It's Over, Ben, We're Not Keeping the Republic
HR 1424 just passed and Congress applauded the marauding of our Republic. We "Small People" have been given a significant defeat. 237-153
Democrats: 154 yes; 58 nays
Republicans: 86 yeas; 103 nays
31 Reps not voting
- report from Cindy Sheehan
Bailing Out Wall Street by Selling out Main Street
By Cindy Sheehan
I am watching the debate on CSPAN over HR 1424 the "Emergency Economic Stabilization Act." As you can imagine there is empty rhetoric on both sides of the issue and there is bi-partisan support and opposition. If anything, it's a little more interesting than usual.
Rep Gary Miller (R-Ca), in a rare lapse of guarded "poli-speak" said that this bill would help the "Small People." Meaning, you and I. Fundamentally, that's what we are to the Congressional-Wall Street Cabal---the "Small People."
But, watching the proceedings, I am underwhelmed how these people are all of a sudden worried about we "Small People."
Kucinich: We Had Alternatives
In God We Trust, Wall Street Gets Cash
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 3, 2008) – Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) issued the following statement after voting against the Wall Street bail out plan, H.R. 1424, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008:
“The public is being led to believe that Congress has reconsidered its position because we have before us a better bill than we had a few days ago. It is the same bill plus hundreds of new pages for hundreds of millions of tax breaks. What does this have to do with the troubles of Wall Street?
“Driven by fear we are moving quickly to pass a bill, which may produce a temporary uptick for the market, but nothing for millions of homeowners whose misfortunes are at the center of our economic woes. People do not have money to pay their mortgages. After this passes, they will still not have money to pay their mortgages. People will still lose their homes while Wall Street is bailed out.