Rush Your Congressman!

Posted: September 25, 2008 in Politics

If you are against the current “bailout”, here is a e-mail you can send to your congressman to let him/her know how you feel about it.

Personally, this is nothing more than massive corporate welfare that in the long run will do little to correct the political issues behind this. Too many politicians on both sides have used Fannie and Freddie as their own personal piggy bank and it needs to stop.

Change the wording as you see fit, but make your voice heard TODAY!

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Dear Senator/ Congressman _______________;

I believe that this bailout should NOT go forward as it has been presented to the public for two key reasons: First, there is nothing in it that addresses the policies that created this mess in the first place. As one of those Taxpayer’s that you are representing, I ask you to insist on adding the following conditions to any form of the BailOut legislation.

“Repeal all legislation, executive orders, and administration policies and procedures that required, pressured, and otherwise encouraged mortgage lenders to issue high-risk mortgages. Until this is done, nothing is going to stop this bleeding of our financial systems.”

Secondly, there is nothing in this legislation that would identify those responsible for this mess. Congress is very quick to call for punishment of private sector executives when something goes wrong. It’s time to hold our public representatives accountable in the same manner. As such, I also like you to add the following to provisions to the legislation.

1. Call for the immediate resignations of the key congressional officials at the heart of this debacle: specially Senator Chris Dodd; Representative Barney Frank; Representative Charles Rangel: House Speaker Nancy Polosi; and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. If there are any Republican representatives involved, they should also be included. Party affiliation should not be a criteria in any case.

2. If congress truly wants to regain the trust of us, the American taxpayer, they will appoint a TRUE Independent Prosecutor to investigate all Congressman involved in any way with financial sector lobbyist, financial institutions, mortgage institutions, trade groups.

This would include any campaign contributions received by any elected official. It would also include bonuses received in the past twenty years by any Congressionally appointed Executive Branch executive involved in HUD and the Justice Department.

Yours truly,

Your Name

State of Residence

District of Residence

Your email address
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Also, include your physical address so they know that you are a resident in their district.

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Comments
  1. Give it a rest says:

    WTF,

    Are you now trying to be a black version of Rush Limbauh?

    Did you write this?

    Why blow more smoke into folks faces Duane?

    This crisis is all about our financial institutions over milking a cow (The American Middle Class) while at the same time starving it to death.

    It called burning the candle at both end while you are holding on to it and NOT expecting to get burned yourself.

    For some dumb a$$ reason our bankers decided to “see” inflated value and profit in an area of our economy that has traditionally been “fixed”. Just because you create a mortgage (opps, I sorry, A FINANCIAL PRODUCT) with an inflated interest rate and bolloon payments does not mean the folks you sell it to will be able to meet the obligations!
    The sad fact that the bankers went right ahead and pushed products with questionable value and structure to home buyers and investors at the sametime is the problem.

    It is time to begin to look at this situation in other lights. Maybe it is NOT that Americans have overspent but maybe it has been the usary interest rates that are killing or economy.
    When you examine things you will see that many folks HAVE already paid for what they purchased on credit and have also payed the lender a good 15% of the value of that purchase BUT are still in debt to the lender! The same with houses today. How man folks are in trouble but are able to still meet the orginal terms of their mortgage but unable to deal with the adjustments in their interest rate?

    For someone who like to preach about God and Christian values so much you apear to be missing something here!

    What Happened Duane?

    Are you now getting paid to host this site?

    More and more I am finding that your posts are not very objective anymore.

  2. J says:

    I’m sorry man, but your comment doesn’t make a whole lot of sense in the context of Duane’s post? What exactly are you arguing for here?

  3. Duane says:

    More and more I am finding that your posts are not very objective anymore.

    Wow! You’re just not now figuring this out?

    This blog is SUBJECTIVE to my own opinions. Just like your comments are subjective to yours.

    This crisis is all about our financial institutions over milking a cow (The American Middle Class) while at the same time starving it to death.

    It’s about way more than that.

    I’m not going to go into a long history lesson of what got us here in the first place. Just as I took the time to understand and research this issue, I expect you as an informed adult to do the same.

    What I don’t get is this never ending assumption that government has the ability to “fix” something when it has the history of doing nothing but making it worse. Either way you look at it, there are NO guarantees that the bailout will stop us from going into a depression. All Bush and Democrats are doing here is plugging up a leaking hole with 700 billion pieces of worthless paper (nevermind that Democrats are sneaking in a $25 billion bailout for the auto industry–something that should be debated. Nevermind that they are also including millions to ACORN–an organization that has been repeatedly been called out on its historical fraud. Nevermind that the bill is also loaded with buying student loans, car loans, credit card debt). Now for your red meat–yes I am sure some Republicans are attaching stuff to this bill as well.

    The point is this, until our government begins to exercise some personal responsibility in this mess, it would be insane for me to give them $700 billion dollars and the increased ability to cover up under the guise of “oversight”.

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