Once again, those wild and crazy guys in the GOP are doing what they like best; Refusing to nominate someone that would actually help Americans protect themselves from predatory financial companies.
Check out the email I received about the Senate minority’s quest to serve their real masters, and sign the petition if you’d like to send them a message.
Below is an email from James Lardner of Americans for Financial Reform, who created a petition on SignOn.org, the nonprofit site that allows anyone to start their own online petition. If you have concerns or feedback about this petition, click here.
As Elizabeth Warren says, “Never before in American history has a minority in the Senate blocked a nominee to try to get changes in a law they don’t like and don’t have the votes to change.”
She’s talking about the 43 senators who have threatened to block Rich Cordray’s re-nomination as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). They don’t question his qualifications; their grievance is with the agency itself. They want changes that would undermine its funding, independence, and authority before they will allow a vote on any nominee for the job.
Too Big To Fail came first with the bailout laid out on a silver platter for the big banks a few years ago. They have many advantages because of fear that their failure would tank our economy: Cheaper loans, more leeway in investigations, hardly any regulation or oversight. Large Financial institutions continue to make record profits, and continue engage in bloating up with the express help of our government.
Criminal behavior in the same industry has often been forgiven without criminal trials, just promises made to not do it again, and payment of fines. No one even loses their job in most cases! Recently, even though HSBC and its subsidiaries have been providing access to cash for enemies of the United States, caught laundering money for killers and terrorists, they only pay a stinking fine. No prison time for anyone. No revocation of banking charter. After doing it again and again over the years. Continue reading →
Ignore Mitch McConnell for two years? Great Idea for a petition!! Kids, our friends at Daily Kos need our help and support.
Click the link, make your voices heard if you want something done about silent filibusters that just gum up the works. I mean, really, we have had enough of this tomfoolery.
I’ve pasted the email I received for your viewing pleasure.
Cecelia, please join with Daily Kos, as well as Senators Jeff Merkley, Tom Udall and Elizabeth Warren, by telling Senate leaders to include a real, talking filibuster in any package of Senate rules reforms.
This year marked the first election that I donated to campaigners from other states. I felt that strongly about getting more Progressives in House and Senate seats, here’s a thank you notes I received:
Last night was YOUR night. This victory is YOUR victory.
This was a campaign that broke records — raising money from more small donors than any Senate campaign in the history of the country. Knocking on more doors than any campaign in the history of Massachusetts. An amazing campaign. Continue reading →
Scott Brown was asked to name his model Supreme Court Justice at a debate versus Elizabeth Warren. Scott Brown’s answer? Antonin Scalia, the same judge who said he was “adamantly opposed” to Roe v. Wade. Who also opposes equal protection for women. Who even opposes the right to contraception. Continue reading →
Scott Brown challenged the claim that Elizabeth Warren is part Cherokee, during last night’s Boston debate for a closely watched race for a key Massachusetts Senate seat. “As you know … Professor Warren has claimed she is a Native American, a person of color. As you can see, she is not,” Brown said in their first of four TV debates before the November 6 election. Meaning what? She isn’t dark enough to have Native ancestors? Continue reading →
Let’s not forget about Elizabeth Warren, still fighting the good fight, hoping to make a difference in the lives of her fellow citizens of Massachusetts. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is an achievement she can be proud to campaign on, especially since her grim determination kept the Big Banking lobbyists from killing it! I have posted an email with good news from the senior adviser of her campaign to claim the Senate seat currently held by Senator Scott Brown.Continue reading →