Skip to comments.Why I Oppose the Bailout (Mike Pence says NO- just published!)
Posted on 09/28/2008 10:53:41 AM PDT by SE Mom
Our nation has been confronted by a serious crisis in our financial markets. The President and this Congress were right to act with all deliberate speed in addressing this crisis.
We now have a deal that promises to bring near term stability to our financial turmoil, but at what price?
Economic freedom means the freedom to succeed and the freedom to fail.
The decision to give the federal government the ability to nationalize almost every bad mortgage in America interrupts this basic truth of our free market economy.
Republicans improved this bill but it remains the largest corporate bailout in American history, forever changes the relationship between government and the financial sector, and passes the cost along to the American people. I cannot support it.
Before you vote, ask yourself why you came here and vote with courage and integrity to those principals.
If you came here because you believe in limited government and the freedom of the American marketplace, vote in accordance with those convictions.
Duty is ours, outcomes belong to God.
We have fought the good fight. Now we need to finish the race and make sure that posterity and the American people know there were conservatives who opposed the leviathan state in this dark hour.
And if you do this I promise you, I will stand with you and, I believe with all my heart, the American people will stand with you as well.
Good for Mike Pence!
God bless Mike Pence, and house Republicans. The vote will be interesting. I wonder if 0bama, the gutless wonder, will vote present, you know, to hedge his bet.
Another “Republican” I can support
Pence + McCotter = 2....
McCain = 0 (unless he opposes the bailout)
So there still needs to be a vote? I thought this was a done deal.
House Republicans should hold back on voting until enough Democrats have voted to pass it, then vote against it en masse.
McCain should miss the vote.
It may BE a done deal- but our guys are not going to be part of the “dunning”... ;)
If you don't know, don't say it. There is enough dissing going around.
You're assuming that there are two little round nuts in the Underoos they are wearing.
“The duty is ours; the consequences belong to God.”
- Stonewall Jackson
WOW! A backbone....how refreshing!
Thank God there are a few Republican who still fight for America and conservative values.
No to the Bush-Goldman Sachs bailout!
I’m sure Nancy Boyda (D-KS) will vote against this bill since Republicans have agreed to provide her cover. Then she can come home and claim she is a conservative in her tough re-election fight.
you can’t vote present in a crisis
From this, I take that both Mike Pence and Ron Paul will correctly vote against this. It will truly be very disappointing, if many of the remaining truly conservative members in both the House and Senate do approve of this bailout measure. What’s truly the next move for conservatives, if the bailout legislation passes without truly getting everything that conservatives needed to get included in this legislation? I’m beyond sick and tired of conservatives “caving in” to leftists on too many issues for too many years!
Lol. The President can’t vote present.