Even Pat Toomey thinks Dent’s vote for Wall Street bailout was Washington being “too liberal with our money”
Toomey comes out against Dent’s Wall Street bailout vote on TV
BETHLEHEM, PA. – In a recent television commercial, Congressman Pat Toomey said that Congressman Sestak was being “too liberal with our money” when he voted for the Wall Street bailout. In last Monday’s debate, Congressman Dent tried very hard to defend the Wall Street bailout, but his close political ally and Wall Street expert Pat Toomey is now saying that “Wall St is the last place that should ever get a taxpayer bailout.”
The question is, does Pat Toomey also think Charlie Dent was being “too liberal with our money” when he voted for the no strings attached $850 billion Wall Street bailout?
“Even conservative Pat Toomey thinks Congressman Dent is part of the problem in Washington,” said John Callahan. “To use Toomey’s own words, Congressman Dent was being ‘ too liberal with our money’ when he voted to give his Wall Street contributors an $850 billion taxpayer funded bailout.”
One of the strongest criticisms of Wall Street bailouts actually came from Congressman Dent. Congressman Dent was against the bailout…
“This bailout plan would have exposed taxpayers to a risk of $700 billion to buy toxic assets at inflated prices…Wall Street would benefit at the expense of the taxpayers. That is not acceptable.”
… before he was for it. Just three days after saying this, Dent flip flopped and voted for the larger, pork filled $850 Billion Wall Street bailout.
“Like a typical Washington politician, Congressman Dent was against the Wall Street bailout before he voted for it,” said Mayor John Callahan.
You can watch Pat Toomey’s new commercial by clicking here.
In it, Toomey says “Wall St is the last place that should ever get a taxpayer bailout.” Toomey closes his ad by saying that those who voted for the Wall Street bailout were being “too liberal with our money.”
Congressman Dent has taken at least $313,079 from Commercial Banks and Securities & Investment Special Interests. Center for Responsive Politics.
In October of 2008, Congressman Dent voted the no strings attached $850 Billion Wall Street Bailout. H.R. 1424, Vote #681, 10/3/08
In April of 2009, Congressman Dent voted to allow failed Wall Street executives to reward themselves with your tax dollars. H.R. 1664, Vote #182, 4/1/09.
Congressman Dent was against the Bailout before he was for it. Bucks County Courier Times, “Murphy Blasts Lawmakers for Failure,” September 30, 2008; Byline: Gary Weckselblatt