You can thank the dems. They had control of the house and have the right to either bring a bill to the floor or not. They KNEW they didn't have enough votes to win the vote but yet they pushed it through anyway. Obama, who himself said he supported the bill refused to "be a leader" and never called any of his democrat friends to urge passage. 40% of the dems opposed it. Even Barney Frank's own committee members who are dems failed to vote for it. To further sabotage the effort, the queen bee herself, Pelosi gave an partisan speech aimed at curtailing any support the bill may have had among some Republicans. So why would these morons do this? One reason. So Bizerk Nobama can run around on the stump all day today saying, "we lost all this money in one day and it's the Bush-McCain economic policy". And in the same breath this bafoon says, we need bipartisan effort on this for the American people. This is the biggest BS artist in the history of the country and many voters are buying it. It's a shame too, but at this point, the MSM is in love with this fool that they will never report any of this.