Because he didn't say something like,
"The banks and lenders who claim to be in trouble made their own decisions. They are run by professionals in their business, and had access to the best advice available. Some of that advice was NOT to do the things that have gotten them into trouble.
Now, they are are asking the taxpayers to give them money. Huge sums of money, amounts so great that no one can calculate or even name them to any degree of certainty. They are asking the people of this country to take on an unknowable, yet cripplingly tremendous burden, to preserve corporate profits.
I will not vote to "bail out", "rescue", "protect" "lend to", or otherwise provide the citizens' money to huge corporations who have chosen to make bad business decisions.
These same corporations, when their profits were high, employed thousands of lawyers and accountants to be sure that they paid the very minimum tax possible. They weren't talking then about sharing, and I won't hear them talk about it now.
The only difference between Howard Jameson and AIG is scale. And the fact that AIG gave huge amounts of money to politicians, including me.
But the banks and corporations didn't buy my conscience, or my vote.
I'm sorry, but there will be serious pain and difficulty. It is better that that pain fall on the people who gambled and created it than on the prudent, the modest, the savers. I'm not going to put my name on anything that makes those careful people the chumps and losers in this.
Davy Crockett" was right.