Saturday, October 4, 2008

Altmire and the bailout plan...

U.S. Congressman Jason Altmire (D-4), voted against the Wall Street bailout plan twice. He said that he was against the plan because it didn't provide enough measures to prevent the Wall Street mess from occurring again.

From Altmire's Website:

Today, the House considered the Senate-passed Wall Street bailout plan, the underlying premise of which is nearly identical to the bill I voted against on Monday. Although there were many extraneous provisions added in order to entice lawmakers to switch their votes, the bailout provisions still fail to protect the American taxpayers. There remains little in the bill to address the fundamental problems that have led us to this point.

This Tattler was also opposed to the plan for a variety of reasons. I felt that the problems associated with Wall Street could have been solved in alternative ways other than writing out a blank check.

Let's face it, our government has failed us on many levels. Altmire did the right thing.

What do you think?

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

shame on the people who, thinking there was a relationship between the crumbling stock market last monday and the failure of the bill to pass, decided they supported the bill after all and flooded the offices of people like congressman altmire calls in favor. this bill was and is a mess. i'm glad congressman altmire had the guts to oppose it.