Bailout Bill Fails To Pass in the House of Representatives

@Bd200789 (2994)
United States
September 29, 2008 1:19pm CST
I was just watching MSNBC. The House just took a vote on the bailout bill, and it didn't pass. What do you think about the bill? Is it the taxpayers' job to bail out Wall Street?
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@ms1323 (259)
• United States
29 Sep 08
No I don't think it is our job. I'll bet if you look up the CEO's, CFO's and any other high ranking executive in the companies involved their salaries and bonus' alone would make a HUGE dent in their financial issues. If the executives made poor decisions, shouldn't it be their responsibilty to bail themselves out? Isn't that what they get paid these huge salaries for? Isn't that what we, the taxpayers have to do and are expected to do?
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I agree with you. They dodn't even try to come up with another solution. They just dumped it on us.
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@ms1323 (259)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Funny when you think about it; we're supposed to be responsible for our own poor decisions AND those of corporate and political America...when exactly are they to be held accountable? I don't see anyone coming to the rescue of the middle class that are financially devastated. It's disgusting to me that people in power are only ever concerned with other people in power.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I am so tired of paying taxes on everything they come up with. We are paying enough and are working seven days a week just to make it right now. I wish they would do something quick and quit putting it on us hard working people to take care of all of the time.
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• United States
29 Sep 08
I think the bill is crap and the stupid dems are paying the price for it. They are up for re-election and I hope everyone of them gets tossed out on their butts. Its is not my job to pay for somebody elses mistakes just as I'm not going to give money to a person who doesn't think they don't have to assume risk. I won't get anything from helping Wall Street, you won't hear a thank you or a sorry from any of them because hey, they didn't do anything wrong. I think the House should write a bill saying that any dem who voted for this bill be stripped of their title and they have to go back to their budget cuts and the first thing cut is their salary based on how much they make, that will pay back the American people. I don't care if every body got a $3.00 dollar check from their congressman, the people that knew about this did nothing, they should be the ones to pay, frickin libs, I hate em!
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@jerzgirl (8058)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
29 Sep 08
WOOHOO!!!!!!! Finally, someone in Congress developed some cojones!!! No - it is NOT our job to save people whose greed caused the problem. They want to b1tch about the poor needing help even as they suck as much of our money up as they can and then they want even more? They are the worst kind of leech - one that makes you believe they are doing you a favor even as they drain your blood!!!
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
30 Sep 08
No, it is not our responsibility. You have CEO's and other company officials who have made these bad decisions and have allowed the companies to get into the shape that they are and they should be the ones to fix it. Will the House just step in and take over the responsibility of my utility bills and house payment for a few months. If so, I will take over the mess that they have gotten us into on Wall Street.
30 Sep 08
Hi Bd200789, I don't know much about the bill but I know it will come out of the taxpayer's money, it makes me mad, which everythng the goverment do comes out of the tax payer's money, it make me sick. Tamara
• Canada
29 Sep 08
It's not the tax payer's job to bail out wallstreet. If anything, it is wallstreet's jobs to ensure the safety of the tax payer's money. No one ever bailed me out when I needed them, so I just saw to it that I never needed to be bailed out. It is the responsibility of Wallstreet to do the same.