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"I received over 80 thousands phone
calls and emails to vote "NO" on this
bill, however I know those people don't
understand, and therefor, I am going
to vote "Yes"! Senate OK's $700B
bailout package, Canada -
28 minutes ago... more

Remember, Remember the 4th of November!

Senate roll call on financial bailout package
Published: 2008-10-01 22:20:04

The 74-25 roll call by which the Senate approved a $700 billion rescue

package for Wall Street aimed at preventing a credit crisis.

On this vote, a "yes" vote was a vote to approve the package and a "no"

vote was a vote against it.

Voting "yes" were 39 Democrats, 34 Republicans and 1 independent.

Voting "no" were 9 Democrats, 15 Republicans and 1 independent.

Democrats Yes

Akaka, Hawaii; Baucus, Mont.; Bayh, Ind.; Biden, Del.; Bingaman, N.M.;

Boxer, Calif.; Brown, Ohio; Byrd, W.Va.; Cardin, Md.; Carper, Del.;

Casey, Pa.; Clinton, N.Y.; Conrad, N.D.; Dodd, Conn.; Durbin, Ill.;

Feinstein, Calif.; Harkin, Iowa; Inouye, Hawaii; Kerry, Mass.; Klobuchar, Minn.;

Kohl, Wis.; Lautenberg, N.J.; Leahy, Vt.; Levin, Mich.; Lincoln, Ark.;

McCaskill, Mo.; Menendez, N.J.; Mikulski, Md.; Murray, Wash.;

Nelson, Neb.; Obama, Ill.; Pryor, Ark.; Reed, R.I.; Reid, Nev.; Rockefeller, W.Va.;

Salazar, Colo.; Schumer, N.Y.; Webb, Va.; Whitehouse, R.I.

Democrats No

Cantwell, Wash.; Dorgan, N.D.; Feingold, Wis.; Johnson, S.D.; Landrieu, La.;

Nelson, Fla.; Stabenow, Mich.; Tester, Mont.; Wyden, Ore.

Democrats Not Voting

Kennedy, Mass.

Republicans Yes

Alexander, Tenn.; Bennett, Utah; Bond, Mo.; Burr, N.C.; Chambliss, Ga.;

Coburn, Okla.; Coleman, Minn.; Collins, Maine; Corker, Tenn.; Cornyn, Texas;

Craig, Idaho; Domenici, N.M.; Ensign, Nev.; Graham, S.C.; Grassley, Iowa; Gregg, N.H.;

Hagel, Neb.; Hatch, Utah; Hutchison, Texas; Isakson, Ga.; Kyl, Ariz.; Lugar, Ind.;

Martinez, Fla.; McCain, Ariz.; McConnell, Ky.; Murkowski, Alaska; Smith, Ore.;

Snowe, Maine; Specter, Pa.; Stevens, Alaska; Sununu, N.H.; Thune, S.D.;

Voinovich, Ohio; Warner, Va.

Republicans No

Allard, Colo.; Barrasso, Wyo.; Brownback, Kan.; Bunning, Ky.; Cochran, Miss.;

Crapo, Idaho; DeMint, S.C.; Dole, N.C.; Enzi, Wyo.; Inhofe, Okla.; Roberts, Kan.;

Sessions, Ala.; Shelby, Ala.; Vitter, La.; Wicker, Miss.

Others Yes

Lieberman, Conn.

Others No

I'm Barack Obama, and I approve this bailout! --The Rec Report By Michael Rectenwald 02 Oct 2008 To the Democratic Party, I say: your support of this Bill as it stands or in any form that simply hands over money and asks the market to take care of the mess makes you our enemies, not our advocates. To John McCain, whose campaign chair's firm [Rick Davis's Davis Manafort] was on the payroll of Freddie Mac through August 2008, I say to you: don't you dare co-opt populist rhetoric and pretend you stand for "reform." The only" reform" you mean is "reform" that removes all regulation. Your reform is the unfettered "free market"--an open season, high altitude helicopter hunting of working class prey. To Barack Obama, I say: you are a fraud on public credulity. You are no more a "change" agent than I am the Pope. With your support of this bailout, you have acted in direct contradiction to your promise of change-your promise of opposing special interests, of putting Main Street before Wall Street, of finding a way forward that does not beg, borrow or steal from the very people you claim to represent. If you cannot do more than cave to special interests now, what "hope" have we that you will resist them when in office?

Dennis Kucinich Explains His "NO" Vote on $700 Billion Bailout 30 Sep 2008 Dennis Kucinich was amongst the minority of Democratic Congressman who voted "NO" on the $700 billion government bailout Monday. In a press release issued Tuesday, the Cleveland congressman explained [statement] his decision and reiterated his concern for protecting the interests of taxpayers.

Senate Passes Sweetened $700B Bailout --Bill passes, 74-25 --House to Vote Friday 01 Oct 2008 The Senate has passed a $700 billion bailout for the financial industry aimed at preventing the economy from plunging into a recession. Democrats and Republicans teamed [puke] to approve the bill after sweetening it with tax breaks. The House plans to vote on it Friday. Both presidential candidates, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain, returned to Washington for the historic vote.

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