Monday, September 29, 2008

Bailout fails in the House?

So what the hell did you spend the weekend negotiating if not a compromise bill that would pass? A compromise bill that doesn't pass, is, I guess, the obvious answer.

From what the article says, it appears the only thing with broad bipartisan support right now is Reps being afraid of losing their jobs over this mess... which I have to admit makes sense... but if that's the case then why didn't the Dems just make an uber-partisan bill(tacked on stimulus package, relief for homeowners, temporarily nationalizing companies that participate, etc) and ram it through if this is what compromise gets you?

They're going to vote again though, so maybe this is just parliamentary politics. We'll see.