Monday, September 29, 2008

Thanks To Jay Inslee

Here is a letter that I just faxed to Congressman Inslee's office. I would encourage all in the First District to do likewise.

For those of you in the Sixth District, you may want to get out your pitchforks and torches.

What Inslee did today took guts - LOTS OF GUTS! When the biggest, most powerful lobbying force in world history pushed all its chips to the center of the table and said "all-in," Inslee called. He went against the banking lobby (which runs the DNC), The Speaker of the House (whom he voted for), the leadership of his party (which is his lifeline), the President of the US (OK, no big deal there. Bush is radioactive), the Treasury Secretary, and the Chair of the Federal Reserve. He sided with the American People, and for that I am extremely proud to be an American and a resident of the Washington First District.

Jay, you did the right thing. The problem with the credit markets does not go back weeks or months. It goes back decades, and $700B was going to vaporize on contact. The FED shot $630B into the markets today, and look what happened. Had this passed, and the markets sold off before election day, every "yes" vote would have been running for cover.

To all the members of the First District that wrote in to OUR CONGRESSMAN and gave him the courage to do the right thing, you should hold your heads high. What you did was keeping with the greatest traditions of American citizenship. You gave your Congress a way out of Paulson's Hobson's Choice.

This is still our country. Be proud.
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September 29, 2008

The Honorable Jay Inslee:

I understand that you have voted against the Wall Street Bailout. As someone that has been in close contact with your various offices and has been actively lobbying against this bill, I would like to say one thing:

Thank
You





//signed//

6 comments:

Veritas Maximus said...

Voting against the bailout was certainly the right thing. However, Jay Inslee doing so it is more of a case of a stopped clock being right twice a day.

If Inslee has indeed turned over a new leaf and keeps it turned, I welcome the change. Better later than never; he has had nearly 8 years (plus his earlier stint when he represented Central Washington).

Nonetheless, he has a long way to go; and I don't think that a tax-and-spend tiger like Inslee can change his stripes that easily.

I'll suspend judgement.

Ken Jarstad said...

vm said,
Jay Inslee doing so it is more of a case of a stopped clock being right twice a day.

LOL, LOL, ROFL!

Eleua said...

I understand your skepticism, but this was a really BIG vote, and when it counted, Jay got it right. As a conservative Republican, it is very strange for me to speak highly of a Democrat, but I believe that, in this case, it is the right thing to do.

Fair is fair. When you do the right thing, you deserve recognition for it.

For Inslee, this was a tough vote. You don't go against your Speaker and the funding mechanism for your party, unless you have some conviction about your vote.

I'm going to assume this vote was no accident.

Veritas Maximus said...

eleua said,
Jay got it right. As a conservative Republican, it is very strange for me to speak highly of a Democrat, but I believe that, in this case, it is the right thing to do.

I agree completely with everything you said. Inslee's vote was an utter surprise to me, and has changed my opinion from "completely negative" to "suspend judgement".

Nonetheless, I don't trust Inslee. He has a L-O-N-G way to go given his past history.

The Tim said...

No kidding. I'll be calling his office later today to express the same sentiment. If he holds his ground I may even vote for him for the first time this November.

Go Jay!

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Not bad at all.