Sunday, August 31, 2008

BIDEN: THE MAN FROM MASTERCARD

Ralph Nader - Biden will have a tough time when people find out that as MBNA's man in the Senate--MBNA has been his biggest financial backer, after contributing $214,000 over his career--he was the long-time champion and key architect of, in the words of Chair of the Senate Banking Committee, Senator Chris Dodd, "one of the "worst bills ever," the anti-consumer bankruptcy law, which helped pave the way for the present foreclosure crisis by shifting the risk for engaging in predatory lending practices from predatory lenders to hapless borrowers. . . He was the one who worked through two presidential administrations to ram this legislation through, first with President Clinton who had the good sense to veto it, and then President Bush who had the moral bankruptcy to sign it.

4 Comments:

At August 31, 2008 7:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't be a dumbass, please. Vote for real hope; vote for Nader.

 
At August 31, 2008 7:32 PM, Anonymous battle cry of freedom said...

Think about it . Although this system benefits greatly the one per cent, the slim majority of the great minority of qualified voters who bothered to vote voted against their own self interest because they thought it the best they could do. Bush says they hate our freedoms. Well show me the motherfuckin' freedoms they hate us for and we'll go from there.

 
At September 3, 2008 1:06 AM, Blogger Samson said...

I live in Denver, so I've seen those 'freedoms' up close last week. Hundreds of riot cops attacking anyone who dares to protest or speak differently from the Democrats.

And now, we see these 'freedoms' even more on display in Minnesota. Undercover police infiltrating protest groups, leading to a weekend of raids on people who've done nothing wrong. The Convergence center raided and closed, and now journalists attacked and arrested in the streets.

Yep, the land of freedom. You are free to support the Senator from Mastercard, or you are free to have your head bashed in by riot police.

And its going to stay that away as long as we keep electing candidates who've been bought and paid for by these corporations. Don't vote for the candidates with accounts full of corporate money. Don't vote for the candidates that the corporate media tells you to vote for.

 
At September 4, 2008 6:37 PM, Anonymous Ry Cooder said...

Rally 'Round the Flag
(Traditional)

Yes, we'll rally 'round the flag, boys
We'll rally 'round again
Shouting the battle cry of Freedom
We will rally from the hillside
We'll gather from the plain
Shouting the battle cry of Freedom

The Union forever, hurrah boys, hurrah
Down with the traitor, up with the star
While we rally 'round the flag, boys
Rally once again
Shouting the battle cry of Freedom

We will welcome to our numbers
The loyal, true and brave
Shouting the battle cry of Freedom
And although he may be poor
Not a man shall be a slave
Shouting the battle cry of Freedom

So we're springing to the call
From the East and from the West
Shouting the battle cry of Freedom
And we'll prove a loyal crew
To the land we love the best
Shouting the battle cry of Freedom

 

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