Following Monday’s historic defeat of the “billionaire bailout for Wall Street,” the Senate took up the fight to fleece the taxpayer to an even greater degree — adding “sweeteners” to the bill to soften congressional opposition.
Rejecting public opinion polls that show a vast majority oppose the principle of a bailout, the Senate passed the bigger and badder bill by a vote of 75-25. Among the few to say no to Wall Street was independent senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders.
“The masters of the universe, those brilliant Wall Street insiders who have made more money than the average American can even dream of, have brought our financial system to the brink of collapse,” Sanders said, and are demanding that the middle class “pick up the pieces that they broke.”
Independent Joe Lieberman voted yes.