Suicides from financial crisis cause concern

October 14, 2008 at 1:39 pm | Posted in Financial | Leave a comment
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Just came across this sad article.

Suicides from financial crisis cause concern

I had heard last week about the man from Los Angeles who offed his entire family.

I also heard Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) tell the story about the 90 year old widow from Akron. This was during the debate over the $700 bn Wall Street bailout on October 3rd.

The degree to which a Congress charged by the U.S. Constitution to “promote the general Welfare” does not give full vetting to life and death matters directly impacted by their dealings is scandalous. Such is life among pathetic jellyfish I suppose. How the likes of Kucinich come to represent but a minority sentiment in the House is nothing short of tragic. Sad, too, is how this reflects the face of a nation that, itself, appears suicidal…

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Was Wall Street Worth the Cost of Your Seat, Ms. Slaughter?

October 4, 2008 at 11:58 am | Posted in Political | 2 Comments
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Take a moment and watch this 30 second video…

Hey, what do you know! Congresswoman Slaughter wants to hear from us.

Thanks for coming.

Will you stand up with me against this Wall Street bailout she supported?

Let me begin by expressing my outrage over how anyone calling themselves a Democrat, like Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, could vote for the “Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.”

This is the despised Wall Street bailout. Enacted into law yesterday (10.3.08) with all haste, it appropriates $700 billion to buy up worthless mortgage securities whose original issuance is responsible for no end of misery to the American people.

Hey, I am just a little guy, like you. I am just as perplexed about what we can do. But I had this idea…

Can we somehow make a political statement?

But how? Well, I thought simply by leading a charge to vote Louise Slaughter out of office. This for her support of the Wall Street bailout legislation.

I know, this probably seems far-fetched. But with some momentum, it could take on a life of its own.

The sole objective simply is to send a unified message, and do this at the expense of Louise Slaughter’s seat in Congress. Why should we lay down and accept a representative who clearly lacks the courage to stand up on matters of sound principle?

This bailout package is an abomination. It is no solution to the severe economic problems we face. It is a gift to those who are responsible for putting our nation in the terribly vulnerable position we find ourselves.

On a moment’s notice the Treasury Secretary — one of Wall Street’s own — blackmails the People, just before the Congress is preparing to leave town.

And then there’s the Congress … putting on a good show for one day, pretending to listen to the People … and then three days later it just lays down.

What a bunch of pathetic jellyfish!

Our economy is incapable of generating enough wealth to pay even its current debt obligations, let alone those being added by this bailout. If the Congress possessed even an ounce of courage, it would have taken the extraordinary step it eventually will have to take.

We are months away from a bankruptcy reorganization of the entire financial system.

Hey, I am not here to lecture you. The solutions to our economy’s plight are not complex. But they probably are new to you.

Yet you might not be interested in the details of what must be done to get our country back on track. I don’t know your position. So, let’s just leave it at that.

I will be honest with you. As a Democrat, it pains me to do something like this, as it might seem I am endorsing her equally clueless opponent, David Crimmen. We are, indeed, facing a severe economic crisis and Mr. Crimmen is so “inside the box” with his free market ideological stance I could almost puke at the prospect of him representing you and me in Congress.

However, as far as I am concerned, Ms. Slaughter’s opponent could be Mickey Mouse and it would not matter. Louise has demonstrated she is not willing to stand up for the little guy — those who have been chewed up and spit out by Wall Street and this free market casino they call an economy. I have had enough. I hope you have, too.

If you’re a little guy like me, then join this effort to stand in opposition to the direction our nation is taking.

Here is what I propose.

First, e-mail Louise. Tell her what we are doing.

You might say something like this: “I am joining the effort to remove you from office. Your failure to stand up for the little guy in voting for the $700 billion Wall Street bailout is contemptible. This was your chance to represent the principles expressed in the Constitution’s Preamble and you blew it. You are no longer fit for the U.S. House of Representatives.”

Go ahead. Copy and paste that. Or say whatever you want.

Look, I know this might seem crazy. I understand, too, this might make you uncomfortable. I am sure there are other things we could do, but at least this is something. It’s a start. It seems we are so terribly isolated. I thought this might be a way to reveal we are not as helpless as it may seem sometimes.

Please join me. Just this once. Put away your skepticism. Take this simple act.

Okay, so that’s step 1Email Congresswoman Slaughter and let her know your objection to her support for the $700 billion Wall Street bailout.

Step 2… Send a blank email to NoSlaughter (at) yahoo (dot) com. Make the subject line “End the Slaughter.”

This is for the press and for Washington. This is how we let our so-called “leadership” and our so-called “free press” get some better idea of how many of us are ready to fight the direction this nation is taking. It’s the wrong path and we have had enough.

A blank email will do. You don’t need to say anything. It will take you all of 15 seconds to “get ‘er done.”

We need to get upwards of 100,000 Rochesterians to join this effort, and we’ve got four weeks to do it. If we succeed, then maybe we will light a fuse.

Step 3… Email people you know and ask them to take a look at the letter that brought you here. Ask them to join us.

Let’s make this Wall Street bailout the virus that kills Louise Slaughter’s political career. Enough is enough. Won’t you help give this effort momentum? Email just one friend. Ten would be even better.

That’s it. That’s all I’ve got.

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Feel free to leave a comment here if you have something constructive to say about this campaign to give Louise Slaughter the boot for her unwise support of the $700 billion Wall Street bailout. I don’t care what excuses she has for doing this. The bailout does nothing to solve the problems we face and does everything to perpetuate a bankrupt status quo. I have had enough and I hope you have, too.

If you will, too, please keep vulgar language out of any remarks you make. Let’s try to keep this civil, okay?

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