September 29, 2008
Pelosi Takes One Last Cheap Shot, Derails Bailout Bill
What group elected this woman as their leader?
Via FOXNEWS: Opponents said part of the reason for the opposition from Republicans was what they termed a partisan speech by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said one GOP source. House Minority Whip Roy Blunt said he thinks Republicans could have provided a dozen more votes had Pelosi not given her speech.I know another thing where no discipline is present, Nancy Pelosi's mouth.
Pelosi had said that Congress needed to pass the bill, even though it was an outgrowth of the "failed economic policies" of the last eight years.
"When was the last time someone asked you for $700 billion?" she asked. "It is a number that is staggering, but tells us only the costs of the Bush administration's failed economic policies — policies built on budgetary recklessness, on an anything goes mentality, with no regulation, no supervision, and no discipline in the system."
One can only hope that the next botox injection renders it out of service for some time.
Update: Michelle has the video here.
94 Democrats also voted against the bill.
Personally, I'm for just letting it tank. All the money we are spending to avoid pain only makes it worse in the long run. Had we let this recession happen in the very beginning, instead of throwing good money after bad, we might be through the worst by now.