And it was more expensive than it was coming in, even though the Senate claims to have “trimmed it down” – trimmed it “down” from $820 billion to $829 billion. And that’s just immediate costs – there’s another $350 billion in planned spending that goes with it.
This brings the total number of pledged funds for bailouts and stimuli to over 9 TRILLION dollars. AWESOME.
The cloture vote was 61-36. The traitors are Specter, Collins, and Snowe it looks like. The real vote happens at noon tomorrow, but with no chance to obstruct it or filibuster it at this point, there is virtually no chance this will not pass.
I think I’m going to stop writing about politics for a while, this is just getting too depressing.