October 3rd, 2008
02:10 PM ET
6 years ago

Bush speaks on bailout bill

Bus commented on the House passing the bailout bill.
Bus commented on the House passing the bailout bill.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Bush plans to sign a massive bailout bill before leaving Washington on Friday, a senior administration official told CNN.

Bush is scheduled to leave the White House at 3:15 p.m. Friday.

The House approved the historic bailout legislation by a vote of 263-171.


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soundoff (246 Responses)
  1. ohio

    ;go to hell take mccain with you

    October 3, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  2. Bob Indianapolis IN

    Congrats, Dude! It wasn't easy destroying the last Superpower on the planet after the Cold War, but then you're the MBA pres'dent, right ?

    Worst. President. Ever! And for sure, no one named Bush will EVER hold an office of trust again. Poppy and Babs must be son proud!

    October 3, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  3. Bots

    I forgot to take out the garbage this morning. I'll blame it on Bush. My socks are different colors. I'll blame it on Bush. I was late for work today. I'll blame it on Bush, blame it on Bush, blame it on Bush. More of the same old policies. More of the same old policies. More of the same old policies. Democrats think O'U'bama/Trident will offer change. Yes, it's time for change. Lets get some fresh blood into the White House. I agree. Vote McCain/Palin.

    October 3, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  4. Biff

    cnn, I cannot tell you how wrong you are for not allowing me to respond to the waste of skin posting as Paul. I have tried 7 times to post. each with original typings... i do not even get the awaiting moderation now. it just goes into oblivion.

    October 3, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  5. Liberty

    wow, so much support here for the Libertarian Party's platform...

    please remind me again why it is you call yourselves Democrats or Republicans?

    October 3, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  6. jack NY

    So how many pages is that bailout bill??
    I'm running out of toilet paper.

    October 3, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  7. Sorry Palin

    ...................Just a Heart-beat AWAY................Need I say more.

    Be honest. Would you REALLY TRUST this woman with your financial future and the future of your children? I think NOT.

    October 3, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  8. JIM...TX

    Laura Kraemer so Obama's a muslim??? You're an idiot! That I do believe :)

    October 3, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  9. Ron L

    IT HAD TO BE DONE TO PREVENT A MAJOR CRASH IN CONFIDENCE...IT SHOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPEN AND THE GOVERNMENT HAS REALLY LET ALL OF US DOWN.

    October 3, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  10. Shelby

    Palin is the only politician who called out the fact that home buyers that could not afford these homes did so knowing they could not afford them and that lenders loaned them the money under false claims such as in a couple of years when the payment goes up they will make more money and so they will still be able to afford them.

    Palin is the ONLY politician who was not afraid to tell you straight up what's going on because she is not in D.C. trying to get re-elected, she is getting no money from these same lenders (Like Obama) to push her career.

    Palin is the ONLY politician you can trust right now.

    October 3, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  11. Curtis

    for the first time in my adult life I'm really NOT proud to be an American

    October 3, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  12. sue

    So Laura... We just go ahead and stay there as long as the Iraqi's don't comply? That makes no sense. Not to mention, their own government wants a timeline for us to leave. They don't want us there forever and I for one agree with them. I don't want our troops there forever. I don't want my friends and family being stuck there for years and years and years and...

    We shouldn't have gone there in the first place. We have lost too many of our men and women in a war that should never have taken place. It's time to put an end to it and really work on getting out and yes... setting a timeline for pulling our troops out.

    October 3, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  13. Paul

    we need to go ahead and elect obama to complete the discruction of america.

    October 3, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  14. Frank from Peterborough

    Well doggone it Dubya youse the man we all like to think is a regular Joe six pack up here in the frozen north. You betcha we gonna put one of them pipe lines right down through the country and getcha all lots of oil ya can bet on that one all you regular hockey moms.

    I liked your daddy when he was vice president cause he became president and dats where ise wants to go you betcha but I gotta get back to ya on that one though Dubya.

    October 3, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  15. flock of sheep...meet cliff

    So, why would any of you even consider voting for Obama or McCain after they supported this debacle?

    Democrats, Republicans talk, talk, talk, about my candidate is better than yours. The FACT is, and now it is irrefutable, that they are the same. They supported a bailout for Fat Cats. Why, when a year ago houses were being foreclosed on didn't they drum up $700B for you and me? Or cut our taxes? Obama and McCain are the same! Two faces of the same coin.

    October 3, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  16. Jeff in Houston

    Ladies and Gentlemen, we have just submitted to financial blackmail. CNN, do you remember my comments you repeatedly censored: "for the long haul, I fear corporate America more than i fear any terrorist."

    Will you post it now?

    October 3, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  17. Just Say NO

    John McCain's day to day actions are becoming increasingly more erratic and unperdictiable. Why is he now conceding out of Michigan – Before the election? This man..............is not all there. I think he may be suffering from Post-war truma and as well as the onset of dementia. He has a screw loose some where.

    October 3, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  18. Terry

    Once again, unfortunately, Congress has put the American public over a barrel....forcing us to swallow this latest bill to bailout the economy. At least now we find out what 'kind' of barrel it was....a Pork Barrel!

    October 3, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  19. john l

    This bill will do nothing. more jobs will be lost, retail will continue to decline, big business will lose too.

    October 3, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  20. AZMan

    People, wake-up!! Both of these sham parties are divisive. We must start seriously looking towards a third party and unite as a people. Both Dems and Repubs want us to continue to be divided as a nation between these two partisan, corrupt parties. Send a message next month and vote independent!!!!! This will be a huge leap towards ridding ourselves of these corrupt politicians.

    October 3, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  21. NO VOTE for Sarah Palin

    Thanks John McCain for the "Palin Puppet Show". She did a great job repeating a hand full of slogans. Oh, I guess Sen. Joe Biden has "put the brakes" on your use of the "Maverick". Joe Biden's rant on John McCain's record as a maverick was PRICELESS.

    October 3, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  22. Cuban-mami-4-OBAMA

    @ TEXAS WITCH TWISTER:

    Let's get the FACTS straight! IT WAS BUSH'S SEC. OF TREASURY, HNERY PAULSON WHO WROTE UP THE BILL, WHICH CONGRESS CHANGED.

    IT WAS BUSH......A REPUBLICAN, WHOM YOU........VOTED....FOR (GEE, THANKS) ........THAT GOT US INTO THIS MESS.

    IT WAS THE REPUBLICANS WHOM CONTROLLED THE CONGRESS 1994-2007!

    HOW CAN YOU.....BLAME......SEN. OBAMA????????? HE'S BEEN IN THE SENATE FOR ........FOUR YEARS!

    PLEASE GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!

    October 3, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  23. Don Lukehart

    We're still paying for the Savings and Loan bailout that NO ONE but the rich profited by.

    Now we're going to be paying for the Mortgage Banker Bailout, that NO ONE but the rich profited by.

    When are the voters going to get it right? When they are in the bread lines while the rich are leaving for the French Riviera???

    Wake up! The next step is the North American Union. You too can be equal to a Mexican Peon in both pay and living standards.

    October 3, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  24. Andy

    Dollars to donuts the Democrats use this as their October suprise to pin the blame for this on the Republicans.

    October 3, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  25. roger

    Clinton forced banks to make high risk loans and now were all paying for it.

    October 3, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
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