Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, gave a scathing speech prior to the House vote on the proposed $700 billion dollar bail out plan. Was this a deliberate attempt to sabotage this bill? Was it a political ploy to help Barack Obama score points in the polls showing the Republicans as being callous about the economy. If Republicans were swayed by her speech then we have some weak leaders in Congress. Oh wait. We really do have some weak leaders in Congress. Always partisan never common sense or what is good for the country.
The House vote on the bill was 228 nay; 225 yea.
Democrats voted 140 to 95 in favor of the legislation, while just 65 Republicans backed the bill and 133 opposed it.