OK, let's put partisan politics aside for a moment. Let's also put aside the very important question of whether the bailout is necessary or the right response. If we had to do this, the Republicrats and Demo-cons should've agreed to 0% pork. No energy, education, military or other unrelated spending. This whole thing should ONLY be about financial system issues. Instead we got (among other things): $223M for Alaskan fisherman $192M for rum producers in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands $128M for auto racing $33M for companies operating in American Samoa $10M for film & TV production $6M for producers of wooden arrows Simply an outrage. We're in midst of this crisis, have huge unfunded liabilities for baby boomers on the horizon, yet we're going to spend all this extra money? Throw all those bums out....or have another tea party.