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. AB

    Neocons keep blaming Clinton for Bush's mess. What they don't mention is that it was a Republican Congress then.

    October 3, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  2. Ken

    This is a big win for those that are insane and are blind to what the American people want. They are only interested in making the rich richer and the poor poorer! What a joke Bush is!

    AMERICA, wait and see what will happen now that this 110th congress brought on to the American people.

    And if the blind people that are supporting NOBAMA, elect him to be our next President, this country wil sink even further down and into a much larger mess than we are in right now.

    McCain/Palin 2008, to stop this kind of politics as usual! Stop the corruption in DC

    October 3, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  3. Pissedoff

    What a load of crap...

    Thanks, now how will I eat?

    October 3, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  4. Ron

    I am curious how many millions of dollars Bush will make off this deal. He was promoting this awful hard.

    October 3, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  5. Had enough!

    Just have to say I read the comments from Hillary's statement and you people are pathetic. You slam her, you praise her, you slam Bill, you praise Bill.

    What are all of you, Bi-polar or something? CNN loses all credibility by publishing your rants. Are you even human?

    October 3, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  6. Phil Newton in Murphy, Oregon


    Go away!

    Take McPalin with ya, doggone it!

    October 3, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  7. Jeff Brown

    Even though I try to remain a positive thinking person, I can't help but despise this poor excuse for a man!

    October 3, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  8. Barb

    I think Joe Biiden looked intelligent and thoughtful. Sarah Palin wants to be a vice president just like Dick Cheney. Yikes!!!!!

    October 3, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  9. paul

    Blame Bush! That is how Democrats think about every issue that pops up.

    Never put the blame where it might lead like Obama or Biden.

    Just keep saying it's all the fault of Bush and say it so much you might get orther dumb people like yourself to believe it.

    October 3, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  10. Jim in Puyallup

    Was Palin wired at the debate?

    October 3, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  11. Republican Supporters in the Dark

    On another topic: Why does Sarah Palin pronounce nuclear 'nu-qu-lar'. And why do so many Americans, including Palin, pronounce Irag 'eye-rack'. It's pronounce 'E-rack'. That is why education is important to this country. Americans are way behind other countries, academically. It's the foreign students that really 'carry' the universities. I brought my children to this country and it's so frustrating to know how behind the school system is here. My kids are so far ahead and we are from the Caribbean. So much for America being a first world country. Give me a break! That's why you have someone like Sarah Palin running for Vice President, and so many people in this country continue to support the Republican party which does not place any emphasis on education. WAKE UP AMERICA!!! Vote for a party that will dig you out of the ignorance hole. Education IS important.

    October 3, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  12. Owned...by uncle sam

    Well, you've all answered your own question.

    1) We vote out all of the incumbents
    2) We don't vote for Obama OR McCain. We vote for Bob Barr, the only presidential candidate against this bailout.

    Will it fix the problem? who knows, but the government has become "entitled". NO MORE.

    October 3, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  13. Rena

    It's pretty sad that this bill past; once again the wealthy is taken care of at the expense of the taxpayers. Man how much more will we have to endure. None, of this money will come back to us who worked so hard. They added another 100B to give to lobbiest and special interest. I give up, there is no hope for us.

    October 3, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  14. Nancy

    A big thanks to the Bush Administration and the Republicans for getting us in this mess. Why, oh why can't Republicans figure out economics and how to run a country?

    October 3, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  15. Bill

    Toss them all out. 700 Billion spent and they have no idea if it will help.

    October 3, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  16. Albo58

    As much as the Dimwits have tried to cover their tracks, they'll find out that people will NOT soon forget their contributions to this crisis! Blaming Bush for everything under the sun for the last 2+ years hasn't really accomplished anything and now people are looking back and seen first hand how incredibly inept the Dimwit Majority has been!

    October 3, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  17. Nancy

    Did someone say Sarah Palin is bright? She made roughly ten grammatical mistakes alone. She needs to get names of people right. She is a complete diss.

    October 3, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  18. sharon in Dallas

    Have any of you read Hostile Takeover or The Uprising? If not, you should. These books are very informative as to how our country really works.

    October 3, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  19. Enjoy in Moderation

    CNN and the Mainstream media consistently moderate out comments about Bob Barr, because they are scared.

    Bob is against this bailout...like most of America. If word got out that people actually had a CHOICE for president beyond that of McBama, we would see the political world shaken. Think about it. McCain and Obama take your donations and spend tens of millions of dollars on the media...who's going to lose if Barr gets elected. Not you, not me, but CNN, FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS...DishTV...

    October 3, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  20. Scott, British Columbia, Canada

    Hi my name is Sarah...I love lamp!

    October 3, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  21. No Hillary = No Obama

    Americans elected this moron twice. Let's not make the same mistake and elect Obama – a wannabe, who has no track record, has not put in his time, nor paid his dues nor earned his spurs. This would just be George Bush redux.

    October 3, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  22. DT

    If you're not rich don't expect anything from the bush adminatration or both congress, what a shame that some congress puts pork barrel in the bill and it goes thru. All the names that put the pork in and the ones that voted on it should be listed on the internet, so they can be voted out office.

    October 3, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  23. Rena

    I'm sorry but we are having too many important issues at this point and I don't need a likeable person but a responsible and knowledgeable person to be making decisions over my life and my children life. After, the first two debates between the presidential nominees and VP's; I have to say that the Obama/Biden ticket is more advantaged at leading us right now. McCain should have put Obama away on foreign policies and he didn't and Sarah only reestablished her personality and character as a person; I'm looking for more and she just didn't have more. Overall Obama and Biden showed knowledge, skills, experience and the ability to handle crisis’s without being erratic and all over the place. They show true leadership and that's what I'm looking for in this election; it is too important to me and too vital for my children’s future. Please do not play around with this. This is not a race and gender competition people; though I'm sure at this point it is playing a big part in it. But at the end of the day people we must think about our finances and our soldiers after you have looked at skin color and a person of gender as to say which has the more important factor that determines our future; color/gender or knowledge/judgment along with some experience. I say some experience because that is not a factor as much as being able to make sound decisions and judgments, because if experience was a big factor than we would not be in this mess we are in, now would we? Experience has left me with a bad taste in my mouth because I voted for Bush believing that he had experience and ability to lead us and he failed us as so did his father.

    October 3, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  24. saveyourrhetoric

    Had enough you are right on target.

    October 3, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  25. Ben - Portland, Or

    Albo58, you need to take a step back. You can't possible say that the house is responsible for the past 2 years. They can't get anything through the senate because the republicans won't break with the party... the house would have done plenty if the senate republicans had enough courage to work with them. It was the house republicans that put a halt to this thing on Monday and wrecked our 401k plans and investments. The republicans are the ones who deregulated everthing and treated the markets like a cash grab.

    October 3, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
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