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A Bailout Rogues Gallery . . .

. . . Or for those who preferred the “rescue package,” the Members of Congress listed below are a group who saw the light. Or they were strong-armed by their party leadership. Or they horse-traded their support for some benefit to themselves or their districts.

Each of these explanations may be true in one or another case. Americans will tend to prefer the story that fits the ideological and policy positions they already had, just like most people think that the winner of last Thursday’s debate was the vice presidential candidate they already liked.

But, with just a month to go before the election, the passage of the financial services bailout gives voters a chance to make clear their preferences in Washington’s policies, and in the behavior of their representatives.

Below, we’ve compiled the list of congressmembers who changed their votes between Monday and Friday last week. Collectively, they allowed the $700,000,000,000 financial services bailout bill to pass and become law. We’ve also listed their opponents in the upcoming election, who may gain or lose ground based on the incumbent’s treatment of this very important issue.

Click below to jump to your state and see if your representative, or someone that represents friends or family members, was one of the now infamous vote-switchers. And what are you going to do about it? Give them a piece of your mind? Donate to them or their opponents? Write a letter to your local paper? That’s up to you.

[Update: In collecting images and data for this posted, we originally treated Rep. Julia Carson as the representative from Indiana's 7th District. Her grandson Andre Carson took her place when she passed away, and his image and information has now taken the place of hers below. Embarrassing error.]

[Update II: A list of all votes in order of state and congressional districts is here.]

[Update III: A Web site for Vermont challenger Jerry Trudell has been added. Yes, a wee bit late.]

Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont.

Arizona

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Tucson, Arizona (8th District) Democrat—1 term
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Tim Bee (R)
Paul Davis (Libertarian)

Rep. Harry E. Mitchell of Tempe, Arizona (5th District) Democrat—1 term
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
David Schweikert (R)
Warren D. Severin (Libertarian)

Rep. Ed Pastor of Phoenix, Arizona (4th District) Democrat—9 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Joe Cobb (Libertarian)
Don Karg (R)
Rebecca S. Dewitt (Green)

Rep. John B. Shadegg of Phoenix, Arizona (3d District) Republican—7 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Bob Lord (D)
Michael Shoen (Libertarian)

California

Rep. Joe Baca of Rialto, California (43d District) Democrat—5 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site

Opponent(s):
John Roberts (R)

Rep. Barbara Lee of Oakland, California (9th District) Democrat—6 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Jim Eyer (Libertarian)
Charles R. Hargrave (R)

Rep. Adam B. Schiff of Burbank, California (29th District) Democrat—4 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Charles Hahn (R)
Alan Pyeatt (Libertarian)

Rep. Hilda L. Solis of El Monte, California (32d District) Democrat—4 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site

Opponent(s):
none found

Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena, California (1st District) Democrat—5 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Zane Starkewolf (R)
Carol S. Wolman (Green)

Rep. Diane E. Watson of Los Angeles, California (33d District) Democrat—4 terms
Official Site

Opponent(s):
David C. Crowley (R)

Rep. Lynn C. Woolsey of Petaluma, California (6th District) Democrat—8 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Michael J. ‘Mike’ Halliwell (R)
Joel R. Smolen (Libertarian)(R)

Florida

Rep. Vern Buchanan of Sarasota, Florida (13th District) Republican—1 term
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Don Baldauf
Christine Jennings (D)
Jan Schneider

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Miami, Florida (18th District) Republican—10 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site

Opponent(s):
Annette Taddeo (D)

Georgia

Rep. John Lewis of Atlanta, Georgia (5th District) Democrat—11 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site

Opponent(s):
none found

Rep. David Scott of Atlanta, Georgia (13th District) Democrat—3 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site

Opponent(s):
Deborah A. Honeycutt (R)

Hawaii

Rep. Neil Abercrombie of Honolulu, Hawaii (1st District) Democrat—10 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Steve Tataii (R)
Li Zhao (Libertarian)

Rep. Mazie K. Hirono of Honolulu, Hawaii (2d District) Democrat—1 term
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Roger B. Evans (R)
Lloyd Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Mallan (Libertarian)
Shaun Stenshol (Independent)

Illinois

Rep. Judy Biggert of Hinsdale, Illinois (13th District) Republican—5 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Steve Alesch (Green)
Scott Harper (D)

Rep. Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. of Chicago, Illinois (2d District) Democrat—7 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site

Opponent(s):
Anthony W. Williams (R)

Rep. Bobby L. Rush of Chicago, Illinois (1st District) Democrat—8 terms
Official Site

Opponent(s):
Antoine Members (R)

Rep. Jerry Weller of Morris, Illinois (11th District) Republican—7 terms
*previously didn’t vote
Official Site
not running for reelection
Opponent(s):
Debbie Halvorson (D)
Marty Ozinga (R)
Jason Wallace (Green)

Indiana

Rep. Andre Carson, of Indianapolis, Indiana (7th District) Democrat—1 term
Official Site
Campaign Site

Opponent(s):
Gabrielle Campo (R)

Iowa

Rep. Bruce L. Braley of Waterloo, Iowa (1st District) Democrat—1 term
Official Site
Campaign Site

Opponent(s):
David Hartsuch (R)

Kentucky

Rep. John A. Yarmuth of Louisville, Kentucky (3d District) Democrat—1 term
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Edward Martin (Libertarian)
Anne M. Northup (R)

Louisiana

Rep. Rodney Alexander of Quitman, Louisiana (5th District) Republican—3 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site

Opponent(s):
Andrew Clack (R)

Rep. Charles W. Boustany of Lafayette, Louisiana (7th District) Republican—2 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Donald R. “Don” Cravins Jr. (D)
Peter Vidrine

Maryland

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Baltimore, Maryland (7th District) Democrat—7 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Michael T. Hargadon (R)
Ronald M. Owens-Bey (Libertarian)

Rep. Donna Edwards of Prince George’s County, Maryland (4th District) Democrat—1 term
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Peter James (R)
Thibeaux Lincecum (Libertarian)

Massachusetts

Rep. John F. Tierney of Salem, Massachusetts (6th District) Democrat—6 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site

Opponent(s):
Richard A. Baker (R)

Michigan

Rep. Peter Hoekstra of Holland, Michigan (2d District) Republican—8 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Ronald E. Graeser (U.S. Taxpayers)
Fred Johnson (D)
Dan Johnson (Libertarian)

Rep. Carolyn C. Kilpatrick of Detroit, Michigan (13th District) Democrat—6 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
George L. Corsetti (Green Party)
Gregory Creswell (Libertarian)
Edward Gubics (R)

Rep. Joe Knollenberg of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (9th District) Republican—8 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Douglas Campbell (Green Party)
Adam Goodman (Libertarian)
Jack Kevorkian
Gary C. Peters (D)

Minnesota

Rep. Jim Ramstad of Minnetonka, Minnesota (3d District) Republican—9 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site (announcing retirement)
Opponent(s):
Ashwin Madia
Erik Paulsen (R)
David Dillon

Missouri

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Kansas City, Missouri (5th District) Democrat—2 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site

Opponent(s):
Jacob Turk (R)

Nebraska

Rep. Lee Terry of Omaha, Nebraska (2d District) Republican—5 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site

Opponent(s):
Jim Esch (D)

Nevada

Rep. Shelley Berkley of Las Vegas, Nevada (1st District) Democrat—5 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Caren Alexander (American Independent)
Raymond J. “Jim” Duensing (Libertarian)
Kenneth A. Wegner (R)

New Jersey

Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen of Morristown, New Jersey (11th District) Republican—7 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Chandler Tedholm (For the People)
Tom Wyka (D)

Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. of Paterson, New Jersey (8th District) Democrat—6 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Derek DeMarco (Libertarian)
Roland ‘Rollie’ Straten (R)

New York

Rep. John R. “Randy” Kuhl, Jr. of Hammondsport, New York (29th District) Republican—2 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site

Opponent(s):
Eric J. Massa (D, Working Families)

North Carolina

Rep. Howard Coble of Greensboro, North Carolina (6th District) Republican—12 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site

Opponent(s):
Teresa S. Bratton (D)

Rep. Sue Wilkins Myrick of Charlotte, North Carolina (9th District) Republican—7 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Andy Grum (Libertarian)
Harry Taylor (D)

Ohio

Rep. Jean Schmidt of Miami Township, Ohio (2d District) Republican—2 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
David H. Krikorian (Independent)
Victoria Wells Wulsin (D)

Rep. Betty Sutton of Copley, Ohio (13th District) Democrat—1 term
Official Site
Campaign Site

Opponent(s):
David S. Potter (R)

Rep. Patrick J. Tiberi, of Galena, Ohio (12th District) Republican—4 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Steve Linnabary (Libertarian)
David Robinson (D)

Oklahoma

Rep. Mary Fallin of Tecumseh, Oklahoma (5th District) Republican—1 term
Official Site
Campaign Site

Opponent(s):
Steven L. Perry (D)

Rep. John Sullivan of Tulsa, Oklahoma (1st District) Republican—4 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site

Opponent(s):
Georgianna W. Oliver (D)

Oregon

Rep. David Wu of Portland, Oregon (1st District) Democrat—5 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Joel Haugen (Independent)
Chris Henry (Pacific Green)
Scott Semrau (Constitution)
H. Joe Tabor (Libertarian)

Pennsylvania

Rep. Charles W. Dent of Allentown, Pennsylvania (15th District) Republican—2 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site

Opponent(s):
Siobhan L. “Sam” Bennett (Democratic)

Rep. Jim Gerlach of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania (6th District) Republican—3 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site

Opponent(s):
Bob Roggio (D)

Rep. Bill Shuster of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania (9th District) Republican—4 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site

Opponent(s):
Tony Barr (D)

South Carolina

Rep. J. Gresham Barrett of Westminster, South Carolina (3d District) Republican—3 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Jane Dyer (D)

Tennessee

Rep. Zach Wamp of Chattanooga, Tennessee (3d District) Republican—7 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Ed Choate (Independent)
Jean Howard-Hill (Independent)
Doug Vandagriff (D)

Texas

Rep. K. Michael Conaway of Midland, Texas (11th District) Republican—2 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site

Opponent(s):
John R. Strohm (Libertarian)

Rep. Henry Cuellar of Laredo, Texas (28th District) Democrat—2 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
James ‘Jim’ Fish (R)
Ross L. Leone (Libertarian)

Rep. Al Green of Houston, Texas (9th District) Democrat—2 terms
Official Site

Opponent(s):
Brad Walters (Libertarian)

Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee of Houston, Texas (18th District) Democrat—7 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
John ‘Johnny’ Faulk (R)
Mike Taylor (Libertarian)

Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz of Corpus Christi, Texas (27th District) Democrat—13 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Robert E. Powell (Libertarian)
Willie Vaden (R)

Rep. Mac Thornberry of Clarendon, Texas (13th District) Republican—7 terms
Official Site
Campaign Site

Opponent(s):
Roger J. Waun (D)

Vermont

Rep. Peter Welch of Hartland, Vermont (At Large) Democrat—1 term
Official Site
Campaign Site
Opponent(s):
Mike Bethel (Independent)
Cris Ericson (Independent)
Thomas Hermann (Progressive)
Jane Newton (Liberty Union)
Jerry Trudell (Energy Independence)

[Did we fail to note a campaign, a campaign Web site, or anything else? Drop us a line.]

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Considering Congresslady Julia Carson died December 15, 2007, it’s highly doubtful she voted one way or another this week in Washington, DC.

What next? A post decrying Herbert Hoover for this bad economy? Keep up with the news!

Why bother to read this site if you can’t get basic facts like Congressional membership right?

Jim Harper

Good catch, Wilson46201. Thanks.

It was her grandson, Andre Carson, who should have gone up here. His name and image don’t yet appear in the Government Printing Office’s Congressional Pictorial Directory, so going to collect a picture of the “Carson” who represents Indiana’s 7th District got that result.

Pretty dumb error, I have to admit, but I’ve written before that I’m more focused on policy than politics and politicians. Not an excuse – just a plea that you’ll understand.

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Americans

A FINANCIAL REVOLUTION PART II

A Modern day “Boston Tea Party”, Americans all over America has gotten wise. Here is the American publics’ response to government, bailouts, stimulus packages and the putting us back to work to spend. The wizards of Government and Wall Street, through their greed and corrupt practices, have given us the people two options: risk destitution, foreclosure and bankruptcy or save. We’ve chosen to save. To save, save, save ourselves.

1. This isn’t working. The public doesn’t get information on what’s going in and what’s coming out of bills until the information is already out of date. We have no effective means of tracking and influencing the legislative process. Our participation is limited to whether or not we support saving the economy. We don’t have a seat at the table when it comes to the actual nature of making government work.
2. Whoever is in office be it Democrat or Republican makes no different. American government is about keeping the system going. The system is for the elite; corporate America, our elected officials and keeping capitalism alive. The masses of people are inconsequential and expendable at every level, rich, middle class and poor.
3. Let’s face Reality; the top 400 people in this country took in 250 million a piece each and every one of them for a year… ONE MILLION DOLLARS A DAY……or 100 billion for the year and paid less than 20% in taxes….and that was adjusted income,,,, What do you imagine their incomes were BEFORE the adjustments….
4. Wall Street is the CANARY in the COAL MINE… We will never make significant process until these people’s unmitigated GREED is alleviated by 94% tax rate….
5. The less you know, the less you care. The less you know, the more you believe. The less you know, the cheaper your job. The less you know, the weaker your opinion. The less you know, the easier you’re scared. The less you know the better pawn you are.
6. This is what the internet is all about! This is what transparency looks like! Put a million pissed off people with computers to work and stand back!
7. Judging a system only by the magnitude of profits is a fool’s assessment; capitalism as designed by free market fundamentalists, also, falls much harder when it fails, and it ALWAYS fails, as its design flaws make it impossible to sustain.
8. I am one of many unemployed Americans. I lost my job 10 months ago, and have yet to find employment. The harsh reality today is that I had 2 interviews for a long-term temp assignment, and still haven’t even landed a short-term assignment. I possess a graduate degree and have 9 years of direct work experience. The point of my comment is not to elicit pity; I am simply one of the millions of disillusioned Americans hoping for a better tomorrow.
9. Government tells us keep hope alive for that bridge building job or to pave roads. Who cares if you paid $100,000 for your education or what degree you hold?
10. American people, design stuff, manufacture stuff, construct stuff, grow stuff; create your own jobs. Human productivity, not financial manipulation.
11. I think we have to pull together. People on the lowest rung……they need the most support. If the gas prices go up, they can’t even get to work or feed the kids. They are looking at homelessness. Those who have stretched their resources and bought a house beyond their real capacity to guarantee repayment lured in by greedy bankers? They aren’t the worst who need to be saved. They took a bad risk.
12. A great way to put billions of dollars back into the economy via this stimulus bill, lobby for every Senator and Representative to take a 35% pay cut, every senator and rep receiving Soc Sec and drawing a congressional salary, give up Soc Sec, because that’s double dipping. Whittle down those aides and staff from 50 each to 5 each so these people can actually do the jobs they’re hired for instead of handing tasks off to a lackey. Also, cut off pensions for these losers. If American people who have lost all their pensions and the autoworkers who are being penalized for drawing pensions can do without, so can these moochers.
13. Alright everybody time to start calling our congress and senate.
14. For all of the pandering, the “moderates on both sides” are now getting ready to gut the budget, and prove that the only thing they believe in is a failed ideology of “supply side economics.” Cut taxes, raise defense spending, screw the poor.
15. This “bipartisanship”, “post-partisanship”, “new politics” is a complete and total failure.
16. For the Office of the President the people voted for change. But when it came to the Congress people voted for the status quo in both houses. The people in Congress are the same people who voted for the Iraq war, No Child Left Behind, TARP, etc. If you wanted change, you should have voted against your incumbent in the primary and general election. As long as the same people are in Congress we will not have change. 2010 you get another chance to do so.
17. We are still arguing Evolution and the rest of the developing world is investing in education, infrastructure, engineering and science. What do you expect in a highly competitive globalized business?
18. We are getting rolled by government. That has no experience in governing and it is showing. The lack of ability of government to pass a bill or negotiate with colleagues on an executive level civilly is showing every time key legislation needs to be passed. They have no idea what they are doing and so our congressional leadership is playing games and playing us like a fiddle…particularly with these catch phrase named bills where they through in the kitchen sink to be funded by us.
19. Could you explain how enormous government spending and borrowing from the Chinese will create long term private sector jobs?
20. We wouldn’t be in the position if we hadn’t gone heavily into debt to purchase sophisticated agreements that nobody really understood but seemed like a sure thing right up until they started destroying the economy. In the solution I see ominous reflections of the problem. Do we really know what we’re getting for our debt? Does anybody know if it will work? The answer is no.
21. It seems that most efforts to help the housing market are aimed at maintaining the artificially high inflated prices that are part of the problem. If you want to see home sales go through the roof, list a $100,000 house for $100,000 instead of $300,000 and watch what happens. Continuing to prop up these unrealistic home “values” only makes current mortgage holders’ ability to make their payments more tenuous (in this job market especially) and continues to price many prospective buyers out of the market entirely.
22. The real problem can be summed up with two numbers: Average price of houses sold in America in December 2008: $247,900. Average personal income 2007 (most recent data available): $38,611.
23. Hang onto your wallet…The states are collectively about 100 Billion in the red.
24. A tax rebate is tempting, but doesn’t change the bottom line, which is we aren’t making enough money to afford the housing bubble. Where I live $15,000 does not offset the fact that mortgages have doubled in a few short years. All this will do is lure people in who can’t afford it, and award those who can game the system. It will keep mortgages artificially high and we’ll need another boost down the road….
25. Doesn’t it seem that the bailout dollars will keep those sinking from going to the bottom and that then it will take even longer for the fail/rebirth cycle to run its course? Like the Phoenix that rose from the ashes, wouldn’t we need ashes before there could be an arising, and anything else will just prolong the misery.

American people while the old way of “storming the fort” was applicable in that day and age to signal revolt, this is modern America’s way, by us staging a “financial revolution”. Not buying into the consumerism that keeps the cycle of abuse going.

We have seen our annuities shrink by tens of thousands of dollars, and likewise, the value of our homes. Of course we are not spending. We may never spend. One reason is that we are so ANGRY at the corporations. We are tired of being subjected to social engineering every time we enter a store, tired of cheap junk merchandise from China, tired of our government being bought instead of representing us, tired of the government being taken over by armband religion, tired of our healthcare, tired of lousy schools that are unaffordable, tired of bailouts which is really nothing but more robbery of the people, specifically, the middle class.

We have no representation, no free press, and no recourse of any kind, except, not spending. So, by golly, we are not spending. It’s practice for when we won’t be able to spend anyway, because the government will end up with every last cent that we ever earn anyway.

Congress, American government, consider yourself notified. Americans are no longer “buying” the swampland, of buy, buy, buy, or, consume, consume, consume. It is now save, save, save ourselves. Unless you start mailing out checks directly to the American people to help bail us out, to get us through this depression, expect it to go on for as long as it takes, to bring down the system of the elite. You left us no other recourse. We are no longer going along with the program (stimulus, relief, bailout, TARP or whatever you decide to call the next bone); you heard it, first, from us…

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