Sunday, December 14, 2008

"I Need You To Max Out"

Put this in the file labeled "how we got in this mess." You probably don't need to start a new file for this. Use your scroll button liberally.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew it was around somewhere.

12/14/2008 2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But surely Chuck Schumer's fealty to Wall Street and the finance industry isn't exactly news, is it?
-- sglover

12/14/2008 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Each party has their own big donors, our government for sale.

12/14/2008 9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll take John C. Bogle's words over Senator's Charles E. Schumer any day.

Our representatives care about one thing, okay two, money for the party, and money for themselves. With the state of the economy, and the job Congress has done to get us here, should Congress forgo their annual raise? The one they voted for themselves. Wouldn't it be patriotic, a show of solidarity, of understanding?

There was talk that the IL Governor was in a hurry because of new pay-to-play rules to begin in IL in 2009. I found out our state already has such rules. I'm not sure how much it helps. They who create the rules always seem to leave a back door, or find the exceptions.

It's sad. It means that our health, wealth, quality of life, direction of our Nation and the speed at which we progress, is all determined by the highest, often slimy, bidder.

I'm fiscally conservative, but socially liberal, there's no party out there. But imho the Republicans seem to make the better opposition party. There is at least hope with the Democrats because some Democrats and most Republicans will monitor and perform checks and balances. But if the Republican are in control no one is watching. The Republican seem unwilling or incapable of monitoring their own.

12/15/2008 12:12 AM  
Blogger Mr. Hedley Bowes said...

"...Mr. Schumer led the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for the last four years, raising a record $240 million while increasing donations from Wall Street by 50 percent. That money helped the Democrats gain power in Congress, elevated Mr. Schumer’s standing in his party and increased the industry’s clout in the capital."

In the capital? How apt.

12/15/2008 2:30 AM  
Blogger Spider said...

"If it's the fault of the politicians, then where are all the bright people of conscience?"

"This country was bought and sold and paid for a long time ago!"

(-Taken from this video.)

Yeah, I love George Carlin. Sometimes, though, if I listen to him too much I get too cynical. Perhaps it's better he didn't live to see this financial collapse and all it's ugliness. Then again, he may have just said, "See! I was right all along!"

12/15/2008 7:12 AM  

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