Obama, McCain Vote for Bailout Bill

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Washington (AP) John McCain, who says he took the financial crisis so seriously that he suspended many campaign activities last week, stayed quiet in the senate when it came time to vote on a rescue plan.

McCain and Barack Obama both left the campaign trail Wednesday and returned to Washington to vote on the historic 700-billion-dollar plan. Both voted for it.

Obama used the opportunity before his colleagues and TV cameras to lay out his rationale and explain his economic vision. But McCain didn't speak about the measure from the chamber.

McCain's Senate Chief of Staff says, the Arizona lawmaker worked hard with his colleagues on the legislation and “didn't see the need to speak on the bill.”


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  • by Dude Location: Florida, where your vote doesn't count on Oct 23, 2008 at 05:26 AM
    So both OBama and McCain voted for a financial dictatorship, FASCISM! WOnderful. So my 2 choices are both for this fascist bs. So neither of them care about the Constitution. And now we will have the world financial governance, which will consist of the private central banks of the world getting together (in secret? like Paulson now does everything in secret thanks to this banker takeover bill) and set currencies So I don't have a choice in the election which doesn't include this in the agenda, a choice for someone who's against this unbelievable criminal banking - beyond insider trading with Goldman Sachs and the other banks, it's just robbery! Looting the treasury.... God help us. I don't want to be part of a continental union and lose our sovereignty... God help this nation
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