Saturday, October 4, 2008

Best Headline on the Bailout

No bailout for banks - seize their profits!, UK - Sep 30, 2008
by Chris Bambery Would any sane person bail out a bank
in order to take control of its debts but not its profits? No. 
Yet that’s exactly what George Bush, ...

Two Step Jim Strikes Again

McDermott switches vote on bailout

Posted: Oct 3, 2008 02:50 PM

WASHINGTON. - Congressmen Jim McDermott of Seattle is the only member of the House delegation from Washington to switch his vote on the financial bailout plan.

He voted yes earlier this week when it failed but voted no today when it passed.

He says the tax breaks that were added to attract votes made it worse.

Four stuck with their yes votes: Democrats Brian Baird, Norm Dicks, Rick Larsen and Adam Smith.

Four others stuck with their no votes: Democrat Jay Inslee and Republicans Dave Reichert, Doc Hastings and Cathy McMorris