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The Senate votes 77-23 to end debate on Bernanke nomination, which proceeds to an immediate (and...

The Senate votes 77-23 to end debate on Bernanke nomination, which proceeds to an immediate (and almost surely successful) confirmation vote.
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  • herbert hoover
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    Wall Street rules!
    28 Jan 2010, 03:50 PM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    If they had any guts.......what was I thinking...
    28 Jan 2010, 03:57 PM Reply Like
  • bfstrog
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    It would be funny if 23 senators voted to end the debate just so they could turn around and oust Bernake in the actual confirmation vote. Unfortunately that won't happen - their campaign funds now rely on direct corporate backing due to the SP decision, so their votes must align with their wall st. masters' wishes.
    28 Jan 2010, 03:57 PM Reply Like
  • Jason Tillberg
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    The Printing Press wins. This should give a boost to gold and silver.
    28 Jan 2010, 03:59 PM Reply Like
  • Robert Radano
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    The devil they know as opposed to the devil they do not know. Money is free, what more do you want?
    28 Jan 2010, 04:00 PM Reply Like
  • MarketGuy
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    Looks like Obama's "Do the right thing for America" pep rally has already worn off. Business as usual.
    28 Jan 2010, 04:01 PM Reply Like
  • stanstan
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    That senators voted with their pockets. It's not about wall street or printing presses and such. If Bernanke lost this vote the markets would have dipped and made a significant dent on their net worth. I'm sure lot of these guys are heavily invested in the markets.

     

    They voted in their best interest. You heard Dodd warning everyone about a major market correction.

     

    Let's stop blaming wall street, the bankers and the Feds.

     

    Bottomline, our "leaders" in the Senate vote what's was in THEIR best interest. In this case it was about protecting their net worth.
    28 Jan 2010, 04:16 PM Reply Like
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