Meet John Boehner. This is the man (well, he and the other Conservative House Republicans) that stand between us and the bailout.
Well, actually, there’s also a lot of politics involved—surprise, surprise.
You see, the President, the Treasury Secretary, the Senate Democrats, the Senate Republicans and the House Democrats all want this bill. And they have the power to pass it right now. Today. Right this minute.
The problem is, they don’t want the responsibility of the bill to be solely on them. Through all the rhetoric about “this needs to be done and needs to be done now,” these four groups of people are terrified of you.
Yes, you. The people that have told them, on no uncertain terms, that you don’t want a bailout. So they know it’s unpopular. And this is an election year.
The Democrats don’t want to be saddled as the party that went against the will of the people in an election year. That’s why the Republicans were able to win the battle on drilling. That’s why, if they stick to their guns, even though they’re the minority they will get what they want.
So keep up the good fight, guys. Stand firm to your conservative principals, and say no to a bailout.