Congressmen who sold-out the taxpayer

"We can’t afford the bailout. And we certainly cannot afford the misnamed ‘sweeteners’ intended to buy the votes of House members. Using money the government doesn’t have to persuade legislators to spend even more money they don’t have is a fiscal and moral outrage. Turning normal bills into fiscal Christmas trees is bad enough, but the administration’s and congressional leadership’s attempt to avoid a genuine vote on the merits of legislation so expensive and far-reaching is a travesty."

Bob Barr, Libertarian Party nominee for president

After initially rejecting the bailout package proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives, days later 58 Congressmen changed their vote to approve of the second version.  Thirty-three Democrats changed their vote to "aye," along with 25 Republicans, giving the bill H.R. 1424 enough support to pass the House to be signed by President Bush later today.  The bill passed easily in the Senate before coming to the House, with the support of both Senators Barack Obama and John McCain.  Below are the names, divided by party, of those who sold-out the taxpayer for the interests of Wall Street:

Abercrombie, Neil [D]  
Baca, Joe [D]  
Berkley, Shelley [D]  
Braley, Bruce [D]  
Carson, André [D]  
Cleaver, Emanuel [D]  
Cuellar, Henry [D]  
Cummings, Elijah [D]  
Edwards, Donna [D]  
Giffords, Gabrielle [D]  
Green, Al [D]  
Hirono, Mazie [D]  
Jackson, Jesse [D]  
Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D]  
Kilpatrick, Carolyn [D]  
Lee, Barbara [D]  
Lewis, John [D]  
Mitchell, Harry [D]  
Ortiz, Solomon [D]  
Pascrell, William [D]  
Pastor, Edward [D]  
Rush, Bobby [D]  
Schiff, Adam [D]  
Scott, David [D]  
Solis, Hilda [D]  
Sutton, Betty [D]  
Thompson, C. [D]  
Tierney, John [D]  
Watson, Diane [D]  
Welch, Peter [D]  
Woolsey, Lynn [D]  
Wu, David [D]  
Yarmuth, John [D]  

Alexander, Rodney [R]  
Barrett, James [R]  
Biggert, Judy [R]  
Boustany, Charles [R]  
Buchanan, Vern [R]  
Coble, Howard [R]  
Conaway, K. [R]  
Dent, Charles [R]  
Fallin, Mary [R]  
Frelinghuysen, Rodney [R]  
Gerlach, Jim [R]  
Hoekstra, Peter [R]  
Knollenberg, Joseph [R]  
Kuhl, John [R]  
Myrick, Sue [R]  
Ramstad, James [R]  
Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R]  
Schmidt, Jean [R]  
Shadegg, John [R]  
Shuster, William [R]  
Sullivan, John [R]  
Terry, Lee [R]  
Thornberry, William [R]  
Tiberi, Patrick [R]  
Wamp, Zach [R] 

Names separated by state can be found here.


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