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Geo-Analysis Of Vote – “CYA” vs. “Save The Economy”

Posted by AGORACOM at 3:16 PM on Monday, September 29th, 2008

(Thanks to Rob Hyndman for finding this)

The Washington Post did some great (and fast) work today by geo-analyzing the votes on today’s Bailout Bill.  It can best be summarized as follows:

It’s no coincidence then that of the 205 Members who voted in support
of the bill today, there are only two — Reps. Chris Shays (R-Conn.) and
Jon Porter (R-Nev.) — who find themselves in difficult reelection races
this fall. The list of the 228 “nays” reads like a virtual target list for the
two parties.”

In other words, this bill was doomed from the beginning. It had nothing to do with “bi-partisan / let’s save the economy” patriotism.  Just a bunch of politicians looking out for their own paycheck before 300,000,000 others.

I had no problem with the outcome of the vote. Democracy rules. This wasn’t democracy.

p.s. A fantastic map here if you want to see how your state voted. Check out Florida, New York and Washington.


One Response to “Geo-Analysis Of Vote – “CYA” vs. “Save The Economy””

  1. […] The US economy can take it’s medicine now and get over it…or lie in bed for 10 years to avoid pain.  Right now, politicians would prefer the latter for no other reason than self-interest. This isn’t being cynical, this is a proven fact following the “CYA” voting that took place in Bailout Bill Part 1. […]