I'm sorry, Senator, but what baloney you are shoveling. I'm so sick of this "the bill's not perfect but it's better than nothing" spin to support voting for legislation that just isn't good enough. 2900 pages of legislation, that I doubt you or any other Senator has read in its entirety, is going to have plenty of things wrong in it, but there's nothing more wrong than the lack of reform for Fannie and Freddie. They were (with the support of Frank and Dodd) the real reasons for the current collapse of the real estate market, yet you say we'll see what we can do to fix them in the future. What a joke! You know they're broken. Do something about it now, or don't vote for the bill until they are fixed. Use the leverage of your vote to make change now! Do what the people of Massachusetts sent you to do - to be a leader, not a follower.
You said you waited until the $19M of bank taxes were removed. Big deal. The money was just reallocated from unspent TARP money. This was not the purpose of TARP, but when does this administration ever follow the rules. It's a continuing shell game that uses trickery and slick talk to baffle the American people.
Like others, I'm very sorry I contributed to your campaign. Your support of this bill and lame attempt to validate it makes you just another RINO. I gave you my money because I thought you represented change and had enough backbone to stand your ground. Apparently I was wrong on both counts.
Another sad day in America. I'm so afraid we are losing this great country, and to know I gave money to someone that's contributing to the downfall of America makes me angry. If you vote for this bill, you'll never see another dime from me, and I'm sure many others. This vote will seal that you won’t be re-elected to another term.