Fear sweeps financial markets; Dow pl...

Fear sweeps financial markets; Dow plummets

There are 24 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Sep 29, 2008, titled Fear sweeps financial markets; Dow plummets. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Fear swept across the financial markets Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrials down as much as 705 points, after the government's financial bailout package failed to survive a vote in the House.

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Bill

Baltimore, MD

#1 Sep 29, 2008
Failure of Pelosi and other DemoRats here. She fouled the waters just before the vote with a partisan attack. This is no time to have the inexperienced rookie Obama on the job with Pelosi and his tax and spend liberalism dragging us further down.
george from pasadena

Glen Burnie, MD

#2 Sep 29, 2008
Wonder which one of the bimbos running for president is gonna claim credit for this fiasco
george from pasadena

Glen Burnie, MD

#3 Sep 29, 2008
They(Obama & McCain) couldn't be bothered all year with doing the job they were elected to. Being a U.S, Senator but they had to fly back and screw things up, didn't they?
Pearl

United States

#5 Sep 29, 2008
george from pasadena wrote:
Wonder which one of the bimbos running for president is gonna claim credit for this fiasco
Neither - they'll point fingers and use it for their own political advancement. "I voted for it" "He voted against it"---Get the picture??
Steve

United States

#6 Sep 29, 2008
Hey Bill,
You're worried about Obama taxing and spending us? What do you think the $700B bailout you're supporting is? That's $700B in TAX dollars that George Bush wants to SPEND. George Bush is a Republican. And you're a f*cking idiot.
David

Glasgow, KY

#7 Sep 29, 2008
Funny how the first depression and now maybe this one, was under Republican administrations. If Bush wanted this bailout, then why didn't his fellow Republicans go with him.
FireTrembley

United States

#8 Sep 29, 2008
Nice job Pelosi. This ladies and gents is how you tank a bill while trying to look like you supported it...

Step 1 - find out how many Republicans you can get to vote for it.

Step 2 - find out how many have short tempers are in that Republican group

Step 3 - figure out the strategic minimum number of Dem votes you need to make you party look good while still not getting a vote passed

Step 4 - deliver an extremely partisan, highly insulting speech aimed at changing the minds of any on the fence Republican that you'd intially convinced to vote for the bill

Step 5 - Claim that the Dems did their part and the Republicans downed the bill.

Great job you ugly hag of a woman.
McPalin for Dog Catcher

Baltimore, MD

#9 Sep 29, 2008
Wonder whose fault it is that only a third of Repubs supported their Commander's bill.

Repubs take blame for nothing. Pretty unAmerican.
RUNuts

Baltimore, MD

#11 Sep 29, 2008
FireTrembley wrote:
Nice job Pelosi. This ladies and gents is how you tank a bill while trying to look like you supported it...
Step 1 - find out how many Republicans you can get to vote for it.
Step 2 - find out how many have short tempers are in that Republican group
Step 3 - figure out the strategic minimum number of Dem votes you need to make you party look good while still not getting a vote passed
Step 4 - deliver an extremely partisan, highly insulting speech aimed at changing the minds of any on the fence Republican that you'd intially convinced to vote for the bill
Step 5 - Claim that the Dems did their part and the Republicans downed the bill.
Great job you ugly hag of a woman.
If you believe that you'll believe anything. Let's see 12 republican congressman were ready to vote for the most significant financial bailout plan in American history, desperately called for by the President, the Secretary of the Treasurey, and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve because they all felt it was the emergency measure needed to save the credit markets from a meltdown and reduce the probabilty of a global depression; a bipartican bicameral negotiation came up with a compromise plan that worked for the nation and, despite being a bitter unpalatable pill for all was necessary for the nation, but these 12 representatives decided to change their votes and vote against the national interest they supported, because Nancy Pelosi hurt their feelings?

How can you even listen to that with a straight face, much less buy into it and mindlessly repeat it here?
Robert

Washington, DC

#12 Sep 29, 2008
One comment: " Fire Paulson ".....
Robert

Washington, DC

#13 Sep 29, 2008
One comment: "Fire Paulson"!!!!!
FireTrembley

United States

#14 Sep 30, 2008
RUNuts wrote:
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If you believe that you'll believe anything. Let's see 12 republican congressman were ready to vote for the most significant financial bailout plan in American history, desperately called for by the President, the Secretary of the Treasurey, and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve because they all felt it was the emergency measure needed to save the credit markets from a meltdown and reduce the probabilty of a global depression; a bipartican bicameral negotiation came up with a compromise plan that worked for the nation and, despite being a bitter unpalatable pill for all was necessary for the nation, but these 12 representatives decided to change their votes and vote against the national interest they supported, because Nancy Pelosi hurt their feelings?
How can you even listen to that with a straight face, much less buy into it and mindlessly repeat it here?
Wait...so you think it was wise to antogonize the Repulicans right before putting a bill forward that you knew they didn't like? You think that's good politics? FYI...I posted this yesterday well before any of the talk about Pelosi purposely tanking the bill came out. So you're dumb.
Cherokee

Mesa, AZ

#15 Sep 30, 2008
The Federal government only figured this things out. Its been going around for more than five years. Dahh!?
This is the out come of both Corporate & government corruption. Its time to clean up the country. Hang all those CEO's that scheme millions of dollars out of this country & those politicians in Washington that help them to keep the regulators & auditors out of their way. Don't let those greedy CEO's to retire comfortably with hefty severance package.
RUNuts

Baltimore, MD

#16 Sep 30, 2008
FireTrembley wrote:
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Wait...so you think it was wise to antogonize the Repulicans right before putting a bill forward that you knew they didn't like? You think that's good politics? FYI...I posted this yesterday well before any of the talk about Pelosi purposely tanking the bill came out. So you're dumb.
Oh silly boy -

I get it - and I got it when I heard the same talking points on Rush Limbaugh.

If this is the Repubs lame excuse, we should all be thankful that Nancy Pelosi didn't do anything more serious to antagonize those patriotic Rebpulican congressman who now claim they were going to vote for the bill in the country's best interest, but changed their mind after nancy hurt their feelings. Imagine what they would have done to the country if nancy had done somthing really serious like taking their lunch monyey, or giving them a wedgy.

This isn't leadership its lemmingship.
Cherokee

Mesa, AZ

#17 Sep 30, 2008
The Republicans, George Bush & Chaney have been taking a lot more than lunch money from the middle class Americans with the greedy corporate CEO's for the last 5 years.
Iraq War but no Bin Laden.
Or maybe he is not in Iraq. Look somewhere else like Afghanistan or Saudi stu**pid.
For McCain.
Bin laden is not in the Gates of hell. He is hiding in the cave. All it needed is to find him. God, will make sure he burn in all eternity.
FireTrembley

United States

#18 Sep 30, 2008
RUNuts wrote:
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Oh silly boy -
I get it - and I got it when I heard the same talking points on Rush Limbaugh.
If this is the Repubs lame excuse, we should all be thankful that Nancy Pelosi didn't do anything more serious to antagonize those patriotic Rebpulican congressman who now claim they were going to vote for the bill in the country's best interest, but changed their mind after nancy hurt their feelings. Imagine what they would have done to the country if nancy had done somthing really serious like taking their lunch monyey, or giving them a wedgy.
This isn't leadership its lemmingship.
Figures you wouldn't answer my question. I'll ask again...was it wise for Pelosi to blast the republicans right before asking for their help to pass a bill they didn't want to sign?
Cherokee

Mesa, AZ

#19 Sep 30, 2008
FireTrembley wrote:
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Figures you wouldn't answer my question. I'll ask again...was it wise for Pelosi to blast the republicans right before asking for their help to pass a bill they didn't want to sign?
Pelosi doe not to blast on those Republican conservatives who kept the government auditor 7 regulators for years. After all this plan from the Republican President that screwed up this country far to long.Now those Republicans staying away from the president & be hang all by himself.
That Republicans only around when there is lots of money. Now the money is gone & economy is in a shit hole. Its time to bail out.
Did I aid bail out? yap..
More bail out money from the tax payers to give to those greedy CEO's. The Democrats is trying for the last time although this is George Bush plan to make sure it is for the interest of the American tax payers & to help mortgage owners who is having financial burden.Some of the conservative party are derailing the plan because the same politicians in Washington want to privatized some of the fund.it means give some of those money to private wealthy investors unregulated. Which who screwed this economy in the first place.
FireTrembley

United States

#20 Oct 1, 2008
Cherokee wrote:
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Pelosi doe not to blast on those Republican conservatives who kept the government auditor 7 regulators for years. After all this plan from the Republican President that screwed up this country far to long.Now those Republicans staying away from the president & be hang all by himself.
That Republicans only around when there is lots of money. Now the money is gone & economy is in a **** hole. Its time to bail out.
Did I aid bail out? yap..
More bail out money from the tax payers to give to those greedy CEO's. The Democrats is trying for the last time although this is George Bush plan to make sure it is for the interest of the American tax payers & to help mortgage owners who is having financial burden.Some of the conservative party are derailing the plan because the same politicians in Washington want to privatized some of the fund.it means give some of those money to private wealthy investors unregulated. Which who screwed this economy in the first place.
Wow that is a bunch of unintelligible babble. Please learn to use the English language correctly before replying to me again.
RUNuts

Baltimore, MD

#21 Oct 1, 2008
FireTrembley wrote:
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Figures you wouldn't answer my question. I'll ask again...was it wise for Pelosi to blast the republicans right before asking for their help to pass a bill they didn't want to sign?
I don't think it mattered. Noone "wanted" to approve the legislation (it's the president that gets to sign). the question is what was needed. Now reasonable people can disagree on the merits of that (or any other) bill to respond to this mess - which everuyone would prefer not to have to do. But the bottom line is when the tough call had to be made it was the twit republicans who claimed they would have if only Nancy hadn't been so mean as an idiotic excuse for having no spine. That's the obvious point - which I'm sure even you understood.
FireTrembley

United States

#22 Oct 2, 2008
RUNuts wrote:
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I don't think it mattered. Noone "wanted" to approve the legislation (it's the president that gets to sign). the question is what was needed. Now reasonable people can disagree on the merits of that (or any other) bill to respond to this mess - which everuyone would prefer not to have to do. But the bottom line is when the tough call had to be made it was the twit republicans who claimed they would have if only Nancy hadn't been so mean as an idiotic excuse for having no spine. That's the obvious point - which I'm sure even you understood.
Worked out real well for Pelosi...due to her partisan attack the bill is loaded with add-ons that the Republicans wanted all along. Maybe int he future she'll learn to keep her mouth shut.

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