Stop the Stimulus

I already explained on numerous occasions why bailouts and more government spending won’t work, make things worse and create another Great Depression.

Below please find a great pro-active campaign that was sent to me from BreakTheMatrix.com:

Announcing: A quick, easy, FREE plan for stopping the stimulus… TODAY. Time to mobilize, Matrix Breakers!!

Watch the video, then see below for everything you need to get started:

Resources:

Senate Phone/Fax numbers + Emails (by State)

Sample phone script:

“Hello, my name is __________, and I am a member of a conservative social media group called Top Conservatives on Twitter. I’m calling today to find out how Senator _____ intends to vote on S. 1, the stimulus package. (write down and report back the response. If the answer is “Vote Yes”) I’d like to encourage him/her to vote against this piece of legislation because it is too large and will be ineffective in boosting the economy. I especially don’t like (the talking point of the day). Please let Senator ______ know that I would like for him to vote “NO” when this piece of legislation is offered.”

Sample fax/e-mail text (please copy and paste these to your e-mail):

To the Honorable Senator _________,

My name is ____________, and I am a member of a conservative social media group called Top Conservatives on Twitter. I am writing today to ask you to vote against S. 1, the pork laden stimulus bailout. This is a bill that is full of wasteful spending and will not effectively boost the economy. In its current form, the stimulus bill will be more expensive than the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined. It is a bill that is being marketed as an immediate response to a national emergency, but many economist have agreed that it will do nothing but prolong the recession. It reflects the “Christmas wish-list” of the Democrats most powerful interest groups more than the needs of the country. I urge you to keep the country’s best interest in mind, and not the desires of liberal interest groups, in mind as you vote against this bill.

Above all else, be polite. Passion is encouraged, foul language is not. Be aggressive, but not abusive.

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THANKS to TCOT (TopConservativesOnTwitter.org) for organizing this counterstrike!

TopConservativesOnTwitter.org is a group that welcomes anyone who believes what they call “the basics of conservatism” – smaller government, lower taxes, self-reliance and gun ownership. You’ll find Libertarians, Ron Paul Republicans, Independents, regular Republicans, and many others in this group. I certainly have differences of opinion with some of the people there (as with any group), but on this particular issue, I see a huge opportunity to join forces and have a much greater impact.

Join the TCOT Action Project network at: http://tcotprojects.ning.com

More details here: http://www.tcotreport.com/moveovermoveon.html

And don’t miss Sandie’s blog – she’s a fellow BTM/TCOT member: http://scrosnoe.wordpress.com

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Shelly

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Tell Congress to Stop the Fiscal Madness

The TARP bill is a complete disaster. It has done absolutely nothing to fix the economy. Things have gotten worse since. Temporarily there was a phony outcry in the media about what happened to all the money. The banks have either hoarded it, paid it out to their executives, or used it to snap up smaller firms. What do our dear representatives expect from the next $350 billion? Is it too much to ask to apply common sense? I was blowing the whistle back then and I have to do it again. I can’t do more than appeal to reason and reject madness. Contact your Congressman and Senator at http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

Dear Senator/Congressman,

In hopes that this time you will listen to me I have to tell you one more time: You are making a huge mistake if you let this second $350 billion bailout bill pass.

The first $350 billion have hurt our economy. We have dug ourselves a deeper hole. Some people even acted surprised when they noticed that Hank Paulson and Ben Bernanke had no idea what to do with all the money. What do you expect?

You actually did include a little condition. You said that the second $350 billion will need separate approval. The idea being that you wanted the Treasury to take the initial $350 billion, do something good with it, and report to you what actually happened with the money. Here we are. The first $350 billion have been spent. The banks refuse to tell you what happened to the money. Foreclosures keep soaring. Unemployment keeps rising. GDP keeps falling. Retirement savings keep falling. And now you think it is a good idea to give them more money? If so, then what was that initial condition added in for? Is it unreasonable to assume that is was a nothing but phony maneuver to win over a few more skeptics?

These people don’t have the solution to the financial crisis. They have been wrong on everything they said. Remember how Paulson said a few months ago the banking system was sound? Remember Bush’s endless reassurances that the economy is strong and stable? Remember how they said they were going to buy illiquid assets so as to stabilize their prices and then changed course completely by buying outright stakes in the banks?

Why listen to these people any longer?

Why not sit back for a second and listen to the people who have been talking about this problem for years? How about listening to the people who have been right on everything? The people who saw this coming and who have again and again presented logical solutions.

You have to understand: This bailout plan is more of the same. The cause for the credit crisis is that the Federal Reserve and government entities like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been buying up mortgage backed securities with taxpayer money and/or printed money. It has been fully explained by the theory of The Business Cycle (http://www.economicsjunkie.com/the-business-cycle). This bill suggests more of that. It will not fix the situation, it will aggravate it!

I hope you take at least five minutes to seriously think about what I just wrote.

I am furious. I cannot believe what is going on. Especially since we have had this kind of rush scenario again and again. And every time we asked ourselves afterwards: “How could they approve that?”

Sincerely,
Name
Phone Number

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Dear Senator/Congressman, you are making a huge mistake…

…if you let this $700 billion bailout bill pass.

Remember how you were going to stand up to this administration?

Remember how you said “No blank check for this President!”?

What has happened to that?

The Paulsons and Bernankes in this scam are nothing but the Cheneys and Wolfowitzes of the Iraq war.

Remember how congressmen/-women and senators regret their votes on the Iraq bill? You must have thought to yourself back then “How could they??”. Now you are about to do the same thing!!

These people don’t have the solution to the financial crisis. They have been wrong on everything they said. Remember how Paulson said a few weeks ago the banking system is sound? Remember Bush’s endless reassurances that the economy is strong and stable?

Why listen to these people?

Why not sit back for a second and listen to the people who have been talking about this problem for years? How about listening to the people who have been right on everything? The people who saw this coming and who have again and again presented logical solutions. In particular I would like you to take a look at what these two people have been talking about for years, even decades:

– Ron Paul (http://www.campaignforliberty.com/)
– Mike Shedlock (http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/)

You have to understand: This bailout plan is more of the same. The cause for the credit crisis is that the federal reserve and government entities like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been buying up mortgage backed securities with taxpayer money and/or printed money. It has been fully explained by the theory of credit expansion. This bill suggests more of that. It will not fix the situation, it will aggravate it!

I hope you take at least five minutes to seriously think about what I just wrote.

I am furious. I cannot believe what is going on. Especially since we have had this kind of rush scenario again and again. And every time we asked ourselves afterwards: “How could they approve that?”

Sincerely,
Name
Phone Number

(This was first posted on 09/25/2008)

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