“I don’t want to have to vote for this bill, and I’m not defending it. It’s full of things that I don’t believe in.
But, we’re on the cusp of a complete catastrophic credit meltdown. There is no liquidity in the market. We are out of time. Either you believe that fact, or you don’t. I do.
If we don’t act now, we’ll see devastating unemployment.
I did the best I could to get things in this bill to protect the taxpayer. Some of what I wanted is in there. Most is not. We are simply out of time. I’m voting yes.”