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On the Side of “No”

From a congressional aide in the district office of one of the members who voted “no” today:

Your western State banker friend assumes that passing this bill would actually help the markets.  Unlike the banker… my boss after listening intently to all sides for the past week became convinced that, as is, it would not have.  Not long run…  As to his disbelief that this no vote won’t help Republicans…. 90 or so Democrats believed it would be bad for their political careers to go along with Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Frank… I know our constituents are now all calling to THANK my boss for his NO vote…


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