Tag Archives: Wall Street bail out

Matt Welch: ‘The Great Libertarian Conspiracy’

Excerpts from an article by Matt Welch of Reason:

New York Times columnist Frank Rich accused the Kochs of plotting “a billionaires’ coup” to secure “corporate pork,” tax cuts, and a blank check for Wall Street bailouts. “What the Koch brothers have bought with their huge political outlays,” opined Times columnist Paul Krugman, “is, above all, freedom to pollute.”

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Ralph Nader attacks Wall Street bailout in speech, interview and press release



Press release:

Now that Congress has done the dastardly deed in approving Bush’s bailout, Ralph Nader, independent candidate for president, is issuing a call for American taxpayers to summon their members of Congress who voted for this wrongheaded $700 billion bailout of the Wall Street speculators and crooks to meet in a local public auditorium and answer up for their surrender to the corporate welfare kings and banksters.

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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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Salt Lake City Weekly covers the race for third

From the Salt Blog

The third party presidential candidates are escalating their campaigns to fight exclusion and garner mainstream attention. A common thread within these candidates is their opposition to the Wall Street bailout package.

Ralph Nader, Independent candidate, has been particularly busy. Before the debate, supporters were encouraged to “hack” the debate with online comments questioning Nader’s exclusion.

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Cynthia McKinney addresses Wall Street bail out

In a video posted to YouTube, Cynthia McKinney, Green Party presidential nominee, addresses the ongoing discussions of what is being called the “No tycoon left behind act”.

She recommends a moratorium on foreclosures, renegotiating adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) into fixed rate 30 to 40 year loans, eliminating ARMs for future borrowers, eliminate predatory lending and more.… Read more ...

How did your congressperson vote on the bailout?

To find out, visit this site.

Many of these congresspeople face non-corporate challengers, and this issue may well have an impact in November.

With Green, Libertarian, Constitution and many independent candidates the only competition some of these congresspeople will face in November, these “yes” votes may well bring new voters to cast the first third party vote of their lives.… Read more ...