A lot of us have been hitting the Republican’s pretty hard for all of the problems they created. And so, when they step up to do something very very good, it deserves notice. And so this is being front paged.
House conservatives urged Congress on Tuesday to “take a breath” and consider other alternatives before rushing to pass a $700 billion plan to bail out Wall Street, a measure the White House says must pass by the end of the week.
“I must tell you, there are those in the public debate who have said that we must act now. The last time I heard that, I was on a used-car lot,” said Rep. Mike Pence, R-Indiana. “The truth is, every time somebody tells you that you’ve got to do the deal right now, it usually means they’re going to get the better part of the deal.”
It continues in the same vein and ends with these absolutely beautiful spot-on words:
Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Washington, also asked why Congress should trust the administration to administer the bailout plan properly when, in his view, it has lost its credibility with the American people.
“Trust is something that is already bankrupt. The bank of trust in this administration is absolutely bankrupt,” McDermott said. “They have misled, lied, misrepresented, whatever word you want to use, on issue after issue. And now they give us seven days to come back, take out your wallet and give them everything that’s in it.”
We all owe a giant thank you to these few who are still thinking things through.