“Smartest Jeb of the Year” 2008 Award Winner
// September 29th, 2008 // Sign of the times
His comments were regarding the ‘‘Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008″ (a.k.a. “The Bailout Plan”) that failed to pass today.
Rep. Jeb Hensarling, a conservative Texas Republican, said before voting, “The relevant test is, when you look at the good in the bill, when you look at the bad in the bill — does it take America in a direction that you believe America should go? By that test, Madam Speaker, I will vote no on this legislation.”
Update (10-14-2008): This unfortunate legislation passed when presented to the House later in that week with an extra $150B of special interest program funding.