Today, André Carson did something perhaps a freshman Congressman shouldn't do. He stood up against his own party's wishes and helped to sink the $700 billion "economic rescue" bill. By doing so, Carson (and five other Indiana colleagues including Visclosky, Hill, Buyer, Pence, and Burton) stood up for taxpayers and home owners in his district.
It just goes to show you how much this current economic crisis has split our country. Carson said in a press release that he wanted more protection for home owners...especially in cities like Indianapolis. He said he understood the need to do something, but he felt this bill wasn't it.
So, Congress goes back to the drawing board. It's a strange day when I agree with Dan Burton, Steve Buyer, or Mike Pence, but I do today. This bill is nothing more than a Wall Street bailout. I'm just antsy about buying all of this debt. I don't think our country can handle it. It's scary!
I'm not sure what the answer is, but I don't think it was this bailout. I thank Congressman Carson for standing up for me and all taxpayers.
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