Thursday, December 11, 2008

How Ohio reps voted on the auto bailout

Yes, I know it's a bridge loan, but regardless of the name, it's still the federal government bailing out a failing industry. I'm in favor of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy reorganization - not rewarding them with tax dollars so they can just buy time until they need to do the inevitable.

Anyway, according to GovTrack, here are how the votes from Ohio were cast:

Nay OH-1 Chabot, Steven [R]
Nay OH-2 Schmidt, Jean [R]
Nay OH-3 Turner, Michael [R]
Nay OH-4 Jordan, Jim [R]
Nay OH-5 Latta, Robert [R]
Aye OH-6 Wilson, Charles [D]
Nay OH-7 Hobson, David [R]
Nay OH-8 Boehner, John [R]
Aye OH-9 Kaptur, Marcy [D]
Aye OH-10 Kucinich, Dennis [D]
Nay OH-12 Tiberi, Patrick [R]
Aye OH-13 Sutton, Betty [D]
Aye OH-14 LaTourette, Steven [R]
No Vote OH-15 Pryce, Deborah [R]
Aye OH-16 Regula, Ralph [R]
Aye OH-17 Ryan, Timothy [D]
Aye OH-18 Space, Zachary [D]

Two Ohio Republicans joined their Democrat colleagues to vote in favor of the measure.

Sadly, my representative, Marcy Kaptur, voted in favor of bailing out the auto industry after having voted against the $700 billion bailout for the financial industry. I had hoped she was taking a principled stand on the concept of bailing out industries, but it turns out she just opposed the focus of the bailout. And I'm sure her strong support from the UAW didn't matter at all.


navyvet said...

Bob Latta continues to hang tough.

Marci flipped which is no surprise.

Unionize the Financial industry, then Marci will certainly flip back.

In the meantime, the biggest city in her district continues to spiral downward but she remains on the sidelines avoiding the glare of the ciitzenry knowing she occupies the safest seat in the Congress. Not much courage exhibited by our Rep.

Thanks to Senate Majority Leader Harold Reid, the bailout package includes a pay increase for Federal Judges. Harry, Harry, where did your mother go wrong?

navyvet said...

I have GOT to improve on my schpelling....sorry.... :(

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