Word that all 41 GOP Senators oppose financial reform is not a surprise; hoping it shines a big light on the deception, dirty partisan behavior from McConnell; it is disappointing that Susan Collins has decided to use a completely bogus reason to vote against the financial reform that shoved our economy into a ditch by saying that financial reform should be done with bipartisanship… WHAT!
Now, it’s obvious that even a good bill means nothing to Senator Susan Collins or the rest of the Republicans.
With all the rhetoric … the good, bad and the really ugly by people who distrust government, mad that Republicans are not in power anymore, are anti-Obama and or are racists. It’s my contention that the Media and the guests they invite into the fray are by far the number one vehicle of people feeling this so-called palpable tension being felt all over the country. The rhetoric is admittedly from the right and left stirring up trouble. The problem is not freedom of speech it’s when talking heads or public servants such as Michelle Bachmann- lose sight of their responsibility when on the airwaves get emotional and start saying things that upset and rile their audiences up; that includes all of Fox news as well as some people on the left who feel our President has betrayed them or consider the President to be Wall Street controlled. All talkingheads on the airwaves need to be reminded continually … Words Matter and some of those words have unintended consequences.
April 19th has become a day in which people remember as a warning of what can happen when a person desperate or a group of people use desperation to behave extreme use violent rhetoric openly and wage war against our government and its people.
We the People mourn all those victims in Oklahoma as well as other victims of terrorism.
Today, we must remember the past and pledge to all do our best to see the signs hear the rhetoric and report any suspicious behavior by people who resemble the men and women who practice hate, exclusion in its most extreme way includes violence.
In good news … it’s nice to know that financial reform will be dealt with before the end of the month and clearly Wall Street will finally get it’s due, and it’s not a permanent bailout like the Republicans are trying to get the public to believe; it’s dishonest and the American people are much smarter than they think. All Americans must ask ourselves why would Republicans say one thing and do another? Republicans need to pick … are they on the side of big Banks or are they for the people even Justice Roberts has helped big money big greed corps with infinite amounts of money get into the game of politics by making corporations equal to individuals … which makes no sense.
Is it me or does the obvious disrespect for the effort of bipartisan on the part of the Democrats offer Republicans is way beyond offensive. Republicans keep saying no to reforming all aspects of the government but not because the government is broken and needs to be fixed but because they are not the governing party in charge and all those statements of taking their country back definitely have to be because the President is a person of colour.
I know that there are smart people out there who might be misguided misinformed by the right and need to hear the truth see it for yourself by listening to c-span live stream listen to the rhetoric on tv by Republicans who refuse to be bipartisan and fix our economy.
In the eight years that the house of Bush was in office he managed to get us into 2Wars give tax cuts…huge tax cuts to the rich and while informed of financial problems the Bush administration apparently did nothing. And as reported; the only Republican that has waved an alarm is ron paul and the man is definitely not even accepted into his own party. The Political Party of No remains on the side of Wall Street and greed or why would Mitch Mcconnell or Cornyn visit major Financial Fund consultants and ask for not only money but talking points to fool the public. Apparently, the public are fools; to believe that the current administration is at fault is beyond me; again, change takes time and for those to feel the President betrayed them is absurd
Again, people are either stupid, have forgotten or didn’t believe we were close to having our whole economy system derailed by folks who dabbled in financial products that were set to fail. The last minute announcement by the house of Bush right before the new President was going to be voted into place should not only remind people who was in charge and did nothing; ask yourself at what point in the months prior to the Presidential vote did the house of Bush know the economy was moving toward a depression.
Other News …
**Talks with Waste Management and Seattle garbage workers are at an impasse;with no meetings scheduled
**2top alqae da leaders in Iraq were eliminated via a rocket fire
**The President will be campaigning for Sen B.Boxer in California
**Vice President Joe Biden is facing the ladies of ‘The View‘ this week.
**Reports that the mistress of jjames got a tv gig …how disrespectful to the wife, marriage and what tv producers won’t do for money;hopefully the public will choose the wife, what is right and wrong behavior over the mistress and boycott the show
**The President will be in New York Thursday
The talk show announced Monday that Biden will be its featured guest on Thursday’s show.
**Massey Energy CEO paid Don Blankenship $17.8 million last year, “a $6.8 million raise over 2008 and almost double his compensation package in 2007. Blankenship also has a deferred compensation package valued at $27.2 million at the end of last year.”TP
**On Friday, Obama promised to veto the financial reform bill if it doesn’t regulate the market for derivatives, which contributed to the nation’s economic problems after their value plummeted during the housing crisis.AP
C-span.org live stream
Pres. Obama’s Weekly Address 4/17
Ceremony Commemorates the 15th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing
Marking the 15th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing, a remembrance ceremony will be held on the grounds of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. In a speech last week, former Pres. Bill Clinton warned about the possible effects of incendiary language from antigovernment activists.
Rep. Levin to speak about tax cuts and the economy
Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI), the new chairman of the House Ways & Means Cmte., will likely discuss the fate of billions of dollars in tax cuts when he speaks about the economy at the National Press Club today. The Bush-era tax cuts are set to expire at the end of this year. In March, Rep. Levin replaced Cmte. chair Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY), who stepped aside due to an ethics investigation.
Commission Questions Armys Oversight of Service Contracts
Defense contracts are estimated to total $80 billion over the past five years in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Wartime contracting commission will investigate what Co-Chairman Shays calls, “a serious gap in reviewing contracts between $100 million and $1 billion in value.” The commission is concerned that the Army lacks adequate resources for planning, managing, and overseeing services contracts that are critical to the success of military operations. Currently, those contracts account for nearly two-thirds of contracts in Southwest Asia, and are mostly managed by the U.S. Army.