Monday, September 29, 2008

Up is down, day is night, and bailout fails

First, I'm opposed to socialism so I'm very happy that the bailout proposal has failed.

What I don't understand is how this is the fault of the Republicans.

I watched the vote and, absent any last minute switches (which members are allowed to do), there were 94 Democrats who voted AGAINST the bailout bill. That was more than the 65 Republicans who voted yes. If Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats had the support of their own members, they wouldn't have needed any Republican votes in order to get this passed. In fact, if even 12 of those Democrats had voted yes, the bailout would have passed!

For years we've listened to Democrats criticize Republicans saying all we care about are 'the rich' and our friends on Wall Street. We've heard how terrible we are because tax policy and subsidies favor 'evil corporations' while Democrats are all about the 'little people.' At every opportunity, we've been excoriated for favoring businesses (i.e. job providers) over individuals (i.e. people dependent upon those job providers for a wage).

Now, along comes a bailout plan for Wall Street and 'evil corporations' and Republicans are now the bad guys because we defeated the plan????

Up is down, day is night. Thankfully, this obvious move toward socialism is stopped for now.

3 comments:

Mad Jack said...

Everyone knows that Republicans are inherently evil mean and vicious. It's common knowledge here in Mad City, WI that the Republican party is responsible for global warming, slave labor, poor health care, illiterate high school graduates, staggeringly high insurance premiums and pollution of the Great Lakes.

I'd write more, but I'm late for my second job - preventing children from learning to read. Hey, the pay is good, the hours are short - what's not to like?

My congratulations to Ms. Kaptur, whom I don't care for all that much, for making a wise decision.

Tim Higgins said...

Maggie,

We can't help but wonder here how many made the right decision as an expression of strong moral character and fiscal responsibility...

(sorry, I had to stop typing for a while as the laughter was causing too many typos)

... or if they were operating under political instructions.

We have been told all along that this had to be bi-partisan, mostly so neither party had to take the blame. Pelosi's diatribe right before the vote and the bi-partisan rejection allow both parties to claim blame and credit for the result.

As is usually the case however, we are often best served by our representatives when they can accomplish nothing.

Hooda Thunkit said...

I'd simply like to say:

AMEN!

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