Says it right here - "the Bush administration "strongly opposes" Democrats' housing rescue package, calling it a bailout that would expose taxpayers to excessive risk."
I suppose the billions of dollars of taxpayer dollars he authorized to bail out Bear Stearns posed no risk, hm?
And here's something else Bush doesn't like, either: a Senate vote seeking equal pay for women. I guess it's okay with him for women getting only 77 cents for every dollar men earn for doing the same job. We are in the 21st century, right? The Civil Rights act did become law forty-four years ago, right?
And Senator John McCain decided to skip the vote last night in order to campaign for president, saying he opposed the measure because it would prompt a flood of lawsuits. I know it's a critical time for McCain - he's got to really strive hard to get that Republican nomination for president. Waitaminnit! Hasn't he already got the nomination? So...what, exactly, was so critically important in his presidential campaign that he had to skip out on this vote?