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Once 3 pages, bailout bill now length of novel
AP ^ | 10/1/08 | staff

Posted on 10/01/2008 5:43:45 PM PDT by pissant

Two Saturdays ago, it totaled just three pages — the White House's request for $700 billion to rescue tottering financial institutions by buying their devalued mortgage-related assets.

After an intense weekend of negotiations, the draft of the bailout legislation before Congress had swelled to 42 pages.

The following Friday, after almost a week of marathon talks between Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and key lawmakers in both parties, the working version was up to 102 pages. It went down to defeat Monday in the House, mostly at the hands of Republicans.

Once the Senate was finished adding sweeteners Wednesday to entice reluctant House Republicans to change their minds and vote for the bailout, the bill heading for passage had grown to 451 pages.

It was unclear whether it would expand still more as House leaders hunted for the votes needed to clear the bill.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: 110th; bailout; duplicate; marxism; searchworks
Not even worthy to line a litter box or a bird cage.
1 posted on 10/01/2008 5:43:50 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

If they are going to force feed us this crap, go back to the 3-page version.


2 posted on 10/01/2008 5:44:36 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

But it will feed a lot of pigs.


3 posted on 10/01/2008 5:45:19 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Cure CINOism- Write in proven conservatives at all levels on the ballot)
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To: pissant
OBAMA IS IMPLICATED IN THE FINANCIAL CRISIS

NOW WE KNOW WHAT A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER DOES



I'M VOTING FOR SARAH

4 posted on 10/01/2008 5:45:19 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: pissant

They’re trimming this thing like a Christmas tree.

Arrogance.


5 posted on 10/01/2008 5:45:25 PM PDT by marron
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To: marron

They are going down the depression road.


6 posted on 10/01/2008 5:46:36 PM PDT by DonaldC
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To: TADSLOS
But it will feed a lot of pigs.

It needs to be sunk, but probably won't.

That's okay, I'm not planning on retiring in the United Soviet of America.

7 posted on 10/01/2008 5:47:38 PM PDT by sionnsar (Obama?Bye-den!|Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)| This tagline space for rent)
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To: pissant

Good thing our govt ain’t broken. /s/s/s/s/s/s/s/


8 posted on 10/01/2008 5:48:10 PM PDT by henkster (There's nothing wrong with the economy that an expensive bailout can't prolong.)
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To: pissant

I made it to about page 260 and gave up in frustration. This is disgusting.AWB


9 posted on 10/01/2008 5:51:30 PM PDT by Americanwolfsbrother (Its not whether you get knocked down but whether you get back up. Vince Lombardi)
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To: TADSLOS

This is right up there with amnesty in terms of all time rotten, anti-american legislation.


10 posted on 10/01/2008 5:52:13 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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Well, I suppose now we can safely say that not a single one of them will have read it and understands it when they vote on it.


11 posted on 10/01/2008 5:53:03 PM PDT by RS ("I took the drugs because I liked them and I found excuses to take them, so I'm not weaseling.")
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Once 3 pages, bailout bill now length of novel

...and it ain't Atlas Shrugged...

12 posted on 10/01/2008 5:53:25 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: pissant

Anyone remember the movie ISHTAR?
I think this bill will be more painful to read than that movie was to sit through.


13 posted on 10/01/2008 5:54:22 PM PDT by machogirl (i)
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To: marron

Except we don’t get no presents.


14 posted on 10/01/2008 5:55:08 PM PDT by machogirl (i)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Correct. They could have picked any random, trashy dime store novel and passed it as legislation and it would be million times better than the junk they are peddling now.


15 posted on 10/01/2008 5:55:36 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
OK OK OK. Maybe I'm an ignorant middle age guy without a clue. But didn't the House just reject a bailout bill? Since when does the Senate get to draft their own legislation over the heads of Congress? And any bill drafted by the Senate still has to be approved by Congress, right? Right?
16 posted on 10/01/2008 5:55:46 PM PDT by LiberConservative ("Typical" white guy voting McCain/Palin)
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So, truthfully they will be able to say that “they didn’t know”. /s


17 posted on 10/01/2008 5:56:15 PM PDT by machogirl (i)
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To: LiberConservative

Right and I thought any legislation regarding money (taxes) had to start in the house?


18 posted on 10/01/2008 5:57:14 PM PDT by machogirl (i)
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To: pissant

Thank goodness “project runway” is on tonight. :) /s


19 posted on 10/01/2008 5:58:37 PM PDT by machogirl (i)
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To: LiberConservative

I’m sure it is a tacked on amendment to an existing bill or some such crap.


20 posted on 10/01/2008 5:59:09 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Anyone got the cliff notes on this bill?


21 posted on 10/01/2008 5:59:25 PM PDT by machogirl (i)
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To: machogirl

Since it had Dustin Hoffman in it, I chose to ignore it, like I do all his crappy movies.


22 posted on 10/01/2008 6:00:49 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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