posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 07:02 PM
Originally posted by Enigma Publius
Originally posted by Thebudweiserstuntman
What I don't get is why did they go to vote again after it failed the first time? Is that how it works? Keep voting till it goes your way? best out
of three...no, wait five....erm ten....double or quits...heads *flips coin* no..wait...tails
that's what i was gonna say! seriously, someone respond to this question that knows more about this, i am not very sharp on economic policy
WHATSOEVER; isn't it pretty criminal to do this?????
Ok, as I posted above, this was actually a bill that was passed by the house back in March 2007. Here is the link to the original bill
Then, Oct 1, 2008 9:07 PM Senate
Dodd Amdt. No. 5685
Amendment Agreed to 74-25, 1 not voting (3/5 required)
Senator Dodd completely changed this bill that had already passed the house, doing so then means that the house got a chance to view the new and
improved bill (sarcasm). If I am understanding it right, this was the first house vote that we Americans realized what was happening and started
calling in on, and did not pass.
It was co-opted by the Senate as the "vehicle" for the quick passage of the economic stimulus bill, by replacing the entire text of the measure with
the stimulus bill.
Therefore, this was a completely DIFFERENT bill that had passed the house, but not the senate, that the senate took over and rewrote 100%, so we now
have this bailout package, oh no "stimulus package".
It was not "illegal", but it sure was unethical. How many realize this?