Thursday, April 29, 2010

Checkbook Tax?

So, according to Greg Sargent @ ThePlumeLine , Frank Luntz is spreading more misinformation by providing the talking point that the fund large investment firms will be paying into in the event of a catastrophe will be funded by a checkbook tax on every day consumers by increases in fees, etc.

A few points Mr. Duntz.

This fund is going to be bank-rolled by the large investment firms that aren’t covered by FDIC. Rather than Checkbook Tax call this the “Hedgefund Managers Checkbook Tax” since the majority of the burden will be carried by those big time wall street guys playing in derivatives, CDS, and other investments middle America doesn’t get involved in directly.

If you don’t want to pay for the investment firms to deal in their own casino, don’t bank with them.

Use your local banks that are covered by the FDIC.

If the big banks will raise fees leave them.

That’s whats great about competition and free market. If the fees get outrageous, Average Americans can pick up and leave and put their money somewhere else.

You don't have to bank with BofA or Citi. You can bank with your local bank.

Anyways, Luntz, you're a slug.....where's my salt shaker.

Christ Leaves Republican Party

That's it! He's had enough of their shenanigans!

Oh, what's that? Oh, you mean Charlie Crist.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Frank Luntz Memo to Crush Financial Reform

What would it take for Democrats to coordinate a mass blanket of news and talk shows for a few days to inform the public of Republican plans to trick and deceive them into thinking reform and regulation will hurt them.

Why are Democrats so silent on this?


Friday, April 2, 2010

Obama's Great Week

* HC Reform signed into law — Check

* College lending reform signed into law — Check

* China agree to sanctions on Iran — Check

* Russia agrees to Nuclear pact — Check

* Job Numbers turn positive — Check

* Historic increase CAFE standards by 33% – CHECK

* Ending ‘valley fill’ after mountain top removal – CHECK

* Preserving extremely sensitive marine habitat in Bristol Bay, Alaska from drilling – CHECK

Not a bad week.

162,000 jobs added in March, most in 3 years

Spin that losers.

Read more at: MSNBC

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Kock Industries and Mercatus Center at GMU

In the last couple days, Nate Silver of has been tearing a recent report apart from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Come to find out, another report I ran across in a Guardian article highlighting a Greenpeace report that noted the following:

Mercatus center: ($9.2m received from Koch grants 2005-2008) Conservative think tank at George Mason University. This group suggested in 2001 that global warming would be beneficial in winter and at the poles. In 2009 they recommended that nothing be done to cut emissions.

The public needs to know what kind of influence the squid, Koch Industries, has in this country. They are a danger to our society.