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    Fox just said the Senate votes are there.
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    McCain is voting for it with the earmarks. I seem to remember somthing in the debate about vetoing any bills that came to his desk with earmarks.

    Who is the libaratarian candidate again?
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    New Tax earmarks in Bailout bill
    - Film and Television Productions (Sec. 502)
    - Wooden Arrows designed for use by children (Sec. 503)
    - 6 page package of earmarks for litigants in the 1989 Exxon Valdez incident, Alaska (Sec. 504)
    Tax earmark “extenders” in the bailout bill.
    - Virgin Island and Puerto Rican Rum (Section 308)
    - American Samoa (Sec. 309)
    - Mine Rescue Teams (Sec. 310)
    - Mine Safety Equipment (Sec. 311)
    - Domestic Production Activities in Puerto Rico (Sec. 312)
    - Indian Tribes (Sec. 314, 315)
    - Railroads (Sec. 316)
    - Auto Racing Tracks (317)
    - District of Columbia (Sec. 322)
    - Wool Research (Sec. 325)

    http://www.floppingaces.net/2008/10/...-bailout-bill/
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    Oh, I don't believe it. Even by their incredibly low standards, this is nuts.
    "Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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    The bill is better than the previous one, but I still don't like it. I'm watching some of these senators talk and Schumer needs to just shut the f*ck up...ass kisser.
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    Dear God help us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillygirl View Post
    Dear God help us.
    Really.

    I noticed on the news that it was an awful lot of Dimocrats who seemed to be up there talking. They had Boxer and then Fiendstein. Glad I missed Schumer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillygirl View Post
    As someone else said, it is an issue for small businesses, and some people like to keep their assets liquid. They are trying to prevent a run on the banks, because most people didn't really think too much about having over the limit in one particular bank until they started to collapse. It's more of a confidence issue than anything else for the majority. But the lack of confidence definitely affects the market and the banks.
    Thanks all who answered. I've never heard of this as an issue that would likely sway folks into supporting the bail out. It seemed to come out of nowhere, but it does seem like a good idea temporarily to help stave off a serious bank run.
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    The voting is on in the Senate.

    I think it was Boxer (all those California Lib women look alike) said she had received 95,000 calls and emails and 85,000 were opposed.
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