Argument: Politicians should not put elections over needed bailout
- Debate: $700 billion US economic bailout - pro argument.
Aaron Blake. "Challengers say no to planned bailout — vulnerable incumbents follow suit". The Hill. 29 Sept. 2008 - "the vast majority of vulnerable incumbents voted against the bill, including a slew of freshman Democrats, three of the four House members running for Senate, and almost all vulnerable Republicans." This indicates that politicians placed re-election over more important national interests.