Thursday, October 2, 2008

Bailout Vote By Geography



Source: U.S. Senate Voting Records

The highly nonrandom geographic distribution of the vote is highly interesting. Also: of the 25 Senators voting against, 15 were Republican, 8 were Democrat, and 1 was independent. In Texas, Cornyn and Hutchison both voted for it (that's for you Murphy), as did both (Democrat) Senators from my state (CA), as did the conservative Democrat and liberal Republican from my home state (Pennsylvania). I'm happy to see someone making a stand for fiscal conservatism, wherever they're from and whatever their party afiliation.

3 comments:

mklasing said...

Thanks for the negative shout out--ha! But you are right they caved, like nearly everyone else did. Now the government is the proud owner of thousands of pieces of property that are essentially worthless.

It would be like me going to the grocery store and buying all of the rotten produce that they can't sell--for say $1 million dollars.

woe is us!

Michigander said...

I am pleased that Debbie Stabenow (D) of Michigan had the good sense to vote against this idiotic bailout. Typical that Carl Levin, the socialists socialist, did not.

Perhaps this map shows the future breakaway Republic when civil war comes. I beleive we are about five years away from that.

Thomas Paine Jr. said...

Civil War? We only did that once and it was because we disagreed about whether you could own people. I hope you're kidding. Americans have disagreements but I actually feel that as hard-fought as this election has been, it's resulted in a lot of people seeing through the typical rhetoric of both major parties, and starting to think about real solutions. When the world is filling with BS it's sink or swim.

I meant to say that I like Murphy's rotten vegetable idea...it's all about repackaging it.