Tag Archives: Freddie Mac

Alaska Libertarians to Sen. Murkowski: No Thank You!

Publius at Big Government Blog:

Since her election night loss to conservative Joe Miller, Sen. Murkowski and her political allies have floated the idea of her switching to the Libertarian Party to continue her run for reelection. Apparently, Sen. Murkowski is fairly flexible in her political loyalties and inclinations. (Her past support for libertarian policies has certainly escaped us.)

Yesterday, the 5-member Executive Committee of the Board of the Libertarian State Party meet in an emergency session to consider Sen.

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Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate Wayne Root: Just say No to trillion dollar bailout

Posted at Root For America

I’ve stated for months now on hundreds of talk radio shows across the USA that Republicans and Democrats have morphed into the same party- I call them big and bigger, dumb and dumber. McCain and Obama offer the same ideas- just with a slightly different right or left tilt.

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Libertarian Party of Alabama Chair Stephen Gordon speaks out about gas price gouging laws, gas shortages, and the Wall Street bailout proposal

In a pair of press releases, Libertarian Party of Alabama chair Stephen Gordon addresses the Wall Street bailout proposal that was narrowly defeated yesterday in Congress, as well as the gas shortages currently taking place in Georgia and several Southeastern states.

Gordon blames gas shortages on anti-price gouging laws which several states have passed, pointing out that neighboring states which have not passed such laws have no gasoline shortages.… Read more ...

Constitution Party Presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin: ‘No amnesty for Wall Street”

Posted at
http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/c2008/cbarchive_20080926.html

At the time of this writing, the U.S. House and Senate are poised to pass a $700 billion bailout to Wall Street. At the behest of President George W. Bush, the U.S. taxpayers are going to be on the hook for what can only be referred to as the biggest fraud in U.S.

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Cynthia McKinney calls for nationalizing the Federal Reserve, eliminating derivatives trading

Pusblished at http://votetruth08.com/

Last week, I posted ten points (that were by no means exhaustive) for Congressional action immediately in the wake of the financial crisis now gripping our country. At that time, the Democratic leadership of Congress was prepared to adjourn the current legislative Session to campaign, without taking any action at all to put policies in place that protect U.S.

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Ron Paul: ‘The financial meltdown the economists of the Austrian School predicted has arrived’

A message from Ron Paul, who is on the ballot for President in Louisiana and Montana in November:

Dear Friends:

The financial meltdown the economists of the Austrian School predicted has arrived.

We are in this crisis because of an excess of artificially created credit at the hands of the Federal Reserve System.

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Brownlow calls earmarks a diversionary tactic

Clackamas, OR – DAVE BROWNLOW, Candidate for U.S. Senate, calls the sudden appearance of Earmarks on the campaign trail nothing but a diversionary tactic.

BROWNLOW said, “Here we go again. The moment Republicans start to smell electoral trouble closing in on them, they begin condemning the obvious spending outrages like the ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ (which Gordon Smith voted to fund) in order to maintain the fiction that they are the party of smaller government.

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Baldwin condemns bailouts at Conservative Leadership Conference

Press release from the Constitution Party:

Las Vegas, NV – Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin who is scheduled to address this weekend’s upcoming Conservative Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, NV, will comment on the latest government bailouts and the accelerating meltdown of the U.S. financial system.

Baldwin will speak to the annual gathering of conservative and libertarian political leaders Saturday, September 20th at 3 PM local time and is expected to say, “Our entire financial system is based on an illusion, with a foundation built on quicksand.

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Seize the Time, an essay by Cynthia McKinney

Published at http://votetruth08.com/

We the people must now seize the time! We have always had the capability of determining our own destiny, but for various reasons, the people failed to elect the leaders who provided the correct political will. There was always some corporate or private special interest that stood in the way of the public good.

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Dave Brownlow says the US has a financial foundation built on sand

Clackamas, OR – DAVE BROWNLOW, Candidate for U.S. Senate, comments on the ongoing, and rapidly accelerating meltdown of the U.S. financial system.

BROWNLOW said, “Our entire financial system is based on an illusion, with a foundation built on sinking sand. We spend more than we earn, we consume more than we produce, we borrow more than we save – and we cling to the fantasy that this can go on forever.

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Nader’s 10-point plan to resolve financial crisis

Independent Presidential candidate Ralph Nader has released a 10-point plan of economic reforms he believes will help “cool off the financial markets meltdown.” After providing background on the Nader’s history on the subject (he predicted as far back as 2000 that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would fall into financial ruin and seek a bailout), the formal press release outlines the program:

Immediate Changes Required for Any Bailout
– No bailouts without conditions and reciprocity in the form of stock warrants
– No more lobbying for any company that is bailed out
– No golden parachutes and get out of jail free cards for guilty executives
– No bailouts without public hearings

Changes to Housing Market
– Reduce the moral hazard in U.S.

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Bob Barr on Fannie/Freddie bailout; foreign policy

When Bob Barr spoke out in favor of a Fannie/Freddie bailout two months ago, expropriation apparently was not what he had in mind. The Libertarian Party presidential candidate issued a press release condemning the government’s seizure of the two mortgage giants.

“Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac need to be privatized and sold off,” Barr says.… Read more ...