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Senate Sets Bank-Rescue Vote, House May Act Friday

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posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 08:10 PM
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*sigh*

Listening to the votes now.
It looks like it's going to pass.




posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 08:12 PM
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McCain voted yes.

Obama voted yes.



posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 08:12 PM
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McCain voted "yes".

Obama voted "yes".

Biden....well, he wasn't in the room when his name was called. He came back in and voted "yes".

[edit on 10/1/2008 by skeptic1]



posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 08:14 PM
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This thing's gonna pass. The vast majority of votes are yes. Damn damn damn.

Biden votes yes.



posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 08:17 PM
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56 yes 18 no so far. At 60 or 61 it passes Senate, no questions asked.



posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 08:18 PM
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Looking at the roll call on CSPAN2, it's passed. 74 to 25.

Now, it's left up to the House....and I am sure they will follow the Senate's lead.

[edit on 10/1/2008 by skeptic1]



posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 08:18 PM
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Ahh yes, American democracy at its greatest.

The people (congress) vote against a bill, yet the government pushes it through anyway!



Happy days!



posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 08:19 PM
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74 yes, 25 no.

Consider this abomination passed in the Senate.
It's over.



posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 08:19 PM
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Senate is elected to?



posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 08:20 PM
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This should send a clear message to us all. The people's opinion does not matter on capital hill anymore. Our republic is officially over. The crooks win.



posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 08:22 PM
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This is complete insanity...

We have to get back on the House's back now, we broke them once, we can do it again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edited to add:

They're calling the roll again...



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posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 08:24 PM
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We won't break them.

This has turned into a "Christmas Tree" bill....hang what you want on it as long as it is passed.

I guess the first vote was for the Dodd amendment (the guts of the bill), and now the vote is for the final, full bill (which includes or is included in the Mental Health Bill).


[edit on 10/1/2008 by skeptic1]



posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 08:24 PM
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The NO votes:

Allard, Wayne
Brownback, Sam
Bunning, Jim
Cantwell, Maria
Cochran, Thad
Crapo, Mike
DeMint, Jim
Dole, Elizabeth
Dorgan, Byron
Enzi, Mike
Feingold, Russ
Inhofe, Jim
Johnson, Tim
Landrieu, Mary
Nelson, Bill
Roberts, Pat
Sanders, Bernie
Sessions, Jeff
Shelby, Richard
Stabenow, Debbie
Tester, Jon
Vitter, David
Wicker, Roger
Wyden, Ron


Vote every other Senator out of office.



posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 08:26 PM
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I tried to give more than 1 star, but I couldn't...

I'll be voting against the Virginia Senators, Warner and Webb.

And I'm considering not voting for Obama either, and I won't be changing to McCain. For the people... ya right


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[edit on 1-10-2008 by XTexan]



posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 08:27 PM
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America, I am sad for you today.

A truly great and wonderful country is being systematically dismantled by the "haves" that have been deluded into thinking they are doing something marvelous for their countrymen.

There is no quick fix to the problems you face and printing more money by creating it from thin air will, in the long term, be very costly. The only way out is the painful approach. Just ask anyone alive now that experienced the Great Depression.

You did it before and heaven knows your people have the talent to do it again. Good Luck and Godspeed. It will be very hard for those in the middle.....



posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 08:29 PM
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It's amazing isn't it. Our country is bankrupt and these fools are adding pork to a bill we can't afford already, to entice others to support it!! It's hard to wrap my brain around the complete and utter incompetence by our elected officials.
Twilight zone.



posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 08:37 PM
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Thank you for the condolences, Cynic. But, there is still the House...
Unfortunately, we're all in this together, so I hope you fare well..



posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 08:39 PM
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Final bill passes 74-25.

This was the Mental Health Bill which included the bailout bill.



posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 08:49 PM
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No big surprise there...

Have you any idea what the total package weighs, er, is going to cost us??
Realizing, of couse, that this is the Senate version. The House will undoubtedly find other pet projects to toss into the mix.



posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 08:52 PM
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I think the amount they gave for the Senate bill was $805 to $850 billion(the original $700 billion plus all the things that were added on).

But, I am sure it will go up in the House.....adding more to the "Christmas Tree".


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