Although it’s hard to find anyone that was truly thrilled with this exact bailout bill, we can all breathe a sigh of relief that on its second attempt the House reluctantly passed it.
Despite an ‘alleged’ last minute crisis among the Republicans that they wouldn’t be able to provide enough votes to pass, the thing went through with a pretty wide margin: 263-171.
Wall Street is pretty friggin’ excited! They just started playing ‘The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow’ over the loud speakers at the New York Stock Exchange. Although DealBreaker has a list of other songs they should have played, I think playing this video on a continuous loop on every monitor would have been much more fitting.
CNN: House Passes Bailout, October 3, 2008