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Modified Bailout Bill just passed by Senate

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by peplaw06, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    FYI.

    Senate just voted to pass a bailout bill, the "Dodd Amendment," -- a modified version of the bill that failed in the House -- garnering the necessary 60 votes. It now goes to the House, where it's expected to pass from what I'm hearing.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/financial_meltdown

  2. hairic

    hairic Well-Known Member

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    They can't vote on the same thing as the House did. Which bill did they piggyback it onto?
  3. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    Let the taxpayer revolution begin.
    Pay only your five essentials.
    1.food
    2.shelter
    3.transportation
    4.clothing
    5.utilities

    Default on every credit card you have.
    Pay only $1 a month and claim that's all you can do.
    Get all your bills,black out the account number and send it to Washington.
    Tell them that you now have to be bailed out.
    Criminals and irresponsible politicians/citizens have turned the USA into a socialist state.
    Tell them is now time to bail the innocent taxpayer.
    :mad:
  4. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    Updated story at same link...

  5. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    Time to remind the house reps who do they work for.
  6. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    The beauty of it is that they have to vote for the exact bill that comes to them, the one the senate just passed. They can not change anything in it from my understanding.

    So hopefully they will look at it and realize it is just not up to par and reject.

    Here however is my fear. They will pass it knowing it stinks only because there is no other real options of plans right now. They will pass it to be a bandaid on a wound that needs major stitches but will do it anyways because they have no stitches or surgeons right now.

    :eek:: :(
  7. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament...

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    Anything with "Dodd" in front can't be goold...

    He is among the biggest offenders here...

    This just SUX...

    Let's push this through and get some indictments... these fools are boring me...

    Chris Dodd is among the biggest offenders...
  8. Eric_Boyer

    Eric_Boyer Well-Known Member

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  9. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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  10. Viper

    Viper Active Member

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    The more that is revealed, the more disgust I have.
  11. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods

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  12. dacarmelking210

    dacarmelking210 New Member

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    Agree.
    You also have NO idea where a large chunk of your tax dollars go. The crooks in Washington have been stealing our tax dollars for YEARS and we've gotten nothing from it.

    Did you guys know that the Federal Income tax violates the 16th amendment? The Fed has been hiding this fact from the public for YEARS...there is ample evidence for this EVERYWHERE. It's 4am right now where I am, so I don't really feel like posting every bit of evidence backing up my claim, but here's a nice little bit from Ron Paul that somewhat glosses over the issue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZl6202HJGQ

    Now, do some research on your own and learn the truth about this crime.
  13. SuspectCorner

    SuspectCorner Bromo

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    Yep. In it's current form it's crap. With few exceptions - more congressional "rollover routine" on display.
  14. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I guess it just proves that if you work hard, you are responsible with your finances and willing to make sacrifices instead of living beyond your means that you get the opportunity to pay for those who don't those who sacrifice nothing and expect the rest of us to step in and bail them out of their own irresponsibility. It really gets old working for my paycheck just to turn around and have others feeding off of it.
  15. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament...

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  16. SultanOfSix

    SultanOfSix Star Power

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    Democracy for the rich and friends of the famous.
  17. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament...

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    Make no mistake... the biggest winner here is congress itself. They give these guys our money then recollect it for themselves through political donations...

    It's not about taking care of the rich, it's about taking care of themselves...
  18. SultanOfSix

    SultanOfSix Star Power

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    Oh, I understand. That is part of what I was trying to hint at, when you consider that almost all politicians are multimillionaires who probably have direct connections to people, or are friends of friends, etc., in these failing businesses who donate to their campaigns. It's not really about saving the economy. It's about saving certain people. Yes, I am a cynic.
  19. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament...

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    You aren't a cynic SOS... you are a realist...

    These guys go to congress worth a couple of hundred thousand and come home worth millions...

    Fanni Mae and Freddie Mac are MAJOR contributors to top congressmen...

    I'm not sure if you saw this thread yesterday, but it is sickening. This all could have been avoided...

    http://cowboyszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=130325
  20. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    90% of America and more congress-people than Kucinich don't want this bailout bill.

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