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Join a product recall



February 19, 2010 – Comments (2)

I'd like you all to join me in an effective product recall. We all agree that when a product does not work the way the seller promised us it would it's a fraud on the public and the product should be recalled. We should all have the right to send the product back and have our money refunded. It really becomes a problem when the product is ineffective and doesn't work at all or worse injures the public.

The representatives we sent to Washington think they should have the right to call the President of Toyota to come from Japan, bow before them and take a whipping in public for knowing he had a problem and taking too long to fix it. Some are even asking for his resignation. Let's use the same standard on them.

We sent them to Washington to fix some problems. We even identified the problems we wanted fixed. We wanted effective financial regulation with jobs for everyone between 18 - 65 who is able bodied. We wanted affordable housing and secure communities. Every American should be able to have nutritious food, decent medical care and an opportunity to an education. We wanted full funding for our military so that when we send them into a conflict that is in our interest they have all the tools and the go ahead to get the job done safely, quickly and effectively and get home fast. We want secure borders.

I don't know about you but I feel that they have postured and discussed and did ineffective fact finding worse than Toyota ever dreamed of.

I am tired of Washington not fixing the problems we have all identified for them. They have promised us that they agreed with our requests and they had what it took to fix them. All we had to do was vote for them -- and maybe send a few bucks to their campaign chests.

I haven't seen a single problem fixed; in fact some are even worse. It's time for that product recall to happen. The representatives in place are ineffective and even detrimental to the health of America.

When you go to the polls, start the product recall. I don't care if the candidate is a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or independent; the party I want to see out of office is the Incumbent Party.

The way to turn around our economy is to get a new ship and a fresh crew.

We need new blood and new ideas. Let's all clean house, go out and find new candidates that can think outside the box and get the job done.

It's been said insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Isn't that what we've been doing? We send the same people who were ineffective back to Washington hoping they will be effective this time.

Join me in a total product recall of the product we sent to Washington. Join me in a defeat of the Incumbent Party and send them all home.

Jim Van Meerten is an investor who writes on financial matters here and on Financial Tides. Please leave a comment below or email

2 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On February 19, 2010 at 12:09 PM, carcassgrinder (33.65) wrote:


...couldn't agree with you more.

Unfortunately, the problem is deeper rooted than simply voting out incumbents.  The problem there is the fact that most probably the choices you are given to replace the incumbent with are just as idiotic, self serving, corrupt and disconnected as the person you are attempting to replace.

Any political system that is set up so that you need multiple million$, just as an entry fee to the arena, is bound to perpetuate the status quo.  We have a broken election system that was purposely manipulated to maintain the status quo.

The whole election process needs revisiting.

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#2) On February 19, 2010 at 12:15 PM, carcassgrinder (33.65) wrote:

....and we are only moving further from the change we need as congress recently voted to allow corporations unlimited donation power to candidates.  This is just another move toward maintaining the current pay-to-play election process we have.

There should be strict limits for a candidate's campaign coffer....and these limits should be set at a level that is a reasonable multiple of the average private sector more can pay along and our choices as a country become broader.  

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