Joe Biden - for the people?

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    Analysts weigh credit card impact of Biden VP bid

    By Kevin Drawbaugh

    DENVER, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Credit card industry analysts are wary of the sector's regulatory outlook if Barack Obama, a harsh critic of their business, becomes U.S. president with their longtime ally Joe Biden as vice president.

    Sen. Biden represents Delaware, where many credit card companies are based because of the state's liberal interest laws and low taxes. Democrats formally nominated Obama and Biden in Denver this week.

    After the Nov. 4 elections, some Senate Democrats are expected to resume a push to limit credit card fees, and possibly to reform consumer bankruptcy law... (cont...)
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    Joe Biden: No True Friend of Working Men and Women

    Last August, the Democrats held a presidential debate in Chicago. Seven Democrats participated, with former sportscaster Keith Olbermann moderating the televised event on MSNBC. It was sponsored by the AFL-CIO and took place before 15,000 union activists at Soldier Field.

    You'd think the candidates at a Democratic debate dealing with issues relevant to working men and women would be asked about the infamous bankruptcy bill signed two years earlier by President George W. Bush. Oddly, you'd be wrong. Olbermann never mentioned it.

    This wasn't the first time Congress had passed this shameful act. Bill Clinton vetoed it twice in the 90's, so we know where he stands. The credit industry, ever relentless, kept coming back, confidant they had the number of elected officials necessary to do their bidding. They did, and Joe Biden was always one of them. (cont...)

    Jackson Williams: Joe Biden: No True Friend of Working Men and Women
     
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    "The final version of the bill was cleverly titled the "Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005," but it wasn't aimed at preventing abuse or protecting consumers, and everyone knew it.

    Arianna Huffington wrote on salon.com in March 2005 that this legislation was "so hostile to ordinary American families that it could only have come about in a place as corrupt, cynical and unmoored from reality as Washington, D.C." She concluded: "The bankruptcy bill is morally bankrupt. And so is any senator who votes for it." She defined the problem:"



     
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    Voting for the bankruptcy bill was Biden's major no no.. but he represents Delaware. All politicians have their constituents.

    But if the Bankruptcy Bill concerns you, I'd think you'd vote for Obama, given he was the only person running who voted against it. good ole McCain voted yea. And given his history of connections to the banking and oil industries, if you're worried about the working folk, your vote is probalby misplaced.

    Cheers. ;)

    U.S. Senate: Legislation & Records Home > Votes > Roll Call Vote

    oh...and btw, Clinton didn't vote on the bill.
     
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    Good one, Jillian.
     
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    Thanks, Ravi. I try. ;)
     
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    :lol: actually, my vote has yet to be placed at all. ;)

    should we sweep this stuff under the rug as if it doesn't matter, just cuz we support a certain party?

    i have been posting significant issues on both sides!

    cheers! :beer:
     
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    perhaps it should only be brought out if they DIFFER on the issue instead of vilifying one and not the other just cuz we support a certain party.

    So, perhaps you should have written -- John McCain -- Joe Biden -- for the people? in discussing the bankruptcy bill. but you didn't do that... you used a vote where they voted THE SAME WAY to try to make it a negative for Biden... and totally ignored McCain's vote and the fact that he's hooked to the gills to the banking and oil industries.
     
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    i had not seen the entire roll call. so thank you for posting it. you're right to question the significance of mccain signing it as well..i think it was a bad bill and i don't agree with any of them signing it.

    and i really don't see shedding light on anyone's voting record as "villifying" anyone. but if joe bidens wife hid her daughter's illegitimate baby, i mean, that's just wrong!!! :lol::lol::lol:
     
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