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and so, more interesting, did Feingold, Dorgan, Wyden, Tester, Johnson, Nelson, Cantwell, Stabenow, and Landrieu. That is the correct response to the "Emergency Economic Stabilization" measure itself, because it is defective. It is the correct response to the cowardly tactic of creating an omnibus bill in order to hide the defects of that measure among merits of other bills which the House passed but which in themselves do nothing to remedied the defects of the "amendment." That is leadership for the moment.

Measure Number: H.R. 1424  (Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007 , ROLL CALL )
Measure Title:     A bill to provide authority for the Federal Government to purchase and insure certain types of troubled assets for the purposes of providing stability to and preventing disruption in the economy and financial system and protecting taxpayers; [H.R. 3997, "Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2007," ROLL CALL] to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief, and for other purposes.

Both Mssrs Obama and McCain voted Aye, reporting unequivocally their leadership abilitities and business acumen.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Oct 2nd, 2008 at 06:36:53 AM EST

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