Shuler votes no (again) on bailout

Rep. Heath Shuler again voted ‘no’ to the massive federal bailout of the struggling financial industry on Oct. 3, but to no avail. After failing to pass muster days earlier in an initial House vote, the measure passed the House the second time around by a 263-171 margin. Shuler joined six other N.C. lawmakers in opposing the bill.

The measure has already passed the Senate. With the Oct. 3 House approval, the measure immediately went to President Bush, who quickly signed it into law just hours later.

Efforts to reach Shuler and Chief of Staff Hayden Rogers were unsuccessful, but here’s what Shuler had to say about the bailout plan after his first vote.

— Hal L. Millard, staff writer

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5 thoughts on “Shuler votes no (again) on bailout

  1. TomJR

    Heath Shuler is obviously a coward without a retirement fund. As a life long democrat, unfortunately, I will not vote for him. Ever!

  2. Shuler said: “…I don’t have that answer because I don’t feel that I have all the answers from the people that created the problem.”
    http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200881003129

    Does Shuler really know who created the problem? No, he does not!

    How Government Stoked the Mania
    By RUSSELL ROBERTS | Wall Street Journal | Oct 3, 2008
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1222989825587
    “What’s missing is the role politicians and policy makers played in creating artificially high housing prices, and artificially reducing the danger of extremely risky assets…”

    Correspondence on the Bailout
    http://www.dianahsieh.com/blog/2008/09/correspondence-on-bailout.shtml

    Bailout Roundup
    http://timpeck.blogspot.com/2008/09/bailout-roundup.html

  3. Marcia

    Shuler is more than a coward. He is the step-n-fetchit boy for Nancy Pelosi. They figure folks wont vote for Mumpower if Shuler pretends hes one of us and dont want our taxes raised. Im votin for the real conservative Dr Carl Mumpower.

  4. Sundance

    While I don’t care for him I say thank you for not voting for the crappy bail out bill. I should not have to pay for Wall Street and the rich folks screw ups!

  5. contentpersephone

    personally, I feel better about Mr. Shuler than I ever have. He’s a pretty conservative “democrat” actually…not one I had much good to say about…until now.

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