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November 12, 2009 – Comments (8)

 TARP Inspector General: Taxpayers to suffer Losses

“When I first took office, I can’t tell you how many times I’d be having a sit-down and warning about potential fraud in the program and I would hear a response basically saying, ‘Oh, they’re bankers, and they wouldn’t put their reputations at risk by committing fraud,’” he said.

“I think we’ve done a good job of instilling a greater degree of skepticism that what comes from Wall Street isn’t necessarily the Holy Grail,” he said.

PRETTY STRONG WORDS FROM THE TEXAS GOVERNOR.

Perry says Obama taking U.S. toward socialism

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/firstreading/entries/2009/11/12/_perry_midland_find_more.html

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#1) On November 12, 2009 at 10:42 PM, alstry (35.49) wrote:

THE GOVERNMENT CRASH CONTINUES NATIONWIDE...

Seventy-three transit workers for the city of Colorado Springs were told Thursday that they will lose their jobs Dec. 31, as the city’s bus system girds for massive cuts in service in 2010.

The employees given their pink slips work for bus operator First Transit, which is contracted by the city to operate its Mountain Metropolitan Transit, said Ryan Hiatt, general manager of Mountain Metropolitan South.

First Transit executes two separate contracts for the city — one contract (the “south garage”) is funded by city general fund money, the other contract (the “north garage”) gets its money from the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority.

The south garage is being completely shut down, “from the bus washers all the way down to me,” Hiatt said. The north garage can cover the same routes, but it can’t compensate for the lost hours.

The layoffs come in the wake of the defeat of ballot Measure 2c, which would have raised property taxes to buttress city services hit hard by declining sales tax revenue. The City Council is grappling with ways to cover about a $30 million shortfall in its 2010 budget.

It wasn’t the only bad news delivered Thursday. Transit officials held three meetings in the city to tell riders they can expect a bare-bones bus service next year because of the budget cuts.

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#2) On November 12, 2009 at 11:00 PM, jddubya (45.20) wrote:

Weak blog al

"Perry says Obama taking U.S. toward socialism"

Not strong words at all considering Perry is a republican.  I'll bet that you can find some even juicier quotes from other Obama haters.  Freedom of speech Al, freedom of speech.  Spin it to fit your various conspiracy theories.  Whatever, lol.

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#3) On November 12, 2009 at 11:03 PM, Rebkong1 (< 20) wrote:

perry is playing the perfect anti - obama guy incase he is needed for the republican "puppet master" in 3 years...he was at bilderburg meeting in 2007 and 08 ... he is just as much apart of the "game" as any of those fools are in washington

 

wake up people...we have no leaders ..just actors 

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#4) On November 12, 2009 at 11:04 PM, Rebkong1 (< 20) wrote:

im sure he can read off the same tele-promter obamanation can

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#5) On November 13, 2009 at 4:11 AM, APJ4RealHoldings (32.51) wrote:

the democrat & republican clowns all play the same game, & do thy bidding of Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, & BofA...& now more increasingly will see IMF & World Bank.

 

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#6) On November 13, 2009 at 4:17 AM, janis1023 (< 20) wrote:

Alstry, Do you live in Texas?  I don't believe you do or you would never quote Rick Perry with any expectation of relevance.  He got his job by kissing bush's behind so far he kept a roll of in his pocket.

 

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#7) On November 13, 2009 at 4:21 AM, janis1023 (< 20) wrote:

Ooops, I left out toilet paper,  he kept a roll of toilet paper in his pocket.

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#8) On November 14, 2009 at 3:19 PM, AdirondackFund (< 20) wrote:

Nice pick Alstry.  For those skeptics out there screaming Bilderberg and Conspiracy, I rightfully assure you that the situation is far worse than even you can imagine.  It is not only that Mark Twain was right in claiming "America has the best Government money can buy", but it is also the battle which MUST be engaged by those such as the Inspector General of the TARP Program to stem the tide of theft occurring in our TARP and Stimulus Programs.  The bubble that is being popped here is the same one the Pope held to dearly and incorrectly for so many years....it is called The Infalibility Doctrine.  You want to be a Middle Ages Pope these days!  Become a Wall St. Banker...and play Money Pope to the world. 

This is nonsense and must be stopped.  You have Politicians kicking one another in the bal$$ with taxpayer money both at the National and Local Level.  If these folks want to play high and mighty, then let them pay for it and not U.S.  It is really that simple.  By calling their bluff, we may just get to see these Bankers sit down and pipe down as well.

I am still calling for The U.S. Senate to pass H.R. 1586 which imposes a 90% Tax on all bonuses awarded by firms who received TARP Funding, whether they have returned the money or not.  There are some in the Republican Party who are quick to point out that this Bill might be unconstituitonal, saying:

"By legislatively imposing a tax penalty on employees that were given bonus payments by TARP recipients, some Members may be concerned that the underlying bill may violate the Constitutional prohibition on bills of attainder. Article 1, Section 9, Clause 3, states that "No bill of attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed." A bill of attainder is an act passed by a state or federal legislature that punishes a specific person or group without a trial. In determining whether a piece of legislation violates the constitutional prohibition against bills of attainder, the Supreme Court generally tests whether the act specifies a group of people, contains a punishment specifically for that group of people, and does not require a trial. Given that criteria, this legislation could be ruled unconstitutional for imposing a tax penalty on a specific group of individuals."

Wait a minute.  Now they want to hide behind the U.S. Constitution AFTER they have violated every law and tenet of it in abrogating Congressional Constitutional responsibility for the 'coinage of money' and instead delegating that authority to a Federal Reserve that cannot be audited? 

Are you kidding me?  If a trial is what is required....then bring it on!  America would like nothing better than to see a Banker Weenie Roast at this point in our History.  It might actually clear up a few details about who has been absconding with all of the taxpayer's money over the past decades.

When was the last time anone can remember this Country having a Farmer's Milk Crisis, the effects of which ratcheted throughout the world resulting in War, Poverty, Loss of Value in Money and all of the other ill effects brought to us by our Friendly Local Bankers?  

  

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