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Bush Bailout

Jason Linkins

Bush Describes Bailout Decisions As 'Difficult' When He Means 'Irresponsible' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If this wasn't his last week on the job, maybe it'd be important to point out to the man that his "decisions" on the "financial crisis" were NOT decisions that "prevented" the crisis.

Bush "Fox News Sunday" Interview: I Refused To "Bail Out" GOP (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush told Brit Hume on "FOX News Sunday" that he refused to "bail out my political party" by withdrawing troops "during the darkest days of ...

Republicans Slam Bush As "Socialist"

Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In what would amount to a slap in the face to a sitting Republican president and the party's Senate and House leaders, national GOP officials, includi...

Sam Stein

Obama Commends Bush For Auto Bailout | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a statement sent out just now from his communications shop, President-elect Barack Obama announced his agreement with the Bush administration's dec...

Dems Give White House Ultimatum On Auto Bailout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Democrats sent a clear message to the White House tonight - make some of the $700 financial industry bailout money available to the domestic auto indu...

Jon Stewart: Bush Bailout Speech Just Like Iraq Speech (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jon Stewart finds an eerie similarity between President Bush's big bailout speech and his Iraq invasion speech five years ago. "Those who do not study...

McCain Country Protests Wall Street Bailout

Dave McLane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dave McLane

"It's a mess. So they're doing what they did in Iraq: spending billions and billions of dollars. And on what? In Iraq the billions went to war contractors, it went to the oil companies, and things like that."

Bush On Bailout: "We Have A Big Problem"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From CNN: President Bush says there is no disagreement on the need for the $700 billion financial bailout plan and he again asked Congress for quick ...

Bush Pushes To Pass Bailout Package.... Dems Say Not So Fast

Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bush urged Congress to move fast on the $700 billion bailout package for Wall Street. Democratic lawmakers urged caution, citing warrantless wiretappi...

Who Decides? The Most Terrifying Part of the Proposed Bailout

Zephyr Teachout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Zephyr Teachout

Make no mistake, the essence of this plan is a transfer of power from the Congress to the Secretary of the Treasury, who will have power over a budget larger--larger!--than entire amount spent on the Iraq war so far, with no check on his power.

The Mind-Boggling Trillion Dollar Bailout: A Q&A With Finance Writer Max Wolff

Zack Exley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zack Exley

"We just went from Free Fall to Free Lunch. It turns out free markets are the greatest system on earth, but only when they go up. Market discipline is for low-income people and homeowners."

Critics: Bush's Mortgage Bailout Plan Helps Too Few, Panders To Banks

New York Times | Edmund L. Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At least one thing is clear about President Bush's plan to help people trapped by the mortgage meltdown: it is an industry-led plan, not a government ...