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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 11:08 PM
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When did the Congress give the White House the entire $700 billion ???
Edited on Thu Dec-04-08 11:11 PM by kentuck
The Congress, the frigging Congress, appropriated half of the $700 to the Treasury Dept to keep the banks from collapsing just a few weeks ago. Now I read today that they are asking the White House to give some of the $350 billion remaining to help the Big Three??? What are they asking the White House for? Don't they have the money? When did they give the other $350 billion to the White House??

I am confused. They would have had nothing if the Congress had not appropriated it. It is up to the Congress to turn that money loose - not the White House. Where is this silly talk coming from??
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 11:28 PM
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1. They haven't. (nt)
Edited on Thu Dec-04-08 11:28 PM by w4rma
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 11:36 PM
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2. Then why are Barney Frank and the Dems asking the White House to turn over the money???
I read it elsewhere.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:08 AM
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3. Are they talking about the initial $350 billion already handed over without any string attached?(nt)
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:33 AM
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4. Congress doesn't seem willing to assert itself ??
And exercise its rights as given by our Constitution.
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