This Friday Senate Bill 3217, also known as the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010, introduced by Democrat Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut, is scheduled to hit the floor of the US Senate where it must wait 72 hours before it comes up for a full vote.
1. Please contact your own Senators first and voice your opposition to this bill. If possible, physically go in person to the local home offices of your two Senators and speak to someone there who will take note of your opinion and pass it on. If you’re not able to go in person, please call, email, and fax the offices of both Senators from your state. (Find Your Senators by State on the Senate Website)
2. Call, email, and fax these 8 Republican Senators who are not yet 100% opposed to this bill:
Bob Bennett of Utah (202) 224-5444
Susan Collins of Maine (202) 224-2523
Christopher Bond of Missouri (202) 224-5721
Saxby Chambliss of Georgia (202) 224-3521
Bob Corker of Tennessee (202) 224-3344
John McCain of Arizona (202) 224-2235
Olympia Snowe of Maine (202) 224-5344
Scott Brown of Massachusetts (202) 224-4543
3. Write Letters about this issue to your local paper for publication on or before Sunday. Also leave comments on as many news blogs and websites related to this subject as you can find.
4. Forward this message to as many people as you can and ask them to take these same 4 steps as soon as possible. Use the full power of your circle of influence to move others (at least 1 more person) to take action.
Understanding the Issues
Talking Points on The Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA):
- Why the CFPA is the Wrong Approach to Consumer Protection
- The Proposed CFPA Will Disproportionately Harm Small Businesses
- A Better Approach to Financial Reform
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Please check out our BigGovernment articles on the role of certain non-profit entities, Fannie Mae, and lefty billionaire donors on the mortgage meltdown. Bad government policy caused this crisis, and now Congress wants to excuse itself from blame and institute MORE bad policy?
- Goldman Figure John Paulson Gives $15 Million to Non-Profit; Non-Profit Ramps Up Lobbying, 4/20 (Liberty Chick)
- Goldman’s Fall From Grace, 4/17
- CFPA Czar or Fox in the Hen House? You Decide., 4/16 (Liberty Chick)
- Hedge Fund Managers Invest in Congress, 4/13
- Death by Senator: As Financial Reform Looms, We Revisit IndyMac, 4/5 (Liberty Chick)
- Hedge Fund ‘Golden Boys’ Bet on Bailouts; Win Big, 4/2
- What is the Center for Responsible Lending?, 3/12
- The Little Fed Report that Could…and Did Create a Housing Bubble, 3/10
- The Center for LESS Responsible Lending, 11/11/2009
Expanding upon the information in my BigGovernment piece, Goldman Figure John Paulson Gives $15 Million to Non-Profit; Non-Profit Ramps Up Lobbying, Phil Kerpen, Vice President of Americans for Prosperity.
- SEC Probe Shouldn’t Stop With Goldman Sachs, Foxnews.com
A complete timeline of the events leading up to meltdown.
I love the clips of Barney Frank in this one in 2003 insisting that warnings of a potential meltdown were being “conjured up”.