Are You Tired of Being Ripped Off By Congress and the White House?

Is this Wall Street Bailout the Last Straw for You?

The public won the first round!   We the People bombarded Congress with calls and emails, actually crashing the Capital website and jamming up the phone system, with "No!" opinions outnumbering backers of a bailout by 999:1.

But last Friday they went and passed the same ripoff handout of $700 billion to the Wall Street gang in the Senate.

Don't let up the pressure!  We know who has voted to bankroll Wall Street with taxpayer money. Now the time for phone calls and emails to Congress are past. It's time to start calling friends and neighbors, to get them to vote against any incumbent who voted for this outrage.

Year after year, election after election, we voters of this nation have returned to office representatives and senators who then betray us and act in the interests of big corporate interests, but perhaps never has this betrayal been so obvious. Maybe this time we can make them pay, and elect a Congress that will be composed of our representatives for a change.

We can do this! The key is to do two things:

First: Vote against any incumbent who voted for the bailout. It doesn't matter whatever good things they've done in your opinion. This is the one and only issue.

Second: Vote for the incumbent's major opponent. This time it won't work if you just vote for a Third Party protest candidate. The point is not to register a protest; it is to oust the incumbent, and the only way to do that is to support the opponent who really has a chance to do that.

If the challenger stands for things you don't like, don't worry about it. You can deal with that later. The important thing is to let every member of Congress know that if you betray the public trust, you're history.

Pennsylvania residents have shown the way.  We learned that the the state legislature--Republicans and Democrats--had connived in the middle of the night to give themselves a raise in violation of the state constitution, which said raises could only be given to the next cycle of elected officials, not to those in a current term. They got around this bar to self-dealing by declaring the pay increases "undocumented expense reimbursements."

The citizenry rose up and in a leaderless grassroots campaign, they swept out off office many long-time members of the legislature who had voted for the measure, as well as a judge who backed the action (the state's judges get whatever the legislators get)!

If Pennsylvania voters can do this, so can the rest of America.

If you are fed up with having your money (and your kids' money, and their kids' money!) stolen and handed to the greedy, crooked bankers, insurance executives and auto tycoons who have been destroying jobs and undermining the US economy for years while enriching themselves at our expense, then make a pledge to yourself to vote against any member of your congressional delegation, whatever the party, who votes for this latest colossal $700-billion Wall Street bailout!

Now (and this is critical!) send this website address:
to everyone you know.

And talk to everyone you know and get them to join this viral campaign to clean out the Capitol of the thieves and corporate whores who are wrecking the country.

We have been passive too long!

Dave Lindorff

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