Congressman Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) is as unlikely a politician as anyone you’ll ever meet. But he’s exactly what we need in Washington – a businessman. Do you think someone like John Kerry has ever had to make payroll or balance a general ledger? Of course not! The democrats think we can just keep printing money, overburdening business owners and continuing to expand an already bloated government.
Now, just imagine if we had a President who was a businessman. Mitt Romney, for instance.
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.
First of all, Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to all my fellow Irish-Americans!
Do you think we can get Saint Patrick to drive the snakes out of AIG? Of course, the “geniuses” in Washington are ultimately the ones who simply handed over our money with no oversight so, while he’s at it, he can drive the snakes out of Washington as well.
Poor Performance and Failure = $$$$$
Did you hear the comments from Sen. Charles Grassley? “The first thing that would make me feel a little bit better towards them if they’d follow the Japanese model and come before the American people and take that deep bow and say I’m sorry, and then either do one of two things — resign, or go commit suicide,” Grassley (R-Iowa) said on an Iowa radio station, WMT, a clip repeated on a Washington news station, WTOP.
AIG would have failed if not for American taxpayer money, therefore; the executives would not only be out of a job but would not be receiving any kind of bonus. Take back the bonus money (that was covertly distributed over the weekend) and FIRE them all. Bring in smart, honest, hardworking Americans who will run AIG the same way they run their own conscientious lives. Obviously, these egotistical bankers still think the rules don’t apply to them. It’s time to give them a much deserved introduction to the real world.
This was very entertaining… When are the criminal executives going to be held accountable? I think it’s a great point and should be pursued by CNBC.
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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.
Here’s Santelli’s response to the smug attack from the White House Press Robot:
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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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