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Unbelievable!! The bailout has failed!! :)

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WOW!  I thought I was wasting my time, but Lee Terry voted AGAINST (!!!!!) the bailout!

WASHINGTON- Today Congressman Terry (R-NE) voted against the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, H.R. 3997.  The bill failed on a vote of 205-228.

“The magnitude of increasing federal bureaucracy with $700 billion of taxpayer money is not a decision to be made so quickly.  I truly believe there are other options including using the private market that should be thoughtfully considered by Congress.   I look forward to continuing work in a timely fashion on this critical matter,” said Congressman Terry.

I find myself very confused. A Republican saved us from the Democrats? WTF? Did I just wake up in backwards-land? I can't believe what I've seen in the last few days: The Democrats teaming up with George Bush, and the Republicans against them? For once, standing up for their "free market" ideology?

Very happy about this, it's going to be some tough times we have to go through in the next few months - the economy isn't going to do all the well for a while, but so much better than the long-term "delay it till after the election" effects that would have happened had this crappy bailout bill passed. Better to vomit profusely now, then live through the hangover if we'd tried to keep this in our stomachs! (To use a disgusting analogy!)

This impresses me, this is what I have always ideologically expected of my politicians, but rarely see it. I think I'm going to have to do something bizaare - voting for a Republican. As much as it pains me to say, Lee Terry has EARNED my vote. I was 100% against him until today. Crazy... :)

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