Guest Post: America’s Hijackers – Where Are They Now?

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Submitted by Mark McHugh of Across The Street blog,

Spoiler Alert: They’re mostly still in office  (so much for building suspense).

On October 3, 2008, 338 elected officials (263 House reps, 74 Senators and 1 President) took it upon themselves to save America from certain financial doom by passing the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, completely ignoring the will of the American people,  opting instead to fulfill a Thomas Jefferson prophesy:

“The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.” 
~ Thomas Jefferson

Texas representative Ron Paul had this to say:

“The money for this bailout does not just materialize out of thin air. The entire burden will be borne by the taxpayers, not now, because that is politically unacceptable, but in the future….our children and grandchildren will be burdened with increased taxes in order to pay that increased debt…. For years, many people have been warning about the housing bubble and the inevitable bust. Congress ignored the impending storm, and responded to this crisis with a poorly thought-out piece of legislation that will only further harm the economy. We ought to be ashamed.”

The most memorable component of that piece of treason legislation was the $700B TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program), which was scrapped by Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson 11 days later in favor of the Capital Purchase Program (CPP), which injected money directly into banks.  In February 2009, new Treasury Secretary Turbo Geithner ended the CPP and announced the Capital Assistance Program (CAP), which also blasted money directly into banks.

Fun Fact: Hankenstein Paulson worked at Goldman Sachs for 32 years and served as Treasury Secretary for 31 months.

So TARP never happened; making discussions of the program’s merits every bit as psychotic as analysis of Ross Perot’s presidency, but that didn’t stop CNBC from having a birthday cake for TARP, nor does it prevent politicians from claiming that the fictitious program was somehow profitable.  To make that claim, you must use accounting techniques pioneered by Homer Simpson in “Lard of the Dance” :

Homer Simpson: Okay, boy. This is where all the hard work, sacrifice, and painful scaldings pay off.
Employee: Four pounds of grease… that comes to… sixty-three cents.
Homer Simpson: Woo-hoo!
Bart Simpson: Dad, all that bacon cost twenty-seven dollars.
Homer Simpson: Yeah, but your mom paid for that!
Bart Simpson: But doesn’t she get her money from you?
Homer Simpson: And I get my money from grease! What’s the problem?

Some of us prefer using this one:

Q: Since the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 explicitly states that all profits from TARP be used to pay down the National Debt, the true measure of the program’s success can be found at the Treasury’s “Debt to the Penny” website.  How much of the national debt has been paid off since October 3, 2008?

A: Negative Six Trillion Dollars.

Fun Fact (if you’re into child abuse): America’s kids have been saddled with more debt in the past 48 months than the Nation accumulated from the signing of the Declaration of Independence to 9-11-2001 (225 years).

That $6 Trillion in debt has produced a grand total of $1.17T in nominal GDP growth ($361B in chained 2005 dollars).   Using the nominal, each dollar of GDP growth has cost taxpayers $5.13 (assuming you understand that deficit dollars are tax dollars put on a deferred-payment plan.  A concept  Greece and Spain are just now beginning to grasp).

EESA-approving-congressman-turned-Chicago-Mayor Rahm Emanuel observed:

You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before (i.e. Looting the Country in broad daylight without passing a budget).

Which brings me to the point:  Despite all the kicking, screaming, TEA-partying and Occupying, of the 338 elected officials who saw fit to pass the EESA, no less than 229 still hold public office:

  • One became President, one didn’t.  
  • One’s Vice-President, one wants to be.  
  • The speaker of the House and the House minority leader swapped titles after both voted in favor of the bill.  
  • Two have already been promoted to Senator and 5 more currently running for that privledge.
  • One got demoted to Secretary of State while another got demoted to Mayor of Chicago.
  • One retired to a 1600 acre off-the-energy-grid ranch in Texas, 23 more will join him in retirement in January 2013.
  • 168 face re-election next month.

The next un-funded war is already in the works and there’s another economic crisis on the horizon.  The so-called “Fiscal Cliff” is what happens if we DON’T continue $Trillion-plus deficits, and I must admit I find myself somewhat in awe of how grossly mis-framed this discussion has become.

So here’s your opportunity to reward these (heroes/traitors) as you see fit, because every nation gets the government it deserves.

 Senators who voted in favor of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008:

Senator Status
Lisa Murkowski Re-elected 2010 (2016)
Ted Stevens Out of office
Blanche Lincoln Out of office
Mark Pryor Re-elected 2008 (2014)
Jon Kyl Retiring
John McCain Re-elected 2010 (2016)
Barbara Boxer Re-elected 2010 (2016)
Dianne Feinstein Running for re-election
Ken Salazar Out of office
Christopher Dodd Out of office
Joseph Lieberman Retiring
Joseph Biden Vice President
Thomas Carper Running for re-election
Mel Martinez Out of office
Saxby Chambliss Re-elected 2008 (2014)
John “Johnny” Isakson Re-elected 2010 (2016)
Daniel Akaka Running for re-election
Daniel Inouye Re-elected 2010 (2016)
Charles “Chuck” Grassley Re-elected 2010 (2016)
Thomas “Tom” Harkin Re-elected 2008 (2014)
Larry Craig Out of office
Richard Durbin Re-elected 2008 (2014)
Barack Obama President
Evan Bayh Out of office
Richard Lugar Lost renomination
Mitch McConnell Re-elected 2008 (2014)
John Kerry Re-elected 2008 (2014)
Benjamin Cardin Running for re-election
Barbara Mikulski Re-elected 2010 (2016)
Susan Collins Re-elected 2008 (2014)
Olympia Snowe Running for re-election
Carl Levin Re-elected 2008 (2014)
Norm Coleman Out of office
Amy Klobuchar Running for re-election
Christopher “Kit” Bond Out of office
Claire McCaskill Running for re-election
Max Baucus Re-elected 2008 (2014)
North Carolina
Richard Burr Re-elected 2010 (2016)
North Dakota
Kent Conrad Retiring
Charles “Chuck” Hagel Out of office
Ben Nelson Running for re-election
New Hampshire
Judd Gregg Out of office
John Sununu Out of office
New Jersey
Frank Lautenberg Re-elected 2008 (2014)
Robert “Bob” Menéndez Running for re-election
New Mexico
Jeff Bingaman Retiring
Pete Domenici Out of office
John Ensign Resigned
Harry Reid Re-elected 2010 (2016)
New York
Hillary Clinton Secretary of State
Charles Schumer Re-elected 2010 (2016)
Sherrod Brown Running for re-election
George Voinovich Out of office
Thomas Coburn Re-elected 2010 (2016)
Gordon Smith Out of office
Robert Casey Running for re-election
Arlen Specter Out of office
Rhode Island
John “Jack” Reed Re-elected 2008 (2014)
Sheldon Whitehouse Running for re-election
South Carolina
Lindsey Graham Re-elected 2008 (2014)
South Dakota
John Thune Re-elected 2010 (2016)
Lamar Alexander Re-elected 2008 (2014)
Bob Corker Running for re-election
John Cornyn Re-elected 2008 (2014)
Kay Hutchison Retiring
Robert Bennett Out of office
Orrin Hatch Running for re-election
John Warner Out of office
Jim Webb Retiring
Patrick Leahy Re-elected 2010 (2016)
Patty Murray Re-elected 2010 (2016)
Herbert “Herb” Kohl Retiring
West Virginia
Robert Byrd Out of office
John “Jay” Rockefeller Re-elected 2008 (2014)
Wyoming (no “yes” votes)

House Representatives who voted in favor of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008:

Representative Status
Alaska  (0 of 1)
Alabama  (6 of 7)
Jo Bonner Running for re-election
Terry Everett out of office
Michael “Mike” Rogers Running for re-election
Robert “Bud” Cramer out of office
Spencer Bachus Running for re-election
Artur Davis out of office
Arkansas  (4 of 4)
Robert “Marion” Berry out of office
Victor “Vic” Snyder out of office
John Boozman Promoted to Senator
Mike Ross Retiring
Arizona  (4 of 8)
John Shadegg out of office
Edward “Ed” Pastor Running for re-election
Harry Mitchell out of office
Gabrielle Giffords Resigned
California  (36 of 53)
Michael “Mike” Thompson Running for re-election
Walter “Wally” Herger Retiring
Daniel Lungren Running for re-election
Doris Matsui Running for re-election
Lynn Woolsey Retiring
George Miller Running for re-election
Nancy Pelosi Running for re-election
Barbara Lee Running for re-election
Ellen Tauscher out of office
Jerry McNerney Running for re-election
Jackie Speier Running for re-election
Anna Eshoo Running for re-election
Michael “Mike” Honda Running for re-election
Zoe Lofgren Running for re-election
Sam Farr Running for re-election
Dennis Cardoza Retiring
George Radanovich out of office
Jim Costa Running for re-election
Lois Capps Running for re-election
Howard “Buck” McKeon Running for re-election
David Dreier Retiring
Howard Berman Running for re-election
Adam Schiff Running for re-election
Henry Waxman Running for re-election
Hilda Solis out of office
Diane Watson out of office
Maxine Waters Running for re-election
Jane Harman out of office
Laura Richardson Running for re-election
Jerry Lewis Retiring
Gary Miller Running for re-election
Joe Baca Running for re-election
Ken Calvert Running for re-election
Mary Bono Mack Running for re-election
John Campbell Running for re-election
Susan Davis Running for re-election
Colorado (3 of 7)
Diana DeGette Running for re-election
Thomas “Tom” Tancredo out of office
Ed Perlmutter Running for re-election
Connecticut  (4 of 5)
John Larson Running for re-election
Rosa DeLauro Running for re-election
Christopher Shays out of office
Christopher Murphy Running for Senate
Delaware  (1 of 1)
Michael Castle out of office
Florida  (13 of 25)
Allen Boyd out of office
Corrine Brown Running for re-election
Ander Crenshaw Running for re-election
Adam Putnam out of office
Vern Buchanan Running for re-election
David “Dave” Weldon Running for re-election
Tim Mahoney out of office
Kendrick Meek out of office
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Running for re-election
Robert Wexler out of office
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Running for re-election
Ron Klein out of office
Alcee Hastings Running for re-election
Georgia  (4 of 13)
Sanford Bishop Running for re-election
John Lewis Running for re-election
James “Jim” Marshall out of office
David Scott Running for re-election
Hawaii  (2 of 2)
Neil Abercrombie out of office
Mazie Hirono Running for Senate
Iowa  (3 of 5)
Bruce Braley Running for re-election
David Loebsack Running for re-election
Leonard Boswell Running for re-election
Idaho  (1 of 2)
Michael “Mike” Simpson Running for re-election
Illinois  (13 of 19)
Bobby Rush Running for re-election
Jesse Jackson Running for re-election
Luis Gutiérrez Running for re-election
Rahm Emanuel Mayor of Chicago
Danny Davis Running for re-election
Melissa Bean out of office
Janice “Jan” Schakowsky Running for re-election
Mark Kirk out of office
Gerald “Jerry” Weller out of office
Judy Biggert Running for re-election
Bill Foster Running for re-election
Phil Hare out of office
Ray LaHood out of office
Indiana  (4 of 9)
Joe Donnelly Running for Senate
Mark Souder out of office
André Carson Running for re-election
Brad Ellsworth out of office
Kansas  (1 of 4)
Dennis Moore out of office
Kentucky  (3 of 6)
Ron Lewis out of office
John Yarmuth Running for re-election
Harold “Hal” Rogers Running for re-election
Louisiana  (4 of 7)
Charles Melancon out of office
James “Jim” McCrery out of office
Rodney Alexander Running for re-election
Charles Boustany Running for re-election
Massachusetts  (8 of 10)
John Olver Retiring
Richard Neal Running for re-election
James “Jim” McGovern Running for re-election
Barney Frank Retiring
Niki Tsongas Running for re-election
John Tierney Running for re-election
Edward “Ed” Markey Running for re-election
Michael Capuano Running for re-election
Maryland  (7 of 8)
Wayne Gilchrest out of office
Dutch Ruppersberger Running for re-election
John Sarbanes Running for re-election
Donna Edwards Running for re-election
Steny Hoyer Running for re-election
Elijah Cummings Running for re-election
Christopher “Chris” Van Hollen Running for re-election
Maine  (1 of 2)
Thomas “Tom” Allen out of office
Michigan  (9 of 15)
Peter “Pete” Hoekstra out of office
Vernon Ehlers out of office
David “Dave” Camp Running for re-election
Dale Kildee Retiring
Frederick “Fred” Upton Running for re-election
Joseph “Joe” Knollenberg out of office
Sander Levin Running for re-election
Carolyn Kilpatrick out of office
John Dingell Running for re-election
Minnesota  (5 of 8)
John Kline Running for re-election
James “Jim” Ramstad out of office
Betty McCollum Running for re-election
Keith Ellison Running for re-election
James Oberstar out of office
Missouri  (5 of 9)
Russ Carnahan Lost renomination
Ike Skelton out of office
Emanuel Cleaver Running for re-election
Roy Blunt Promoted to Senator
Jo Ann Emerson Running for re-election
Mississippi  ( 1 of 4)
Charles “Chip” Pickering out of office
Montana  (0 of 1)
North Carolina  (6 of 13)
Bob Etheridge out of office
David Price Running for re-election
Howard Coble Running for re-election
Sue Myrick Retiring
Melvin “Mel” Watt Running for re-election
Bradley “Brad” Miller Retiring
North Dakota  (1 of 1)
Earl Pomeroy out of office
Nebraska  (1 of 3)
Lee Terry Running for re-election
New Hampshire  (0 of 2)
New Jersey  (8 of 13)
Robert “Rob” Andrews Running for re-election
James “Jim” Saxton out of office
Frank Pallone Running for re-election
Michael “Mike” Ferguson out of office
William “Bill” Pascrell Running for re-election
Rodney Frelinghuysen Running for re-election
Rush Holt Running for re-election
Albio Sires Running for re-election
New Mexico  (1 of 3)
Heather Wilson out of office
Nevada  (2 of 3)
Shelley Berkley Running for Senate
Jon Porter out of office
New York  (26 of 29)
Timothy Bishop Running for re-election
Steve Israel Running for re-election
Peter “Pete” King Running for re-election
Carolyn McCarthy Running for re-election
Gary Ackerman Retiring
Gregory Meeks Running for re-election
Joseph Crowley Running for re-election
Jerrold Nadler Running for re-election
Anthony Weiner out of office
Edolphus “Ed” Towns Retiring
Yvette Clarke Running for re-election
Nydia Velázquez Running for re-election
Vito Fossella out of office
Carolyn Maloney Running for re-election
Charles Rangel Running for re-election
Eliot Engel Running for re-election
Nita Lowey Running for re-election
John Hall out of office
Michael McNulty out of office
John McHugh out of office
Michael Arcuri out of office
James “Jim” Walsh out of office
Thomas Reynolds out of office
Brian Higgins Running for re-election
Louise Slaughter Running for re-election
John “Randy” Kuhl out of office
Ohio  (10 of 18)
Jean Schmidt Lost renomination
Charles Wilson Running for re-election
David “Dave” Hobson out of office
John Boehner Running for re-election
Patrick “Pat” Tiberi Running for re-election
Betty Sutton Running for re-election
Deborah Pryce out of office
Ralph Regula out of office
Timothy Ryan Running for re-election
Zachary “Zack” Space out of office
Oklahoma (4 of 5)
John Sullivan Lost renomination
Dan Boren Retiring
Tom Cole Running for re-election
Mary Fallin out of office
Oregon  (3 of 5)
David Wu Resigned
Greg Walden Running for re-election
Darlene Hooley out of office
Pennsylvania  (12 of 19)
Robert Brady Running for re-election
Chaka Fattah Running for re-election
John Peterson out of office
Jim Gerlach Running for re-election
Joe Sestak out of office
Patrick Murphy out of office
William “Bill” Shuster Running for re-election
Paul Kanjorski out of office
John Murtha out of office
Allyson Schwartz Running for re-election
Michael “Mike” Doyle Running for re-election
Charles Dent Running for re-election
Rhode Island  (2 of 2)
Patrick Kennedy out of office
James “Jim” Langevin Running for re-election
South Carolina  (6 of 6)
Henry Brown out of office
Addison “Joe” Wilson Running for re-election
James “J. Gresham” Barrett out of office
Bob Inglis out of office
John Spratt out of office
James “Jim” Clyburn Running for re-election
South Dakota  (0 of 1)
Tennessee  (5 of 9)
Zach Wamp out of office
Jim Cooper Running for re-election
Barton “Bart” Gordon out of office
John Tanner out of office
Steve Cohen Running for re-election
Texas  (15 of 32)
Kevin Brady Running for re-election
Al Green Running for re-election
Michael Conaway Running for re-election
Kay Granger Running for re-election
William “Mac” Thornberry Running for re-election
Rubén Hinojosa Running for re-election
Silvestre Reyes Lost renomination
Thomas “Chet” Edwards out of office
Sheila Jackson-Lee Running for re-election
Charles “Charlie” Gonzalez Retiring
Lamar Smith Running for re-election
Solomon Ortiz out of office
Henry Cuellar Running for re-election
Eddie Johnson Running for re-election
Peter “Pete” Sessions Running for re-election
Utah  (1 of 3)
Christopher “Chris” Cannon out of office
Virginia  (5 of 11)
Eric Cantor Running for re-election
James “Jim” Moran Running for re-election
Frederick “Rick” Boucher out of office
Frank Wolf Running for re-election
Thomas “Tom” Davis out of office
Vermont  (1 of 1)
Peter Welch Running for re-election
Washington  (4 of 9)
Rick Larsen Running for re-election
Brian Baird out of office
Norman “Norm” Dicks Retiring
Adam Smith Running for re-election
Wisconsin  (5 of 8)
Paul Ryan Running for re-election & V.P.
Tammy Baldwin Running for Senate
Ronald “Ron” Kind Running for re-election
Gwen Moore Running for re-election
David “Dave” Obey out of office
West Virginia  (2 of 3)
Alan Mollohan out of office
Nick Rahall Running for re-election
Wyoming  (1 of 1)
Barbara Cubin Running for re-election


Official House vote:

Official Senate vote:,_2012

Debt to the Penny


The compilation of the data contained herein is the product of hundreds of pieces of data manually collected, keyed-in and tallied by the author, who by his own admission is somewhat of a dunce.  Readers are encouraged to verify data points before operating heavy equipment.  The mess of a spreadsheet used to assemble this data can be found here: EESA 2008 votes CALCULATIONS, and the way the author actually wanted the infomation to display can be found here: EESA 2008 yes votes  This information may be re-broadcast in the interest of truth, Justice and the American way, without the consent of Major League Baseball, or the author.

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chumbawamba's picture

Hey, October 3, 2008 also happens to be Chumbawamba's birthday.

What a coincidence.

I am Chumbawamba.

Almost Solvent's picture

Still chargin' those PMs to your CCs and walking away? 

NewThor's picture

This is why I read ZeroHedge.

Tyler, I salute you sir.

CH1's picture

So long as people believe in the sanctity of The State, this will continue forever.

The problem is not just the pullers of levers - it's the machine!

RockyRacoon's picture

Cheers, chumba.  And congratulations to your belly-button.

chumbawamba's picture

In this case my "belly button" is a numeric identifier in a database on a ZH server.  That date was the birth of Chumbawamba.  That was my defining moment of clarity.

I am Chumbawamba.

Stoploss's picture

“The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.” 
~ Thomas Jefferson

Better late then never i guess, we're here!

fourchan's picture

"I hope we shall take warning from the example and crush in it’s birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and to bid defiance to the laws of their country."

mark mchugh's picture


Not the first time I've been clued-in to a re-engineered quote.  Needless to say, I was not aware when I included it.

Thanks, CS

zorba THE GREEK's picture

Thanks for printing the list of names of the traitors.

It will come in handy after the revolution.

Thomas Jefferson also said that a revolution was needed every 

generation or so to clear out the corruption that takes hold in a 

government. We are 'way' overdue.

RockyRacoon's picture

Wouldn't it just have been easier to list those who did NOT vote for the goofy thing?   And give the coordinates of where their planes crashed.

Tango in the Blight's picture

Ted Stevens did vote for it and his plane crashed.

OldPhart's picture

Just remind those that 'retired' and those that gave up that every constituent that cares knows exactly where they live, and that they have neighbors that we know that are fully advised of schedules, routines and habits.

Midnight raids are going to be so exciting in the next couple of months!

I hope everyone of these evil vermin can't sleep for the next ten years waiting for the torchlight parade to show up.  It will, eventually.  Each will have their head on a stick, one that was shoved forcefully up an area that normally doesn't see a lot of sunshine.


Al Gorerhythm's picture

We need a constitutional rewrite and a vote on it every 4 years. Nothing else, just the constitution. Should keep everyone educated and no chance for judicial interpretation.

bankonzhongguo's picture

I was going to say something vaguely smart and minorly alarming and then realized our so-called government is herding us like cattle snooping on our every speech.

What an embarrassment it must be to be a federal agent or officer and protect this group of republic-rapists and pirates.

Where is Deep Throat when you need'em?

Leak the dirt on these scumbags.

You see what they think of your expendable kids in AfPak, Libya, Iraq, Syria, AFRICOM, Mexico or the agents on the border.

Why protect these guys and the banks with such vigor?

Moral Hazard?

Try Treason.




NidStyles's picture

Deepthroat was likely the first use of controlled leaks by the Intelligence Complex to test it's security. Which means that was supposed to get out.

WeekendAtBernankes's picture

Is there somewhere I can read more about this or are you just throwing out a broken link to a conspiracy porn?

Diogenes's picture

Mark Felt admitted to being Deep Throat in 2005, and this was confirmed by Woodward and Bernstein. At the time of the Watergate scandal Felt was associate director  at the FBI headquarters in Washington.

In other words the FBI's #2 man spoon fed the Watergate story to a couple of cub reporters. He was never reprimanded, his career was not affected and his identity was never "discovered" by the FBI or anyone else.

max2205's picture

Fucking stupid voters. Hope they get fucked harder the next election cycle.

Northeaster's picture

Judd Gregg went to go to work for Goldman (staunch supporter of bailouts).

Niki Tsongas, who went from relative financial obscurity to multimillionaire (and for a short time didn't live in the District she "represented").

Voter apathy has consequences. Contrary to popular belief of the readership here on ZH, this can go on for a lot longer than readers realize. No, there won't be a "Second Revolution", the government pays people to stay home indefinitely, television is more interesting, and being fat and lazy is now acceptable behavior.

Good luck to us all.

Disenchanted's picture




Ken Salazar is now Oblahma's Secretary of the Interior. Remember him from from the Great Gulf Oil Leak?


btw has anyone heard this topic mentioned in the current 'mainstream' election dog and pony show? I thought not.

Yen Cross's picture

   I'm amazed when I look at "high level, curriculum" , anymore.   Communicatory skills are non-existant!   Texting is a fucking joke!

  BTW Tyler, thanks for the tranch of "douche bags"!

kito's picture

LOL!! LMAO!!! u r funny yen!

hadriansnightmare's picture

Pet Peeve number 212.  Incorrectly quoting without sourcing a founding father.....


NidStyles's picture

You mean the guy's that created the system for abuse and preached about grand idealism and principles, but betrayed them as soon as they obtained office?

StateofFraud's picture


Maine Susan Collins Re-elected 2008 (2014) Olympia Snowe

Running for re-election

Snowe is not running for re-election. Maine, however, will soon choose a male version of Snowe to send to Washington to vote for more statism.

mark mchugh's picture

Thanks for the correction, State.

Snowe's status should be "Retiring"

I'm sure that's not the only error.

Yen Cross's picture

Good job. Ölympia Snow, RINO -101!

   The tracking cookies are great. Font expression  .. over the O!

CulturalEngineer's picture

Sound familiar?

A quote from "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" by William Shirer on the decay of the German republic leading up to Hitler: 

“Parliamentary government had become a matter of what the Germans called Kuhhandel—cattle trading—with the parties bargaining for special advantages for the groups which elected them, and the national interests be damned.”

q99x2's picture

Bye bye Feinstein you voted for Blankfein and I'm voting for your competitor.

Can't get rid of Schumer without arresting him. Arrest Schumer.

Thanks for the posting. Need one for the NDAA as well. Please.

Vlad Tepid's picture

Her competitor is a really nice lady.  I (improbably) know her personally, and she is very sincere about trying to turn the country around.  She doesn't really understand what that entails (and the futility of it all) and is no Ron Paul, but then who is?  It's very rare to see a genuine PERSON running instead of a statist psychopath.  She'll probably lose, but if she wins at least there'll be one person who I know at one point wasn't as a state-bot.

Nadaclue's picture

Fortunately, both of the assholes that voted for this are out of office in my homestate and my BOL.

helping_friendly_book's picture

Not hide nor hair of the stuttering douche bag Henry Paulson has been seen since the greatest crime of the 13th Baktun. Anyone know where he is? Hiding with Jon Corzine perhaps?

helping_friendly_book's picture

Island off Georgia? Jekyll Island perhaps? Oh the irony! They ought to hang that SOB.

Vlad Tepid's picture

Probably Bermuda...or the Azores.  Somewhere where I can't get my hand on him.

Lumberjack's picture

Wanna really know where they are and what they are doing?



Corporate CEOs Lining Up Behind Pro-Austerity Lobby In Anticipation Of 'Fiscal Cliff' Battle


Corporate CEOs are lining up behind a pro-austerity lobbying group in anticipation of what could be a bruising fight to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, hoping to influence high-level discussions on tax and spending matters following November's general elections.

The CEOs of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS), the General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), and 97 other firms are financially supporting the "Fix The Debt" campaign of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, according to the Financial Times. With close links to moderate Republican philanthropists, the committee has support among the fiscally minded in both the Democratic and Republican parties...


..."Our whole political structure seems to be set up to make it hard for our political leaders to have courage that leads them to reach compromise" Arne Sorenson, the CEO of Marriott International Inc. (NYSE: MAR), told the Journal. He said people from the higher rungs of the business world could help "to create an environment" by doing "nothing more than saying: 'We just encourage you to try. We'll support you. We'll give cover.'"



Yen Cross's picture

Lumberjack, let me quantify your post.   Rest assured , I yield a big blade!

Bernankenstein's picture

Message from the Fed: Have more kids, lots of them. It is the best way to reduce the Debt/Person ratio. Our new Fed motto will be "We screw you know who...and often, now you screw who you know...and often". I'm so proud of myself.

tony bonn's picture

this article was a superb reminder of the criminal fraud these elected assholes perpetrated on the nation.....we will be paying the price for their treachery for years to come....each one should be voted out of the office at the very least and declared financial terrorists so soetoro can murder them without trial.....

Seasmoke's picture

and anthony weiner would still be in office, if he didnt show off his dick to the entire world

Yen Cross's picture

Look @ the 2 dots above the O. In Olympia Snow. Those are tracing cookies.  I'm not B'Sing ya guys. It takes my team 4-5 hours every week to get rid of that shit!

     I'm not a politician.

mark mchugh's picture

I don't see them.  I compiled my data with links from so readers could learn more about their reps if they wanted to.  There was absolutely no malicious intent.  If somehow tracking cookies got into the list (which I doubt), please tell me how to prevent it in the future.

unirealist's picture

Here in Oregon, Ron Wyden voted AGAINST it and was re-elected. Our other Senator, Gordon Smith, voted FOR it and was subsequently ejected from his cushy tenure. Good riddance to him. As for Senator Wyden, he has my vote anytime he needs it, Republican though he is.

ebworthen's picture

That was the straw for me, the end, what broke my back.

These professional equivocators will "meet in the middle" and screw us over next crisis, just wait.

Brother got a dime?

Problem Is's picture

Quite a list of Douche Bags ehh?