For one of the first times in my life, I am ignoring my principles and acting in pure self-interest. I am in the midst of trying to settle on the sale of my house, I desperately need this closing, and I am afraid the buyer’s loan, with a 10% down payment will not go through. Therefore, although I hate the bill that the Senate passed like poison, hate most of the Christmas tree ornaments that were hung on it, hate the fiscal irresponsibility it represents, I not only called my Congressman and asked him to vote for it, but I called every member of my family and asked them to call their congresscritters and talked to my neighbors and asked them to call our congressman about it. I called the real estate agents and asked them to contact the buyers. Now I’m talking to my friends on the Dope.
It’s not just pure self-interest either. We need to get this done. The bill sucks, no question about it. But are we going to get anything better in time to save anything? I mean, Paul Krugman is willing to suck it up and support it, or at least he was on Countdown last night. He didn’t like it, but he reluctantly said it was better than nothing.
What do the SDMB pundits think?