Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) speaking sanely in an insane world:

"The federal government's propensity to bail out failing companies in struggling industries ought to be troubling to all taxpayers," said Flake. "Aside from the fiscal impact of spending money that the federal government doesn't have, these bailouts will likely have the opposite of their intended effect."

"Federal bailouts may stave off short-term economic damage, but the long-term economic outlook will be much worse if the market is not allowed to make its own adjustments."

"While the Bush Administration certainly shares blame for these bailouts, this Congress may designate itself as the ‘Bailout Congress' if we follow through on a rumored bailout of the auto industry."

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Flake in reason. And on reason.tv, making sense about U.S.-Cuba policy and economic freedom: