Why Are We Having A Debate Tonight?

I have one simple question.  WHY ARE WE HAVING A DEBATE TONIGHT????  Our nation is in economic and financial crisis and it is not being helped that the two major Presidential candidates are sitting Senators.  As I understand it at this hour there is no solution to the problem.  The deals have not been finalized yet.  So you send the two sitting senators out to Oxford Mississippi to a debate while they should be holed up with everyone else on Capitol Hill until a consensus solution is agreed upon?!  ARE YOU KIDDING ME???  Yes this whole issue has been politicized all week long but it should not be up to McCain or Obama whether the debate is held.  This debate should have been postponed by the people in charge until a solution is reached on the current crisis because both of them should be a part of the solution, no matter if we agree with the solution or not.  


But hey would you expect anything less from the hate-America mainstream media (yep Fox News you are part of the problem too) that runs these debates?  This is par for the course for these morons!  Thanks a lot for being part of the problem and leaving our nation’s economy and finances in a bind.  


GOD BLESS AMERICA…ISN’T THIS WONDERFUL???  

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John Oxendine: "Put Georgia Taxpayers first!"

The following is the latest press release from John Oxendine, the current Georgia Insurance Commissioner and Republican Candidate for Governor in 2010:   


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:           FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
September 26, 2008                         Kathryn Ballou,  (404) 558-4905

OXENDINE TO GEORGIA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION
PUT GEORGIA TAXPAYERS FIRST IN ANY SOLUTION TO ECONOMIC CRISIS  

Oxendine Urges a Solution Focused on Wal-Mart – Main Street Working Georgians, Not Wall Street – D.C. Special Interests

A Statement from Commissioner John Oxendine:

Atlanta, GA – The idea of a government bailout in which we’d entrust $700 billion to one man without Congressional oversight or accountability is absurd.  

The idea that America and Georgia need a solution that is Washington D.C. and Wall Street based is just not in the best interest of the Georgia taxpayer.  Georgia taxpayers want a solution that is focused on Wal-Mart – Main Street working Georgians not Wall Street – D.C. special interests.  

What happened to the “free market” idea?   

If you are a small business owner, is this the way it works at your place? When you have a bad month, a bad year, or face having to close, can you go up to Congress and get them to write YOU a fat check to take away your risk?  

America needs a solution, but it needs one that is focused on the best interests of  the hard working taxpayers who make America what it is.  I care about the farmer in Moultrie, the dock worker in Savannah, the teacher in Roswell, the health care professional in Kennesaw, the factory worker in Dalton.  I do not care about fat cat Wall Street executives or Washington D.C. lobbyists. 

I urge Senator Saxby Chambliss, Senator Johnny Isakson and the entire Georgia delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives to oppose any so called deal or solution that does not include the following:  

Repeal of the Sarbanes/Oxley law.  This law costs American businesses million of dollars in unnecessary fees.  

An elimination of ALL capital gains taxes and taxes on savings and dividends.  Free up the capital and encourage investment. This is the kind of economic stimulus the Fair Tax would bring, and if Congress is going to lose money, let them lose it with lower taxes, not with public dollar bailouts of private market mistakes.  

Apply appropriate safeguards for good mortgage risk to the “market to market” accounting provision, which is driving companies into bankruptcy unnecessarily.  

Pass a strong energy bill. Speaker Gingrich points out that if America had an extra $5 trillion in energy spending in our economy in the next ten years with a zero capital gains tax and a liberated entrepreneurial sector no longer crippled by Sarbanes-Oxley, we would generate the wealth to absorb all the current losses. Speaker Gingrich is correct on this point.

Somebody needs to be held accountable. Liberal Democrats such as, Senator Chris Dodd, who was very much involved in the Countrywide mortgage business, sweetheart loans and interest rates – what about him?  What about Barney Frank?  What about the heads of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae?   

Liberals are trying to lay the blame on the Free Market. When they talk about needing more regulation – they’re telling America that the Free Market has caused this crisis.  They’re telling America that capitalism is responsible.   

They are wrong.  

This is not the fault of the American people or of Free Market capitalism.  This is the fault of liberals in Washington D.C., Wall Street and special interest lobbyists in Washington, D.C.  

I stand with Georgia taxpayers who expect – demand – that any solution protect their interests and families and not Wall Street and Washington D.C.



Atta boy John!  You tell ’em! 

Huck: "The Fleecing of the American Taxpayer"

Governor Mike Huckabee continued his strong response to the bailout proposal this evening in his latest e-mail to supporters:  


We’ve received am overwhelming response to my last email.  The comments my email generated were loud and clear:  we have had enough of Washington’s knee-jerk big government and we want and demand a return to the conservatism our Party has championed for decades.

We also had over 500 contributors more than 300 of whom were first time supporters of Huck PAC.  Let’s keep that momentum going.

If you have already responded to my email with a contribution please leave a comment on my blog because I want to hear what you think.

If you haven’t yet, I strongly urge you to do so.  Even if it is for just 5 or 10 dollars you will be making a difference.  And if you can afford to contribute 25, 50, 75, 100 or more please do so now. 

And then after you have contributed please leave a comment on my blog post titled “The Fleecing of the American Taxpayer.”

The word out of Washington this afternoon is that Congress and the Bush administration are very close to an agreement on The “Bailout”.  I can’t tell you how disappointed and disgusted I am with this news.  Like most Americans I have no idea what this “Sweetheart” deal will consist of, but I do know that forcing the American  people to accept the secretive work of Washington politicians is just plain wrong.  Now more than ever, I need you financial help to fight back against the inside the beltway gang.  Please make the largest contribution that you can afford today.  The battle begins now.

God Bless

Mike Huckabee

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Mike Huckabee Responds To The Bail Out

Governor Mike Huckabee, on his blog, is appalled at the idea of the bail out and offers solutions.  I complete agree with him.  

Frankly, I’m disappointed and disgusted with my own Republican party as I watch them attempt to strong-arm a bailout of some of America’s biggest corporations by asking the taxpayers to suck up the staggering results of the hubris, greed, and arrogance of those who sought to make a quick buck by throwing the dice. They lost, but want the rest of us to cover their bets so they won’t be effected in their lavish lifestyles as they figure out how to spend their tens of millions and in some cases, hundreds of millions in bonuses and compensation which was their reward for not only sinking their companies, but basically doing the same to the entire American economy.

It’s especially disconcerting to see the very people who pilloried me during the Presidential campaign for being a “populist” and not “understanding Wall Street” to now line up like thirsty dogs at the Washington, D. C. water dish, otherwise known as Congress, and plead for help. I thought these guys were the smartest people in America! I thought that taxpayers like you and I were similar to the people at the U. N. who have no translator speaking into their headset – that we just needed to trust those that I called the power bunch in the “Wall Street to Washington axis of power.”

The idea of a government bailout in which we’d entrust $700 billion to one man without Congressional oversight or accountability is absurd. My party or not, that is insanity and I believe unconstitutional.

Will there be far-reaching consequences without some intervention? Probably, but we honestly don’t know since we’ve really never seen this level of greed and stupidity all rolled into one massive move. But may I suggest that letting “Uncle Sugar” step in and bail out the billionaires who made the mess will be far worse and will start a long line of companies and individuals who will demand the same of the government—which last time I checked means that they will be demanding it out of YOU and ME. This is not money that Congress is risking from THEIR pockets or future, but ours. Many if not most of us have already experienced lost value on our homes, retirement accounts, and pensions. Now they’d like for us to assume some further risks so they won’t have to.

What happened to the “free market” idea? Is that only our view when we WIN and when we LOSE, we ask the government to come in and take away the pain?


If you are a small business owner, is this the way it works at your place? When you have a bad month, a bad year, or face having to close, can you go up to Congress and get them to write YOU a fat check to take away your risk?

Some of what contributed to this disaster is too much government in the form of Sarbanes/Oxley. Some is due to the tax structure that created the hunger for companies to “game” the system. Some is the common sense that was ignored like loaning money to people who can’t pay it back.

Wall Street has become Las Vegas east, but at least in Vegas, people KNOW they are gambling and they don’t expect the government to cover their losses at the tables. In Wall Street, they do. And the American taxpayer burdens the responsibility.

If Congress wants to do something, here are some suggestions:


       1. Eliminate ALL capital gains taxes and taxes on savings and dividends right now. Free up the capital and encourage investment. This is the   kind of  economic stimulus the Fair Tax would bring and if Congress is going to lose money, let them lose it with lower taxes, not with public dollar bailouts of  private market mistakes.

  1. Repeal Sarbanes/Oxley. It has failed. It was supposed to prevent this. It didn’t. Kill it.

        3.  Demand that the executives who steered their ships into the ground be forced to pay back the losses of their companies. Of course, they can’t, so let  them work and give back to the government and they can live like the people they put on the streets or kept there. It makes no sense to put them in jail—that’s just more they will cost you and me. I’d rather them go out and earn money—just not get to keep so much of it this time. I’m not talking about limiting CEO salaries—just those of the people who now are up in Washington begging for help because they ruined their companies.


Attempts by Democrats and Republicans to blame each other is nonsense. They are both guilty and ought to own up and admit it. They all lived off big campaign contributions and the swill of the lobbyists who strong armed them into permission to steal. Enough of blame. Fix it!

This would be a start. If we don’t hold these guys responsible, we are all finished.

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