The Washington Times - September 23, 2008, 10:03AM

Vice President Cheney is on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning meeting with Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate who are up at arms about the government’s $700 economic rescue plan.

Sen. Richard Shelby, Alabama Republican, has been the vanguard leader for conservatives who believe the government’s massive intervention is taking the U.S. towards a socialist-style government.


As President Bush speaks to the United Nations in New York, and Congress hears testimony from Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Mr. Cheney is meeting behind closed doors with Republicans who have been most gravely concerned and angry about the plan.

Josh Bolton, the president’s chief of staff and a former Goldman Sachs executive, and Keith Hennessy, the president’s economic advisor, are also with Mr. Cheney, briefing lawmakers.