It was the worst possible deal, the worst of both worlds. An enormous sum of money with no real oversight, and a central banker and Executive branch insider as the czar of nearly $1 trillion of taxpayers’ money. Payed for by the middle-class, and guaranteeing nothing. Come to think of it, it ain’t working. The stock market in another 400 point dive the other day and the Europeans saying: we’re not touching your plan with a ten-foot pole. Our people would hang us from the rafters.
Of the Massachusetts delegation Reps. Barney Frank, Michael Capuano, Ed Markey, Richard Neal, John Olver, James McGovern, and Niki Tsongas voted for the bailout, while Reps. Bill Delahunt, John Tierney, and Stephen Lynch voted against. Former Green Party gubernatorial candidate Grace Ross has agreed, upon the request of bailout opponents, to be the write-in against Rep. Jim McGovern of Worcerster based on the bailout issue. District map here.
Voters in Barney Frank’s district have two other people on the ballot, Republican Earle Sholley and Independent Susan Allen.
Allen hails from Brookline which, like Cambridge across the river, is known for discussing resolutions at town meeting which reach beyond the town’s borders, such as resolutions to halt the war in Iraq. She openly questions the official story on 9/11, as does, she points out, military pilots such as Col. Robert Bowman.
Allen also opposes the Boston biolab as too proximate for safety to a major population center.
Bail-out opponents are looking for write-in names to all the other congressmen who voted for the bailout. A large write-in vote is a barometer for the feasibility of a primary challenge, for which exploratory committees will begin soon.
If you want to be the anti-bailout write-in candidate in one of these districts, contact neimpeach-AT-gmail-DOT-com.