Americans Sold Out Once Again


Well, it’s official.

The American people have been sold out, once again, by their elected representatives who are more interested in kowtowing to corporate interests than they are in doing their job—-representing the interests of the people!

I think it’s time for us, as citizens and taxpayers, to say enough is enough. Enough is enough. It’s time for us to wake up and stop rewarding these stooges with our votes.

If your representatives, in either the House or the Senate, voted for the bailout, you should write to them, email them, call them. And you should not give them your vote on November 4th.

Incidentally, take a look at the Senate votes on HR 1424 (the revamped bailout scheme bill). There are three important votes every American should be aware of.

John McCain voted ‘yes’ on the bailout scheme.

Barack Obama voted ‘yes’ on the bailout scheme.

Joe Biden voted ‘yes’ on the bailout scheme.

This trumps any supposed differences between these two candidates. It’s quite clear that they are willing to sell out the American people at the first opportunity. Neither McCain nor Obama can be trusted or relied upon. Corporate greed and domination is truly bipartisan.

And are we to reward these Washington stooges who sold us up the river with our votes? Or do we, as citizens, have more of a backbone?

I’d like to think we do.

And if we do, I think the answer is clear: vote third party. We can no longer rely on the Democrats or the Republicans to represent our interests.

In my previous post, I have provided links to all third party candidates in 2008. Study their platforms. Compare them on the issues to McCain and Obama.

Incidentally, a few weeks ago Ron Paul called a press conference, where he issued a joint statement along with Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney, and Charles Baldwin. Paul, along with these third party candidates, all agree on four major issues, among them, on the Federal Reserve and fiscal responsibility:

We seek a thorough investigation, evaluation and audit of the Federal Reserve System and its cozy relationships with the banking, corporate, and other financial institutions. The arbitrary power to create money and credit out of thin air behind closed doors for the benefit of commercial interests must be ended. There should be no taxpayer bailouts of corporations and no corporate subsidies. Corporations should be aggressively prosecuted for their crimes and frauds.

(From and VoteNader.Org)

These third party candidates wouldn’t have sold you out to Goldman Sachs. But Obama and McCain already have. So ask yourself, who is more deserving of your vote?


~ by Kimchi on October 4, 2008.

4 Responses to “Americans Sold Out Once Again”

  1. […] look at the top donors for Obama and the top donors for McCain and then look at how they voted in the recent bailout. It is a sad truth that the majority of our politicians represent not our interests, but the […]

  2. Interesting joint statement at the end. I missed that in the news. Thanks for including it in the post. Now, a joint statement should be grounds, especially in this crisis phase, for some discussion of coalition building as opposed to fractured campaigns that fail to build alternative institutions strong enough to present a meaningful challenge!

  3. […] Take the global financial meltdown. Both senators voted for the controversial bailout bill that first failed in the U.S. House of Representatives. It passed resoundingly in the Senate and, larded with financial favors to woo uncooperative House members, finally passed the House. The news each day suggests that the bailout hasn’t solved the problem. Rather, the economic contagion is going global, with European and Asian banks teetering on the brink of collapse. Iceland—not just its banks, but the country—faces financial ruin. […]

  4. Thanks for stopping by, Gabriel. I totally agree, there should be some sort of alternative coalition. However, I wonder if getting Libertarians like Ron Paul and Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin to join hands with Greens and Progressives like Cynthia McKinney and Ralph Nader might be harder than it appears. They definitely agree on ending the war and on fiscal responsibility, but on social programs there’s a huge difference of opinion. Still, I guess we have to start somewhere…

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