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    It is done. They have fucked this nation for the forseeable future. The house is going to take this up tomorrow, and we can only hope and pray they shoot it down.

    I have never been more pissed than I am right now. This congress is going to shove this big shit sandwich down our throats whether we want it or not.

    What a bunch of dumb fucks. I just am flabbergasted.
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    This congress deserves its approval ratings. We no longer have a political party that supports limited government. The way every member of national government handled this, from the President on down, was an embarrassment. So you are telling me that all it took to sway members was a few minor tax cuts, thrown in like little kiddies treats, to sweeten the deal enough for members who supposedly had "grave" misgivings about the power or precedent this gives the federal government? It makes their initial rejection look childish.
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    Here's the quick list of the senators who voted NO on bailout/economic rescue.

    Allard (R)
    Barasso (R)
    Brownback (R)
    Bunning (R)
    Cantwell (D)
    Cochran (R)
    Crapo (R)
    DeMint (R)
    Dole (R)
    Dorgan (D)
    Enzi (R)
    Feingold (D)
    Inhofe (R)
    Johnson (D)
    Landrieu (D)
    Nelson (FL) (D)
    Roberts (R)
    Sanders (I)
    Sessions (R)
    Shelby (R)
    Stabenow (D)
    Tester (D)
    Vitter (R)
    Wicker (R)
    Wyden (D)
    Louisiana must have made a LOT of calls.
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    Holy Shit, even Bernie Sanders, a socialist, thought the plan was unfair!
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    McCain, who stated he would veto any bill with earmarks, once he was President, just voted yes on a bill loaded with earmarks to help it pass.

    And tucked away in the tax provisions is a landmark health care provision demanding that insurance companies provide coverage for mental health treatment—such as hospitalization—on parity with physical illnesses
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    Really a bill onto itself, the mental health parity measure has been a bipartisan priority for top lawmakers in both chambers but has stalled because of disagreements again over how to pay for its estimated $3.8 billion five-year cost. In the current climate, that seems to be no longer a stumbling block, and if the Treasury plan becomes law, it will also.
    link: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14161.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgrooms View Post
    It is done. They have fucked this nation for the forseeable future. The house is going to take this up tomorrow, and we can only hope and pray they shoot it down.

    I have never been more pissed than I am right now. This congress is going to shove this big shit sandwich down our throats whether we want it or not.

    What a bunch of dumb fucks. I just am flabbergasted.
    Couldnt' have said it better myself...I am furious that they had the AUDACITY to go against the people's will!

    I am also furious with McCain. This just blurred the line between he and Obama. He may not be worthy of my vote.
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    Both of my senators voted for this. I am amazed. I expect McCaskill to do it. Kit Bond I am suprised about. He won't get my vote again.

    I am just amazed at how bad they have decided to screw our country. More money after bad. More money, more money, more money.

    What about the baby boomers coming in? What are we going to do about THAT debt that the Social Security Trust Fund can't pay?

    Our nation is done. Socialism is here and we better get used to it.
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    this is the beginning...the auto industry will need a bailout soon....
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    I think you are a little late, while our attentions were diverted, they got one.
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    Damn.
    Oh well, time to bombard the House with emails and phone calls.
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