Is that happening here when I read this...
"We're all worried about losing our jobs," , R-Wis., declared in an impassioned speech in support of the bill before the vote. "Most of us say, 'I want this thing to pass, but I want you to vote for it — not me.' "
So keeping your congressional job is more important than watching an economy beaten into a depression?
This is a perfect example of the structural dysfunction of our congress.
See, Congress is supposed to manage our national interest but the reps are elected in parochial elections. They look at their jobs as accountable to their parochial constituency and not to the national interest they manage.
It's why our founding fathers wanted a week central government.
Unfortunately, with the introduction of the federal income tax, we've totally bastardized the way our government should work.
As for Nancy & Co, she should be hung from the tallest flag pole in Washington and beaten with a wrecking ball.
How is this the republicans fault? If this bill was so damn awesome why didn't her democratic majority step up, pass it, and then take all the credit for saving the day? They could have shoved it right in the GOP's face.
I mean after all, they're all about "Main St." over "Wall Street" right?
For years, the circus clowns of both parties have had cover for horrible decisions of the past and now it's time to pay the piper. In this regard, courage is like a muscle. If you never use it, it atrophies. If any of these guys would have had the balls to stand up to Fannie Mae 15 years ago, this problem would be a small nuisance, not a potential debacle.
Just wait until we actually have to deal with the cold reality of social security defaults 100 times the size of this one.