If you have been a member for awhile, you know the routine: copy the letter, edit it to suit your tastes if you wish and then paste and send to every e-mail on the media list below the following letter. Politicians in general could care less what you think unless you live in their voting district and Barney Frank most especially is no stranger to controversy. In fact he has weathered so many controversies that he believes he’s Teflon that can’t be touched. We’re going to test that theory by informing his constituents that he is taking money to block HR3149 while they’re left in poverty with no way out. So let’s get started and remember to smile big as you’re sending your e-mails ;-)
As America Starves Barney Frank Takes Bribes to Kill HR3149
In 2008, Representative Barney Frank accepted $30,000 in PAC money from the big three credit bureaus and since last July HR3149: The Equal Employment for All Act has been stalled in his House Committee on Financial Services. The legislation, would make it illegal for employers to use the personal credit reports of Americans to hire and fire. Just in this committee alone during the 2010 cycle, almost half of it members (38+ %) stuffed their wallets with a total of $104,000+ in credit bureau PAC money. All total in the 2010 cycle, members of Congress have accepted $258,000+ from the credit bureau PACs. Calling this “Political Action Committee” (PAC) money by any other name other than BLATENT BRIBERY is an insult to the intelligence of every American citizen. This quid pro quo money for killing the legislation deal, not to mention the millions from corporations in general that oppose the legislation, is NOT DEMOCRACY!
In survey after survey, including a recent MSNBC survey, more than 90 percent of American people say that workplace discrimination based upon someone’s personal credit report is wrong and should be illegal. The practice was always wrong and from the start has always been a gross invasion of Americans’ privacy. The information has always been used by employers to low ball wages and intimidate employees based upon the level of desperation depicted in their credit report – while employers use the smoke screen of saying the information is used to protect them from fraud and theft. It’s “the people” that need protection from corrupt politicians and dirty corporate money . . . not the other way around!
NOT ONE SINGLE study or shred of evidence exists to demonstrate that Americans with damaged credit reports steal or commit fraud at a higher percentage than other Americans. If there were any correlation between a credit report and theft, then American CEOs such as Bernie Madoff, Ken Lewis, Kenneth Lay, Dennis Kozlowski, Bernard Ebbers and Richard Fuld wouldn’t be either already convicted or under investigation for “stealing” millions and millions from their companies. The American elite and Congress operate by different rules when it comes to credit reports, corruption and stealing. The more corrupt they become, the better their credit reports get while “the peoples” credit reports suffer to a point of never being allowed to work again.
Without the media and real journalists reporting the truth, there is and can be no democracy. The American people have been pummeled as the result of Wall Street’s greed facilitated by Congress, yet Congress is getting a free pass from the media when it comes to the corruption killing HR3149. As the American people lose their homes to foreclosure, starve by the millions and yes, we can safely assume, commit suicide because of the catch 22 of no job = bad credit and bad credit = no job – where are the American journalists exposing the corruption and defending democracy? As a loyal reader, I ask that you stand up for the people in their hour of great need by telling the truth to your readers and supporting passage of HR3149 NOW!
Trans Union 2008 Cycle $10,000 to Barney Frank
Equifax 2008 Cycle $10,000 to Barney Frank
Experian 2008 Cycle $10,000 to Barney Frank
2010 Money Cycle:House Committee on Financial Services (only)http://hr3149.blogspot.com/2010/03/democracy-and-money-why-hr3149-is.html
2010 Trans Union:
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