Berating Our Fearless Leaders

Submitted by Rich Toscano on September 23, 2008 - 10:13am

Well, I called my assorted leaders to register my abject displeasure with the bailout. To keep things short I just noted two opinions:

  1. It's ridiculous that we are using taxpayer money to pay above market prices for possibly worthless assets and that the proceeds are going to highly paid people who knowingly took huge risks.
  2. I hope there is going to be some sort of accountability among all the regulators who first denied the risks and are now throwing our money at fixing their aftermath. If all the same people stay in charge, this kind of stuff will just keep happening.

I don't know how much good it does to make these calls but since a lot of people are apparently up in arms about the bailout it's worth a shot.

Here are the numbers I called:

White House: (202) 456-1111
Senator Feinstein: (202) 224-3841
Senator Boxer: (202) 224-3553
Congresswoman Davis (I'm in 92103): (202) 225-2040

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Submitted by peterb on September 23, 2008 - 12:14pm.

I've called them to complain as well as let them know that if they approve this fail-out, I will vote for anyone besides them in the next election. Telling everyone I know to do the same.

Submitted by mcpk on September 23, 2008 - 12:18pm.

I couldn't agree more. I spent some time this morning writing emails to my assorted leaders expressing similar sentiments.

Submitted by jonnycsd on September 23, 2008 - 7:23pm.


Call, and also send an email -

Submitted by SLO cooker on September 23, 2008 - 7:34pm.

I also sent emails to the two senators yesterday and asked them to stop the bailouts. I hope with enough people expressing concerns about bailouts, the senators would take notice.

Submitted by CA renter on September 23, 2008 - 10:21pm.

FWIW, I was told that the vast majority of calls/e-mails/faxes/letters were absolutely opposed to the bailout that's being proposed. This from both Democrats and Republicans.

May I suggest we make a quick call or have some correspondence on a daily keep this fresh in their minds.

This is a potential turning point in OUR country, where we finally have the leverage to wrest control of the United States from the banks and financial institutions and return it to the citizens (NOT consumers!). Let's all do our part to help make this transition a reality!

Submitted by jh on September 24, 2008 - 8:37am.

What I think is most appalling is the fact that the govt is trying to stem foreclosures for irresponsible borrowers and offering them up loan modifications. This just does not make sense, yet this is on Congress' agenda. Can someone please explain the rationale to me!? It is blatantly unfair in my opinion.

Can someone please post our congress persons' email addresses. I would like to send a few emails of my own expressin my displeasure of this bailout.


Submitted by lostcat92120 on September 24, 2008 - 8:56am.

I make my payment every month. I don't spend my money on crap clothing and other things so I live up to my responsibilities in life. Why the hell should I bail someone else out? This is BS. I didn't see a dollar when these companies were making trillions.

Submitted by CDMA ENG on September 25, 2008 - 8:21am.


I commend you by, once again, leading by example. I will register a compliant this weekend.


Submitted by equalizer on September 25, 2008 - 9:54pm.

And I thought we were angry.

Submitted by equalizer on September 25, 2008 - 10:05pm.

Here's easy place to send emails to all your reps.
Second link is to Karl Derringer fax service

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