Pelosi wants $700 billion to count chickens before they hatch

Monday, September 29th, 2008 2:57 pm by Neal

We’ve written about the causes of this crisis. Watch this devastating presentation with testimony straight from the mouths of the crooks and their enablers.

Fox is reporting that the bill may have passed had Nancy Pelosi not tried to blame this whole mess on the Bush Administration.

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. House Minority Whip Roy Blunt said he thinks Republicans could have provided a dozen more votes had Pelosi not given her speech.

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.”

Thanks, Nancy!

UPDATE: Here’s Nancy’s “piss in the punch” speech (thanks, Michelle)

Here’s the Final vote results for roll call 674.

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