Democrat-Controlled Congress and Speaker Pelosi’s Partisanship Costs the Country - BIG TIME!
September 29, 2008
(Washington, DC) - House leaders held open the vote as they tried to sway reluctant lawmakers to support the plan, which failed 205-228...
Speaker Pelosi's Partisan Speech From The Well Of The House Of Representatives Attacking Republicans Turned Off Potential Republican Votes. "Opponents said part of the reason for the opposition from Republicans was what they termed a partisan speech by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said one GOP source. 'Pelosi's partisan speech has caused our members to go berserk and may cost us any remaining chance to pass the bill,' the source said.
Pelosi had said that Congress needed to pass the bill, even though it was an outgrowth of the 'failed economic policies' of the last eight years. 'When was the last time someone asked you for $700 billion?' she asked. 'It is a number that is staggering, but tells us only the costs of the Bush administration's failed economic policies – policies built on budgetary recklessness, on an anything goes mentality, with no regulation, no supervision, and no discipline in the system.'"
(For more info., click "House Defeats Wall Street Bailout Bill," 9/29/08)