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Age : 51
Localisation : USA
Opinion politique : Homme de gauche,anti-imperialiste....
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Date d'inscription : 21/08/2006
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|Sujet: http://news.aol.com/article/senate-roll-call-on-financial-bailout/197851 Jeu 2 Oct 2008 - 11:16|| |
How did your Senators vote?
Both of mine: Boxer and Feinstein voted "Yes"
My congresswoman (Pelosi) is the major cheerleader for the House version.
We are being sold down the river.
All the senators running for pres/vice pres are rushing home to vote on the bailout. Now, it seems it will include big tax breaks for business as well as the $700 billion transfer of tax payer cash to buy bad investments. They are putting their signatures on a massive transfer of tax dollars to big finance. Their donors will be happy they made the trip - important for them for the vote to be over 60 senators to show the House that they mean business. So Obama, Biden, McCain are rushing home to show their pay masters that when they are told to jump they will jump, bow when they are told to bow and sing when they are told to sing.
They will not even consider the bailout, err rescue, that would cost tax payers nothing and do the most to stabilize the mortgage markets -- bankruptcy reform, i.e. allowing a judge to restructure mortgage loans so the home owner can pay back the loan and keep their house -- and the banks get their money. Not a penny of tax payer dollars in that change - but it is resisted most vociferously by Congress. Sadly, Obama was the loudest voice to quickly take it off the table as an option to consider. The failure to deal with bankruptcy will mean a massive transfer of wealth from the poor and lower middle class to the banks. The people will lose their major asset in life, the bank will take it over and the people will get poorer while the banks get richer. A theft on top of the tax breaks and $700 billion.
Amazing they run against each each other when they agree on so much!
Quote of the Day: "We have nothing to fear but fear-mongering itself." David Cay Johnston on describing the inaccurate reporting on the stock market drop -- applies to U.S. politicians as well.
Candidate Comparison: Top Contributors
These tables list the top donors to these candidates in the 2008 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate , rather the money came from the organization's PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Because of contribution limits, organizations that bundle together many individual contributions are often among the top donors to presidential candidates. These contributions can come from the organization's members or employees (and their families). The organization may support one candidate, or hedge its bets by supporting multiple candidates. Groups with national
networks of donors - like EMILY's List and Club for Growth - make for particularly big bundlers.
Goldman Sachs $691,930
University of California $611,207
Citigroup Inc $448,599
JPMorgan Chase & Co $442,919
Harvard University $435,769
Merrill Lynch $298,413
Citigroup Inc $269,251
Morgan Stanley $233,272
Goldman Sachs $208,395
JPMorgan Chase & Co $179,975
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root---
Henry David Thoreau