Press release from Green Party congressional contender Stephen Fournier:
Green Candidate for Congress Stephen Fournier today criticized his opponent, Democratic incumbent John Larson, for the congressman's vote in favor of the Wall Street bailout.
"My question for John Larson," said Fournier, "is which faction of the Democratic caucus--the 140 in favor or the 95 against--abandoned principle to cast this vote? This bailout is a patchwork of political deals and does nothing to address the corruption of the financial system. Voters oppose it overwhelmingly as too radical, too expensive, and un-American. It amounts to the payment of blackmail to crooked bankers, who threaten to cancel further credit if they don't get this money. Credit markets have been stressed for over a year, while Democrats and Republicans sat on their hands. Now, suddenly, it's an emergency requiring an unprecedented transfer of wealth from ordinary people to the rich anti-citizens who finance these same Democrats and Republicans. They inflated the economic bubble, cashing in at every expansion, and now Larson wants to compensate them because it popped."
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