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Monday, September 29, 2008

Bailout Can Still Be Defeated: Call or Email Now

It's still up in the air whether the bailout bill has the votes to pass. I'm sure most of you reading this have seen and heard many convincing arguments against this fraudulent giveaway. Here are some more by David Sirota that provide useful summaries you can tap when contacting your members of Congress. It's not often we can see ourselves on the same side as the rightwing Republicans, but this is one of those times, isn't it?

Joshua Holland at Alternet provides a glimpse of what a progressive bailout would look like. Why aren't more Dems pushing for this kind of solution? They're certainly feeling pressured by Wall Street's clever extortion plot, but let's hope enough of them see through this ploy and vote for the interests of their constituents. We have to apply some pressure in the opposite direction if there's any hope for defeating this boondoggle.

Congress.org makes it easy to email the people who count on this. Or click here to find phone numbers and other contact info for New Mexico's Congressional delegation.

September 29, 2008 at 09:31 AM in Business, Corporatism, Crime, Economy, Populism, Government | Permalink


Heather Wilson just delivered another steaming pile in favor of Mccain and Palin (who's a maverick and refreshing according to Wilson and "just where she should be" on tax issues (like she left the tax payers of Wasilla holding the bag on millions in debt.)

Posted by: suz | Sep 29, 2008 11:34:41 AM

There is also a petition circulating among the academic economists, a lot of them from UChicago, mostly among the top tier schools anyway.

They all say there is a better way.

I think this whole thing is worse than anything we have imagined. I just think about how easy it was for Hitler.

We are there.

Posted by: bg | Sep 29, 2008 11:41:39 AM

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