With the economy on the brink and elections looming, Congress approved an unprecedented $700 billion government bailout of the battered financial industry on Friday and sent it to President Bush for his certain signature.Oh, suck it up, America. Quit your whining. Don't pretend to care about the economy now. You voted for these idiots, and you'll most likely vote for them again in November -- unless you happen to be someone who learns from his or her mistakes.
The final vote, 263-171 in the House, a comfortable margin that was 58 more votes than it garnered on Monday. The vote capped two weeks of tumult in Congress and on Wall Street, punctuated by daily warnings that the country confronted the gravest economic crisis since the Great Depression if lawmakers failed to act.