More recently, He has been on the running platform of "stay the course", the economy is good. Sure the economy is good for him. Hes gotten hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of tax breaks. But then after much criticism. He changed it to "change in washington". He has slandered and libeled his opponent that is making his previous constituents jump ship. Becuase of his arrogance, lies and innuendos. This is not a professional way to act. Its more like a clown that is desparately wanting to take his position rather then letting democracy reign in the free world.
On his campaign team and used to be chief advisor, with the confirmed appointment of Secretary of the Treasury if McCain is elected is Phil Gramm.
Phil Gramm if you didnt know, is the one that got America into the mess it's in. He forced the passing of one bill and one amendment that has
destroyed the financial status of America.
They both were done with little regard for standard procedure. The first was done by drawing up and 11000 page document and waiting. With hours left
before congresses Christmas break. He introduced it and demanded a vote. First hardly anyone was there to contest it. Secondly, No one could read an
11000 page document and comprehend its true meaning. So, they went by Phil Gramms word.
The legislation that was passed is what created the loophole for Enron to do there dirty work. Ultimately, devistating American and international
investors, Taxpayers and the employees. As a show of good faith, his wife was given an executive position with Enron which earned her 1.8 million
The second was an ammendment to a bill that was introduced. This allowed these big bankers to rape and pillage the American home owner. It allowed
people like Rolland Arnold to do what he did with Ameriquest:
Several years ago there was a fellow Roland Arnall, He owned Ameriquest Mortgage company. His company was the scum of the mortgage world. They
originated hundreds of thousands of loans that utimately resulted in catostrophic financial situations for there clients, at a minimum they lost there
homes. They were caught and shut down t'wards the end of the refinance boom (good timing hu?).
There was an investigation. Knowing there was no way out of it (because of the flagrant disregard to the law), he turned to his buddy George Bush.
They had a meeting the morning of the court hearing. The owner of Ameriquest agreed to a 320 million dollar fine (the largest in history at the time).
In doing so, George Bush made him the ambassador to the Netherlands.
Now let me break this down for you:
Rolands company originated hundreds of thousands of loans with the use of fraud (this doesnt mean a selected few), this was the start of the record
foreclosures. One offense like this could get any mortgage broker 10 years in prison.
I did the math for my state alone. Now keep in mind this is only the people that filed a complaint against the company. That meant out of the 320
million for the people (in the state of michigan) that filed a complaint against the company, they recieved 600.00.
Now the afternoon after the announcement of his appointment as ambassador to the Netherlands. He was questioned by a reporter about the big fine his
company recieved. Roland laughed. The reason is because he made 70 million dollars a month net with his company.
Then you have the dozen or so other lobbiests on his campaign team. Something which should be outlawed and has been put before congress in the
You also have to realize the fact that hes WAY past his prime. Hes borderlining dementia, he looks as though hes suffering from a stroke.