I'll tell you, if he gets a nod from the NRA... this guy is toxic, the bill is toxic ... another 2000+ page bill that adds another level of Venezuelan/Nazi Germany type-government bureacracy, The IRS tax evader, geithass-ner can go in, grab your company, and liquidate assets.. Sound like what the Founding Fathers had in mind? Didn't think so.
I have called Scott Browns offices, and hope you will also. He was a candidate that was not supported by the GOP, and it was NOT MA that got him elected against Coakley, but a nationwide effort of patriotic Americans. I told him I wanted my money back. He has turned his back on the American people. It was the American people who raised $1.5 million during his moneybomb and I am ashamed I rallied for it. At a time when the dems NEED Republicans.. there they were .. .lining up to get on that sh*tlist of the *ssholes. The Republicans needed to stand together. I am so pissed I cannot see straight.
Scott Brown WA contact info:
Phone: (202) 224-4543
Fax: (202) 228-2646
Scott Brown MA contact info:
Phone: (617) 565-3170
Fax: (617) 723-7325
Someone was interviewed on the radio... the dems have created entitlements. By 2012 we may have a new president, but he/she will not take office until 2013... hellcare will be fact, and no one will have the stomach to revoke it nor the power to do it. With the Financail NIGHTMARE bill... it is no longer if, but becomes simply a matter of time. How long are they able to keep this Titanic a/k/a the USA afloat after she has been mortally wounded? Crap n sh*t, financial nightmare, they will just ensure that she sinks faster. The government has NEVER HAD such unprecedented power. I can't believe it's happening, but guys... prepare to go down. The races are incited, the rhetoric is inflamatory. Oh, God, please help us. I cannot stop the tears from flowing. I'm done.
There cannot be reform without disbanding Freddie and Fannie... but wait, they have the crap n sh*t patents, don't they? These rats in power will be the ones making the money... and will reduce the rest of the country to paupers. It gives the government untold and unspecified power. Ovomit was pleased.
July 13 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Senate plans to take up the financial-regulation bill on July 15 as Democrats secured the 60 votes needed to enact the biggest rewrite of Wall Street rules since the Great Depression.
Majority Leader Harry Reid said he will file a procedural motion today that will permit the Senate to take final action by the end of this week and send the bill to President Barack Obama’s desk.
“We’re cleaning up Wall Street,” said Reid, a Nevada Democrat. “We’re going to make sure big bankers never again gamble away our future.”
The decision to seek a vote comes after Republicans Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, both of Maine, said they would back the bill. Senator Ben Nelson, a Nebraska Democrat, announced today he would vote yes after telling reporters yesterday he was undecided.
Their support gives Democrats the 60 votes needed to end debate in the chamber and move to a final vote, which will require a simple majority. Reid said the final vote could come as late as July 17.
“We listened to them carefully and I’m very appreciative of their support,” Senator Christopher Dodd, a Connecticut Democrat and the lead architect of the legislation, said today of the three New England Republicans.
The House of Representatives approved the legislation on June 30, five days after lawmakers worked through a 20-hour marathon session to merge versions approved separately by the House and Senate.
Obama said the legislation would help prevent another financial crisis. “I urge the Senate to act quickly so I can sign it into law next week,” he said.
The bill creates a consumer bureau at the Federal Reserve, a council of regulators to monitor firms for systemic risk to the economy and a mechanism for liquidating large financial firms whose collapse would threaten the economy.
Reid, whose party controls 59 of the Senate’s 100 seats, must avoid further defections by Democrats to retain the 60-vote supermajority needed to thwart Republican opposition.
Senator Russell Feingold, a Wisconsin Democrat who opposed the Senate bill in May, said last month that he will again vote against it. Senator Maria Cantwell, a Washington Democrat who opposed the measure in May, said she plans to back the final bill.
Brown praised the legislation for setting up and defining some types of trading, improving transparency and ending the government practice of propping up large financial firms.
“While it’s certainly not a perfect bill, I think it goes a good measure to make sure we don’t have the same type of problems that we had before,” he told reporters.
Snowe said in a statement that the bill “takes necessary steps to implement meaningful regulatory reforms, create strong consumer protections, and restore confidence in the American financial system.”
Another Republican vote could come from Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa, who voted for an earlier version of the bill. He said today in a Bloomberg Television interview that he remains undecided. His spokeswoman, Jill Kozeny, said in an e- mail last week that the lawmaker is “very concerned” about the mechanism Democrats created to pay for the bill after removing a bank fee. The revised plan calls for ending the $700 billion bailout program early and increasing banking-industry deposit- insurance fees.
Republican support became more crucial for Democrats when West Virginia’s Robert Byrd died last month at age 92 after serving more than 50 years in the Senate. West Virginia’s legislature is scheduled to meet July 15 to clarify the process for replacing the Democratic lawmaker, Sara Payne, a spokeswoman for Governor Joe Manchin, said yesterday in an e-mail.
The overhaul bill drew scant support from Senate Republicans because it “stayed on the far left and therefore was not in the end appealing to most of my members,” Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said today at a news conference.
--With assistance from Phil Mattingly, James Rowley and Kate Andersen Brower in Washington. Editors: Lawrence Roberts, Gregory Mott
By: Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
President Barack Obama has taken the United States one more giant step towards socialism by ramming through the Senate his financial regulation bill.
The bill authorizes the secretary of the Treasury — a political appointee — to seize any financial company (bank or nonbank) simply because, in his opinion, it is too big to fail and in danger of insolvency.
This power can be used for political retribution, pressure for campaign funding, or any other abuse bureaucratic whim or partisan politics can conceive. It is a power Fidel Castro or Hugo Chavez would love to have!
The legislation also requires that any business that extends credit, in any form, to clear the loan instrument in advance with the new consumer protection agency. The backlog of pending applications will strangle consumer credit.
And the bill fails to do the one thing it must do — regulate derivatives and make them transparent. Senator Chris Dodd, D-Conn., bowed to pressure from his sponsors on Wall Street and deleted the regulatory provision and set up a commission to study the situation for two years!
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., protested the cop-out with a no vote against the legislation.
So how did it pass?
Four Republicans sold out, that´s how!
Among the RINOs were, of course, Susan Collins and Olympia Snow of Maine. But, surprisingly, Scott Brown, R Mass., the newly elected Massachusetts miracle defected as did the normally stalwart Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.
Now the federal government has effectively taken over about one-third of our national economy by passing Obamacare and regulatory reform in almost the same breath.
Repealing this regulatory travesty must be high on our 2011 agenda!