In looking at the way the 99ers have jumped on the opportunity to change their destiny by aggressively attacking the problem of the Ways and Means Subcommittee that needs to move HR 589 to the House Floor as soon as possible, I am encouraged. I believe that if enough of us can get together and assert ourselves aggressively, it is going to catch many who might oppose us completely off balance.
The drive to force the passage of HR 589 needs to get out of control. We cannot slow down, but rather we must intensify our efforts over the weekend. We must go to every venue where a 99er might be found and convince him or her to email and tweet all the eleven members of the subcommittee over the weekend.
Subcommittee on Human Resources
- Geoff Davis, KY, Chairman
- Lloyd Doggett, TX Ranking Member
- Jim McDermott, WA
- John Lewis, GA
- Joseph Crowley, NY
- Adrian Smith, NE
- Erik Paulsen, MN
- Rick Berg, ND
- Tom Price, GA
- Diane Black, TN
- Charles Boustany, LA
I tell each and every one of you, if we manage to rally our forces to the extent of getting the resolution out of the subcommittee and onto the House floor we can then turn that force loose on Congressman John Boehner and company. If we have the numbers they are going to start to look at us as a potential problem for 2012. Politicians do not help poor people but they do solve problems that might affect them directly.
Whether we can pull this off or not is up in the air, but the way I saw people come to the site yesterday, if that determination in cause continues to spread, we can become a tidal wave. They may still deny us our right to unemployment insurance benefits, which we have bought and paid for, but if they do so let them know that we will have our revenge in 2012.
Now to the $16 billion question; how is HR 589 going to be paid for? We cannot allow them to borrow any more money in our grandchildren’s names and we don’t have to. Does everyone remember when we bailed out Wall Street? Well, what we actually did was lend them $1 trillion to keep them from losing their businesses.
When we borrow money to buy a house and then lose our jobs and can’t make the payments, what does the bank do? That’s right, they call in the loans, foreclose, and we lose our house and equity. And what do they say when they do this to us? “Well we are real sorry but we have to have our money.” This is what we need to do.
Wall Street gave out $150 billion in bonuses last year. Our so called representatives just need to go over to Wall Street and take back our $1 trillion we loaned them and use it to pay for our unemployment, for as long as it takes. And if they say, “But we’ll lose our businesses” we instruct our so called representatives to tell them that “We’re real sorry but we have to have our money back.”
The reason we are living so poorly is because they have taken everything that was once ours. We need to get this through our heads. We did not lose it, they stole it. It has not been misplaced, we know exactly where it is and by God we want it back.
God bless this Republic, death to the international corporate mafia, we shall prevail.