Break the Bailout

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    It's time to Break the Bailout! | BreakTheBailout.com



    This week the Federal Reserve refused to identify the recipients of almost $2 trillion of emergency loans from American taxpayers or the troubled assets the central bank is accepting as collateral. And, AIG, the insurance giant made infamous for having a $450,000 party for their executives after receiving their first bailout check eight weeks ago is now getting more money from the U.S. Treasury – taxpayers are now giving them a total of $150 billion.

    Well, we’ve had enough. And, we know that the only way we are going to Break the Bailout and create an economy for the people and not the banksters is to get organized and work together.

    So, we’ve started a transpartisan campaign – Break the Bailout – visit It's time to Break the Bailout! | BreakTheBailout.com to see what we’re planning.

    Essentially, we’re going to build a community, a citizen’s movement, to fight for the economy we want and to Break the Bailout. We’re going to be delivering blowback on the bailout to elected officials who are supposed to represent the people – the voters who put them in office – not big banks and Wall Street.

    We know the country is outraged and we’re going to redirect that outrage into constructive action. We’re going to educate the voters on what the bailout really means and organize them to demand change. Here’s what we want you to do:

    Take action today, Break the Bailout tomorrow:

    (1) PLEDGE - We're holding a MONEYBOMB on December7, 2008 to show elected officials we’re serious. Pledge today by filling out the "please pledge now" form on It's time to Break the Bailout! | BreakTheBailout.com, then come back and join us on December 7 – the moneybomb day – to make your donation and watch the collections mount up. Become a Bailout Breaker!

    (2) Build community. Our adversaries act together, and so must we.

    (3) Get the word out. Help the American people to understand what is being done to them. Educate. Publicize.

    (4) Identify the persons responsible. Prepare voter guides and other educational materials telling people where their congresscritters stand on the bailout scam.

    (5) Be an activist. Let these people know they’re not going to get away with it.

    Break the Bailout is going to be at the international conference being held this weekend in Washington, DC -- join us if you can. You can watch the coverage and interviews on our website. And, on Monday at 8 PM eastern we will be debuting a new interactive Internet television show entitled Break the Bailout. Come join us and ask questions, learn about our plan and more.
     
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    another reason is since they only said the top five executives or something like that cannot get a bonus the guys on the floor and other employees will now be probably getting one. They didn't think they would be before but the bail out up'd their chances. These guys on average also make 400k a year.
     
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    Ok, but the point of this thread is to encourage activism. If you truely do have a problem with the bailout, what are YOU personally doing to try and change things?
     
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    Thank God so many people voted for Obama, Pelosi, Reid and McCain. Isn't that wonderful? People who cast their votes for these people should be ashamed of themselves.
     
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    I'd love to be able to see some kind of statistic showing how many people who were against the bailout, voted for candidates who approved of the legislation.

    My guess is tens of millions at LEAST.

    What does that say about us as a society?

    When it comes right down to it, voters don't really care about issues. They only care about what the media makes them believe is possible or not.

    If everyone who was against the bailout voted 3rd party, we'd probably have written a new page in the history books last Tuesday.

    But alas, most people are PUSSIES.
     
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    Which 3rd party? Therein lies the problem.
     
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    When it comes to sending a message to the establishment, who really GIVES a fuck which one.

    Dems could have voted Nader, and Repubs could have voted Barr. At least the philosophical and idealogical values would have been better represented for each side with those two.
     

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