People are asking what to do.
Some want to march on Washington.
Many are calling their corrupted Congressmen and Senators.
But I think we need a laser-targeted attack for now. So here's what to do:
1) Phone and email Senator Jim Bunning and demand that he filibuster Paulson's outrage.
He can stand against the madness. He's really the only one standing up right now. Send him a cot. Send him some Red Bull. And tell him that the future of American democracy and the free market is in his hands.
If Bunning doesn't stand up and fight, if he doesn't filibuster this debacle, then you'll know they got to Bunning too, that he's as corrupted as the rest of 'em, and that you should then give up on America.
Use this contact form
Call him at 202.224.4343
Fax him at 202.228.1373
Send a letter or visit 316 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Visit or take over his Kentucky office at 1717 Dixie Highway Suite 220, Ft. Wright, KY 41011
Here's some thoughts for your letter or communication. Copy and paste and make it your own:
Thank you for speaking out against taxpayer bailouts for banks and speculators who gambled on housing and lost. It is your patriotic duty to stand up to this outrage. I am asking you to personally filibuster any additional taxpayer bailouts for housing gamblers that come to the Senate floor. There is an army of fed-up taxpayers out here, who are ready to give up on the Republican party forever if you do not stand up now. Please do the right thing, and stop this. America is depending on you.
In addition, to hedge our bet, we need to get to the MSM in DC. Here's how:
2) A reporter for the Washington Post has given HP'ers time in the past. So let's let her know what the taxpayers are feeling, so that the monkeys in the Capitol read it over their morning coffee before they go out and give Paulson a trillion of our dollars.
Contact Renae Merle
The Washington Post
Or write: The Washington Post, 1150 15th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20071
Here's Jim Bunning on bailouts. So let's see if he'll do something about this one - the Hank Paulson Fleecing of America Act of 2008.
In the Senate, it only takes one. One with courage. One who will stand up and be counted. One who will take on his own misguided party, and launch a rebellion for the ages.
That man is Jim Bunning. Attack HP'ers. With everything you've got.
Bunning Declares The Free Market Dead
Friday, September 19, 2008
U.S. Senator Jim Bunning today issued the following statement regarding the Treasury Department’s bailout of Wall Street.
"Instead of celebrating the Fourth of July next year Americans will be celebrating Bastille Day; the free market for all intents and purposes is dead in America," said Bunning.
"The action proposed today by the Treasury Department will take away the free market and institute socialism in America. The American taxpayer has been mislead throughout this economic crisis. The government on all fronts has failed the American people miserably.
"My great grandchildren will be saddled with the estimated $1 trillion debt left in the wake of this proposal. We have gotten to this point because nobody has been minding the store. Both Secretary Paulson and Chairman Bernanke should be held accountable for their inaction – and now because of that inaction – the American taxpayer is left with bill.
"We must take care of Main Street. Small businesses in Ashland, Bowling Green, and Paducah are hurting because of high taxes, and energy costs. Those small businesses are the economic engines that fuel our economy. I hope in the closing days of this Congress we can pass legislation to help those good people on Main Street rather than helping the power brokers on Wall Street."
And here's how to filibuster, in case Bunning has forgotten:
In current practice, Senate Rule 22 permits filibusters in which actual continuous floor speeches are not required, although the Senate Majority Leader may require an actual traditional filibuster if he or she so chooses. This threat of a filibuster can therefore be as powerful as an actual filibuster. Previously, the filibustering senator(s) could delay voting only by making an endless speech. Currently, they need only indicate that they are filibustering, thereby preventing the Senate from moving on to other business until the motion is withdrawn or enough votes are gathered for cloture.
Preparations for a filibuster can be very elaborate. Sometimes cots are brought into the hallways or cloakrooms for senators to sleep on. According to Newsweek, "They used to call it 'taking to the diaper,' a phrase that referred to the preparation undertaken by a prudent senator before an extended filibuster. Strom Thurmond visited a steam room before his filibuster in order to dehydrate himself so he could drink without urinating. An aide stood by in the cloakroom with a pail in case of emergency."
September 23, 2008
How to channel your bailout RAGE HP'ers: Demand that Senator Jim Bunning, who is 100% against this Paulson/Goldman Sachs looting, stand up and fight
Posted by blogger at 9/23/2008