"The S&P/TSX stock index plunged more than 800 points as the vote on the U.S. bailout plan looked certain to fail. A preliminary tally of the votes in the House of Representative showed 226 against and 207 for the controversial US$700-billion package."The House Republicans of course wanted this thing to pass, but didn't want to be too supportive of it because then they couldn't use it against the Democrats. Nice to see their priorities are in the right place: country first? My ASS.