by Cindy Sheehan
Cindy Sheehan for Congress
Oct 3, 2008
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.”
Congress, under the failed leadership of Nancy Pelosi, has passed laws
to undermine our 4th Amendment rights to be safe and secure in our
personal correspondence, phone calls and emails. Nancy Pelosi’s
Congress has given George Bush over 500,000,000,000.00 dollars to age
his insane wars in Iraq and now they are going to give his Secretary of
the Treasure, Henry Paulson, (Former CEO of Goldman-Sachs),
850,000,000,000. 00. That’s a lot of zeros!
Congressperson after Congressperson have risen to say that we must hand
over billions of “Small People” tax dollars so “Small People” will not
“lose their jobs” or “lose their homes.” We “Small People” have been
losing our jobs and our homes at record paces only rivaled in the
1930’s, and not one Bill was passed to help the “Small People” keep our
jobs and homes. Tent cities are arising all over the country and
Congress is going to bailout an industry that caused these cities and
not only that, but use our money to help keep the CEO’s in the style to
which they have become accustomed.
Congressperson after Congressperson have also risen to say that their
constituents, we “Small People” are overwhelmingly against the bailout
of corporate piracy and pillaging, but he/she will vote for the Bill
anyway, because he/she knows better what is good for us “Small People.”
We will eat our spinach and like it, because our REPRESENTATIVES have
become mini-dictators in the shadow of the Fuhrers who are exercising
fascistic control over every aspect of our lives.
I would like to remind everyone that at the beginning of the year,
Congress passed another “emergency” bill that gave we “Small People” a
few hundred dollars that did nothing to stimulate the economy. The
solution to the crisis may cost billions of dollars, but not to hand to
Wall Street. The bill failed on Monday, but Wall Street did not crash.
The solution is to put our economy to work for we “Small People.”
Federal Jobs programs that pay living wages to repair our crumbling
infrastructure and rebuild the Gulf States so “Small People” can return
to their homes.
Put a moratorium on foreclosures until the housing bubble can adjust to
reasonable levels and restructure loans with fixed interest rates so
“Small People” can pay their mortgages and the economy will “Gurgle Up”
to the Congressional-Wall Street Cabal. We need to extend food stamp
and unemployment benefits to pump money directly into the “Small
Taxes need to be raised on the top one percent of wealthy people in
this country that own more wealth than the bottom ninety percent
combined. Taxes need to be reduced dramatically for the bottom 99%. A
.25 transaction fee for the people who gamble on Wall Street must also
be levied and put into the “Small People” economy for such programs as
education and energy.
Regardless, if HR1424 passes or fails, every Congressperson, Democratic
or Republican, who voted to sell out the “Small” Person needs to be
retired and not sent back to Congress in January.
Reject fear-based politics. We “Small People” need courageous
REPRESENTATIVES that will work on real solutions for us, because, as a
matter of fact, we are not the “Small People,” we are the sovereigns in
this Republic and we need to reassert our sovereignty and show our
employees in DC that we mean business.
Help me replace Nancy Pelosi in January, she has been the biggest Bush
enabler of them all. She sent a very obsequious letter to George Bush
this week promising him that Congress would pass a Bill for him. Not
only did she not hold him accountable for the crimes he has committed
while in office, she is giving him one last victory (at the expense of
we “Small People”) before he shamefully rides into the sunset while our
Republic is burning and Nancy Pelosi plays her fiddle, obediently.
George Bush is going to leave quite a mess, and this Congress has
proven that they not only do not know how to clean up his messes, but
they have collaborated in the orgy that made the mess.
Update: HR 1424 just passed and Congress applauded the marauding of our
Republic. We “Small People” have been given a significant defeat.
Democrats: 154 yeas; 58 nays
Republicans: 86 yeas; 103 nays
31 Reps not voting
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Good thoughts Cindy. Despite the scary stats, I still see high paying jobs posted on employment sites –
http://www.indeed.com (aggregated listings)
http://www.realmatch.com (matches you to jobs)
good luck to those searching jobs.
Unfortunately, this Wall Street bailout is this way by design. Until members of Congress repeal the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, there will be more Wall Street bailouts to come.
I have been researching the “Fed” since January of this year. Along with using the Internet, I have two books. One is in the form of a PDF called “The Secrets of the Federal Reserve” by Eustace Mullins and the second is “The Creature from Jekyll Island” by G. Edward Griffin. Chapter two of “Creature” is enttiled “The Name of the Game is Bailout”. It discusses how the Federal Reserve System uses the federal govenrment as an agent to shift the inevitable losses from the owners of the banks on to the taxpayers.
The numbers don’t lie. Go Cindy. It’s hard to believe that the Crats gave Bush this victory and the Republicans would have defeated this idiocy.