Baloney! Democrats should respond by simply saying: No, no, no! They gave Bush a blank check after Sept. 11, 2001, in the Patriot Act. They gave him another blank check for the war in Iraq. They should not betray American taxpayers by giving him another one now, for Wall Street.
Democrats should tell the president and Paulson: No Blank Check and no Bailout. Period. We will not even consider voting for it unless ... unless there’s some real relief included for working Americans and unless there are some tough new rules and regulations for Wall Street.