Fred Thompson delivers dose of common sense on the economy and our government’s “spend yourself to prosperity plan”.
The Wall Street Journal has the details: WASHINGTON — U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers wary of growing signs of the nation’s economic distress voted Friday in favor of a $700 billion Wall Street rescue package, sending the biggest government intervention in the financial markets since the Great Depression to President George W. Bush for his […]
From the Wall Street Journal: Senate Passes Bailout Package House Passage Remains Less Certain WASHINGTON — The Senate’s revamped bailout package drew support from 74 lawmakers in a roll call vote Wednesday evening, and the measure will now return to the balky House of Representatives for another vote following its unexpected rejection on Monday. U.S. […]
Mark Levin writing in National Review Online’s Conner Blog: I have read the posts here and elsewhere. Sometimes these things are made to look more complicated than they really are. From an economic perspective, if the problem is liquidity and credit, there simply is no need for the federal government to assume massive amounts of debt […]
Whoa… I was expecting a close vote on bailout bill but this is a complete shock. The bailout bill has crashed and burned in the House. The vote was 228 nay to 205 yea with 1 not voting. Democrats supported the bill 140-95, while Republicans opposed it 65-133. Is this the reason? Nancy Pelosi’s floor […]
The Good (H/T: MM): Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee, today issued the following statement on the agreement reached by House and Senate negotiators on the Paulson plan, and his intentions on the final bill: “My top responsibility as an elected official is to protect the families and people who […]
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that lawmakers reached a tentative bailout deal overnight: Top U.S. policy makers emerged from hours of tense negotiations with a clear message just after midnight Sunday morning: A deal to bailout U.S. financial markets has been agreed on and all that remains to be done is to commit the […]