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House Minority Leader Boehner:

Minority Leader John Boehner nearly choked up as he begged his Republican colleagues to vote “in the best interest of their country” for the bailout bill.

Admitting that the outcome is in “serious doubt,” an impassioned Boehner implored his colleagues to cast aside politics — and possibly endanger their own political futures — by voting yes.

“Think about what happens to your friends, your neighbors, your constituents … These are the votes that separate the men from the boys and the girls from the women — these are the votes your constituents sent you here to vote for on their behalf — these are the kind of votes where we have to look into our souls.”

Speaker of the House Pelosi:

When was the last time someone asked you for $700 billion?

It is a number that is staggering, but tells us only the costs of the Bush Administration’s failed economic policies-policies built on budgetary recklessness, on an anything goes mentality, with no regulation, no supervision, and no discipline in the system.

Democrats believe in the free market, which can and does create jobs, wealth, and capital, but left to its own devices it has created chaos.