Ask a Stupid Question

I’m also a little cheesed off at Palin.  Actually, I think the whole McCain campaign is desperate and it’s showing.  They know McCain was a part of the mess that is taking place now, they know Obama is more trusted on the economy than McCain.  But instead of trying to provide a reasoned argument (they really can’t… they’ve tried), they are instead trying to heap whatever mud they can on Obama.

But I really have to hand it to Palin who has to be sequestered to the point where she can’t even take in a speech from the opposing campaign.

From ABCnews:

Said Palin of Obama: “He likes to point the finger of blame, but does he ever lift a finger to help?”

Ask a stupid question…

My approach has been to try to prevent this turmoil.

In February of 2006, I introduced legislation to stop mortgage transactions that promoted fraud, risk or abuse. A year later, before the crisis hit, I warned Secretary Paulson and Chairman Bernanke about the risks of mounting foreclosures and urged them to bring together all the stakeholders to find solutions to the subprime mortgage meltdown. Senator McCain did nothing.

Last September, I stood up at NASDAQ and said it’s time to realize that we are in this together – that there is no dividing line between Wall Street and Main Street – and warned of a growing loss of trust in our capital markets. Months later, Senator McCain told a newspaper that he’d love to give them a solution to the mortgage crisis, “but” – he said – “I don’t know one.”

In January, I outlined a plan to help revive our faltering economy, which formed the basis for a bipartisan stimulus package that passed the Congress. Senator McCain used the crisis as an excuse to push a so-called stimulus plan that offered another huge and permanent corporate tax cut, including $4 billion for the big oil companies, but no immediate help for workers.

This March, in the wake of the Bear Stearns bailout, I called for a new, 21st century regulatory framework to restore accountability, transparency, and trust in our financial markets. Just a few weeks earlier, Senator McCain made it clear where he stands: “I’m always for less regulation,” he said, and referred to himself as “fundamentally a deregulator.”

Sarah should really go read the rest of the speech; she would find it enlightening I think.  Or, wait, do I get to count this as another lie?  Judge?  Can we get a ruling on this?

One Response to “Ask a Stupid Question”

  1. Steve says:

    Are there any congress people that are not attorneys?

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