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road kill
04-16-2010, 01:42 PM
This is the exact e-mail my son (an Obama supporter:rolleyes:) recieved just a couple hours ago.

Amazing;

"Erik --

It has now been well over a year since the near collapse of our entire financial system that cost the nation more than 8 million jobs. To this day, hard-working families struggle to make ends meet.

We've made strides -- businesses are starting to hire, Americans are finding jobs, and neighbors who had given up looking are returning to the job market with new hope. But the flaws in our financial system that led to this crisis remain unresolved.

Wall Street titans still recklessly speculate with borrowed money. Big banks and credit card companies stack the deck to earn millions while far too many middle-class families, who have done everything right, can barely pay their bills or save for a better future.

We cannot delay action any longer. It is time to hold the big banks accountable to the people they serve, establish the strongest consumer protections in our nation's history -- and ensure that taxpayers will never again be forced to bail out big banks because they are "too big to fail."

That is what Wall Street reform will achieve, why I am so committed to making it happen, and why I'm asking for your help today.

Please stand with me to show your support for Wall Street reform.

We know that without enforceable, commonsense rules to check abuse and protect families, markets are not truly free. Wall Street reform will foster a strong and vibrant financial sector so that businesses can get loans; families can afford mortgages; entrepreneurs can find the capital to start a new company, sell a new product, or offer a new service.

Consumer financial protections are currently spread across seven different government agencies. Wall Street reform will create one single Consumer Financial Protection Agency -- tasked with preventing predatory practices and making sure you get the clear information, not fine print, needed to avoid ballooning mortgage payments or credit card rate hikes.

Reform will provide crucial new oversight, give shareholders a say on salaries and bonuses, and create new tools to break up failing financial firms so that taxpayers aren't forced into another unfair bailout. And reform will keep our economy secure by ensuring that no single firm can bring down the whole financial system.

With so much at stake, it is not surprising that allies of the big banks and Wall Street lenders have already launched a multi-million-dollar ad campaign to fight these changes. Arm-twisting lobbyists are already storming Capitol Hill, seeking to undermine the strong bipartisan foundation of reform with loopholes and exemptions for the most egregious abusers of consumers.

I won't accept anything short of the full protection that our citizens deserve and our economy needs. It's a fight worth having, and it is a fight we can win -- if we stand up and speak out together.

So I'm asking you to join me, starting today, by adding your name as a strong supporter of Wall Street reform:

http://my.barackobama.com/StandForWallStreetReform

Thank you,

President Barack Obama





Paid for by Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee -- 430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. "






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Uncle Bill
04-16-2010, 02:31 PM
Is your son aware that the majority of those "fat cats" Obama is 'railing' against are primarily the largest Democrat supporters and money suppliers?

What is his main reasoning to be an Obama follower?

UB

road kill
04-16-2010, 02:33 PM
Is your son aware that the majority of those "fat cats" Obama is 'railing' against are primarily the largest Democrat supporters and money suppliers?

What is his main reasoning to be an Obama follower?

UB
He is young!
Bust my balls?
His Mom (my wife) passed from cancer, cost us everything at the time, he thinks it all should have been covered.
I have no complaints, I made my decisions, we were treated like royalty and everyone worked with us and got paid.
Cost us our house and my 401K and savings, but I worked my ass off the last 4 years and now am better off than I was.
I took nothing from anyone, not 1 cent.
I did it my self to buy 11 months of life.
I made the decision.
That's why I am OFFENDED at this Presidents agenda for America.

Here is the scary part about my son, he has a BA in Accounting, Economics and an MBA.....tomorrows leaders??
He'll figure it out.






stan b

Uncle Bill
04-16-2010, 03:24 PM
Sorry to hear of your travails, Stan. I have several friends that are staunch conservatives that paid their kids college fees, and ended up with the same situation you are in. Guess it's a damned if you do, damned if you don't scenario, eh? It's what we have come to expect from our 'tenured' education system I guess.

Good luck, Stan.

UB

road kill
04-16-2010, 03:30 PM
Sorry to hear of your travails, Stan. I have several friends that are staunch conservatives that paid their kids college fees, and ended up with the same situation you are in. Guess it's a damned if you do, damned if you don't scenario, eh? It's what we have come to expect from our 'tenured' education system I guess.

Good luck, Stan.

UB

I hope it didn't come across as whining, I did what I did and stand tall knowing it.
I would do it all over again, in a heartbeat........MY DECISION!!

As far as my son, he'll get over it as soon as he starts wanting to keep some of his hard earned cash!!
You know, when he has to buy my depends!!;-)




stan b

BonMallari
04-16-2010, 03:48 PM
He is young!
Bust my balls?
His Mom (my wife) passed from cancer, cost us everything at the time, he thinks it all should have been covered.
I have no complaints, I made my decisions, we were treated like royalty and everyone worked with us and got paid.
Cost us our house and my 401K and savings, but I worked my ass off the last 4 years and now am better off than I was.
I took nothing from anyone, not 1 cent.
I did it my self to buy 11 months of life.
I made the decision.
That's why I am OFFENDED at this Presidents agenda for America.

Here is the scary part about my son, he has a BA in Accounting, Economics and an MBA.....tomorrows leaders??
He'll figure it out.






stan b

wow Stan thanks for sharing a personal story...kudos to you for doing the right thing by your wife, I have no doubt you would do it again if presented with the same situation today...

dnf777
04-16-2010, 04:44 PM
I hope it didn't come across as whining, I did what I did and stand tall knowing it.
I would do it all over again, in a heartbeat........MY DECISION!!

As far as my son, he'll get over it as soon as he starts wanting to keep some of his hard earned cash!!
You know, when he has to buy my depends!!;-)


stan b

Didn't come across as whining at all. Not even a hint.

As for your son 'getting over it', if he sees his tax dollar going to help another hard working family who's fallen on a medical tragedy, maybe he won't mind it so much. I know I don't. Much rather help someone in that position avoid financial ruin, than blowing up and then rebuilding stuff far away, or pick your own version of gov't waste.

Marvin S
04-16-2010, 06:52 PM
His Mom (my wife) passed from cancer, cost us everything at the time, he thinks it all should have been covered.
I have no complaints, I made my decisions, we were treated like royalty and everyone worked with us and got paid.
Cost us our house and my 401K and savings, but I worked my ass off the last 4 years and now am better off than I was.
I took nothing from anyone, not 1 cent.
I did it my self to buy 11 months of life.
I made the decision.
That's why I am OFFENDED at this Presidents agenda for America.

Here is the scary part about my son, he has a BA in Accounting, Economics and an MBA.....tomorrows leaders??
He'll figure it out.

stan b


I am truly sorry for your loss. You are the real thing. & over time your son will appreciate what you are & will come to recognize you did the right thing. He will be able to tell your grand kids some day what a real upstanding person you are. & that is worth a lot!!!!!!!!!!!