CLICK HERE to Tell Pelosi That You Want a PROGRESSIVE Bailout Plan
by ProgressiveReb, Tue Sep 30, 2008 at 11:16:37 AM EDT
The sun is still shining! The grass is still green! Puppies are still adorable! Whew.
Despite the gloom and doom predictions, Congress' failure to pass Paulson's original bailout plan yesterday did not lead to the immediate implosion of our economy. In fact, the stock market was up this morning. So I think we can now safely set aside the threats of those who tried to frighten us into accepting an awful bailout plan. It seems that there is a brief time for us to address this problem fairly, effectively and responsibly.
So what should we do
Let's seize this opportunity to propose a truly progressive solution
. We should tell Congress, and especially the House leadership, that we need a fresh, thoughtful alternative centered on the following key principles:
1. Do more to make Wall Street, not working families, bear the brunt of the financial burden.
2. Adopt stronger rules to protect us from banks that are "too big to fail" and the reckless, over-the-top borrowing that left our financial system teetering on the edge.
3. Do more to help struggling families stay in their homes -- including allowing bankruptcy judges to let homeowners negotiate new terms for their mortgages.
4. Commit to the public investments that we know will pay off for America - including clean energy, health care and education.
If you support these goals, please send an email
to Nancy Pelosi telling her that you expect a fair, progressive solution to this crisis.
We should take action to make our economy stronger; but let's not leave behind our values as we do it.
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