WY Elections
10:15 am
Mon September 22, 2008

Carter, Rothfuss and Enzi React to Bailout

Laramie, WY – Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Nick Carter says Washington and Wall Street need a facelift in light of the government's $700 billion economic bailout.

Carter is running against Senator John Barrasso.

"I don't know who has been asleep at the bus here, but it's a staggering amount. We need to redo the way Washington does business. We need to redo the way Wall Street gets off the hook. We need accountability and we need that in spades right now," Carter said.

Senator Mike Enzi says taxpayers "should not be asked to absorb this toxic financial waste without some protections. Those CEOs and decisionmakers at the financial institutions who caused this crisis must feel the pain of recovery," Enzi said.

Democrat Chris Rothfuss is trying to unseat Senator Mike Enzi in the general election. He says he does not favor the bailout, and companies that made mistakes deserve to fail. Rothfuss says federal money should go into companies that made good financial decisions