Originally posted by nixie_nox
I don't see what significant changes were made other then It does include a 100 billion in tax breaks for the middle class and businesses.
Well, considering that the very same banking policies that engineered this current crisis are the very same policies that have nearly
wiped out the Middle Class
, I still can't agree with it. Yeah, the website I linked to is pretty
heavy on political ranting
, but knowing that in advance, you can still get the good, solidly researched info picked out of it.
You also need to consider...Exactly, precisely
which businesses? If any of those businesses also happen to be the same businesses that
the problem, they shouldn't get anything at all.
Yeah, the article did say "small businesses" & "individual investors," that still doesn't seem quite
right...After all, even small
mortgage loaners were part of the problem & "individual" investors would still include people like the Rockerfellers & Rothchilds. Individual
investors also includes those foreigners (some of those foreigners were the banks & governments
) who invested in a lot of small-business
mortgage packages too.
Overall, I still say that the Government needs to punish the guilty who engineered it this way (even those within
the government who had
"self-interests" in the whole mess), let the market correct itself & those businesses that operated fraudulently will be wiped out, making the
honest businesses stronger. A few other things that should have been done a long time ago: Abolish the Fed Res, get gold/silver backing restored to
our economy & tighten the corporate restrictions at least as much as they used to be before they got "relaxed."
As it is, the House rejected it. The Senate has no business or authority
to even vote on large expenditures until the House passes it first.
They did this through trickery, inserting it into a completely unrelated Bill. Once the House rejected it, it should have died on the spot, regardless
of the terror-tactics Bush pushes on Congress.
Either way, times are going to get hard on everybody...They've already pumped $360B into the financial system & adding another $700B to it isn't
going to make it any better. The Federal Government officially went bankrupt in 1933 with this "debt-based" economy & have been overspending so much
as to create
the deficit in the first place...Downsize the government & military to reasonable levels so that it won't be so expensive to
maintain & the economy would stabilize on its own & maybe we can get back to being People instead of indentured servants in multi-generational
Originally posted by racegunz
If anyone finds a Roll Call of votes please post it so I can refuse to vote for the Senators that ignored the voices of their constituents.
I didn't bother to wait...I wrote to both my Senators early this morning telling them what not
to do & why
not to do it. They know
I'll never vote for them again simply because they both voted for it...A clear act of Treason against the will of the People. Here's the voting at
Originally posted by jam321
Anybody need a tax cut for wooden arrows?
Sounds good...Wooden arrows to go after a bunch of vampires...I like the sound of that.
I've got a compound bow with concentric pulleys that's got adjustable pull-ratio from 45 to 55 lbs. Good enough to go bear-hunting in what's turned
out to be a bear market.
[edit on 1-10-2008 by MidnightDStroyer]