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

Bush speaks on bailout bill

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/10/03/art.bush.cnn.jpg caption="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.

Filed under: President Bush
soundoff (246 Responses)
  1. dittohead with forty names

    Cant he just please SHUTUPPPPPPPPPPPPP.

    October 3, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  2. Beekay

    Lets Vote 3rd party candidates.

    October 3, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  3. Tommy

    Another free ride for George W.orthless and his buddies! Thanks George for driving this country straight into the dirt. You scumbag.

    October 3, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |

    "...I think, in my world..."

    Well, that basically sums it ALL up!

    October 3, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  5. freespeech101


    Who cares? Of course, you are a Mccain supporter....you cannot and will not stick to the facts....

    This free lesson in common sense has been brought to you by a supporter of Obama/Biden

    October 3, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  6. tgram

    I'm still in shock that McCain voted for earmarks...

    October 3, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  7. I luv NY


    2012 ๐Ÿ˜‰

    October 3, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  8. Don

    I'm very proud that Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Kathy Castor both Florida DEMOCRATS see what a bad deal this is.

    October 3, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  9. Kevin in ND

    Every time he opens his mouth, the markets tank.

    October 3, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  10. Biff

    "Its sad to see so many lazy dumb people keep voting for Democrats because they have donโ€™t want to do any hard work. "

    Paul..... you are the greatest argument I have ever seen for legalized abortion.

    October 3, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  11. Joe

    Can't wait to vote everyone who voted for this bill out of office!!
    Once again, the will of the American people has been ignored. We loudly and unanimously told them we didn't want this, and they did it anyway!!!!! IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!

    October 3, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  12. Kimy

    Now McBush will say he saved the World. Never mind that it took a ton off Pork Barrel Ear Marks to get his greedy Republicans to go along. Country (Club) First.

    October 3, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  13. Hey McCain- Thanks but no thanks

    Troopergate goes on
    What you'll be reading about next weekend:
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) โ€” An investigator hired by Alaskan lawmakers to probe abuse-of-power allegations against Gov. Sarah Palin was free to finish his work by a deadline set for a week from Friday after a state judge dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block the probe.

    The investigation is looking into whether Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, and others pressured Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan to fire a state trooper who was involved in a contentious divorce from Palin's sister, and then fired Monegan when he wouldn't dismiss the trooper. Palin says Monegan was ousted over budget disagreements.

    October 3, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  14. John

    Do you think Pelosi lent Dodd; Barney Fife (oops-Frank) and her other cronies her lipstick to put on this pig (bail out)??

    October 3, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  15. Kevin


    If only everyone had the sense to look back in the past and see the truth that you speak. I am sick of everyone blamming EVERYTHING on Bush. Come on....Clinton had a lot to do with this just as he did with letting Osama run rampid for eight years while he was 'distracted' office.

    Democrats are the ones responsible for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. ... Open your eyes democrats!!!

    October 3, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  16. I've been taken

    Funny how when the Katrina victims needed money they just d*cked around. When the banks need money though, they can get it to them in an instant.

    People don't matter, business does. It won't matter who is in the white house.

    October 3, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  17. Biff


    "NOW" can Sarah hold a stinking PRESS conference???

    I mean... can the PUBLIC ask this person an un-scripted question


    October 3, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  18. Roberto-Nevada

    Biden was great tonight.

    I hope the voting public really take a look at McCains health care plan. For those who are unemployed and who are uninsured his plan for $5000 tax credit is a drop in the bucket when it comes to paying for insurance. Palin's comment about people living within their means was something that made me angry. Yes, of course we all need to live within our means and yes there are some who have over extended themselves. But the majority of the population are just trying to pay for the basic needs of the family...like fuel bills, food, health insurance, taxes, etc... Palin is not only a Bush clone, she's a Cheney clone as well. She wants the VP to have more power!

    October 3, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  19. bobbi

    we've had eight years of this, look where we are today, mccain palin will only give us more of the same thing, my family is losing their saving, we need OBAMA-BIDEN,

    October 3, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  20. Texas Witch Twister

    This bailout bothers me very much. I would like to see in writing exactly what it entails. If it's true that a 170 billion of this money is headed for Red China then I am against it totally. This is something only a person like OBAMA could dream up. BUSH we all know is a MORON. But I had hopes that someday somehow we could have another statesman take control. THATS WHY I'LL VOTE JOHN McCAIN/PALIN

    October 3, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  21. Mary - Independent

    The people's voices against this bailout were totally ignored and how unfair, that Congress has "shoved this down our throats"!
    Bush – you can't get out of office soon enough for me!!

    October 3, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  22. Crush Rush

    Resigning your office,along with Cheney would have worked just as well as the bailout.

    October 3, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  23. James, Houston, TX

    I belive it runs with the Bush'es; Geo. W. Bush, G. W. Bush, Neil Bush, and the other Bush ! " Steal More Chain than you Can Carry" ! That's what Grandpa Bush taught in Sunday School, Up in Chappawick Bay. " member you member"?

    October 3, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  24. paul

    Again more worthless thoughts from Democrats. Can you people grow a brain or is that too much to ask of you.

    October 3, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  25. H. Charles

    This is BS. We have to bail out Wall St. before the crisis hits the communities?? Is he serious?? Its been hitting the communities since the unemployment rate skyrocketed!! I understand completely that something has to be done in order to restore order in the financial sector, but how about throwing in another 100 billion for the people who made bad decisions by buying a home they couldn't afford?? Two wrongs don't make it right but only one of those wrongs is being helped in this situation and its BS. Democracy is dead in this country. Bush is no better than Chavez or Castro.

    October 3, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
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