'The Next President's Own Words'
Atlanta, GA – “So far this year, the federal government has spent or loaned nearly $2 trillion to bailout Wall Street, the housing industry, automakers, commercial banks and others,” notes Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president. “But that’s par for the course for Washington, which already has run up a national debt of nearly $10 trillion and planned a pre-bailout deficit of a half trillion dollars for 2009. What Washington knows best is how to waste money,” says Barr.
Atlanta, GA – "The Bush administration once again misled Americans into believing extreme danger was imminent and extraordinary U.S. government intervention was required to save our country," says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee. "And, once again, the intervention of the Bush administration has made things much worse."
WASHINGTON, DC -- Green candidates and leaders, encouraged by an open letter from Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), called the Green Party the only hope for guaranteed health care for all Americans.
On October 6, PNHP (http://www.pnhp.org) published "Doctors to Candidates: Enact Single-Payer Health Reform," announcing that 5,000 physicians have signed an open letter challenging candidates to endorse the Single-Payer plan, also called Medicare For All (http://www.pnhp.org/letter).
"This week marks World Space Week. Celebrated across the US and in over 50 nations, World Space Week is another great example of international cooperation for a common cause. Its goal is to inspire the workforce of tomorrow and educate the public about space. Participants include NASA, aerospace companies, planetariums, museums, schools, and others around the world.
ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain today issued the following statement on the Federal Reserve cut:
ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, U.S. Senator John McCain made the following statement on Taiwan:
Chicago, IL - "As millions of Americans lost more of their investments and hard-earned retirement savings today, it is critical that the Treasury Department move as quickly as possible to implement the rescue plan that passed Congress so that we can ease this credit crisis that's preventing businesses and consumers from getting loans and causing dangerous instability in our market.
Will Sens. Obama and McCain Claim a Piece of this Rotten Fish They Helped Produce?
Congress passed the $700 billion Wall Street bailout on Friday, supported by both Senators John McCain and Barack Obama. The U.S. stock market promptly dropped. Over the weekend the financial crisis threatened European banks, and stock prices across Asia and Europe tanked.
So much for the argument that the bailout was necessary to calm the markets.
Chicago, IL - Below is a statement from Senator Obama on the September Jobs Report:
Atlanta, GA – “It didn’t take much to buy a House vote, only about $130 billion in so-called sweeteners,” says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president, referring to the 58 members of Congress who changed their vote from 'no' to 'yes' in support of the bailout bill. “So now the House has joined the Senate in taking $700 billion-plus worth of Main Street’s money to bail-out Wall Street. Congress spent money it doesn’t have to get reluctant members to vote even more money that they don’t have."
"When will it end?” asks Barr.