It’s heartening to see national attention being paid to the campaign of Sean Bielat but the battle is far from over. Barney Frank, along with Crook Dodd, has paralyzed our economy and only a handful of Massachusetts voters are able to vote him into retirement. I live in Massachusetts but still can’t cast a vote in favor of Sean Bielat – businessman, Marine and responsible conservative. What the rest of us can do, however, is to send a few bucks to Sean’s campaign to help him continue rallying the entire 4th District of Massachusetts to stand up for our country. Please take some time and visit the Retire Barney website and make whatever contribution you can afford.
Scott Brown’s win was great, but this will be the perfect exclamation point and will send a clear message back to Washington that fiscal conservatives are alive and well in this country. It’s time for the grown-ups to take back control of “the house” from the children.
The Brown for U.S. Senate campaign today accepted invitations to take part in the following seven debates and challenged opponent Martha Coakley to accept all of them.
“We’re very pleased to put these seven debates on our calendar,” said Beth Lindstrom, campaign manager for Brown for U.S. Senate. “The exact format will be up to the debate sponsors but our position is that we’ll debate whoever is on the stage. Voters will learn there are clear differences between Scott Brown, who wants to lower taxes and control spending, and Martha Coakley, who wants to increase spending and raise taxes.”
• December 22, 2009 at 7: 00 PM at WBZ-TV; debate to be broadcast on WBZ-TV at 8:00 AM on Sunday, December 27, 2009.
• January 6, 2010 at 7:00 PM at WGBH, Boston – A debate sponsored by The Boston Globe, WGBH TV and Radio, New England Cable News and WBUR.
• January 8, 2010 at 3:00 PM at WGBY Springfield – A debate sponsored by WGBY to be broadcast at 7:30 PM on Friday, January 8, 2010.
• January 10, 2010 at 10:00 AM – A debate sponsored by WCVB News Center 5, The BostonChannel.com, CNN and The GateHouse/Wicked Local newspapers and websites.
• January 11, 2010 at 7:00 PM at the University of Massachusetts, Boston – A debate sponsored by the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.
• January 13, 2010 at 7:00 PM at Boston’s Faneuil Hall – A debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts.
• January 14, 2010 – a 60-minute live radio debate on the “Jim and Margery Show” on WTKK 96.9 FM Talk. Exact time to be determined.
For my fellow Massachusetts tax payers, I ask you to support Scott’s campaign for U.S. Senate at http://www.brownforussenate.com/.
Stanford Kurland, formerly of Countrywide, has a new venture.
What do you think would happen if you ran your business with absolute reckless disregard for ethics or the law, with greed as your only motivator? Would you be able to sleep at night? What if the government found out? They could close your business, or worse, send you to jail, right?
Wrong. The government could simply let you take your money and walk away with no penance so you can start another venture where you’ll profit from your previous illegal/immoral business deals.
Any executive involved in the mortgage meltdown should be banned from profiting in any way from their criminal behavior. The government should use the bailout money to run this very type of business and let the American taxpayers profit from foreclosed homes and not the serial crooks responsible for toppling the global economy.
The New York Times published an article yesterday about this very scenario, invovling former executives the dirtiest of all lenders in the real estate shell game, Countrywide. You can read this article in it’s entirety here.
Bud Selig is responsible for the steroid era in baseball. It happened on his watch and he was most definitely aware of his players using performance enhancing drugs. He should be held accountable. Period.
Barney Frank and Chris Dodd are responsible for the sub-prime mortgage debacle. The Washington Post published an article in December detailing the blatant disregard for fiscal responsibility on the part of Fannie’s and Freddie’s top executives. Their operating orders came from Frank and Dodd. They should be held accountable. Period.
When kids get in trouble in this country, parents hire lawyers and deny their child’s accountability and, therefore; their own accountability. Your kid did it. He/she should be held accountable. Period.
Roger Clemens could ultimately be charged with perjury for lying to congress about using steroids. We all know he lied. If Roger is charged, and we can prove the CEOs of the banks lied to Congress, these perjured executives should be next, right? They ran their companies into the ground. They should be held accountable. Period.
It’s time for honest taxpayers to step up and demand representation from our government. The $75 billion that has been allocated to curb the mortgage crisis won’t be enough. Without a more comprehensive program, where the government dictates policy to banks that have accepted handouts, we will lose even more precious time as this problem spirals even further downward.
Banks have been bailed out. Banks are able to borrow money for almost nothing. Banks are not required to pass this on to the taxpayers who are funding their recovery.
If you have a story of trying to re-write or refinance your mortgage and have gotten the runaround by your lender, please share your story with us. If you are someone who has always played by the rules and lived within your means but are unable to get the economic assistance you require, please share your story with us.
“Buck The Government” is going to raise funds and launch a PR campaign that will bring national attention to the fleecing of honest hard-working Americans. It’s time for all of us stand up, speak up and admit to the fact that people like Barney Frank are never going to do what is right for you and me. Unless, of course, we make enough noise and publicly demand the representation for which we voted.
If you support the concept of taking back our government, I ask that you offer a “buck” to fund the Buck The Government campaign. I will be adding a PayPal Donation button to this blog shortly.
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