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Here's how they voted

The plan failed 205-228, splitting largely along partisan lines in South Florida: Democrats Kendrick Meek, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Alcee Hastings, Ron Klein, Tim Mahoney and Robert Wexler backed the bill.

Republicans Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen voted against it.

Democrat Kathy Castor of Tampa voted against the bill, however,

After thoughtful consideration and review, saying it didn't "provide sufficient help to middle-class families in the housing squeeze or taxpayer protections."

Klein called it an "undesirable, but essential, plan to stabilize our financial system and get our economy back on track."

White House spokesman Tony Fratto said President Bush was "very disappointed" with the vote, but fellow GOP'er Ros-Lehtinen said it "had a sky high price tag and did not address the needs of our hard-working middle class families who are struggling to make ends meet."

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Tiff

Tim Mahoney (D) voted for the Bill as well.

Joe

When do the Jeb and George Bush commercials for Mario and Lincoln begin? We can't wait to see them. Viva Bush!! Viva Bush!!

Mari

Bush is the best President this nation has ever had. He could win a third term if the Constitution allowed it. The Diaz-Balarts' have been loyal supporters and will be adequately rewarded. Viva Bush indeed.

Sammy

Mario and Lincoln are very proud of their relationship with our nations Honored President George Bush as well as with the most intelligent Governor this nation has ever known Jeb Bush. They have accomplished much for their districts by nurturing these relationships.

Matt

Holy crap. I knew Florida was the South but praising George Bush? "Bush is the best president this nation ever had."

Have you seen what other Americans think? Have you seen the approval ratings? Did you notice they are the 2nd lowest of ALL TIME? Have you?

HC

Senators Biden, McCain, and Obama voted for the Senate bailout bill in spite of the bill stating that manufacturers of energy-efficient appliances will qualify for up to $250 in federal tax credits for each machine they produce over the next three years. Total cost to taxpayers: $322 million over 10 years. Two separate tax breaks for film companies that produce movies in the U.S.: Total cost to taxpayers: almost $500 million.An extension of tax rebates to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on rum duties. Total cost to taxpayers: $192 million over 10 years. Six pages of earmarks to benefit Alaskan fisherman who were victims of the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster. Total cost to taxpayers: $239 million. The bill also contains a $10 million credit to help employers with the costs of storing the bicycles of their employees who commute to work. Senators Cantwell, Dorgan, Feingold, Johnson, Landrieu, Nelson, Stabenow, Tester, Wyden - all Democrats and most from the West - did not vote for this legislation. If this is the change the presidential nominees are talking about then we are not going to see any progress. Rock on!

HC

Senators Biden, McCain, and Obama voted for the Senate bailout bill in spite of the bill stating that manufacturers of energy-efficient appliances will qualify for up to $250 in federal tax credits for each machine they produce over the next three years. Total cost to taxpayers: $322 million over 10 years. Two separate tax breaks for film companies that produce movies in the U.S.: Total cost to taxpayers: almost $500 million.An extension of tax rebates to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on rum duties. Total cost to taxpayers: $192 million over 10 years. Six pages of earmarks to benefit Alaskan fisherman who were victims of the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster. Total cost to taxpayers: $239 million. The bill also contains a $10 million credit to help employers with the costs of storing the bicycles of their employees who commute to work. Senators Cantwell, Dorgan, Feingold, Johnson, Landrieu, Nelson, Stabenow, Tester, Wyden - all Democrats and most from the West - did not vote for this legislation. If this is the change the presidential nominees are talking about then we are not going to see any progress. Rock on!

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