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Re: In the news tonight....
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2008, 07:54:56 PM »

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^^^^^^Wonder how many stock brokers are jumping out the windows in NYC now????

Well, it's not terminal yet and you can bet there will be at least one more attempt to salvage a bill, but this is getting damned serious.  :-/


House Rejects Bailout Package, 228-205; Stocks Plunge

By CARL HULSE and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
Published: September 29, 2008

WASHINGTON
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Re: In the news tonight....
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2008, 08:18:51 PM »

^^^^^^^I don't know, Geoff.  Crazy times in this country now................
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Re: In the news tonight....
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2008, 08:25:52 PM »

This could be McCain's Waterloo: not only is he the representative of the incumbent party whose president can't resolve what's rapidly becoming a gigantic mess, McCain himself made a fuss about coming back to Washington last week to help negotiate a bipartisan deal to address the financial crisis. He looks bad, his president looks powerless, and his party looks utterly incompetent.

And of course he'll try to tell you it's really all Barack Obama's fault.
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Re: In the news tonight....
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2008, 09:08:01 PM »

And this could be the next thing. Ugh.  :-/


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Re: In the news tonight....
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2008, 09:08:06 PM »

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This could be McCain's Waterloo: not only is he the representative of the incumbent party whose president can't resolve what's rapidly becoming a gigantic mess, McCain himself made a fuss about coming back to Washington last week to help negotiate a bipartisan deal to address the financial crisis. He looks bad, his president looks powerless, and his party looks utterly incompetent.

And of course he'll try to tell you it's really all Barack Obama's fault.
^^^^^^^^I agree with you 100% on that comment.  They're gonna try and hang it all on Obama and he's just a "newby" in this race...............

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Re: In the news tonight....
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2008, 09:09:38 PM »

^^^^^^^^^^Obama wasn't the bank that lent credit and loans to people who couldn't make the payments.....................
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Re: In the news tonight....
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2008, 09:11:55 PM »

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^^^^^^^^I agree with you 100% on that comment.  They're gonna try and hang it all on Obama and he's just a "newby" in this race...............


Boehner just tried to blame Nancy Pelosi. (Those 133 Republicans who voted against the bill couldn't have had anything to do with it, eh, John?)
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Re: In the news tonight....
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2008, 09:21:10 PM »

McCain just said something like "Senator Obama and his partners in Congress tried to infuse unnecessary partisanship into the process." Right on schedule.
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Re: In the news tonight....
« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2008, 09:32:19 PM »

Give me a break!!!!  It's all again a "he said/he said" thing..............and what WAS up with all those Republicans voting AGAINST the bill?????  Hmmmmmm.....
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Re: In the news tonight....
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2008, 09:46:22 PM »

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and what WAS up with all those Republicans voting AGAINST the bill?????

Ideology. They're all free market guys who think any sort of government intervention in the economy or redistribution scheme is socialism. A lot of them have also been getting ****loads of emails from their voters telling them not to vote for any bailout package.

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Re: In the news tonight....
« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2008, 09:49:44 PM »

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Give me a break!!!!  It's all again a "he said/he said" thing..............and what WAS up with all those Republicans voting AGAINST the bill????? Hmmmmmm.....


A large group of Republicans voted against it because they didn't think it was right for the little guy to pay the bill for the millionaire stock broker's greed and mistakes.

Makes sense to me, but they say that we (the little people) can either pay for the bailout with some/a lot of our savings, or not pay for the bail out and lose more/all of our savings when the US is forced to conduct business on the gold or barter system (eh, how many sheep for that one?).

I'm mad, but there is absolutely NOTHING I can do about it. No one even knows what to do. Kind of scared too ...
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Re: In the news tonight....
« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2008, 10:33:39 PM »

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Ideology. They're all free market guys who think any sort of government intervention in the economy or redistribution scheme is socialism. A lot of them have also been getting ****loads of emails from their voters telling them not to vote for any bailout package.

^^^^^^^^^Geoff, and now where do you live?????  Canada? Or here in the States???  You know your news very, very well.  Good job!!!

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Re: In the news tonight....
« Reply #32 on: September 29, 2008, 10:41:36 PM »

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^^^^^^^^^Geoff, and now where do you live?????  Canada? Or here in the States???  You know your news very, very well.  Good job!!!

Canada actually, but I've been back and forth across the border so many times over the years that I have a hard time separating the two countries: I have to go over an ocean before I feel like I'm somewhere really different.  ;D

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« Reply #33 on: September 29, 2008, 10:45:39 PM »

^^^^^That's cool Geoff.  And my hubby said that during the elections in November, he's voting AGAINST every incumbent on the ballot.  He doesn't care WHO it is, he's voting against every one.
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Re: In the news tonight....
« Reply #34 on: September 29, 2008, 10:46:59 PM »

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A large group of Republicans voted against it because they didn't think it was right for the little guy to pay the bill for the millionaire stock broker's greed and mistakes.

Same goes for large number of liberal Democrats.



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Re: In the news tonight....
« Reply #35 on: September 29, 2008, 10:49:45 PM »

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^^^^^That's cool Geoff.  And my hubby said that during the elections in November, he's voting AGAINST every incumbent on the ballot.  He doesn't care WHO it is, he's voting against every one.

I understand why he feels that way, but have a good look at who the other guys actually are: they may be no better, or in some cases worse. Look for the people who seem to be making some sort of sense, whoever they are, and vote for them. IMO, of course.  :)
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Re: In the news tonight....
« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2008, 12:31:44 AM »

^^^^^^^He understands that.  But he just hates when the "same ol' fogies" get in office and do nothing.....
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