George Bush wants taxpayers to give Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson a $700 billion blank check - $2,333 for every man, woman, and child -to bail out Wall Street for its reckless speculation and greed. That's on top of $1.1 trillion for other recent bailouts, including A.I.G., Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Bear Stearns.
The Paulson Plan is a total outrage with no restrictions, no accountability, and no repair of the underlying problem of foreclosures on fraudulent mortgages. Each of Bush's previous bailouts was sold as a cure for the financial crisis, but each had little effect. The Paulson Plan achieves only one goal with certainty: stealing from the middle class to protect the rich.
The current financial crisis is the direct result of 28 years of rightwing Republican deregulation, corruption, and greed, which became fatally toxic under Bush-Cheney and the Republican Congress.
Congress must reject Paulson's Plunder and enact a plan with these progressive principles from the Backbone Campaign:
The people who caused the problem or profited most should pay for it
Re-regulate to prevent this from happening again
Include Main Street in the bailout and invest in a new productive economy
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5.Please go to the site below and click 'NO' to if Palin is qualified to be V.P.
Subject: PBS Palin Poll -- we need people to click on this
PBS is doing one of those instant online polls to ask "America" if
they think Sarah Palin is qualified to be Vice President or maybe even President...
The GOP has launched a successful all out blitz to get Republicans to
go on the site and click "Yes". As a result right now it looks like
62% of "America" thinks Palin is qualified. The Republicans are going
to be milking this for all its worth in their press efforts.
We need to drive more Democrats and those opposed to Palin to the site
to click "NO". Let's not give the GOP another easy weapon to put in
their PR arsenal!