Progressive candidate Thomas Hermann says Congressman Peter Welch was
wrong to vote for the legislation. But Welch says the bill is an
important first step to help restore the country’s financial system.
Peter Welch has faced the question of whether to support the latest version of the federal bailout of the financial industry; Former Vermont federal prosecutor George Terwilliger says the Justice Department should drop its criminal investigation of Alberto Gonzales;
Earlier this week, Congressman Peter Welch voted against the bail out plan because he was
concerned that it placed too great a burden on taxpayers. Welch says he needs to balance several factors as he decides how he’ll vote on the amended bill.
Senator Bernie Sanders will join his colleagues later today to vote on a Senate version of an economic bail out package. Before catching a plane to Washington, he spoke with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about the package.
The University of Vermont has been hit by the American financial crisis; Journalist says the bailout that the U.S. Senate will vote on today is the wrong approach; Phish is getting back together; more…