"On September 29, 2008, I voted against the Paulson Plan to address the crisis in our nation’s economy," said Rep. Kenny Marchant, R-Coppell. "The process that led to consideration of this legislation was hurried and closed to alternative ideas from conservative members of Congress."
"I was uncomfortable voting for a bill that left the American taxpayers at considerable risk. When dealing with a crisis like this, the process needs to be open and transparent. This process was not open, punished the taxpayer, and rewarded those that were responsible for the crisis. I remain committed to working with my colleagues to pass a free-market alternative that protects the taxpayer and allows our economy to not only survive, but thrive."
Marchant said he heard from almost 2,000 constituents across the 24th district – "many for the first time." "The resounding message sent to me," he said, "was to slow down and work on a free-market solution that protects the taxpayer."
-- Maria Recio