Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I mean if that is the decision making they tout then it is time for them to go , that's right fire the top that is where the problem is and so where they are stealing our hard earned tax dollars. Get rid of them, let them go spend what they have already taken but not a red cent more !
Oh ,the favorite argument is that they will just go to work for our competitors, well let 'em, if they use their same brains and sorry decision they used to sink AIG ,it should help us come out way ahead.
Tell me why the Bush administration didn't make all prearranged contracts null and void as a condition of giving them the bail-out money.
You know of course that a whole lot of that bail out money went to "foreign " banks, who AIG where in up to their ears too. Yes, many of our home town banks and other major business entities where the recipients of that bailout money to them too. Something had to be done for them but why not get control of the things they were doing which were so wrong ?! No Bush and his cronies like Paulson didn't do anything about these issues just handed over the money with no strings attached.
We can still stop them from losing what we have invested so far and what they will want in the future. How ? By emailing every senator,congressman and AIG board member to say ,fire the top. Take the firings deep all the way to the second tier , that would be anyone making more than 1 million in salary.
Give them an option ,no salary for two years or resign, after that tie salary to performance ,if they don't agree then, fire them. They are millionaires after all so it isn't as it they will starve anytime soon.
I still hope they (the attorney general ) will be able to prove they don't have to honor those sorry contracts but if they do , then tax them at whatever rate it will take to get it all back. No it isn't harsh; I'm just tired of all the "fat cats "getting fatter ,while we worry about making ends meet. This time let's make 'em pay ,then they will learn.
What do you think about AIG's callous disregard for their rescuers ,us ?
Sunday, March 1, 2009
A New Hope For Redistricting in Florida
by Arjun Jaikumar aka brownsox
Sun Mar 01, 2009 at 04:11:14 PM PST
"Legislators shouldn't get to pick their voters: voters should get to pick their legislators".
The 2010 U.S. Census is now around the corner, and that means that all the states of our union will be drawing new maps for legislative and Congressional redistricting following the census.
Even casual observers of redistricting understand the power of controlling the process, or at least having a seat at the table during redistricting. It could make the difference of a seat or two in several states, and perhaps as many as 10-20 Congressional seats overall."
We can all do something about making the changes we need to be properly represented ,in our efforts to win back the seats which have been stolen from us.
We have all been hearing about our need to work on making Florida Redistricting a priority as it will affect so many positive changes in our State. (Check out the efforts being made by the DEC on our home page ) We all deserve to choose our representatives not have the folks on the other side of the river choosing our State and local reps. The Republicans have done this to us but with out help. Anytime we don't stand up for against the "gerrymandering" which is as Southerns as mint juleps we give others the power to keep us locked out. Let's all commit to working on changing the "business as usual " methods being used to exploiting our lack of involvement.
I hope you will visit the Daily Kos site here is the link ....
Read the entire article which was one of the best I have seen recently ,not only explaining how this effects us all but also what can and should be done about it. Here is the Florida group we can all join to do something to help.....Fair Districts Florida . Along with the local DEC , there is more we can do, phone work,canvassing neighbors,petitions speaking , and more. Sometimes it might mean having a conversation with someone who does not know of the abuse of the system used to get only Republican Gov,legislators elected disproportionately to Democrats. That means lots of Democrats are being discounted and our wishes are being disregarded. I want my wishes to matter ,count and be a fair share of influence in all elections, not diluted with Repubs so they can win seats where they don't really represent the majority of voters. Sounds unfair, yeah, 'cause it is unfair. We can stop it , just a little work but we know we are up to it. We helped get the 44th President elected and he carried Florida, so let's fix this "redistricting" issue then go after a fair number of legislative seats and the governorship too. We deserve Democratic representatives who respect and care about our best interests.
Want to help , here is the link for Fair Districts Florida ,have a quick look at the 'join them' page to see what you can do to get involved. Oh, don't forget to check out our home page , and petitions can be obtained and turned in at the DEC on Beach Blvd., as well. Write me 'cause I want/need to hear from you . TTFN
Friday, February 27, 2009
How about we do some straight talk to them as well as our neighbors ,blogs , the media and anyone else who will listen ?
- Well, raise your voice in support of the new direction our President's Budget outling taked toward a Country taking better care of its fiscal responsiblities?
- Start by mentioning the honesty of this budget where for the first time in decades it actually shows true $$ amounts for military spending.
- Continue by explaining why it will help pull us out of recession/depression by finally attacking the overwhelming health care issues effecting us all.Did you know the huge % of money spent on preventable illnesses, as well as , the % of $ allocted to healthcare by small businesses and still it is usually partial coverage at best. Extending Cobra benefits with this huge % of the population unemployed and without health care only makes since.
- Tell them why the additional funds allocated for assistance to our Military returning home from war , who have more than earned continuing health care, education benefits and yes clean ,safe housing.We owe them that for their sacrifice.
I truly believe with enough of us chiming in on behalf of the full agenda of President Obama we can make a difference. Just like during the early days of the election process when we were told he didn't stand a chance . We knew better! We could see that he is blessed with the attributes which make him the man for this particular time in our Nation's history! He can do it with our help. Let us all pitch in ,every drop of water into a bucket helps to fill it, and yes, this blog is only another little drop but you can add your drop and keep them coming. It is appreciated. Please click on the link below to see what else you can do.Read all about it , gain information and insight , see how you can help .
How about dropping a line here on the blog ? We encourage you to join the conversation so we can hear your point of view. Write us please ,this is your blog so let us hear from you .
Monday, February 9, 2009
We celebrate Black History Month with a few pictures as well as this fabulous link. Take a peek and forward to our youth ,please.
Just a few words about how you too can come to the aid of our Country . As we face the worst economic crisis in our lifetime ,let us get busy being part of the solution and not just another part of the problem.
What can you do ?
First do some light reading on any one of these websites for "facts" not rhetoric out the problem and possible solutions.
2. Write your Senator asking them to support the President.
3. Open a discussion with your friends & neighbors at the Barber Shop,or
Beauty Parlor,let them know the facts and that you support our President.
4. Become politically active today; you can make a difference.
5.Come back to this blog often and leave feedback for our readers.
I want to say a word about our City Council ,as they have a great deal to do with how any $$$ the city of Jax. receives is spent.
You may view Jacksonville City Council site @ http://www.coj.net/City+Council/default.htm
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Truly inspirational , the crowds,prayers,tears,shouts of joy , the spectacle of colors and soundsmade this a day to be remembered always . It was awesome to have that "feeling of Goodwill" all around us. The cold didn't matter just the warm feelings of hope and promise.
I was one of 13,000 volunteers for the PIC (Presidential Inaugural Committee) here are a few pictures of training, volunteers, the Inaugural Ceremony,and the balls in Washington D.C. and local.
Northeast Florida Inaugural Ball hosted by Clay,Duval & St. John's County DEC's
World Golf Village Marriot
Chairman Travis Bridges, gets support from President Obama cut-out .
A good time was had by ball-goers !
The Herring's smile with style !
The Sher's show us how to "boogey-down"**********************************************************************************
Sunae & Foxeybrown enjoy a break from the dance floor.
Will be posting more pictures on this blog of DEC activities. Enjoy !