451 Pages of Pork On The Wall

Take one down, pass it around ….

Well, you get the idea. It started as a three-page bill designed for the specific purpose of purchasing illiquid assets on the balance sheets of the nation’s financial institutions, and reselling them at a later date to provide liquidity. The plan was bold as well as controversial, and carried an estimated price tag of $700 billion.

The public hated it, and the House rejected it.

The Senate has embraced it, however. And, using keen Senatorial wisdom, the bill has grown. It is now a 451 page behemoth that may or may not accomplish the original purpose, but never fear America. They’re from the Gubbmint, and they only want to help you. No word yet on the final price tag.

Here is the pdf of the Senate Bill. (It may take a few moments to load)

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  1. John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison both voted FOR the bailout last night.

    Today I dropped my support of Sen Cornyn and his re-election to the post of Senator, and I sent the Cornyn campaign and Sen Cornyn himself an email letting them know, it can be read in the thread linked above.

    In a very short time I was contaced by Vincent Harris, wanting my phone number, their campaign manager wanted to talk to me, and I told him NO, I could not, and would not support ANY candidate that voted to bailout $700B, a figure that is still low, actual figures are reported closer to $820B, and that I was pulling their logo from TexasFred’s, The American Conservative and The Texas Connection, and I did.

    Jimmy Kerr of But That’s Just My Opinion posted a message in my comments saying he had done the same thing. Jimmy and I are trying to contact and encourage as many Texas bloggers as possible to contact Vincent and let him know that YOU are doing the same thing as well, lets send Cornyn a HUGE, Texas sized message!

    Please, if you believe that this is a very important issue, PLEASE contact Vincent and tell him that you’re dropping the logo too, and ask to be removed from their blog roll, no LINK is that important, request that your blog be taken OFF of their roll…

    Contact Vincent here:


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