MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Where Do You Stand on the Auto Bailout?

December 15th, 2008 Viewed 1613 times, 2 so far today

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This week, the U.S. Senate stopped the Auto Bailout bill.  This is the bill that President Bush worked with the Democrat leadership in the House and Senate to try to get passed.  This is the yet another time that the Republicans have stood on principle and have gone against their President and/or Presidential Candidate, Sen. John McCain.

Senate Approves Bail Out

October 2nd, 2008 Viewed 1606 times

us-senate Last night the Senate approved a bail-out bill as a way to pressure the House Republicans into doing the same.

The heart of the bill, and the opposition to it, remained the same. It would enable the government to spend billions of dollars to buy bad mortgage-related securities and other devalued assets held by troubled financial institutions. If successful, advocates say, that would allow frozen credit to begin flowing again and keep the economy from a deep recession.

If You Still Oppose the Bailout…

October 1st, 2008 Viewed 1639 times

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Get on the phone:

Blunt said one of the reasons he is more optimistic is that lawmakers are hearing less vocal opposition from their districts. He said that calls and e-mails to congressional offices that were running about 90 percent against the measure earlier now are at about “50-50.”

It appears there’s another bill, and the Senate is trying to sweeten the deal and pass something tolerable to the house.

Wishing They Never Woke the GOP Up

September 29th, 2008 Viewed 1545 times

dollar 4I’m sure that in a few days when the Democrats realize just what happened today they will wish they stayed in town back in September and talked about drilling rather than going home.

Why do I say that?  Because the seeds of what happened today were planted around Labor Day.  Until Labor Day, the Republicans were in disarray.  The Democrats had the momentum around Sen. Obama.  They had the lead in both houses of Congress.  They thought this was all sewn up.

The problem is, in an election year nothing is certain—which is what we saw today.

Keep It Up, Guys

September 26th, 2008 Viewed 1752 times

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Meet John Boehner.  This is the man (well, he and the other Conservative House Republicans) that stand between us and the bailout.

Well, actually, there’s also a lot of politics involved—surprise, surprise.

You see, the President, the Treasury Secretary, the Senate Democrats, the Senate Republicans and the House Democrats all want this bill.  And they have the power to pass it right now.  Today.  Right this minute.

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