Skip to comments.House to Reconvene Thursday After Bailout Bill Fails (phone calls & emails - CRANK IT UP!)
Posted on 09/29/2008 3:29:05 PM PDT by Libloather
House to Reconvene Thursday After Bailout Bill Fails
Stock Market Drops Nearly 800 Points
Last Edited: Monday, 29 Sep 2008, 3:49 PM MDT
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- In a stunning vote that shocked the capital and worldwide markets, the House on Monday defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue for the nation's financial system, ignoring urgent warnings from President Bush and congressional leaders of both parties that the economy could nosedive without it. The Dow Jones industrials plunged nearly 800 points, the most ever for a single day.
Democratic and Republican leaders alike pledged to try again, though the Democrats said GOP lawmakers needed to provide more votes. Bush huddled with his economic advisers about a next step. The House was to reconvene on Thursday instead of adjourning for the year as planned.
Stocks began falling even before the 228-205 vote to reject the bill was officially announced on the House floor. The 777-point decline for the day surpassed the 721-point previous record, on the day after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, though in percentage terms it was well short of the drops on Black Monday of October 1987 and at the start of the Depression.
Said Boehner, after the vote: "Americans are angry, and so are my colleagues."
(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxcolorado.com ...
Now more than ever...Lets Roll!!!
And Pelosi will shove another bill down our throats.
777 - the number of perfection, thrice
And if it isn’t right, we will spit it back at her
“though the Democrats said GOP lawmakers needed to provide more votes”
Phooey! You already got more than 60 GOP votes. How about you get the extra votes from your own party?
Freddie Mac executives , Fannie Mae executives and Democrats can use their ill got gain to pay back the mortgage mess. Where is the special prosecutor for congress!
The Pubs who supported it:
Calvert R CA legislator Aye
Camp (MI) R MI legislator Aye
Campbell (CA) R CA legislator Aye
Cannon R UT legislator Aye
Cantor R VA legislator Aye
Castle R DE legislator Aye
Cole (OK) R OK legislator Aye
Crenshaw R FL legislator Aye
Cubin R WY legislator Aye
Davis, Tom R VA legislator Aye
Dreier R CA legislator Aye
Ehlers R MI legislator Aye
Emerson R MO legislator Aye
Everett R AL legislator Aye
Ferguson R NJ legislator Aye
Fossella R NY legislator Aye
Gilchrest R MD legislator Aye
Granger R TX legislator Aye
Herger R CA legislator Aye
Hobson R OH legislator Aye
Inglis (SC) R SC legislator Aye
King (NY) R NY legislator Aye
Kirk R IL legislator Aye
Kline (MN) R MN legislator Aye
LaHood R IL legislator Aye
Lewis (CA) R CA legislator Aye
Lewis (KY) R KY legislator Aye
Lungren, Daniel E. R CA legislator Aye
McCrery R LA legislator Aye
McHugh R NY legislator Aye
McKeon R CA legislator Aye
Miller, Gary R CA legislator Aye
Peterson (PA) R PA legislator Aye
Pickering R MS legislator Aye
Porter R NV legislator Aye
Pryce (OH) R OH legislator Aye
Putnam R FL legislator Aye
Radanovich R CA legislator Aye
Regula R OH legislator Aye
Reynolds R NY legislator Aye
Rogers (AL) R AL legislator Aye
Rogers (KY) R KY legislator Aye
Ryan (WI) R WI legislator Aye
Saxton R NJ legislator Aye
Sessions R TX legislator Aye
Shays R CT legislator Aye
Simpson R ID legislator Aye
Smith (TX) R TX legislator Aye
Souder R IN legislator Aye
Tancredo R CO legislator Aye
Upton R MI legislator Aye
Walden (OR) R OR legislator Aye
Walsh (NY) R NY legislator Aye
Weldon (FL) R FL legislator Aye
Wilson (NM) R NM legislator Aye
Wilson (SC) R SC legislator Aye
Wolf R VA legislator Aye
What was McCain’s official position on this bill and what is it now?
I wanna know who told these bozos they could take off! Who do they think they are working for anyway?
I am surprised Cantor voted YES.
Good luck with that ...being in the minority.
If this can wait until Thursday, how urgent is it really needed?
Yeah, I don’t get it either.
I am curious as to why the entire Congress is shutting down for a Jewish Holiday?????????If this Bailout is so Damn important why aren’t these poeple working day and night to come up with a New Plan to Save the System????????????
Paulson should be in prison for attempting to hold America hostage.
Does this mean that Johnny Mac ain’t campaigning until at least Thursday? He really needs to get back out there.
I am on top of it!!!..
We were the majority today.
There’s a lot of great material on that site you can copy/paste/print out to fax to every Rep and Senator.
Just SAY NO to the NO BANKER LEFT BEHIND bill
Keep up the heat
We were just discussing that.
The economy is all but cartwheeling down range, and they run off to celebrate a Holiday?
How about they stay gone, and let the bailout die for good.
Cantor and Tancredo? Say it ain’t so!
He blamed Obama for it not passing.
McCain is an idiot.
A group you should be aware of
94 Dems walked across the aisle.....they will walk back on the next vote.
Gutless Dems and GOPers with backbone, no surprise and a pleasant surprise. Constitution wins the battle, outcome of war unknown. I don’t like what is behind Door #1, I want to see what is behind Door #2 and Door #3. One thing is known tho, as a Catholic this earth will someday face Armageddon, this is not Armageddon. Will it be difficult, YES, but what does NOT kill us, makes us stronger.
Reconvene on Thursday? What happened to Tuesday and Wednesday?!
Looks like a lot of blue state Repubs voted for it. I counted 7 from CA alone and noticed several NY and a few other blue’s too. Take away all the blue’s and not many red state Repubs left.
Happen to have a link for that? Thanks.
They are off for the Jewish holidays.
Jewish holiday. (Pelosi and crew may need that time to get a fresh box of Depends...)
You forgot my congressman, Kevin Brady from TX. He voted for the bailout and will get a call from me tomorrow.
I'm not so sure. House RATS want to win their next election. Maybe that's why Pelosi NEEDED Republicans to 'join her' - eh?
Our side may need to find a few RATS that can switch to a "no" vote.
That means well over half voted against it.
I shall call my congressman tomorrow, thank him for voting yes today and encourage him to vote yes on a similar bill.
OOPS-left the ‘b’s” off the list:
Bachus R AL legislator Aye
Blunt R MO legislator Aye
Boehner R OH legislator Aye
Bonner R AL legislator Aye
Bono Mack R CA legislator Aye
Boozman R AR legislator Aye
Brady (TX) R TX legislator Aye
Brown (SC) R SC legislator Aye
Never mind about the link. We just heard audio of McCain on the radio confirming that.
It took guts to do what they did. I’m proud of them for the stand and their constituents likely are as well. I wouldn’t count them out.
Listen and understand. That terminator is out there. It can't be bargained with, it can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear, and it absolutely will not stop. Ever. Until you are dead.It's like the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. At one point we thought we killed it, but the Clintons brought it back until it passed. The only thing we can do it keep the pressure on and try to run out the clock on when they have to adjourn for elections.
Boehner pulled a Bill Clinton - he voted for it because he had to, but did not endorse it and told the Republicans to vote for it if their consciences would let them.
Two days to blackmail, arm-twist, and bribe enough people to get it passed when it comes up for another vote.
Republican incumbents retiring in 2009
1. Alabama’s 2nd congressional district: Terry Everett: Because of age and health
2. Arizona’s 1st congressional district: Rick Renzi: To fight federal criminal charges involving a land-swap deal
3. California’s 4th congressional district: John Doolittle: To fight an FBI corruption investigation
4. California’s 52nd congressional district: Duncan Hunter: To run for President (dropped out)
5. Colorado’s 6th congressional district: Tom Tancredo: To run for President (dropped out)
6. Florida’s 15th congressional district: Dave Weldon: To return to his medical practice
7. Illinois’s 11th congressional district: Jerry Weller: To spend more time with his family, amid questions about his Nicaraguan land dealings, his wife’s investments, and his relationship to an indicted defense contractor
8. Illinois’s 18th congressional district: Ray LaHood
9. Kentucky’s 2nd congressional district: Ron Lewis
10. Louisiana’s 4th congressional district: Jim McCrery
11. Minnesota’s 3rd congressional district: Jim Ramstad
12. Mississippi’s 3rd congressional district: Chip Pickering
13. Missouri’s 9th congressional district: Kenny Hulshof: To run for Governor
14. New Jersey’s 3rd congressional district: Jim Saxton: Because of age and health
15. New Jersey’s 7th congressional district: Mike Ferguson: To spend more time with his family
16. New Mexico’s 1st congressional district: Heather Wilson: To run for U.S. Senate (lost the primary to 2nd District Congressman Steve Pearce)
17. New Mexico’s 2nd congressional district: Steve Pearce: To run for U.S. Senate
18. New York’s 13th congressional district: Vito Fossella: Amid scandal following a drunk driving arrest which led to revalations of infidelity and a secret family he maintained in Virginia
19. New York’s 25th congressional district: Jim Walsh
20. New York’s 26th congressional district: Tom Reynolds
21. Ohio’s 7th congressional district: Dave Hobson
22. Ohio’s 15th congressional district: Deborah Pryce
23. Ohio’s 16th congressional district: Ralph Regula
24. Pennsylvania’s 5th congressional district: John Peterson: To spend more time with his family
25. Virginia’s 11th congressional district: Tom Davis
26. Wyoming’s At-large congressional district: Barbara Cubin
Never dis your staff members. They do all the work.
These critters who are retiring are either covering for Bush, McCain or Wall St. They had nothing to lose and possibly are paying back some campaign contribution favors.
Crank it up on Thursday. The bailout should be buried in emails and phone calls by irate citizens who are again being forced to pay for the sins of Wall St. and Congress. We have had more than enough.
Those who rule should read Dr. Seuss’s book, “Yertle, the Turtle.” We are tired of being on the bottom of the stack.