction. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.