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country held hostage - Resistance Grows to Banker's Coup D'etat
More than 100,000 letters sent through VoteNoBailout.org to Congress
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100,000 people have used the VoteNoBailout.org website to send a letter
to Congress telling them to vote "No" to the bailout legislation.
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The Bush administration and the richest bankers in the country, with
support of some of the top leaders in Congress, have put a gun to our
head: give us your money, or we will sink your economy. Yesterday, Ben
Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, threatened the Senate if
they failed to pass the $700 billion plan, they would be responsible
for causing recession, more joblessness, and pushing more homes into
The bailout package takes our money and gives it to the same bankers
and executives who drove the economy into the ground. The pay for chief
executives of large U.S. companies is now at 275 times that of the
average worker's salary in 2007. It was 25 times greater in 1965. The
same bankers who will be given our hard-earned tax dollars refuse to
support even the bailout of their own institutions if their obscene
salaries are even slightly compromised. "We support the bill, but we
are opposed to provisions on executive pay... It is not appropriate for
government to be setting the salaries of executives," said Scott
Talbot, executive for Financial Services Roundtable, a group
representing the bankers.
Below is a press release sent out by VoteNoBailout.org. Please send it
to your local media and make sure they cover the growing resistance to
the proposed bailout legislation.
sent to elected officials in 24 hours opposing bailout legislation
VoteNoBailout.org was launched on
September 22, 2008, in response to the Bush Administration’s attempt to
rush Bailout legislation through Congress.
In an astonishing response to its appeal, more than 100,000 letters
were sent to elected officials within the first 24 hours through
the VoteNoBailout.org email advocacy
mechanism. People are circulating this appeal all over the internet on
web sites, blogs and between individuals.
A sample of the VoteNoBailout.org letter reads:
“Congress has no right to give the White House and its
Secretary of the Treasury the power to transfer the people's money to
the richest bankers in the country. Vote No to the Bailout legislation.
The Bailout legislation is being rammed through Congress in a matter of
“This is an illegal power grab by the White House and
their richest friends on Wall Street. The Legislation allows the
Treasury Department to appoint the same bankers who created the crisis
to administer and dictate the use of trillions of our tax dollars. It
is also one of the biggest transfers of wealth from working families to
the ultra-rich in the history of the United States.
“Congress should help families stay in their homes.
Wealthy executives should be forced to disgorge their obscene profits,
fees and bonuses that made them ultra-rich while they ran the economy
into the ground.”
VoteNoBailout.org was initiated as
a project of ImpeachBush.org. There will be daily updates for the media
about the number of people who have sent letters to Congress opposing
this unprecedented handover of the people’s money to the richest
bankers and the assumptions of vast, new powers by the Executive Branch