There are claims that they have 9 of the nays from the original Bill switched to yays as of last night. The spread needed was only 12 votes apparently
(even though the spread on the original vote was slightly higher).
The question is have any yays turned to nays? No reports on that.
A large part of the switched votes seem to be based on "little"? items put in the Bill to sweeten the pot. Care to see some of these?
There are also some four dozen small provisions. Among them, with projected costs over 10 years:
-Extending an expired provision that gives Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands a rebate against excise taxes charged on imported rum. The rebate, at
$13.50 per proof gallon, has been in effect since 1999. The cost is $192 million.
-Establishing a new tax credit ranging from $2,500 to $7,500 for purchasers of plug-in electric-drive vehicles. Cost: $758 million.
-Extending tax credits that expired at the end of 2007 for certain domestic corporations involved in American Samoa economic development. Cost: $33
There are more - look at the article.
Some of them are downright insulting pork, ultimately just extending our debt further.
Is it enough to pass the Bill? Have you had enough yet?
If this passes, instead of a real fiscally responsible solution to our financial crisis, I think it will be the saddest day in the history of the US.
It will also be the scariest event of my lifetime. I am so sick of this.
In a poll last week I stated my Presidential vote would go for the lesser of two evils. however I have no intention of voting for anyone who voted yes
on this Bill, whether they are facing election today or tomorrow - I will not forget. When this is over, I print the list of the yays and use it now
and the next time around.
Unfortunately both of the Presidential Candidates voted yes in the Senate this week. I have always considered voting outside of the major parties to
be a throw away vote, because that's all it is, since not enough people will do the same, but I'm doing it this time anyway this time.
I've absolutely had it with this farce of a govenment that TOTALLY ignores their constituents.
If no vote occurs today then there is still hope, because they will only go to a vote if they have the votes. If this gets voted on by noon, then it
was a done deal before it was debated.
REMEMBER forever who sold us out. Many of us who contacted our Reps and Presidential Candidates told them a Yes vote will get them a pink slip. Many
are not even facing the ballot - not this year, but we have to make sure we follow through, now and in the next election. If we don't follow through
and get them the hey out of office, our voices will never be taken seriously EVER, and they apparently aren't now. There is only one way to take our
Country back, but will the follow through (vote them out) actually happen? I'm losing faith in our ability to stop the blackmail, only November will
tell if the House reneges on us today.
The message has been made clear - this bailout is toilet paper and we want an economically viable piece of legislation passed - not this garbage.
Still, no one has made a move to introduce a plan that works (even though they have been presented with options from Economists and Noble Laureates to
consider. Even if this Bill fails again today, will someone be able to get something on the floor of value, will they finally get it - that htey have
to start from scratch and do this right? It's not looking good.