UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE The BILL PASSED TODAY, SOME CONGRESSMEN (WOMEN) WOKE UP!!!! YEAH, THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL IS COMING INTO VIEW, MIND YOU IT IS STILL A WAYS OFF. 10/4/08
My congressman voted AGAINST the bailout losing retirment savings for me and other tax payers (and voters). He will NOT get my vote for RE-Election.
I usually dont get political but I have had it when you wipe out 7% of the nations wealth by being stupid.
It is expected that this bill will be voted upon again later this week, be looking for my update. I watched President Bush talk about this today, and he too was very disappointed.
How did your Congressman Vote, This is just snippit from a longer story, here is the link.
Democrats — Cramer, Y; Davis, Y.
Republicans — Aderholt, N; Bachus, Y; Bonner, Y; Everett, Y; Rogers, Y.
Republicans — Young, N.
Democrats — Giffords, N; Grijalva, N; Mitchell, N; Pastor, N.
Republicans — Flake, N; Franks, N; Renzi, N; Shadegg, N.
Democrats — Berry, Y; Ross, Y; Snyder, Y.
Republicans — Boozman, Y.
Democrats — Baca, N; Becerra, N; Berman, Y; Capps, Y; Cardoza, Y; Costa, Y; Davis, Y; Eshoo, Y; Farr, Y; Filner, N; Harman, Y; Honda, Y; Lee, N; Lofgren, Zoe, Y; Matsui, Y; McNerney, Y; Miller, George, Y; Napolitano, N; Pelosi, Y; Richardson, Y; Roybal-Allard, N; Sanchez, Linda T., N; Sanchez, Loretta, N; Schiff, N; Sherman, N; Solis, N; Speier, Y; Stark, N; Tauscher, Y; Thompson, N; Waters, Y; Watson, N; Waxman, Y; Woolsey, N.
Republicans — Bilbray, N; Bono Mack, Y; Calvert, Y; Campbell, Y; Doolittle, N; Dreier, Y; Gallegly, N; Herger, Y; Hunter, N; Issa, N; Lewis, Y; Lungren, Daniel E., Y; McCarthy, N; McKeon, Y; Miller, Gary, Y; Nunes, N; Radanovich, Y; Rohrabacher, N; Royce, N.
Democrats — DeGette, Y; Perlmutter, Y; Salazar, N; Udall, N.
Republicans — Lamborn, N; Musgrave, N; Tancredo, Y.
Democrats — Courtney, N; DeLauro, Y; Larson, Y; Murphy, Y.
Republicans — Shays, Y.
Republicans — Castle, Y.
Democrats — Boyd, Y; Brown, Corrine, Y; Castor, N; Hastings, Y; Klein, Y; Mahoney, Y; Meek, Y; Wasserman Schultz, Y; Wexler, Y.
Republicans — Bilirakis, N; Brown-Waite, Ginny, N; Buchanan, N; Crenshaw, Y; Diaz-Balart, L., N; Diaz-Balart, M., N; Feeney, N; Keller, N; Mack, N; Mica, N; Miller, N; Putnam, Y; Ros-Lehtinen, N; Stearns, N; Weldon, Y; Young, N.
Democrats — Barrow, N; Bishop, Y; Johnson, N; Lewis, N; Marshall, Y; Scott, N.
Republicans — Broun, N; Deal, N; Gingrey, N; Kingston, N; Linder, N; Price, N; Westmoreland, N.
Democrats — Abercrombie, N; Hirono, N.
Republicans — Sali, N; Simpson, Y.
Democrats — Bean, Y; Costello, N; Davis, Y; Emanuel, Y; Foster, Y; Gutierrez, Y; Hare, Y; Jackson, N; Lipinski, N; Rush, N; Schakowsky, Y.
Republicans — Biggert, N; Johnson, N; Kirk, Y; LaHood, Y; Manzullo, N; Roskam, N; Shimkus, N; Weller, X.
Democrats — Carson, N; Donnelly, Y; Ellsworth, Y; Hill, N; Visclosky, N.
Republicans — Burton, N; Buyer, N; Pence, N; Souder, Y.
Democrats — Boswell, Y; Braley, N; Loebsack, Y.
Republicans — King, N; Latham, N.
Democrats — Boyda, N; Moore, Y.
Republicans — Moran, N; Tiahrt, N.
Democrats — Chandler, N; Yarmuth, N.
Republicans — Davis, N; Lewis, Y; Rogers, Y; Whitfield, N.
Democrats — Cazayoux, N; Jefferson, N; Melancon, Y.
Republicans — Alexander, N; Boustany, N; McCrery, Y; Scalise, N.
Democrats — Allen, Y; Michaud, N.
Democrats — Cummings, N; Edwards, N; Hoyer, Y; Ruppersberger, Y; Sarbanes, Y; Van Hollen, Y.
Republicans — Bartlett, N; Gilchrest, Y.
Democrats — Capuano, Y; Delahunt, N; Frank, Y; Lynch, N; Markey, Y; McGovern, Y; Neal, Y; Olver, Y; Tierney, N; Tsongas, Y.
Democrats — Conyers, N; Dingell, Y; Kildee, Y; Kilpatrick, N; Levin, Y; Stupak, N.
Republicans — Camp, Y; Ehlers, Y; Hoekstra, N; Knollenberg, N; McCotter, N; Miller, N; Rogers, N; Upton, Y; Walberg, N.
Democrats — Ellison, Y; McCollum, Y; Oberstar, Y; Peterson, N; Walz, N.
Republicans — Bachmann, N; Kline, Y; Ramstad, N.
Democrats — Childers, N; Taylor, N; Thompson, N.
Republicans — Pickering, Y.
Democrats — Carnahan, Y; Clay, N; Cleaver, N; Skelton, Y.
Republicans — Akin, N; Blunt, Y; Emerson, Y; Graves, N; Hulshof, N.
Republicans — Rehberg, N.
Republicans — Fortenberry, N; Smith, N; Terry, N.
Democrats — Berkley, N.
Republicans — Heller, N; Porter, Y.
Democrats — Hodes, N; Shea-Porter, N.
Democrats — Andrews, Y; Holt, Y; Pallone, Y; Pascrell, N; Payne, N; Rothman, N; Sires, Y.
Republicans — Ferguson, Y; Frelinghuysen, N; Garrett, N; LoBiondo, N; Saxton, Y; Smith, N.
Democrats — Udall, N.
Republicans — Pearce, N; Wilson, Y.
Democrats — Ackerman, Y; Arcuri, Y; Bishop, Y; Clarke, Y; Crowley, Y; Engel, Y; Gillibrand, N; Hall, Y; Higgins, Y; Hinchey, N; Israel, Y; Lowey, Y; Maloney, Y; McCarthy, Y; McNulty, Y; Meeks, Y; Nadler, Y; Rangel, Y; Serrano, N; Slaughter, Y; Towns, Y; Velazquez, Y; Weiner, Y.
Republicans — Fossella, Y; King, Y; Kuhl, N; McHugh, Y; Reynolds, Y; Walsh, Y.
Democrats — Butterfield, N; Etheridge, Y; McIntyre, N; Miller, Y; Price, Y; Shuler, N; Watt, Y.
Republicans — Coble, N; Foxx, N; Hayes, N; Jones, N; McHenry, N; Myrick, N.
Democrats — Pomeroy, Y.
Democrats — Kaptur, N; Kucinich, N; Ryan, Y; Space, Y; Sutton, N; Wilson, Y.
Republicans — Boehner, Y; Chabot, N; Hobson, Y; Jordan, N; LaTourette, N; Latta, N; Pryce, Y; Regula, Y; Schmidt, N; Tiberi, N; Turner, N.
Democrats — Boren, Y.
Republicans — Cole, Y; Fallin, N; Lucas, N; Sullivan, N.
Democrats — Blumenauer, N; DeFazio, N; Hooley, Y; Wu, N.
Republicans — Walden, Y.
Democrats — Altmire, N; Brady, Y; Carney, N; Doyle, Y; Fattah, Y; Holden, N; Kanjorski, Y; Murphy, Patrick, Y; Murtha, Y; Schwartz, Y; Sestak, Y.
Republicans — Dent, N; English, N; Gerlach, N; Murphy, Tim, N; Peterson, Y; Pitts, N; Platts, N; Shuster, N.
Democrats — Kennedy, Y; Langevin, Y.
Democrats — Clyburn, Y; Spratt, Y.
Republicans — Barrett, N; Brown, Y; Inglis, Y; Wilson, Y.
Democrats — Herseth Sandlin, N.
Democrats — Cohen, Y; Cooper, Y; Davis, Lincoln, N; Gordon, Y; Tanner, Y.
Republicans — Blackburn, N; Davis, David, N; Duncan, N; Wamp, N.
Democrats — Cuellar, N; Doggett, N; Edwards, Y; Gonzalez, Y; Green, Al, N; Green, Gene, N; Hinojosa, Y; Jackson-Lee, N; Johnson, E. B., Y; Lampson, N; Ortiz, N; Reyes, Y; Rodriguez, N.
Republicans — Barton, N; Brady, Y; Burgess, N; Carter, N; Conaway, N; Culberson, N; Gohmert, N; Granger, Y; Hall, N; Hensarling, N; Johnson, Sam, N; Marchant, N; McCaul, N; Neugebauer, N; Paul, N; Poe, N; Sessions, Y; Smith, Y; Thornberry, N.
Democrats — Matheson, N.
Republicans — Bishop, N; Cannon, Y.
Democrats — Welch, N.
Democrats — Boucher, Y; Moran, Y; Scott, N.
Republicans — Cantor, Y; Davis, Tom, Y; Drake, N; Forbes, N; Goode, N; Goodlatte, N; Wittman, N; Wolf, Y.
Democrats — Baird, Y; Dicks, Y; Inslee, N; Larsen, Y; McDermott, Y; Smith, Y.
Republicans — Hastings, N; McMorris Rodgers, N; Reichert, N.
Democrats — Mollohan, Y; Rahall, Y.
Republicans — Capito, N.
Democrats — Baldwin, Y; Kagen, N; Kind, Y; Moore, Y; Obey, Y.
Republicans — Petri, N; Ryan, Y; Sensenbrenner, N.
Republicans — Cubin, Y.
Today the Dow fell 777 points or 7% because the House rejected a bill to provide a $700 Billion boost to our ailing economy. Why, Because people in office can't read. I am a staunch Republican and even I support this bill.
The bill does NOT just give $700 Billion to these companies, leaving the tax payer (you and I) to pay for it.
It actually is a HUGE investment for the government that would actually make us money. For the $$$ we would be getting ASSETS!!! When the economy is stronger in a few YEARS the ASSETS would be worth MORE than the $700 Billion spent. WE WOULD WIN. The U.S. Government is one of the only organizations large enough to hold a $700 Billion Investment for years, but stupid enough to let it slip through their fingers, this could have been a way to staive off paying for medicare and social security for a few more years, until a better alternative arose. I am disgusted and will be checking to see which way my congressman voted to see if he deserves my vote!
I do believe that the market should correct part of itself as Goldman Sachs has and Wachovia being seized and sold.
My portfolio has fallen over 28% so far this year, yes my portfolio has some risky investments like Sirius and Fannie Mae, but I also have corner stone companies like Microsoft, GE, Wells Fargo, Coca Cola, and McDonalds. I am extremely lucky that I didnt put my Spain money into Stocks, I was thinking about it though.
All of my Spain money will stay in a money market account. I do believe that this is a buying opportunity for some stocks that were down that do not have a huge connection with the credit markets.
At least my loans in Prosper are doing well..... Want to make a quick $25, let me invite you to join prosper. (I make $25 too!)
I was given the idea that if I created a place for people to upload logos or a Sponsor's Section, I would get more companies to Donate to my Trip. SO....... I will now have a sponsored section and everytime someone donates $25, They will make it to the sponsored section! I received that idea from Linkedin.com connections!
I also purchased www.SpainorBust.com and that is set to my new online store!
I am also going to try and get a good name for selling books online! I will post it here when and if I can get one1
I made my first deposit into a money market account that will go toward my college trip to Spain. I deposited $750, I used a money market account because I can earn extra monthly interest. So, I am now 10% to my goal and need to raise the rest. I plan on having an online garage sale, online store, and by getting donations and selling things door to door. I am also getting things ready to put an ad in the paper where I will take left over items and put them in a local auction to raise money. I am also trying to do online surveys to get that little bit of extra money too! Let me know if you have an idea, I will try it and blog about it too!
I am completely changing the direction of this blog... I usually talk about my finances for investing on a college students budget. Well, not till June of 2009 will that continue. I signed up to go to Spain for spanish credits in May 2009. I need to raise $7,000.00 for this trip. I will only putting in $700 of my own money. So I will need to turn that little bit into the big amount. More as it comes available, I am still thinking about how I am going to do this!