so that at some undetermined point in the future, I can reward this Congressperson with a campaign contribution.
I don't really want to trigger a world wide depression (that's not hyperbole, that's a distinct possibility), but I'm not voting for a blank check for $700 billion for those mother fuckers....Via Atrios. And first thing Monday, call your Representative and your Senators, no matter whether they're members of your party or not, and tell them that to give a blank check to the most incompetent Presidency in history when they only have 4 months left in office is not only wrong, it ought to be criminal. Emailing is fine, but calling is more effective--shows more of a commitment.
I also find myself drawn to provisions that would serve no useful purpose except to insult the industry, like requiring the CEOs, CFOs and the chair of the board of any entity that sells mortgage related securities to the Treasury Department to certify that they have completed an approved course in credit counseling. That is now required of consumers filing bankruptcy to make sure they feel properly humiliated for being head over heels in debt, although most lost control of their finances because of a serious illness in the family.