"When was the last time anyone ever asked you for $700 billion?'' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) asked the House near the close of debate Monday.
"It's a staggering figure.... $700 billion, a staggering number, but only a part of the cost of the failed Bush economic policies to our country,'' Pelosi said, blaming Bush for inheriting a budget surplus and turning it into a record deficit with "reckless economic policies.... "It's really an anything goes mentality, no regulation, no supervision, no discipline. And if you fail, you will have a golden parachute, and the government will bail you out,'' Pelosi said. "Those days are over. The party is over.''
President Bush, the favored punching bag of Democrats everywhere, isn't running for anything and is 3 months away from going back to private life. Who else can they blame? I have some ideas... courtesy of the New York Times, circa 2006.
And the Freddie/Fannie fans...
What about the Republicans? Surely they have some blame in this, right?
From April 2001:
What say you, Speaker Pelosi?
Where are the Special Investigators? The endless televised hearings?