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Sun May 20, 2012 at 00:33 AM CDT

Rick Blaine knows Facebook is too big to fail.

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We Need More Congressional Reps Like Marcy Kaptur

by: Elsbeth

Sat Oct 10, 2009 at 03:20 PM CDT

Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) makes an appearance in Michael Moore's latest film, "Capitalism: A Love Story." According to Bill Moyers (Bill Moyers Journal), she is the longest-serving woman ever in Congress.

This is an amazing interview. If you take the time to watch it in its entirety, I'm certain you won't regret it.

BILL MOYERS: How do we get Congress back? How do we get Congress to do what it's supposed to do? Oversight. Real reform. Challenge the powers that be.

MARCY KAPTUR: We have to take the money out. We have to get rid of the constant fundraising that happens inside the Congress. Before political parties used to raise money; now individual members are raising money through the DCCC and the RCCC. It is absolutely corrupt. It's good people.


MARCY KAPTUR: And then people wonder, 'Well, why doesn't Congress get along?' Because they are made into arch enemies by the type of fundraising system that is embedded in the very guts of the institution. So, you've got to clean that out. But meanwhile, we need to get hired over at the justice department, 1,000 agents, in mortgage fraud and in securities fraud. Then, I pray, that the leadership of both chambers will do the kind of robust hearings that the nation deserves to rout out those who did wrong and to change the fundamental financial architecture of this country. And then the President needs to get his top housing advisors in the room with him. And they need to meet all weekend. And they need to get their arms around this housing market, in order to stem the rising foreclosures. We haven't stopped the bleeding out there.

BILL MOYERS: Does President Obama get it?

MARCY KAPTUR: I don't think President Obama has the right people around him. The poor man inherited a total mess, globally and domestically. I think some of the people that he trusted haven't delivered. I urge him to get new generals. It's time. [Emphasis added.]

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Fellow Citizens, Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace.

by: David Van Os

Fri Oct 03, 2008 at 01:12 PM CDT

(From earlier in the week, I missed this. - promoted by Karl-Thomas Musselman)

Today, the 3rd day of October 2008, "crisis" enters our minds as a weary word. For most of the last eight years of our lives, we have all faced crisis after crisis after crisis: relentless Constitutional crisis at the hands of the swaggering lunatic chief executive and his leering power-lusting vice chief who along with their sycophantic entourages heap scorn and contempt on our fundamental checks and balances, nonstop economic crisis for the working and middle classes at the feet of unimaginably greedy expanding conglomerations of capital, ongoing crisis of life and death for our uniformed young adults in the sands of the middle east where they were sent by the coldest hearted of colossal lies, seemingly endless crisis of immorality and dishonesty permeating our political and governmental system and stealing democracy from us, and this list is just for starters.

Yet we cannot let the weariness of crisis deter us from confronting, and not flinching from the grim fact that today We the People face a new level of cascading domestic crisis that is yet worse for us as a people and a society than all we have faced before through these long eight years of nightmare.

The new level of domestic crisis of which I speak is not  

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Melancon (D for TX 4) Never Surrender to Financial Terrorism

by: Glenn Melancon

Mon Sep 22, 2008 at 00:57 PM CDT

The wizards of Wall Street are threatening the survival of our republic and the free market.  They want Congress to surrender budgetary authority to the President just like it surrendered War Powers during the debate over Iraq.  It was wrong then, and it's wrong now.  We must have accountability and transparency.

Our Founding Fathers wisely limited each branch of government and assigned each part specific responsibilities.  The Constitution is clear-Congress, not the President nor the Federal Reserve, is the "decider."  Congress decides how much to spend and what to spend it on.  George Bush's request for a blank check to bail out Wall Street strikes at the very heart of our Constitution.  If our Representatives write the check without protections for the taxpayers, then the American experiment of limited government will be over.

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